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When was the last time you visited the FI2020 Global Forum webpage? Whether you’re a frequent visitor or it’s been some time, we’re pleased to share a batch of freshly confirmed speakers and side meetings at the landmark financial inclusion event, October 28-30 in London. Here are the new speakers:

  • Michel Losembe, CEO, Banque Internationale pour L’Afrique du Congo (BIAC); President of the Association of Congolese Banks
  • Sian Williams, Head of Financial Inclusion, Toynbee Hall
  • Faisel Rahman, Managing Director, FairFinance
  • Kamal Quadir, CEO, bKash
  • Mark Hookey, Founder, Demyst.Data
  • Arjuna Costa, Investment Partner, Omidyar Network
  • Michel Khalaf, President, EMEA MetLife, Inc.
  • Elly Ohene-Adu, Head of Banking Department, Bank of Ghana
  • Oscar Graham, General Director of the Financial Markets and Provisional Funds Division, Ministry of Finance and Economics, Peru
  • Mariela Zaldivar, Manager of Products and Client Services, SBS Peru
  • Richard Eldridge, Co-Founder and Asia CEO, Lenddo
  • Jojo Malolos, Managing Director, Cignifi

In our last Global Forum update post we announced two special side meetings on financial inclusion for persons with disabilities (PWDs) that will be held before the Forum, the evening of October 27 and the morning of October 28. As we indicated, the two sessions will convene disability inclusion leaders to discuss the importance of closing the financial services accessibility gap for this largely unbanked group, and challenges and solutions for doing so.

In addition to these two meetings is a project launch event for the next Global Microscope on Microfinance report and a meeting on the Financial Capability Roadmap of the Roadmap to Financial Inclusion. A report series managed by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), CFI will be taking the lead on the 2013 Global Microscope on Microfinance report. The Global Microscope benchmarks the regulatory and operating conditions for microfinance in developing countries globally. The launch event will include a panel discussion, with speakers including Accion CEO Michael Schlein, and Lucy Hurst, EIU Associate Director of Custom Research for the Americas.

The Financial Capability Roadmap meeting will focus on how to move this roadmap and its recommendations from ideas to action. To read the Financial Capability Roadmap, which was launched yesterday alongside the other four roadmaps, click here.

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