MICROFINANCE EVENT: World Microfinance Forum Geneva Hosts International Symposium for Building Fair Financial Markets for All: Profitable Investment Opportunities in Micro and Small Businesses
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM FOR BUILDING FAIR FINANCIAL MARKETS FOR ALL
OCTOBER 1-2 2008 AT THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO) IN GENEVA SWITZERLAND
Building Fair Financial Markets for All: Profitable Investment Opportunities in Micro
and Small Businesses Symposium is hosted by the World Microfinance Forum Geneva. a public-private partnership of nonprofit and for profit institutions that promotes inclusive financial markets by hosting events and conducting research. The 2008 Symposium is geared towards investors, “financial intermediaries”, microfinance professionals and public actors. The event will feature research on microfinance investment, the relationship between microfinance and the private sector and “new products, new technology, new markets”. There
will be a special focus on China and its market for microfinance.
Nobel Peace laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is scheduled to speak and members of Council of Microfinance Equity Funds will be in attendance. The event is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Geneva Financial Center. private bank Pictet and the International Labour Organization. The cost for the event is the equivalent of USD 728 for both days, with specialized rates for single-day passes, non-governmental and nonprofit organizations.
Registration is currently open online or by post. There is no specified deadline. For more information contact the World Microfinance Forum Geneva: firstname.lastname@example.org or +41 22 770 00 83.
By Sarah Knapp, Research AssistantSource: www.microcapital.org
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