MICROFINANCE EVENT: Caribbean MicroFinance Alliance (CMFA) to Host “Sixth Caribbean Microfinance Forum (CMF VI): Solutions for Inclusive Growth;” July 6-9, 2015; Miami, Florida, USA

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Event Name: The Sixth Caribbean Microfinance Forum: Solutions for Inclusive Growth

Event Date: July 6-9, 2015

Event Location: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Miami Airport & Convention Centre; Miami, Florida, United States of America

Cost: The fee to attend the forum is USD 600. A reduced rate of USD 475 is available for attendees who register by April 1, 2015, and a discounted rate of USD 200 is available for one-day registration.

Summary of Event: This event aims to bring together staff of microfinance institutions, policymakers, investors, academics and development partners to exchange ideas for promoting the development of the Caribbean microfinance sector.

The winner of the 2015 CITI-CMFA Caribbean Microfinance Awards will be announced at this event. Nominations for the awards are due my May 1, 2015 and a list of finalists will be released by May 13, 2015. The judging panel will release the final award winners by the last week of May.

Four awards will be presented this year, for an “outstanding entrepreneur,” who

will receive a trophy and cash prize of USD 3,000; an “outstanding microfinance leader,” who will be profiled at the awards ceremony and receive a scholarship for free registration for the 6th Caribbean Microfinance Forum;  and first and second place awards for a “responsible microfinance institution,” including cash prizes of USD 5,000 and USD 3,000 respectively.

Background on Organizers: This forum is supported by Caribbean MicroFinance Alliance (CMFA), a network of 24 microfinance practitioners in the region, and the Caribbean Capacity Building Microfinance Project, a joint effort of the US-based Multilateral Investment Fund, the Caribbean Development Bank, the European Union and US-based Citi Foundation.

For additional information, you may contact the organizers via email at cmfsecretariat[at]gmail.com or by telephone at +1 876 920 2677.

Sources and Additional Resources

Caribbean MicroFinance Alliance, “Caribbean Microfinance Forum V: Building an Environment for Entrepreneurs to Excel,” http://caribbeanmicrofinancealliance.com/cmfv-jamaica/97/home

MicroCapital Universe Profile: Caribbean MicroFinance Alliance (CMFA)

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