Agenda

DRAFT PROGRAM XIV NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MICROFINANCE AND FINANCIAL INCLUSION

(Saint-Petersburg, 25-27 November 2015)

25 November 2015 14:15 – 15:45
Educational events

Training session

How to Create a Successful Microfinance Product for Entrepreneurs. Best practices of the Russia CMA Winners.

Information Meeting

Border Opportunities For Business: Chinese Experience.

25 November 2015 16:00 – 18:00

Opening of the Conference. Plenary Session.

Measures to Improve Financial Inclusion and Microfinance: How to Ensure Balanced Development of the Market in the Current Economic Situation?

18:30 – 20:30 Welcome Cocktail
26 November 2015  
09:30 – 11:30

Plenary Session.

Microfinance 2.0. Reloading: Key Areas of  the Market Reform for MFOs, CCCs, ACCCs and Pawnshops.  Systematic Approach in Developing Measures of State Support to the Sector.

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 – 13:30 Panel Discussions and Roundtables

Session 3.1.

The Role of Responsible Finance Principals and Consumer Protection in Enhancing the Market Confidence.

Session 3.2.

Consumer Credit: Practice and Challenges.

Session 3.3.

Attracting Financial Resources of Funding for MFOs, CCCs and Pawnshops. Measures to Support Small and Medium-Sized Businesses. Prospects of Cooperation with Banks and the Role of Institutions for SME Development.

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00 – 16:30 Panel Discussions and Roundtables

Session 4.1.

Innovations in Financial Technologies: Digital Financial Services as the Factor of Improving  Financial Inclusion.

Session 4.2.

Developing Personnel Policy in MFOs, CCCs, ACCCs and Pawnshops. Staff at the MFIs: From Recruitment and Training to Motivation and Career Development.

Session 4.3.

Inspection by the Bank of Russia: Practical Experience of Direct Contact and Remote Interaction.

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 – 18:30 Roundtables for Type Segments of the Microfinance Market
Commercial MFOs Non-Commercial MFOs Consumer Credit Cooperatives Pawnshops
19:00 – 23:30 Gala Dinner in Honour of the Conference Participants
27 November 2015  09:30 – 11:30  

Debate

Reforming SROs. HowWill the New Law "On Self-Regulatory Organizations in Financial Markets” Impact on Improving the Quality of Their Work?

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 – 13:30 Panel Discussions and Roundtables

Session 7.1.

Risk Management and Credit Analysis in Microfinance: Best Practices and Innovative Technologies

Session 7.2.

Fundamentals of IFRS in the microfinance sector: Preparing for the Transition to a Single Chart of Accounts!

Session 7.3.

Promoting Microfinance Services: Successful Strategies to Attract Customers and Efficient PR Instruments

13:30 – 15:00 Extended Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:30 Panel Discussions and Roundtables

Session 8.1.

Managing Overdue Payments in Crisis.

Session 8.2.

Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act: Current Changes in Legislation and Experience of Inspections.

Session 8.3.

All to Online Office Account! From Reporting to Digital Interaction with the Bank of Russia.

16:30 – 17:00 Closing of the Conference