Arendt & Medernach sponsored the European Microfinance Week 2014 annual conference. This event has been held from November 12 to 14 in Luxembourg.
European Microfinance Week is the major annual event of the microfinance industry hosting high level and in-depth discussions by all sectors of the European microfinance community (banks and financial institutions, government agencies, NGO’s, consulting firms, researchers and universities) working in developing countries. It is organized by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) and supported by the Luxembourg Government.
This year the event welcomed over 400 microfinance professionals with the theme of Developing Better Markets and featured:
• a plenary discussing the complexity of balancing financial inclusion with the need for market stability with representatives of Central Banks and experts on regulation;
• a plenary on managing overindebtedness: speaking from experience, featuring some of the most prominent names in the sector;
• over 20 in-depth sessions exploring microfinance in conflict zones, post-disaster areas, working with individuals in poverty, agricultural value chains, as well as extending savings to the last mile;
• sessions exploring issues relevant to microfinance investors, including managing social responsibility during equity sales.