Day 1

 08:30      Registration & welcome coffee
SESSION 1 - OPENING PLENARY
 08:45       Welcome and Opening Address
 09:00       Financial Inclusion: Enabling Growth

  • Enabling Asia’s growth through increasing access to financial services
  • Capitalizing on an opportunity to realize impact on an unprecedented scale

 09:45       Universal Financial Access by 2020

  • Integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria in investments
  • Opportunities and challenges of providing financial services to over 4 billion people
  • What is needed to ensure we reach the SDG targets on time?
 10:30      Networking Break
SESSION 2 - COMING OF AGE OF AN INDUSTRY

 11:00       Blended Finance

  • What is the current status quo of blended finance in Asia?
  • How does it support financial institutions?
  • What is needed to further expand its reach and impact?
 11:00       Mongolia

  • Outlook and growth expectations
  • Investment opportunities in sustainable housing
  • Opportunities and challenges for financial institutions and for entrepreneurs
  •  11:50       Financing MSMEs - A Catalyst for Impact

  • Trends in MSME financing in the region
  • How to enable growth for enterprises throughout the region?
  • What players are instrumental in growing a burgeoning SME market?
  •  11:50       Afghanistan

  • Breaking barriers in one of the region's most frontier markets
  • Managing risks in the post-conflict context
  • Sustainability strategies and priority sectors to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth?
  •  12:40      Lunch
     13:00       Advancing Solutions for "Forgotten" Countries

    • How can we scale up investments in small/frontier economies in Asia?
    • Making the case for fringe markets in Asia such as the Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea, Bhutan etc.

    SESSION 3 - MARKET DEEPDIVES
     14:00       Green Finance

  • How green is the industry and how to enable a greener economy?
  • What existing initiatives can guide the industry?
  • How does the current regulatory environment affect financial institutions, and what does it impose?
  •  14:00       The Philippines

  • Outlook and growth expectations
  • The role of (cross-border) remittances in financial markets
  • Opportunities and challenges for financial institutions and for entrepreneurs
  •  14:45       Sustainable Banking and Overseas Investment

  • How commercial and investment banks support the local financial markets?
  • What impact is sought after, and how to connect needs with means?
  • Outlook for a changing FI landscape
  •  14:45       Bangladesh

  • Outlook and growth expectations
  • Opportunities and challenges for financial institutions and for entrepreneurs
  •  15:45      Networking Break
     15:45       Local Currency Solutions

    • Bridging the gap between cross-border borrowers and lenders
    • Sustainable strategies for mitigating currency risk in volatile markets

    SESSION 4 - BROADENING THE REACH AND SCOPE
     16:15       Gender Lens Financing

  • Mapping the market opportunity
  • Identifying key financing challenges for female founders
  • Lessons learned from investing in the female economy
  •  16:15       Vietnam

  • Outlook and growth expectations
  • Opportunities and challenges for financial institutions and for entrepreneurs
  •  17:05     Agri-business and Forestry

  • Overview of business models and opportunities for investment
  • Successful initiatives and options for scaling up
  • Key barriers and solutions across the region
  •  17:05       Pakistan

  • Outlook and growth expectations
  • Opportunities and challenges for financial institutions and for entrepreneurs
  •  17:55       Wrap-up day 1 and closing words
     18:10            Networking cocktail reception
     19:30            Conference dinner

    Day 2

     08:30      Registration & welcome coffee
    SESSION 5 - SCALING UP EQUITY AND DEBT INITIATIVES
     08:45       Welcome and Opening Address
    08:50    Mobilizing private equity for inclusive finance

    • Review of latest transactions and market updates
    • What do valuations look like for 2019?
    • How can more private equity be mobilized?
     08:50       Uzbekistan

  • Outlook and growth expectations
  • Opportunities and challenges for financial institutions and for entrepreneurs
  •  09:40    Money markets matter - mitigating and managing risk

  • Why money markets matter?
  • Most common real and perceived risks that inhibit well-functioning, deeper and more liquid money markets in the region.
  •  09:40       Indonesia

  • Showcasing innovative and disruptive trends and opportunities in the Indonesian market
  • How digitalization and new technologies can drive inclusive growth
  •  10:30      Networking Break
     10:30       Ensuring Responsible Exits

    • Highlighting the need for responsible exit strategies to ensure long-term impact
    • Examples of responsible exits in Asian markets
    • Approaches to sustainable strategies in different stages of the investment lifecycle

    SESSION 6 - INNOVATION

     11:00     Disruptive Innovations and Trends in Asia’s Financial Markets

  • How do impact and development investors support local financial markets?
  • What do investors look for and how do they approach new markets?
  • Can we align efforts and goals?
  •  11:00       Cambodia

  • Outlook and growth expectations
  • Opportunities and challenges for financial institutions and for entrepreneurs
  •  11:50    DISRUPTIVE IDEAS CHALLENGE - 3 pitches from shortlisted candidates including interactive voting
     12:45      Lunch
     13:00       Blockchain

    • How can blockchain-based technologies help advance financial inclusion and sustainable investing in Asia?
    • Concrete examples and use-cases of blockchain technology to empower low-income consumers and MSME's

    SESSION 7 - MARKET DEEPDIVES
     14:00   Building climate resilient incomes for rural households

  • Understanding how rural and peri-urban household’s income generating activities in the region are at risk
  • Solutions for building resilient sources of income through specialized micro-insurance
  •  14:00       Nepal

  • Outlook and growth expectations
  • Opportunities and challenges for financial institutions and for entrepreneurs
  •  14:50    Myanmar commercial and MFI case studies

  • Overview of business models
  • Successful initiatives and options for scaling up
  •  14:50       Sri Lanka

  • Outlook and growth expectations
  • Opportunities and challenges for financial institutions and for entrepreneurs
  •  15:50      Networking Break
    SESSION 8 - TOWARDS AN INCLUSIVE FUTURE
     16:20    Making leasing models work in microfinance

  • Current status of the business model in the region
  • What role can they fulfill?
  • Future outlook and investment opportunities
  •  16:20              India

  • Outlook and growth expectations
  • Opportunities and challenges for financial institutions and for entrepreneurs
  •  17:10     Sustainable Housing finance

  • Status and outlook for inclusive housing in the region
  • Financing opportunities and challenges
  •  17:10              Thailand

  • Outlook and growth expectations
  • Opportunities and challenges for financial institutions and for entrepreneurs
  •  18:00            AWARD CEREMONY AND NETWORKING RECEPTION