|Date||20 May 2013 – 23 May 2013|
|Title||Global Forum on Remittances, 2013|
The Global Forum 2013 (GFR2013), jointly organized by IFAD’s Financing Facility for Remittances and the World Bank’s Financial and Private Sector Development Vice Presidency (FDP), will be the latest ground-breaking international forum dedicated to highlighting the immense impact of more than the US$400 billion expected to be sent home to developing countries in 2013. The GFR will promote global awareness of migrant remittances in the region, emphasizing their vital role in the development of economies at both the national and local levels. The forum will bring together experts, practitioners and stakeholders from throughout the region, representing leading companies, regulatory authorities and civil society groups.
The GFR will also showcase the tremendous dynamism an innovation of the Asian remittance marketplace, worth over US$200 billion, and offers a unique opportunity to network with key players, both within and across sectors. It will allow participants to partner with international stakeholders involved in fostering an enabling environment to promote and enhance the strategic potential of remittances in the Asia-Pacific region. The three-day event will include a series of round-table discussions and working groups devoted to the in-depth exchange of knowledge, best practices, business models and latest innovations, stimulating debate on today’s market realities and tomorrow’s opportunities.
The Remittances Marketplace will run parallel to the Forum to allow private-sector entities, international organizations and major stakeholders to exhibit their products and services.
Clickto register, participation is free of charge.
Please find also attached the GFR2013 tentative agenda with an updated version to be posted on the website.
|Organizer||IFAD and the World Bank|