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Connecting investors and investees in Asia's financial markets

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We look forward to seeing you again in January 2020!

The first edition of AFIFORUM brought together more than 500 development finance institutions and impact investors that seek to advance financial inclusion in Asia. AFIFORUM has the ambition to foster dialogue between investors and the financial sector to catalyze debt raising, equity investments and technical assistance programs. It also combines a truly unique networking opportunity with an enticing and informative line-up of speakers to tackle the most relevant topics of the moment.

Thank you to all the sponsors of 2019 edition

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What to expect

 

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AFIForum brings together the entire value-chain for Asia's financial services sector under one roof.

 
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Meet over 500 of the world's leading investors and investees in Asia's financial markets

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Facilitated networking and matchmaking activities to connect with the right players


Over 50 speakers from around the world sharing their insights and expertise

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In-depth content focusing on key trends and solutions for inclusive financial services


Focus on the entire continent and zoom in to the most relevant markets

 

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For this first edition in Bangkok, AFIForum is targeting 500+ delegates from the financial sector (banks, microfinance institutions, leasing companies) coming from 15 Asian countries, 100+ institutional investors from around the globe, central bankers, consultants, experts and 50+ speakers in our country focused and thematic sessions. 

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Program at a glance

 

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Day 1

 08:00      Pre-conference networking & welcome coffee
SESSION 1 - OPENING PLENARY
 09:00       Word of welcome
 09:15       Opening Address
 09:35       The financial industry by 2020
 10:25      Networking Break
SESSION 2
 11:10       Blended Finance
 11:10       Mongolia
 11:55       Financing MSMEs - A Catalyst for Impact
 11:55       Afghanistan
 12:45      Lunch
 13:00       Luncheon session: Advancing solutions for "Forgotten" markets
SESSION 3
 14:00       Green Finance
 14:00       The Philippines
 14:45       Sustainable Banking and Overseas Investment, a Thai perspective
 14:45       Bangladesh
 15:45      Networking Break
 15:45       Break Workshop: Local Currency Solutions
SESSION 4
 16:15       Gender Lens Financing
 16:15       Cambodia
 17:05     Commercial banks raising the bar in environmental and social standards
 17:05       Rural Electrification: Pakistan's case

 17:55       Wrap-up day 1 and closing words
 18:10            Networking cocktail reception
 20:00          End of conference day 1

Day 2

 08:30      Registration & welcome coffee
SESSION 5
 08:40       Word of welcome to day 2
 08:50       Macroeconomic and country risk in Asia's markets
09:10    Mobilizing private equity for inclusive finance

 09:10       India

 09:55    Money markets matter - mitigating and managing risk

 09:55       Indonesia

 10:30      Networking Break
 10:45       Ensuring Responsible Exits
SESSION 6
 11:25    Disruptive Innovations and Trends in Asia’s Financial Markets
 12:10    DISRUPTIVE IDEAS CHALLENGE - 3 pitches from shortlisted candidates including interactive voting
 13:00      Lunch
 13:10       Luncheon workshop: Blockchain
SESSION 7
 14:15   Building climate resilient incomes for rural households

 14:15       Nepal

 15:05    Myanmar commercial and MFI case studies

 15:05       Sri Lanka

 15:50      Networking Break
SESSION 8
 16:30    Agri-business and Forestry

 16:30        Vietnam

 17:15     Sustainable Housing finance

 17:15         Uzbekistan

 18:00            Wrap up day 2 and closing words