Financial Inclusion Innovation Summit (FIIS), previously known as the Pacific Microfinance Week (PMW), is a three-day event that will include a formal conference, workshops, field visits, seminars, and roundtables, providing the region’s most comprehensive platform on Financial Inclusion for the Pacific’s financial sector stakeholders. Hosted by the Bank of Papua New Guinea, this event will bring together up to 200 participants from across the region and beyond to discuss and debate pertinent issues impacting financial inclusion in the region.
In 2017 the event is marking its 10th Anniversary as the major multi-sector gathering of financial inclusion stakeholders in the Pacific and is recognised as a landmark event, over many years covering relevant topics, issues, innovations and world-leading case studies in Financial Inclusion. It attracts participants ranging from financial sector regulators, microfinance practitioners, advocates, academic institutions, donor agencies, international financial institutions, NGOs, domestic government agencies and others.
At FIIS 2017, delegates will access innovations, share knowledge, network and engage in technical exchanges to further the effective, efficient and sustainable delivery of financial services within the unique constraints of the region. It attracts participants ranging from financial sector regulators, microfinance practitioners, advocates, academic institutions, donor agencies, international financial institutions, NGOs, domestic government agencies and others.
Wealth Creation as a key enabler of prosperity in the region will be a major topic, and important dialogue on long term and sustainable wealth creation across the region will be facilitated. Other topics which will be discussed and debated at FIIS 2017 will include:
The FIIS 2017 will be hosted by the Bank of Papua New Guinea and be held at the Stanley Hotel in Port Moresby from 29-31 August. This event will bring together up to 200 participants from across the region and beyond to discuss and debate pertinent issues impacting financial inclusion in the region.
An overview of financial inclusion in the Pacific region including the latest statistics and updates on significant financial inclusion initiatives.
•Industry reform and market responses – how can access to finance for SMEs be accelerated?
•Showcases of new innovative products, services, delivery channels and programs of financial services providers.
•Enabling microenterprise – what are the supply and demand side influences on microenterprise development in the Pacific?
•Customer centricity – Moving beyond access to design products and services which truly meet the needs of customers.
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|Registration Category||Registration Fee|
|Standard Registration||$300 USD|
|Microfinance Pasifika Network Member||$200 USD|
A 10% Group Discount is also available to organizations that wish to register 4 or more delegates.
Cancellations must be received in writing. If the cancellation is received on or before 1st August 2017, delegates will receive 50% of the paid registration fee (excluding the Credit Card/Bank Fee) minus a $25 administration fee. Cancellations received after 1st August 2017 will be liable for the full fee. A substitution from the same organisation can be made at any time through the event registration website at no extra charge.
Please submit your cancellation in writing and request a refund via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Cancellation Request”. Telephone cancellation will not be accepted. All refunds will be processed after the close of Financial Inclusion Innovation Summit.
PLEASE NOTE: All participants, speakers, delegates and Microfinance Pasifika Network members are required to make their own accommodation and travel bookings. Unless otherwise advised by FDC, all costs for attending the event are the responsibility of the delegates.
ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND DELEGATES SHOULD CONTACT HOTELS AND VENUES DIRECTLY FOR MORE INFORMATION.
The Financial Inclusion Innovation Summit is being held at the Stanley Hotel, Port Moresby. A discounted accommodation rate is currently available for forum delegates who book their stay between 28 – 31 August 2017.
Please note that this special discount is only available for a limited time and is subject to room availability. All delegates are encouraged to book their accommodation as soon as possible to receive this discounted rate.
This is a special rate offered by Stanley Hotel, and a cancellation policy applies. Please check with the hotel for details.
To book your accommodation at the Stanley Hotel please contact reservations at email@example.com or +675 302 8888, quoting the accommodation code received in your registration confirmation email.
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