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MICROFINANCE EVENT: Sanabel 2015 Conference: “Progress towards Financial Inclusion; Global Trends and Regional Initiatives”, October 20-21, 2015, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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Event Name: Sanabel 2015 Conference: Progress towards Financial Inclusion; Global Trends and Regional Initiatives

Event Date: October 20-21, 2015

Event Location: Savoy Hotel, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Participation: This event is open only to Sanabel members and scholarship recipients.

Summary of the event: Conference sessions will address regional trends, opportunities and alternative approaches to microfinance in Arab countries. Topics to be covered include (1) innovation and diversification of financial services; (2) how to enhance market penetration; (3) best practices for partnerships between the private and public sectors; and (4) increasing awareness of client protection while working towards financial inclusion [1].

Background on Organizer: Sanabel is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing Arab microfinance. It is a network of microfinance institutions (MFIs)

in Arab countries that was established in 2002 by 17 founding members from seven countries. In 2004, Sanabel was incorporated and registered as a nonprofit organization in both Atlanta, in the US state of Georgia, and in Cairo, Egypt, where it is headquartered. As of 2012, Sanabel reported revenues of USD 1.03 million, expenses of USD 1.02 million and had 89 member institutions from 13 countries, serving 2.8 million clients.

For additional information, you may contact Sanabel by calling +2 02 25 37 30 23 or +2 0100 999 59 69 or by e-mailing info[at]

By Meredith Steih, Research Associate

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