Upon the invitation of the World Savings Banks Institute (WSBI) and the Korea Federation of Savings Banks (KFSB), ADFIAP, represented by its Secretary General Octavio B. Peralta,made a presentation on “Challenges and Opportunities in Micro and Small Enterprises: the ADFIAP Experience” during the WSBI 14th Asia-Pacific Regional Group Meeting held on May 21-23, 2008 at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul, Korea.
The theme of conference, Microfinance Development, aims to promote microfinance as a means to support financialaccess by the unserved and underserved sectors of society, including micro and small enterprises (MSEs). About 200 delegates from savings banks and other organizations mostly from the Asia-Pacific region attended the event. Mr. Jun Kwang-woo, Chairman of the Financial Services Commission, the country’s financial regulator, inaugurated the conference.
WSBI is a global grouping of 109 retail and savings banks in 92 countries which represents the global voice of the industry. KFSB has 108 member savings banks with 314 branches and 7,378 employees all over Korea.