The Asia Pacific Financial Inclusion Summit consolidated two leading forums, the Citi-FT Financial Education Summit and the Asia Microfinance Forum, to create a new platform reflecting the integration of capability, access and other key elements that can deliver impact and scale in inclusive finance.
The inaugural Summit was held in 2015 in Manila, the Philippines and was attended by more than 400 representatives of non-profit organisations, financial services firms, microfinance institutions, government agencies, regulatory bodies, development banks, international organisations, technology providers and educational and research institutions from across Asia Pacific.
Topics discussed during the 2015 Summit included key measures to accelerate financial inclusion, innovative financial products and services to boost inclusion and drive overall economic progress, steps to ensure the currently excluded have the financial capability to enter the financial system, the need for governments to pay sufficient attention to the potential of partnerships with private sector providers and non-profit practitioners and the rapid spread of mobile technology and other digital advances helping to bridge the gap between financial services and the larger ecosystems of cities, markets and government.
Presentations, session videos, photographs and other material from the 2015 Summit can be found here.
Material from earlier Summits and Forums can be found here: