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MICROFINANCE EVENT: 9th Annual Penn Microfinance Conference, “Adapt and React,” March 28, 2015, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Event Name: 9th Annual Penn Microfinance Conference

Event Date: March 28, 2015

Event Location: Jon M. Huntsman Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Summary of Event: This conference will focus on how the microfinance industry has adapted its product offerings and lending methods in the wake of increased government regulation and concern about over-indebtedness. The event will feature a keynote address by Dennis Ripley, the chief business development officer for Opportunity International, a US-based nonprofit providing microfinance services in 22 countries.

Cost: Admission is free for speakers and affiliates of the University of Pennsylvania; there is a cost of USD 5 plus a USD 1.27 fee

for all other attendees.

Background on Organizer: Penn Microfinance is an undergraduate microfinance organization based at the University of Pennsylvania, a private institution of higher learning. It aims to connect students with field work with MFIs. Through the organization, students have worked with MFIs in Bangladesh, China, Ghana, India, Indonesia and several countries in Latin America. The organization also researches microfinance, seeking to raise its awareness.

For additional information, you may contact the organization at +1 267 777 8242 or by email at contact[at]

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