Igniting Innovation in Financial Access - Webcast
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Igniting Innovation in Financial Access - Webcast

Date: Friday, October 11, 2013
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m EDT
approx. (18:00 – 19:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank Headquarters and Online

Over 2.5 billion adults do not have access to quality, affordable financial services, using instead informal methods to save, borrow, and secure their assets. Access to finance also remains a considerable obstacle for small and medium size enterprises, as financial systems remain too underdeveloped to serve their needs.

Challenges remain toward building a more inclusive financial sector that can spur economic growth and reduce poverty levels. Join World Bank Group President Kim, H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Honorary Patron of the G20 GPFI, government ministers, and banking CEOs for a panel on how broader financial inclusion can be achieved through the use of multi-stakeholder partnerships and technology to enable business model innovation.

In partnership with the World Economic Forum.

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President, World Bank Group
UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development
Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Equity Bank, Kenya
Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Bank
Director, Professor of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University
Founder and Executive Chairman, The World Economic Forum