SAM 2019

Tuesday, October 10

First day of SAM Conference

First day of the SAM Conference: Creating value for SMEs: a new frontier for inclusive finance



8.45 - 9.30

event plenary en

Financial inclusion and job creation in Africa

Session summary and speakers

9.30 - 10.30

event plenary en

Doing business in Africa: voices from the field

Session summary and speakers

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee break

11.00 - 12.30

Official opening ceremony of the African Microfinance Week 
In the presence of government authorities

In the exceptional presence of:

  • Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (video message)
  • Ambroise Fayolle (Vice President of the European Investment Bank)
  • Stefan Nalletamby (Director for the Financial Sector Development at African Development Bank - AfDB)
  • Ranieri Sabatucci (Head of the European Union Delegation to the African Union)
  • Romain Schneider (Ministry for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Luxembourg)


  • Dr. Tekie ALEMU (AEMFI - Ethiopia)
  • Olivier Massart (ADA - Luxembourg)

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 - 15.30

event plenary en

Filling the gap: approaches and solutions to boost SMEs

Session summary and speakers

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee break

16.00 - 17.30



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