SAMN CONFERENCE 2018
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LMFPA works to enhance the ability of members to provide quality financial services for grass root communities.
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CONFERENCE DATES
March 6-7, 2018
A 2-day Event
WHERE
Cinnamon
Lakeside Hotel
Colombo Sri Lanka
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Deepening Financial Inclusion in South Asia
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Reasons to Attend
1. Learning Opportunities
Exposure to new ways of conducting your business and help you discover
how to capitalize on opportunities
2. Exposure to new products
Discovering innovative products and services for your business is necessary
to stay competitive in today’s fast-paced world
3. Position yourself as an expert
Develop a reputation as an expert to your peers and your clients
4. Hone your skills
Exposure to new ideas and approaches will broaden your horizon
5. Connect and Share
Opportunity to mix and mingle, form new relationships and strengthen existing ones. Over coffee, lunch or cocktails, you may make a connection with a perfect provider or prospect
6. Invest in yourself
It’s admitting that you are worth it. It’s admitting that you still have things to learn. That you can get better
7. Location
It can be hard to say NO to a conference hosted in a fabulous destination
8. Have fun!
A unique convergence of networking, learning, and fun into a single package
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Host: Lanka Microfinance Practitioners' Association (LMFPA)

Lanka Microfinance Practitioner' Association is a network formed by several Microfinance Practitioners in Sri Lanka. Our main function is to enhance the ability of our members to provide quality financial services to grass-root communities. We achieve this goal by promoting Microfinance and by encouraging cooperation, sharing information & assistance between member practitioners & stake holders.

LMPA is the pioneer in microfinance networking among microfinance practitioners in Sri Lanka, and was initiated on the 31st of March 2006. The Lanka Microfinance Practitioners' Association is incorporated as a non-profit Organization under the Companies Act No. 7 of 2007.

The Association is governed by 15 Board of Directors, who represent both national and regional level MFIs. LMFPA has been recognized & accepted by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka as “The coordinating body for Microfinance Institutions in Sri Lanka”. The office of the association is located at No 371, Colombo Road, Pepiliyana.

Mission

To “contribute to the development of sustainable and effective microfinance service by, supporting all the stakeholders in the sector and creating a conducive environment through collective action in an effective and efficient manner”.

Vision

A Dynamic & Sustainable Microfinance Network for an Inclusive Financial System in Sri Lanka.

For more details please visit: www.microfinance.lk

 

Convenor: South Asian Micro-entrepreneurs Network (SAMN)

The South Asian Micro-entrepreneurs Network (SAMN) is a regional microfinance industry association working to enhance financial inclusion among low-income population in south Asia. SAMN achieves this by improving knowledge, business environment and capital flows for the microfinance industry. SAMN, through its members, who national networks from the countries of the region, is the representative and collective voice of the industry reaching more than 50 million low-income customers in the region.

SAMN was established in late 2008 with a vision to improve quality and scale of financial services among low-income population in the countries of south Asia. The early foundation of SAMN was laid by ACTED, a French INGO along with a number of regional and global microfinance stakeholders.

Today, SAMN membership consists of the leading national networks in six countries of the region representing over thousand microfinance providers and other industry players. The current SAMN members, each represented by Executive Head on the Board of Directors, are:

SAMN Members
  • Afghanistan Microfinance Association (AMA), AFGHANISTAN
  • Credit and Development Forum (CDF), BANGLADESH
  • Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) & Sa-dhan, INDIA
  • Centre for Microfinance (CMF), NEPAL
  • Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN), PAKISTAN
  • Lanka Microfinance Practitioner’s Association (LMFPA), SRI LANKA
  • Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED), HOST MEMBER

For more details please visit: www.samn.eu

 

 

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Silver Sponsor - USD 30,000



Five (05) full conference registrations for members of sponsor’s staff

Eight (08) complimentary staff registrations allowing access to the exhibit floor, keynotes, all attendee meals as well as all evening events at the Conference

Special passes will be provided to Silver sponsors to invite their customers and partners to allow for tracking and reporting of registrations

