Bank of Papua New Guinea’s 6th Regional Financial Inclusion Innovation Summit

At least 200 delegates from financial institutions,government agencies and NGOs across the Pacific Region will participate in Bank of Papua New Guinea’s 6th Regional Financial Inclusion Innovation Summit to be held in Port Moresby from August 29th to 30th.

Through this summit, participants will explore recent innovations in financial services, share knowledge and technically enhance financial services across the region.

The Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea, Loi Bakani, announced today in Port Moresby that Financial Inclusion is an important agenda in all regional economies.

The Summit aims to provide an opportunity to showcase home-grown innovative models in the region, and learning international best practices.

Mr. Bakani said the summit will feature several thought-provoking sessions which will examine issues stakeholder face and their actions required to promote positive change and, inclusive economic growth in the region.

Examples of some important issues to be discussed include wealth creation Bakani says is a key enabler for prosperity in the region, industry reforms to accelerate access to finance and SMEs and, how service providers can more effectively design products, and services.

A microfinance fair will also be staged at the summit venue to showcase innovations, achievements and diversity of the microfinance industry in PNG to delegates.

Eric Haurupma

studied at the University of Papua New Guinea graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations. His main areas of expertise within EMTV are the courts, crime and the environment.

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