Agenda

DRAFT CONFERENCE AGENDA

XVII National Conference on Microfinance and Financial Inclusion

"MICROFINANCE: TRANSFORMATION"

28.11.18

09:30-11.30

Opening of the XVI Legal Forum. Plenary session

11.30-12.00

Coffee break

12.00-13.30

Sectional sessions of the Legal Forum

Commercial MFIs

Non-commercial MFIs

CCs and Agricultural CCs

Pawnshops

13:30-14:00

Closing of the XVI Legal Forum. Plenary session

Summing up the results of the round tables, discussion and adoption of the final resolution of the Forum

15:00-17:30

1. Opening of the Conference. Plenary session

Only strategic issues and key trends

The plenary session will set the direction and tone of the discussions at subsequent sessions and round tables of the Conference

18:00-20:00

Welcome cocktail

29.11.18

09:30-11:30

2. Plenary session

Representatives of relevant departments of the Bank of Russia, ministries and departments, leaders of the microfinance market, authoritative Russian and international experts will present reports on market dynamics, topical challenges and plans for the development of the microfinance sector

11.30-12.00

Coffee break

12:00-13:30

3. Roundtables of individual segments of the microfinance market

3.1 Commercial MFIs

3.2 Non-commercial MFIs

3.3 CCs and Agricultural CCs

3.4 Pawnshops

15:00-16:30

4. Discussion and training sessions

Microfinance abroad

Risk Management

Modern technologies and tools for identifying the borrower

Marketing in MFIs, CCs and Pawnshops

17:00-18:30

5.Discussion and training sessions

5.1 Automate business to reduce costs

5.2 Behavioral surveillance in action

5.3 Еxperience of transition to the UCA and prospects for implementing XBRL

5.4 Security in MFIs

19.30-22.30

Gala Dinner in honor of the Conference participants and the 10th Anniversary of Microfinance+ Magazine

30.11.18

09:30-11:00

6. Debates. Standardization vs Customization

Many companies face a choice, save on costs by offering customers standard products, or invest in the development of information systems and win in competition for the customer by making individual offers to clients

11.00-11.30

Coffee break

11:30-13:00

7. Roundtables

7.1 Guarantee funds

7.2 Crowdfunding platforms

7.3 Mortgage loans

7.4 Basic standards: implementation results and necessary changes

13.00-14.00

Extended coffee break

14:00-15:30

8. Discussion and training sessions

8.1 Loans for small businesses

8.2 Debt collection

8.3 Investment attraction channels

8.4 Best HR Practices

15:40-16:15

Closing of the Conference

This Conference agenda is not final. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to make any amendments to the Conference agenda.

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