One (1) 10’ x 10’ expo booth space with prominent location includes:

  • Electricity—one (1) 20 amp, 120 volt power outlet delivered to the center of the booth
  • Internet connectivity—access to free Wi-Fi connection will be provided
  • One (1) wastebasket and one (1) recycling bin

Sponsor logo on the Conference website home page

Sponsor logo on Conference website’s sponsor page with link to URL

100-Word description on Conference website with link to sponsor’s website

Place the Conference 2018 web banner and link on the sponsor’s website from the date of signed contract through Conference dates

Conference branded email invitation to help you promote your presence at the event

Inclusion of a list of sponsors on Facebook Sponsors will be added to our event specific sponsors list on Facebook upon signing the sponsorship agreement.

Social sharing of sponsor web page Regular posts thanking our sponsors will be published across all social channels, linking to a sponsor page on the Conference web site.

Speaker nomination, as a Silver sponsor you will be given an opportunity to nominate 1 speaker from your organization for the session of your choice

Logo on sponsor level banner (identifying all sponsors at a specific level)

One (1) complimentary half-page, four-color ad in the conference guide (total value: $1,500)

25 word factoid, including company logo on main stage screens before keynotes

Media Wall Silver Sponsor logo acknowledgement

Standee Placement you will be allowed to place 2 standees of your organization both in/out side of the conference area.

Opportunity to provide press kits onsite in the conference room

One (1) printed interview, you have the opportunity to have an interview of your Company Executive in two/three of the local print media

 

 

Bronze Sponsor - USD 20,000



Six (06) complimentary staff registrations allowing access to the exhibit floor, keynotes, all attendee meals as well as all evening events at the Conference

Special passes will be provided to Silver sponsors to invite their customers and partners to allow for tracking and reporting of registrations

One (1) 5’ x 5’ expo booth space includes:

  • Electricity—one (1) 20 amp, 120 volt power outlet delivered to the center of the booth
  • Internet connectivity—access to free Wi-Fi connection will be provided
  • One (1) wastebasket and one (1) recycling bin

Sponsor logo on the Conference website home page

Sponsor logo on Conference website’s sponsor page with link to URL

75-Word description on Conference website with link to sponsor’s website

Place the Conference 2018 web banner and link on the sponsor’s website from the date of signed contract through Conference dates

Conference branded email invitation to help you promote your presence at the event

Inclusion of a list of sponsors on Facebook Sponsors will be added to our event specific sponsors list on Facebook upon signing the sponsorship agreement.

Social sharing of sponsor web page Regular posts thanking our sponsors will be published across all social channels, linking to a sponsor page on the Conference web site.

Speaker nomination, as a Bronze sponsor you will be given an opportunity to nominate 1 speaker from your organization for the session of your choice

Logo on sponsor level banner (identifying all sponsors at a specific level)

One (1) complimentary half-page, four-color ad in the conference guide (total value: $1,500)

25 word factoid, including company logo on main stage screens before keynotes

Media Wall Silver Sponsor logo acknowledgement

Standee Placement you will be allowed to place 2 standees of your organization both in/out side of the conference area.

Opportunity to provide press kits onsite in the conference room

One (1) printed interview, you have the opportunity to have an interview of your Company Executive in two/three of the local print media

 

 

Session Sponsor - USD 10,000



Two (02) complimentary staff registrations allowing access to the exhibit floor, keynotes, all attendee meals as well as all evening events at the Conference

Sponsor logo on the Conference website home page

Sponsor logo on Conference website’s sponsor page with link to URL

50-Word description on Conference website with link to sponsor’s website

Conference branded email invitation to help you promote your presence at the event

Inclusion of a list of sponsors on Facebook Sponsors will be added to our event specific sponsors list on Facebook upon signing the sponsorship agreement.

Social sharing of sponsor web page Regular posts thanking our sponsors will be published across all social channels, linking to a sponsor page on the Conference web site.

