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17th Microcredit Summit (2014)

Announcing new dates and location for the 17th Microcredit Summit

Join us in Mexico this September 3rd to 5th for the 17th Microcredit Summit!

Our next Summit will be in Mérida, Mexico this September 3rd to 5th (new dates!). We are excited to welcome the Ministry of the Economy (Mexico) and its Mexican National Microenterprise Financing Program (PRONAFIM) as our official partner for the 17th Microcredit Summit. (Learn more about PRONAFIM.)

The 17th Microcredit Summit will be organized around the theme "Generation Next: Innovations in Microfinance," engaging delegates in a thoughtful discussion around the challenges and opportunities associated with the growth and transformation of the sector, especially through innovative and best practices that accelerate the steps to reach full financial inclusion.

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Help shape the agenda

Submit your expression of interest for a workshop proposal
Proposals due April 21st
Location: Mexico
Dates: September 3-5, 2014 

We are requesting workshop proposals from a wide array of microfinance actors to showcase new and innovative ways of serving the poor and extreme poor. Whether it's a "best practice" or simply one that is promising, we invite you to share it with us and the 1000 other Summit delegates who will be joining us in Mexico.

Explain how you will present the challenges and opportunities associated with the growth and transformation of the sector in an engaging and exciting session format.

Learn more about how to submit your proposal.

Deadline EXTENDED: Monday, April 21st

Fill out the form ONLINE or DOWNLOAD THE FORM and send it to with the subject "WORKSHOP PROPOSAL."

Potential topics

  • Cultivating the next generation of microfinance leaders
  • Serving the next generation of clients (youth and children) more effectively
  • Adopting and utilizing the next generation of technological innovations
  • Regulations that promote innovations and cultivate transparency
  • The next generation of investors helping to expand outreach while ensuring social impact
  • Developing a new generation of tools and services to reach rural areas and connect small scale farmers to growing markets

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