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FORUM DAY TWO: THURSDAY, 9 MARCH 2017

08:30 AM Registration and welcome refreshments

08:50 AM Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks

09:00 AM Driving financial inclusion by banking Egypt’s unbanked to support economic growth

  • Assessing the role of microfinance as a tool to bring Egypt’s unbanked into the financial services industry
  • Adopting a coordinated approach between the government authorities and lenders to promote the benefits of microfinance to growing clients’ businesses
  • Analysing the potential income to the government from taxation to engender greater support from government authorities

09:40 AM Evaluating mobile payment methods as a solution to accessing Egypt’s rural microfinance client base

  • 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
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SPECIAL PRESENTATION

10:10 AM 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

10:40 AM Exploring the challenges transforming from your microfinance organisation into a commercially successful institution

  • Assessing the culture shift that needs to take place in order to develop your MFI into a profitable enterprise
  • Discussing how to manage financial priorities without compromising the integrity of your MFI
  • Seeking investment partners that provide more than capital to help you develop your commercial capabilities

11:10 AM Exploring the challenges transforming from your microfinance organisation into a commercially successful institution

  • Assessing the culture shift that needs to take place in order to develop your MFI into a profitable enterprise
  • Discussing how to manage financial priorities without compromising the integrity of your MFI
  • Seeking investment partners that provide more than capital to help you develop your commercial capabilities

11:40 AM Networking break

12:40 PM 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

SPECIAL FOCUS

1:10 PM Training and development of microfinance human resource capital to ensure the sustained growth of the industry in Egypt

Magdy Moussa, Executive Director, Alexandria Business Association
  • Investing in your microfinance agents in order to improve their capabilities and improve performance
  • Incentivising and rewarding agents to ensure that they remain loyal and stay within your organisation
  • Providing a clear route to progression and promotion to motivate agents to achieve better results

Magdy Moussa

Executive Director
Alexandria Business Association

1:40 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

2:10 PM Chairman’s closing remarks

2:20 PM Networking lunch

3:20 PM End of forum day two