Speaker nomination, as a Session sponsor you will be given an opportunity to nominate 1 speaker from your organization for the session of your choice

Logo on sponsor level banner (identifying all sponsors at a specific level)

One (1) complimentary half-page, four-color ad in the conference guide (total value: $1,500)

Media Wall Silver Sponsor logo acknowledgement

Standee Placement you will be allowed to place 2 standees of your organization both in/out side of the conference area.

Opportunity to provide press kits onsite in the conference room

 

 

Our Sponsors
Profinch Solutions (Pvt) Ltd
Profinch solutions is an IT products and services company focused on banking and financial services. Started in 2014 by an energetic team with deep experience in product development and service delivery, this team has built a reputation for itself for creating innovative solutions and high-quality deliverables. FinCluez, a packaged BI solution for banks and finance organizations is globally recognized as one of the most innovative BI application developed for the BFSI sector.
Softlogic Life PLC
At Softlogic Life, we believe that life needs to be lived to its fullest. Everybody wants a great quality life and we take pride in leading the way of showing exactly how. We possess best in class insurance solutions catering to diversified needs across income levels and sectors in the country. We’re the fastest growing and the most innovative life insurance brand in Sri Lanka with expertise in Life insurance since 2001 and the best testament to our performance have been the best Insurance provider award (overall insurance sector) received at the National Business Excellence awards 2017.
IDEAS Consultancy (Pvt) Ltd
Engaged in microfinance & inclusive finance consultancies and advisory services for over a decade in time, IDEAS Consultancy is dedicated to offering innovative, unique solutions to its clientele. In its steadfast commitment of creating a learning & development platform in microfinance, IDEAS Consultancy offer online orientation, certification & Diplomas in Microfinance as well as customised trainings on selected subjects. IDEAS also provide an array of services from recruitment solutions to facilitating IT systems through integrating technology into microfinance. Reaching beyond the boundaries of Sri Lanka, IDEAS has also established its presence in Mynamar and Cambodia.
Prosperous Capital & Credit Ltd
PCCL’s journey in microfinance began in 2013 at Sooriyawewa, with the triple bottom line as the practical foundation. The company possess an island wide network of 10 branches including the Northern province. The Company, as a member of the UN Global Impact and the Social Performance Task Force, practices its routines and ideologies with its reflections within the company vision. In addition, it functions as a sustainable microfinance company, with an asset base of USD 2 million.

 

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Exhibitor - 10'x20'



Two (2) full conference registrations for members of sponsor’s staff

One (1) complimentary staff registrations allowing access to the exhibit floor, keynotes, all attendee meals as well as all evening events at the Conference

One (1) 10’ x 20’ expo booth space includes:

  • One (01) backdrop graphic (includes company logo)
  • One stool/chair
  • Basic color carpeting (color changes are additional fees)
  • Electricity—one (1) 20 amp, 120 volt power outlet delivered to the center of the booth
  • Internet connectivity—access to free Wi-Fi connection will be provided
  • One (1) wastebasket and one (1) recycling bin

Exhibitor logo on the Conference website’s sponsor page with link to URL home page

100-Word description on Conference website with link to exhibitor’s website

Place the Conference 2017 web banner and link on the exhibitor’s website from the date of signed contract through Conference dates

Conference branded email invitation to help you promote your presence at the event

Logo on exhibitor level banner (identifying all exhibitors at a specific level)

Media Wall Exhibitor logo acknowledgement

Standee Placement you will be allowed to place 1 standee of your organization in the exhibition area.

Opportunity to provide press kits onsite in the conference room

 

 

Exhibitor - 10'x10'



One (1) full conference registrations for members of sponsor’s staff

One (1) complimentary staff registrations allowing access to the exhibit floor, keynotes, all attendee meals as well as all evening events at the Conference

One (1) 10’ x 10’ expo booth space includes:

  • One (01) backdrop graphic (includes company logo)
  • One stool/chair
  • Electricity—one (1) 20 amp, 120 volt power outlet delivered to the center of the booth
  • Internet connectivity—access to free Wi-Fi connection will be provided
  • One (1) wastebasket and one (1) recycling bin

Exhibitor logo on the Conference website’s sponsor page with link to URL home page

75-Word description on Conference website with link to exhibitor’s website

Place the Conference 2017 web banner and link on the exhibitor’s website from the date of signed contract through Conference dates

Conference branded email invitation to help you promote your presence at the event

Logo on exhibitor level banner (identifying all exhibitors at a specific level)

Media Wall Exhibitor logo acknowledgement

Standee Placement you will be allowed to place 1 standee of your organization in the exhibition area.

