​ABAC Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion​

The sessions of Day 1 will serve as introductions to each of the specific topics that will be addressed on Day 2. The aim of the sessions on Day 1 will be to present to the audience the current situation in relation to the specific sub-topics with particular focus on highlighting the most important challenges and opportunities.

While Day 1 will provide a high-level, wide ranging discussion of the four main topics and their respective challenges and opportunities, the sessions of Day 2 will focus on identifying solutions for these challenges to better enable policy makers and regulators to take advantage of the opportunities they present.


Day 1: 10 July 2017


9:00-9:45      Opening Session 

9:45-10:00    Photo Session

10:00-11:00  Session 1: Financial Inclusion Strategies

Introduction of key topics (Defining Financial Inclusion and Creating an Enabling Environment for micro-financial products and services) including discussion of challenges and opportunities.  
 
11:00-11:30  Coffee Break

11:30-12:30  Session 2: Micro Product Innovations 
Introduction of key topics (Agrifinance and Microinsurance) including discussion of challenges and opportunities. 

12:30-2:00   Lunch
2:00-3:00     Session 3: Digital Finance

Introduction of key topics (Blockchain Technology and Online Supply Chain Finance) including discussion of challenges and opportunities. 

3:00-3:30     Coffee Break

​3:30-4:30     Session 4: Consumer Protection

Introduction of key topics (Financial Education and Digital Identity) including discussion of challenges and opportunities. 


Day 2: 11 July 2017


8:30-10:00 Work Group (Topic 1a)

Framework for Defining Financial Inclusion 
Work Group (Topic 3a)
Blockchain Technology

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:00 Work Group (Topic 1b)

Creating an Enabling Environment for micro-financial products and services
Work Group (Topic 2a)
Agrifinance

​12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30 Work Group (Topic 3b)

Online Supply Chain Finance Work Group (Topic 4a)
Financial Education

2:30-3:00 Coffee Break

3:00-4:30 Work Group (Topic 2b)

Microinsurance
Work Group (Topic 4b)
Digital Identity

4:30-6:00 Presentation of Outcomes/Event Closing