LACRMS Continues

Yesterday, the Microcredit Summit Campaign’s Latin America – Caribbean Regional Summit opened with over 1,100 delegates in attendance! The discussions continue today. Please tune into our live webcast.

9:30 – 11:15 am MICROFINANCE DEVELOPMENT IN COLOMBIA

3:00 – 4:45 pm THE FUTURE FACE OF MICROFINANCE:
SHORT TERM AND LONG TERM EXPANSION IN THE FACE OF THE FINANCIAL CRISIS AND FLUCTUATING FOOD AND FUEL COSTS
Panelist | Carmen Velasco, Co-Founder and Director, Pro Mujer, Bolivia
Panelist | Muhammad Yunus, Managing Director, Grameen Bank, Bangladesh
Panelist | Reynold Walter, Director Ejecutivo, Fundacion de Asesoria Financiera a Instituciones de Desarrollo y Servicio Social, Guatemala
Panelist | Elisabeth Rhyne, Managing Director, Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION, USA

5:15 – 7:00 pm FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO EXPONENTIAL GROWTH:
CASE STUDIES FOR MASSIVE OUTREACH TO THE POOR AND THE POOREST
Chair |Alex Counts, Grameen Foundation, USA
Panelist | Eulalia Arboleda de Montes, BCSC, Colombia
Panelist | Stelio Gama Lyra Jr., Superintendente- Area de Microfinancas e Projetos Especiais, Crediamigo, Brazil
Panelist | Carlos Danel, Co-CEO, Financiera Compartamos, S.A de C.V. SFOL, Mexico