10th anniversary for PNG finance summit

BANK of Papua New Guinea governor Loi Bakani will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Financial Inclusion Innovation Summit at The Stanley Hotel in Port Moresby from August 29 to 31.
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Loi Bakani

Staff Reporter

Previously known as the Pacific Microfinance Week, the summit is a three-day event that will include a formal conference, workshops, field visits, seminars and roundtables.
The convenors say the event will provide 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," the organisers said.
Under the spotlight will be:
• Industry reform and market responses - how can access to finance can be accelerated for SMEs.
• 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.