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World Savings Day 2018 Kick-off

World Savings Day 2018 Kick-off


Published: BRUSSELS, 10 October 2018 (Updated: 18 October 2018)



invites you to the

World Savings Day 2018

Kick-off Event 

Wednesday, 24 October 2018
11:00 a.m. until 12:30

WSBI Offices
Rue Marie-Thérèse 11, 1000 Brussels

Celebrate World Savings Day with WSBI!

This year's event features TedEx featured speaker

Natalie Torres-Haddad

who shares her insights on the need for financial education.

The event will also feature:

  • A panel discussion featuring Emmanuele Ciriolo, Behaviroral Economist/ Foresight, Behavioral Insights and Design for Policy, Joint Research Centre, European Commission; and Alexandra Maczynska, Executive Director, Better Finance.

  • Opening remarks by WSBI Managing Director Chris De Noose.

  • ​World Savings Day 2018 promotional videos 

  • World premiere of the latest recording of the “Hymn of Thrift”

  • Networking lunch scheduled immediately following


RSVP: Please reply by Monday, 22 October 2018 to:

>> Learn more about World Savings Day 2018

WSBI has developed a new initiative for
World Savings Day 2018.

Celebrate the hopes and dreams
you are saving for.

About World Savings Day 2018

Savings helps people make their wishes come true. World Savings Day on 31 October is a chance to share that story. That's why WSBI this years has created the theme “What do you wish for?".

As savings are a path making dreams realised, WSBI has developed this year a revamped website for World Savings Day. The association and its more than 100 members in 80 countries are gearing up to celebrate peoples' efforts to save and realise their dreams. 

The global association will be using the hashtags #WhatDoYouWishFor? and #WorldSavingsDay2018 on Twitter and will share with @WSBI_ESBG how wishes come true.  

Why it's important

WSBI is once again at the helm for Wo​rld Savings Day. For WSBI and its members, World Savings Day places added focus on the stabilising role played by savings and retail banking in the overall financial system. It evokes some of the ethos of local banks: responsible partners in communities, close to the customer, serving households, small and medium-sized firms (SMEs) and local authorities. WSBI member banks demonstrate their locally focused approach to banking through World Savings Day activities in the communities they serve. 

Examples of what's being done in countries around the world are available on the site. Those examples show that World Savings Day is good fun, educational and inclusive.

​​>> Visit the dedicated website

>> Learn more about World Savings Day

>> Listen to podcast on Soundcloud YouTube​

>> See video news roundup

World Savings Day; Financial inclusion