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Citi and MasterCard CEOs Join Financial Inclusion 2020 Global Forum Agenda



  Citi and MasterCard CEOs Join Financial Inclusion 2020 Global Forum Agenda

Landmark event brings key leaders from public and private sectors to advance
global financial inclusion in October

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2013

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Center for Financial
Inclusion at Accion announced that Michael Corbat, CEO of Citi (NYSE: C) and
Ajay Banga, CEO of MasterCard (NYSE: MA) will attend and deliver remarks at
the Financial Inclusion 2020 Global Forum. Taking place in London on October
28-30, 2013, the Forum is a one-time event that will promote a global agenda
for bringing about the financial inclusion of more than 2 billion people
around the world, using the year 2020 as a focal point.

(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130128/NE48925LOGO )

Other confirmed speakers to date include:

  o Shamshad Akhtar, Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations
  o Matthew Bishop, U.S. Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, The
    Economist
  o Cherie Blair, Founder, the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
  o Elizabeth Buse, Global Executive, Solutions, Visa Inc,
  o Sendhil Mullainathan, Professor of Economics at Harvard
  o Duvvuri Subbarao, former Governor of Reserve Bank of India

Organized in partnership with Citi, Visa Inc., MasterCard, the Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation, Western Union Foundation, MetLife Foundation, and
the Financial Times, the Global Forum is a unique opportunity to engage a
broad range of players in financial inclusion through a collaborative
environment. The Forum will build on the project's two-year efforts and unveil
recommendations from the Roadmap for Financial Inclusion that outlines the
most important steps to advance financial inclusion in 2014 and beyond.

"We are thrilled and grateful to have the support of such a wide range of
high-level participants at the Global Forum," said Elisabeth Rhyne, Managing
Director of the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion. "The breadth of
involvement – from across the private and public sectors – demonstrates the
broad support of Financial Inclusion 2020 and the fact that reaching full
global financial inclusion will require the combined efforts of all
stakeholders."

Financial Inclusion 2020 is soliciting recommendations for seasoned experts,
innovators, and executives in financial inclusion, financial services,
technology, and relevant fields, along with regulators, policymakers, and
client advocates, who can further determine the actions needed to advance
financial inclusion in 2013 and beyond. For more, visit
www.financialinclusion2020.org.

To learn more about financial inclusion, watch CFI's new brief animated video
at http://bit.ly/13z92ca

About the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion

The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion (CFI) helps bring about the
conditions to achieve full financial inclusion around the world. Constructing
a financial inclusion sector that reaches everyone with quality services will
require the combined efforts of many actors. CFI contributes to full inclusion
by collaborating with sector participants to tackle challenges beyond the
scope of any one actor, moving from thought leadership to action.

About Financial Inclusion 2020

Financial Inclusion 2020 (FI2020) is building a movement that mobilizes
stakeholders worldwide to achieve quality financial inclusion, using the year
2020 as a focal point to galvanize action. FI2020 engages diverse players
through two initiatives: the research project Mapping the Invisible Market and
Building a Roadmap to Financial Inclusion with input from hundreds of private
and public sector experts. A Global Forum in October 2013 will launch the
effort to transform the findings into action. FI2020 is made possible through
the generous support of Citi, Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, the Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation, and many other leading organizations. Learn more at
www.financialinclusion2020.org

FI2020 is supported by the following organizations:

Allianz * Banco Solidario * Bankable Frontier Associates * Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation * Business Information Industry Association (BIIA) * CARE
International - UK * Center for Financial Inclusion/Smart Campaign * Center
for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) * Child and Youth Finance
International * Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) * Cherie Blair
Foundation for Women * Citi Foundation * Corporation for Enterprise
Development (CFED) * Deutsche Bank * UK Department for International
Development (DFID) * Equifax * Equity Bank * Grameen Foundation * GSMA * HMS
Wireless Consulting * Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) * International
Finance Corporation (IFC) * LeapFrog Investments * Making Cents * MasterCard
Worldwide * MetLife Foundation * Microcredit Summit Campaign * Microfinance
Opportunities * Microinsurance Network * MicroSave * Omidyar * Pakistan
Microfinance Network * Policy and Economic Research Council (PERC) * SEEP *
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation * The Financial Services Roundtable *
United Nations Capital Development Fund * Visa Inc. * Vodafone * Western Union
* World Bank

 

SOURCE Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion

Website: http://www.financialinclusion2020.org
Contact: Andrea Snyder, Accion, Tel. 617-616-1510, asnyder@accion.org,
www.accion.org
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