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Welcome to the official MFC 2016 Conference website!

 

News

27. 06. 2016
We would like to thank to all participants, hoping that you enjoyed the MFC 2016 Conference. See the first  photogallery  from the event below.
12. 06. 2016 See the updated version of the AGENDA
06. 05. 2016 Please read carefully the information on VISA
08. 04. 2016 Check the Pre-conference events (WORKSHOPS and STUDY TOURS)
23. 03. 2016 Check the useful information on GETTING AROUND, GOOD TO KNOW, possible TOURS and AIRTICKETS
22. 03. 2016 See the SPONSORS and PARTNERS joining MFC 2016
21. 03. 2016 The REGISTRATION has been opened. You can also choose the ACCOMMODATION from the List of Hotels

 

Thank you message

It was a great pleasure for the MFC organising team to welcome you at the 19th MFC annual conference entitled: “Microfinance in the Cloud” held in Tirana at the Tirana International Hotel on 23-24 June 2016.

We fully hope that you had a great time in Tirana and the MFC 2016 was beneficial and worthwhile event for your hereafter work.

All the organisers did their best to prepare a successful meeting, however it would not be resultful without you - participants. We would like to thank you for making this Meeting an achievement.

 

More information on presentations and other photos coming soon...

MFC 2016 Photogallery

Important dates

Registration opening March 21, 2016
Early registration deadline April 29, 2016
Pre-conference Events (STUDY TOURS and WORKSHOPS ) June 21; June 22, 2016
MFC Conference June 23 – June 24, 2016

 

Welcome message

Dear colleagues,

You are cordially invited to participate in the 19th MFC annual conference entitled: “Microfinance in the Cloud”. We are thrilled to hold this event in Albania, which boasts a very dynamic and well-functioning microfinance sector. The conference will be held in partnership with the Albanian Microfinance Association (AMA).

The over-arching conference theme considers the space that microfinance could occupy if it fully embraces new technology, or the detachment it will suffer if it does not. But is it really a simple binary choice between technology and tradition?  Can we find a “third way” to maintain the unique value of microfinance within the digital world? What does a microfinance institution need to go digital, and what are the risks? This conference will be a key platform to debate the trade-offs, make the case for digital, and critically examine what aspects of traditional service delivery we need to preserve. Importantly, we’ll do all of this by putting the experience of real institutions under the microscope.

As in 2015, in addition to our traditional workshops and plenary sessions, we invite you to present your own “un-conference session”. We’re using these sessions to talk about any issues of interest to practitioners.  If you’d like to convene a small, informal un-conference session to tap into the insights of your peers on a particular topic, challenge or need – please let us know.

We also warmly invite all MFC members to the MFC Membership Meeting on 22 June 2016. This event will be an opportunity to discuss the MFC strategic and programmatic plans, get to know new MFC members and network at a special members-only cocktail event afterwards.

This year, our pre-conference half-day workshop is called “Preventing Over-indebtedness”. We’re busy designing a concrete and hands-on event that will give you the opportunity to explore good practice and tools to prevent you from putting your clients at risk.


Visits to MFIs

Together with AMA we have engaged in preparation of a special program of visits to MFIs. Stay tuned for the detailed program and registration details.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at either mfc@guarant.cz (tel: +420 284 001 444) or microfinance@mfc.org.pl.

 

We look very much forward to seeing you in Tirana.

 

Best regards,

MFC team