The first edition of the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) Symposium will be held from 29 November to 1 December 2017 in Bangalore, India. This event is being organised by the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in partnership with the Government of India, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructure (CPMI).
Under the theme, 'Innovative Approaches to Digital Financial Inclusion Challenges', the symposium will highlight the need to leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) and new approaches to financial inclusion. Key objectives of the symposium include:
- Provide a unique platform for regulators, policymakers and digital financial services (DFS) experts to share lessons learned about the different digital financial models and services, the regulatory sandbox approach, ways to mitigate risks in fast-changing ICT and digital payment environments, and the impact of emerging technologies on the ecosystem;
- Showcase digital financial inclusion initiatives and innovations taking place at the international level; and
- Provide thought leadership on digital financial inclusion strategies and technological innovations in the area of DFS.
For more information, visit the event website.