MAIN FORUM DAY: WEDNESDAY, 8 MARCH 2017

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration and welcome refreshments

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM EFSA Update: Analysing the Egyptian microfinance market and assessing new product development to allow microfinance to thrive

Gamal Khalifa, Head of Microfinance, Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority
  • Quantifying the Egyptian microfinance market to understand the potential for growth
  • Discussing EFSA’s vision for new products that will further create depth in the microfinance market
  • Highlighting the strategic direction for the microfinance market to support the government objectives for economic sustainability

Gamal Khalifa

Head of Microfinance
Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Examining the impact of traditional microcredit and examining the role of the SFD to develop microfinance in Egypt

Nevine Bedr, Finance Sector Director, Social Fund for Development
  • Assessing the current state of the microcredit market to understand the potential in Egypt
  • Modifying the MFI product mix to access new opportunities for growth
  • Exploring access the SFD’s role in accessing finance to develop microfinance institutions

Nevine Bedr

Finance Sector Director
Social Fund for Development
  • Reducing and poverty and economic stress of Egypt’s most vulnerable to foster greater economic and political stability
  • Empowering Egypt’s low income population by providing microcredit to enable them to build assets
  • Improving the quality and professionalism of small businesses in Egypt by providing microfinance loans and technical assistance

Gamal Khalifa

Head of Microfinance
Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority

Dr. Zaki Hatem

General Manager, Social Fund for Development and Chairman
BEST Foundation

Nevine Bedr

Finance Sector Director
Social Fund for Development

Sherif Lokman

Head of Retail
Alexbank

Amro Abouesh

Chairman & CEO
Tanmeyah Microenterprise Services

Mounir Nakhla

Managing Director
Tasaheel Finance

10:35 AM - 11:05 AM Exploring the formal and informal methods for credit scoring to increase your client pool without increasing the risk profile of your loan book

Mohamed Refaat, Managing Director, I-Score
  • Providing credible information to microfinance lenders to enable them to make informed decisions on loans
  • Advising individuals or institutions to assist them to improve their credit worthiness and aid access to microfinance
  • Assessing the use of mobile phone records as a way of credit scoring

Mohamed Refaat

Managing Director
I-Score

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Networking break

  • Assessing the types of new products that can be developed to increase the MFI product suite and create revenue
  • Understanding the needs of your customers to devise products that will service their requirements more effectively
  • Learning lessons from international MFIs to manage your product suite more effectively

Ihab Moneer

Head of Microfinance
Alexbank

Magdy Moussa

Executive Director
Alexandria Business Association

Mohamed Hamed Saleh

General Manager
Small Enterprises & Community Development Association (SECDA)

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM Examining the potential for microinsurance as a new product to complement the microcredit market

Hadil Abdelkader, Microinsurance and Public Affairs Manager, AXA Egypt
  • Utilising microinsurance as a risk management tool to protect against payment defaults
  • Gaining insights into the sectors that can be covered by microinsurance to increase your target market and improve profitability
  • Highlighting the potential for microtakaful as a shariah-compliant alternative to microinsurance

Hadil Abdelkader

Microinsurance and Public Affairs Manager
AXA Egypt

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Improving corporate governance in order to grow your MFI efficiently

Motaz El Tabaa, Microfinance Expert and Former Executive Director, Alexandria Business Association
  • Maintaining the balance between economic and social objectives to strengthen your MFIs
  • Merging MFIs with similar social objectives to multiply financial capabilities and develop institutions capable of servicing a greater number of clients
  • Developing greater autonomy from donor organisations in order to become more financially stable

Motaz El Tabaa

Microfinance Expert and Former Executive Director
Alexandria Business Association

12:20 PM - 12:50 PM Exploring the untapped potential of microleasing as a means to develop microfinance institutional capabilities and drive growth

Dr. Shahinaz Rashad, Executive Director, Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority
  • Investigating microleasing as a tool to grow your MFI into a more diverse financial institution and improve financial stability
  • Examining the types of leasing structures that are applicable to the micro market to enable development of suitable products
  • Assessing the sectors that can benefit most from microleasing in order to effectively develop your microleasing strategy

Dr. Shahinaz Rashad

Executive Director
Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority
  • Assessing the use of mobile phones as a way of collecting payments from clients in rural areas to eliminate long journeys for these clients
  • Discussing the security systems employed for the protection of mobile payments to alleviate security concerns from users
  • Examining the cost implications of offering mobile payment solutions to understand if this will significantly increase the cost of microfinance loans

Rasha Negm

Head of Mobile Payments
Vodafone

Dr Ahmed Abd El-Gawad

Development Expert Microfinance – NGOs Microfinance Supervisory Unit
EFSA

Mohamed El BashBishy

Deputy Executive Director, Finance, Administration and Information Technology
Egyptian Banking Institute

1:10 PM - 1:40 PM Special Presentation: Providing more than microcredit - delivering turnkey business solutions to Egypt’s microentrepreneurs

Ihab Moneer, Head of Microfinance, Alexbank
  • Facilitating lower risk business opportunities to increase success rates for microentrepreneurs
  • Guiding clients through the business process to nurture a responsible long-term client for the future growth of your business
  • Creating a strong micro economy in Egypt to reduce youth unemployment and create an environment for small businesses to thrive

Ihab Moneer

Head of Microfinance
Alexbank
  • Investigating the role for foreign and local donor organisations to assess how best to attract their investment
  • Discussing the role of the banking sector to fund microfinance institutions as part of their CSR activities
  • Setting up a microfinance fund to service the category B and C MFIs that is suited to their specific needs

Mounir Nakhla

Managing Director
Tasaheel Finance

Dr. Zaki Hatem

General Manager, Social Fund for Development and Chairman
BEST Foundation

Motaz El Tabaa

Microfinance Expert and Former Executive Director
Alexandria Business Association

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM Exploring the new trends in microfinance to prepare your institution for future growth

Dr. Zaki Hatem, General Manager, Social Fund for Development and Chairman, BEST Foundation
  • Assessing how technology will facilitate greater financial inclusion in Egypt and allow you to gain market share
  • Analysing new product development in order to adapt your product mix to service the microfinance client of the future
  • Highlighting the future developments that will revolutionise the microfinance industry in Egypt

Dr. Zaki Hatem

General Manager, Social Fund for Development and Chairman
BEST Foundation

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Networking lunch and end of forum