European Microfinance Week (#emw2015) got underway today in Luxembourg, with this year’s attention on Financial Inclusion for Sustainable Development.
The annual European Microfinance Week (EMW), organised by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), one of the industry’s premier networks for knowledge sharing and supported by the Luxembourg Government, takes place this year from 18th – 20th November, with a greater range of exciting debates, discussions and workshops than ever before. EMW is the major annual event of the microfinance industry hosting in-depth discussions by all sectors of the European microfinance community working in developing countries. It brings together over 400 opinion-leaders, top management of banks, funds and other financial institutions, practitioners, academics, analysts, raters and industry commentators to present key innovations and challenges.
As in previous years, EMW kicked off with a day of Action Group meetings and other day-long workshops on 18th November. These Action Groups met to present their work conducted over the previous year and to plan their objectives for the coming 12 months. These sessions were followed by the University Meets Microfinance Award Ceremony. The day rounded off with a convivial evening reception sponsored by the e-MFP Digital Innovations for Financial Empowerment Action Group.