PROGRAM 2

 
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Wednesday January 23 // Conference day 2

 
 08:30      Registration & welcome coffee
 09:00       Opening address
SESSION 2 - COMING OF AGE OF AN INDUSTRY
 
 
  • Plenary sessions
  • 09:10 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?
  • Pranav Kumar - Leapfrog Investments

  •  09:55 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.
  • Ingrid Haagen - Frontlcear
  • Country sessions
  • 09:10 Uzbekistan
  • Outlook and growth expectations
  • Opportunities and challenges for financial institutions and for entrepreneurs


  • 09:55 Indonesia
  • Outlook and growth expectations
  • Opportunities and challenges for financial institutions and for entrepreneurs
 
 
 10:45      Networking coffee break
 10:45      Workshop session: Responsible exits
SESSION 3 - MARKET DEEPDIVES
 
 
  • Plenary sessions
  • 11:25 Disruptive Innovations and Trends in Asia’s Financial Markets
  • How to shake up and wake up new markets or market segments?
  • Innovation from within or will start-ups be at the forefront?
  • Can we align efforts of stakeholders?
  • Moderator: TBD
    Pranav Kumar - Leapfrog Investments
    Suramya Gupta - SBI Ventures

  • 12:10 DISRUPTIVE IDEAS CHALLENGE - 3 pitches from shortlisted candidates including interactive voting
  • Jury:
    Joost Zuidberg - Cardano Development
    Jerome Pirouz - TCX
    Rajeev Kumar Gupta - UNCDF
 
 
 13:00      Networking lunch
 13:00       Luncheon session: Blockchain Solutions

  • 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

Moderator: Hatem Mahbouli
SESSION 4 - BROADENING THE REACH AND SCOPE
 
 
  • Plenary sessions
  • 14:15 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
  • Introduction by: Basit Arshad - BlueOrchard
    Moderator: Thibaud Ponchon - BlueOrchard


  • 15:05 Myanmar commercial and MFI case studies
  • Overview of business models
  • Successful initiatives and options for scaling up
  • Moderator: TBD
    Azeem Azimuddin - Aya Bank
    Jerome Pirouz - TCX

  • Country sessions
  • 14:15 Nepal
  • Outlook and growth expectations
  • Opportunities and challenges for financial institutions and for entrepreneurs
  • Moderator: TBD
    Basanta Lamsal - NMBA
    Rafiqul Islam - GreenDelta Capital

  • 15:05 Sri Lanka
  • Outlook and growth expectations
  • Opportunities and challenges for financial institutions and for entrepreneurs
  • Moderator: TBD
    Anu Valli - Symbiotics
    Dilshan Wirasekara - First Capital Holdings
 
 
 15:50      Networking tea break
 
 
  • Plenary sessions
  • 16:30 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

  • 17:15 Sustainable Housing Finance
  • Status and outlook for inclusive housing in the region
  • Financing opportunities and challenges
  • Moderator: TBD
    Rakesh Dubey - SV Creditline
  • Country sessions
  • 16:30 India
  • Position and support for small scale farmers
  • Opportunities and challenges for financial institutions and for entrepreneurs
  • Moderator: FMO - Speaker TBD
    Arun Nayyar - Chief Executive Officer, NeoGrowth
    Credit

  • 17:15 Cambodia
  • Outlook and growth expectations
  • Opportunities and challenges for financial institutions and for entrepreneurs
  • Moderator:
    Stephen Higgins - Mekong Strategic Partners
    Yuta Nagano - Nextshift
 
 
 18:00            Wrap up day 2 and closing words
 18:15            Closing drinks