Annual Conferences

The organisation of the Annual Conference is EMN’s main activity. Every year since 2004, we have organised this major meeting.

Today, our conferences bring together around 300 participants with varying backgrounds, attract sponsors and investors along with EU representatives, and are a wonderful experience for information exchange and networking for everyone interested in European microfinance!

Find out about the 14th EMN Annual Conference in Venice - 22-23 June 2017!

A meeting of minds, ideas and experiences

The Annual Conference is organised each year, in a different country and city, over two days with plenary sessions, major debates, parallel workshops and breakout sessions. The gala dinner is the occasion to network with peers and various actors, learn from each other, and enjoy a good time in a beautiful location which is part of the national culture. 


The EMN Annual Conference offers a place for an Award Ceremony during which the European Microfinance Research Award, in cooperation with the Hague University of Applied Sciences, is granted. In previous editions, the Microfinance Good Practices Europe Award, in cooperation with Fondazione Giordano Dell’Amore, was also granted. Next year, for the first time, this award won't take place, after 8 years of successful good practice proposals.

For more information on the Awards, use the menu on the right hand side.

A dedicated website for a special event

In 2012, EMN launched its conference website in order to facilitate the access to information related to the conference and to give better visibility to its activity. Through the website, you can view the next conference theme, programme, location, registration, Award finalists, etc. together with previous editions of the conference and previous Award finalists and grantees.