Financial Inclusion Summit Asia – Singapore, April 2017

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Date(s) - 18/04/2017 - 19/04/2017
All Day

Suntec Convention Centre


In 2017, Financial Inclusion Summit Asia will cover 2 full days on topics like assessing the state of Asian financial inclusion, microcredit, microinsurance, microsavings, financial empowerment for female financial inclusion in Asia, how to measure success and performance for financial inclusion, the different ecosystem approaches to financial inclusion and more.

Far from being just an opportunity for corporate social responsibility initiatives, the quest for financial inclusion is, more than ever, a legitimate business opportunity for organisations across the finance, retail and telecommunication industries.

The rise of mobile usage amongst the poorest populations across Asia has created the preconditions for new and innovative banking and commercial services to be extended. In a similar way, smaller merchants have been adopting online services as barriers to entry have fallen and internet access has proliferated, allowing them to reach new and underserved communities.

At the same time, governments are waking up to the distributed wealth that financial inclusion can create and are putting wide-reaching financial inclusion roadmaps into action, which will transform accessibility and cut red tape.

Rather than going it alone, governments are partnering more than ever with private sector organisations to harness their expertise and incentivise them to get their services in front of untouched communities.

This has created the opportunity for real ecosystems to be built, and for real roadmaps to be collaboratively laid out.

This event will bring together all the stakeholders involved in financial inclusion to discuss critical challenges, opportunities, pilot programmes and future roadmaps.

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Tony Poulos
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Tony is a freelance writer, regular speaker, MC and chairman for the telecoms and digital services industries worldwide. He has founded and managed software and services companies, acts a market strategist and is Editor of DisruptiveViews and co-publisher of Disruptive.Asia. In June 2011, Tony was recognized as one of the 25 most influential people in telecom software worldwide.