Washington, DC (June 30) – The Microcredit Summit Campaign today announced that Temenos, Johnson & Johnson, and the World Savings Banks Institute join Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (the Central Bank of the Philippines) as sponsors of the 2013 Microcredit Summit: Partnerships against Poverty, a global conference organized by the Microcredit Summit Campaign and the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. in Manila, Philippines, this October 9-11.
Johnson & Johnson has been visionary in supporting microfinance initiatives and promoting the integration of microfinance, education, and health-protection services and products. They recognized a unique opportunity to expand and continue its long-standing partnership with the Microcredit Summit Campaign by becoming a sponsor for the 2013 Summit. In addition, the World Savings Bank Institute (based in Belgium), the global representative of savings and retail banking, joined as a sponsor again this year.
Temenos is the market leading provider of banking software systems to retail, corporate, universal, private, Islamic, microfinance, and community banks, wealth managers, and financial institutions. They have supported the microfinance and community banking market for more than a decade.
“The 2013 Partnerships against Poverty Summit provides an important platform,” said Murray Gardiner, director of microfinance and community banking at Temenos (based in Switzerland), “to find new ways to address the challenges of financial inclusion and the economic empowerment of the world’s poor. With our continued sponsorship of the Summit, Temenos is proud to be taking action, and we are positive that the steps we are taking are moving this initiative forward.” Temenos also sponsored the Global Microcredit Summit 2011 in Valladolid, Spain.
Further, the Campaign announced that the Star Alliance members have been appointed as the Official Airline Network for the 2013 Partnerships against Poverty Summit. Registered participants to the Summit can qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked on one of their 28 member airlines.