FORUM DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY, 8 MARCH 2017

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Registration and welcome refreshments

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

09:10 AM - 09:30 AM Developing a sustainable microfinance sector to alleviate poverty, increase financial inclusion and drive economic growth

Nevine Bedr, Finance Sector Director, Social Fund for Development

Nevine Bedr

Finance Sector Director
Social Fund for Development

EFSA UPDATE

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM 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
  • 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

Nevine Bedr

Finance Sector Director
Social Fund for Development

Dr. Zaki Hatem

General Manager, Social Fund for Development and Chairman
BEST Foundation

Amro Abouesh

Chairman & CEO
Tanmeyah Microenterprise Services

Mounir Nakhla

Managing Director
Tasaheel Finance

Sherif Lokman

Head of Retail
Alexbank

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Exhibition tour and 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

Magdy Moussa

Executive Director
Alexandria Business Association

Ahmed Abdelwahab

Financial Products Senior Advisor
Strengthening Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (SEED)

Ihab Moneer

Head of Microfinance
Alexbank

12:00 PM - 12:30 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

12:30 PM - 1:00 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

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Examining the use of technology to increase efficiency and minimise the cost of microfinance to end users

  • Assessing the cost of implementing technology solutions to evaluate the return on investment
  • Investigating cloud-based solutions to avoid high upfront costs and maintain a positive liquidity position
  • Using technology to minimise operational and financial costs to improve profitability
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  • Assessing the new SME law to understand the impact of Egypt's financial institutions
  • Examining how microfinance can support the MSME sector to improve economic sustainability in Egypt
  • Gaining insights in how technology can facilitate lower transactional costs in order to make financing the SME sector more profitable

Dr. Shahinaz Rashad

Executive Director
Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority

Mohamed Hamed Saleh

General Manager
Small Enterprises & Community Development Association (SECDA)
  • 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

Nevine Bedr

Finance Sector Director
Social Fund for Development

Dr. Zaki Hatem

General Manager, Social Fund for Development and Chairman
BEST Foundation

Mounir Nakhla

Managing Director
Tasaheel Finance

Magdy Moussa

Executive Director
Alexandria Business Association

2:20 PM - 2:30 PM Chairman’s closing remarks

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Networking lunch

3:30 PM - 11:59 PM End of forum day one