EMN 10th Annual Conference on June 25-26: online registration Mid-April!
Date : 25/06/13 > 26/06/13
Venue : Stockholm (Sweden)
Organiser : European Microfinance Network
The European Microfinance Network is very pleased to invite you to its 10th Annual Conference in Stockholm (Sweden). The event will take place on June 25-26, 2013.
Why Innovation for Microfinance in Europe?
The EU microfinance market is of growing importance as a market segment with a potential to counter poverty and unemployment while fostering financial and social inclusion. There is a gap to be filled. The Conference will therefore focus on finding concrete innovative solutions to the challenges facing the microfinance industry in Europe, as regards to the market needs, organizational designs that support strategic innovation and growth as well as innovative funding instruments to suit the specific needs of MFIs.
Inventing tomorrows MFI world – learning from Sweden
A century ago, Sweden was among the poorest nations in Europe. Yet today, the Innovation Union Scoreboard 2012, an index published by the European Commission, ranks Sweden as one of the leading countries for innovation among EU member states. Reasons for this include a historic tradition of inventors, a commitment to gender equality, and a strong belief in the individual. Innovation is closely linked to research and development. Sweden is one of Europe’s top three spenders in this area, investing 3.6 percent of GDP in R&D in 2009.
48-Hour Innovation Race
The conference will provide MFIs with a platform to carry out activities that differ from the workshops and training courses which are usually organized in conferences. The 48-Hour Race will produce concrete results, create change and knowledge on innovation and innovation processes.
An Innovation arena for a new microfinance world!
If you want to learn more about innovation from experienced innovators, or participate in the innovation race, learn from successful practitioners, meet investors, exchange with policy makers, meet potential partners, showcase your MFI and be up to date with the latest developments and opportunities in the Microfinance Sector in Europe, ...
... save the date in your agenda and join us in Stockholm!
To read the complete Conference Theme, click here.
To read more information on the 48-Hour Innovation Race, click here.
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The EMN team
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