Financial Inclusion News Review
Where: Reed Smith, Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose St, London, EC2A 2RS
When: Wednesday, 6th September 2017; 8:30-10:30am
Who: Blaine Stephens, COO, MIX Market; and Sam Mendelson, Knowledge Specialist, Arc Finance
Back in April, as part of a restructuring of the Financial Inclusion Forum’s work, to make sure we meet a real need among British-based financial inclusion sector observers and practitioners, we held the first Financial Inclusion News Review: a quarterly breakfast event that presents a run-down and round-up of what’s going on across different areas of the sector. The feedback was fantastic. The discussion was vigorous and engaging, and we received plenty of ideas too on how to tweak the format to make it better still.
The format was quite different than past FIF events. Besides being a breakfast round-table (rather than an evening panel discussion), it had a more ‘roving’ brief: to summarize what has been going on in the inclusive finance sector over the past weeks and months, what’s likely to happen in the near future, and what it means for the different stakeholders.
It’s now time for the second instalment of this series. Like before, we’re delighted to welcome someone many if not most of you will know, our visiting speaker Blaine Stephens, COO of the MIX Market, who will kick off by presenting ‘the News’, which will act as a springboard for deeper discussion on a handful of subjects that the audience can select. Joining him to moderate the session will be Sam Mendelson, head of the Knowledge team at Arc Finance, and a Financial Inclusion Forum Director. Finally, we’re extremely grateful to Reed Smith, a long-time supporter of FIF and the sector, for generously continuing to host this series.
Like the first event, this really is a ‘round-table’ – facilitating real debate and discussion. This means it’ll be a bit smaller than an evening event (about 30 or so seats around the table) and requires advance registration. The first event worked so well because people came along ready to talk as well as listen, and get a proper discussion going.
RSVP on invitation.
- 06 Sep 2017 08:30 - 10:30