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The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 188 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

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Session 5.5: Partnership between Credit and Microfinance Organisations: Benefits and Threats to Business and Consumers
5 July 2019
11:50—13:00
This session will cover the partnership between credit and microfinance organisations, and, above all, the development of microfinance companies that are part of banking groups. Microfinance institutions of this kind have access to cheaper funding, use advanced technologies, and apply high standards of customer service.
Participants will assess the impact that the development of such companies has on the microfinance market as a whole. Speakers will present their views on the potential benefits and threats for businesses and customers associated with incorporating microfinance organisations in banking groups.
Another important topic for discussion will be the customers’ interests: whether customers ultimately benefit from partnerships between credit and microfinance institutions, and how such partnerships affect the accessibility and affordability of financial products.
Date
05.07.2019
Forum
International Financial Congress
Started at
11:50—13:00
Conference hall
Presidential Library, Conference hall 4 (third floor)
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