October 15 – 18, 2024

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What is Financial Inclusion Week?

FIW is a virtual global forum to exchange ideas, research, and perspectives on how to advance the future of inclusive finance.

Financial Inclusion Week (FIW) is more than just an event. With four packed days of live and on-demand content bringing together 350+ speakers each year, FIW has grown to become the leading event on inclusive finance.

FIW is a forum for exchanging ideas, research, and perspectives from around the world. The community-driven agenda covers the most pressing topics, helping to inform and advise global efforts to advance inclusive finance. Each year, the Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) convenes FIW and invites partner organizations to showcase work, share ideas on what’s ahead, and engage with the community.

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2024 THEME

Join us for the 10th anniversary of Financial Inclusion Week!

This year’s event will present an industry-wide opportunity to reflect on how the inclusive finance sector has evolved over the past decade and what we need to do next to serve the nearly 2 billion people that remain excluded from the formal financial system.

In 2011, the inaugural Global Findex Report revealed only 50% of the global population had access to formal financial services – and significantly more men than women. Fast forward to 2021, and we saw a sharp increase in access, with 76% of people and 74% of women having financial accounts. We now look beyond access to usage and quality outcome indicators, making the picture more complex. Creative solutions are needed to ensure inclusivity in the next digital decade and avoid erasing the progress of the last 10 years.

Today, financial services providers have expanded to include fintechs to BigTech, and the use of AI is widespread across product and service design and delivery. What solutions can we implement now to propel financial inclusion forward and ensure everyone can use responsible financial services to make informed decisions and improve their lives?

2024 TRACKS

There will be three thematic tracks at FIW 2024. All session submissions must fit one of the tracks.

Today, a complex web of interrelated risks threatens to reverse the gains of the last 10 years. How can the inclusive finance community help strengthen people’s resilience and better prepare consumers to withstand shocks?

Data is key to delivering financial services, yet while it can help people access personalized, effective financial tools, the use of consumer data also poses new risks. How can the inclusive finance sector encourage data transparency and responsible practices, protect vulnerable populations from algorithmic bias, create inclusive open finance or digital public infrastructure systems, and deliver data privacy and protection frameworks to support consumers?

As more processes become automated and more players enter the financial services space, consumer protection and consumer privacy measures must be considered from the outset. How do we ensure the consumer remains top-of-mind when designing new financial products and services? What processes can we implement to ensure new solutions meet the needs of low-income consumers?

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Thanks to the generous support of our event sponsors, Financial Inclusion Week is free to attend. Sponsors support the critical conversations that take place each year and help inform the agenda.

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FIW’s Impact: 2023 Event Stats

2,800

Registered Participants

71%

Active Participation

1,560

Organizations Represented

133

Countries Represented

360

Speakers

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FAQ

FIW will take place October 15-18, 2024. Sign up for email updates and follow CFI on Twitter and LinkedIn to keep up to date on all FIW announcements.

FIW is a fully virtual event. Sign up for email updates or reach out to learn more!

FIW is free to attend. Registration for the virtual event will open in September.

If you are interested in organizing a session to take place at FIW 2024, we will open the call for session submissions in June. All proposals are carefully reviewed by the FIW Selection Committee, comprised of both CFI staff and external advisors, and through a competitive process, submissions are selected for live or on-demand spots and sessions. CFI promotes all content both during the event and throughout the year. 

CFI invites organizations to support FIW and help drive forward the critical conversations to advance inclusive finance. Sponsors help maintain FIW as a free event for our global community and benefit from visibility on their contributions to inclusive finance. Contact center@accion.org for more information.

We encourage organizations to share content from FIW with your networks. Use the hashtags #FinclusionWeek and tag @Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) and we’ll repost your message!

And be sure to save the date and help us spread the word! FIW 2024 will take place October 15-18.

Please send any inquiries about FIW to center@accion.org.

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