Opportunity to provide press kits onsite in the conference room

 

 

Exhibitor - 6'x6'



One (1) full conference registrations for members of sponsor’s staff

One (1) 6’ x 6’ expo booth space includes:

  • One (01) backdrop graphic (includes company logo)
  • One stool/chair
  • Electricity—one (1) 20 amp, 120 volt power outlet delivered to the center of the booth
  • Internet connectivity—access to free Wi-Fi connection will be provided
  • One (1) wastebasket and one (1) recycling bin

Exhibitor logo on the Conference website’s sponsor page with link to URL home page

50-Word description on Conference website with link to exhibitor’s website

Place the Conference 2017 web banner and link on the exhibitor’s website from the date of signed contract through Conference dates

Conference branded email invitation to help you promote your presence at the event

Logo on exhibitor level banner (identifying all exhibitors at a specific level)

Media Wall Exhibitor logo acknowledgement

Standee Placement you will be allowed to place 1 standee of your organization in the exhibition area.

Opportunity to provide press kits onsite in the conference room

 

 

Program Overview
Registration and Reception
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Address by Guest Speaker, Mr. Ravin Basnayake, CEO - Citi Sri Lanka
09:30 am – 09:45 am
Inaugural Session
09:45 am – 10:30 am

Welcome Address by Mr. Imran Nafeer, President – Lanka Microfinance Practitioners’ Association (LMFPA)
Address by Mr. Najibullah Samim, Vice President - South Asia Micro-Entrepreneurs Network (SAMN)
Inaugural Address by the Chief Guest Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Minister of Special Assignment
Address by the Guest of Honor Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka*
Networking Break
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Scene Setting on South Asia’s Dynamics by Mr. Alok Prasad, Microfinance Expert
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Plenary Session 1: Championing Financial Inclusion: The Role of Regulators
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
LUNCH BREAK / CULTURAL SHOW
12:45 pm – 01:45 pm
Plenary Session 2: How Responsible Finance Helps in Achieving Financial Inclusion Objectives?
01:45 pm – 03:00 pm
Key Note Address by Mr. Mangala Samaraweera, , Honorable Minister of Finance and Mass Media Sri Lanka
03:00 pm – 03:20 pm
Networking Break
03:20 pm – 03:45 pm
Plenary Session 3: Impact Investment: The Road to Deepening Inclusive Finance
03:45 pm – 05:00 pm
An exclusive session with Dr. Mark Schreiner - Director, Microfinance Risk Management, L.L.C.
A discussion on the Scorocs™ Simple Poverty Scorecard® poverty-assessment tool, a low-cost way to estimate the socio-economic level of participants, and that there are scorecards for Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Myanmar.

05:00 pm – 06:30 pm
*To be confirmed
Registration
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Plenary Session 5: Demystifying Digital Finance
10:00 am – 11:15 am
Networking Break
11:15 am – 11:45 am
Plenary Session 6: Role of Networks in Financial Inclusion
11:45 am – 01:00 pm
LUNCH BREAK / FOLK MUSIC
12:45 pm – 01:45 pm
Plenary Session 7: Co-Operation or Competition for Financial Inclusion
02:00 pm – 03:15 pm
Grand Debate: The nexus of commercial players, mobile network operators and traditional microfinance providers: Is this leading to mission drift or mission?
03:15 pm – 05:00 pm
VALEDICTORY CEREMONY

Valedictory Address – Mr. Charitha Ratwatte*, Senior Advisor to Prime Minister
Address by LMFPA representative
Vote of Thanks - Syed Mohsin Ahmed, Honorary CEO - SAMN
*To be confirmed