From the Conference Website:
The 15th MFC annual conference, entitled “Business or development? Time to choose”, will focus on an industry at the crossroads.
Please join us for this important opportunity to take a critical look at the microfinance industry, its impact (positive and negative) and the key choices the sector faces in Europe, Asia and elsewhere. We will also explore the impact of the Euro-zone crisis, and the new wave of recessions, on microfinance and its clients. Each conference workshop will tackle a current issue such as credit risk management, the threats faced by low-income households (economic stagnation, increased debt and asset loss), as well as innovative ways to build assets for poor people. Finally, we will address the role of the internet in designing effective strategies to bring people out of poverty.
This two-day conference (29-30 May 2012) will be organized in cooperation with The Association of Development and Support of Microfinance Organizations of Georgia as well as Constanta Bank in Georgia, and will include an optional field visit to Bank Constanta and Credo on May 28 from 10.00-13.00. Read more here. For more information on the profile of the Georgian MFIs, see the MFC members in Georgiasection.
MFC member institutions are also invited to the MFC membership meeting on Monday, May 28 (from 16.00-18.00). We will use this time to discuss MFC’s future strategic and programmatic direction, introduce new MFC members, and network at a special members’ cocktail event. Full details will be available in April 2012.
In the spirit of cooperation, MFC and the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) have organized their annual meetings back-to-back in Tbilisi, with the EFSE meeting being held from May 30-June 1.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or: +420 284 001 444 (ask for Lucie Teglova or Natalya Goncharova).
We look forward to seeing you in Tbilisi!