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14 Jun

Annual Conference 2023

Event Annual conference

The opening day of our next Annual Conference, which will take place in Paris from June 14 to June 16, is approaching. Although our team, together with Adie and BNP Paribas, is defining the last details of the event, we can already provide information about the conference kick-off. In fact, the plenary session will be during the afternoon on June 14 at 5.30 p.m.: it will be the moment to gather and listen to a stellar set of keynote speakers. 

This year, the conference will be very special in many ways: 

Not only will EMN celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2023, but we will also put entrepreneurs at the very centre of the event.  Every session and every workshop will be the occasion to listen to their stories and draw lessons from those who run the local economy and find ways to thrive in a state of constant crisis. In the end, this is what microfinance is about; to build and promote an inclusive economy, an economy for the people. 

This conference will also be an opportunity to pay tribute to Maria Nowak, who, unfortunately, left us last December. If you wish, we invite you to leave a testimony or a message on this form, and we will disseminate it during the conference. 

metal 57

The venue for the conference is an iconic building located in Boulogne-Billancourt called Metal 57. The building is the headquarters of BNP Paribas Real Estate. Built on the grounds of a former Renault factory, Metal 57 offers a hi-tech auditorium, comfortable conference rooms and an amazing sight of the Seine river on the rooftop.

Most importantly, Metal 57 is a certified environmentally-friendly building thanks to its excellent energy performance and circular economy system and construction; it received the High Quality Environment Certification and new certifications for Biodiversity.

The venue is accessible by metro (line n.9).

bateau gustav

On the evening of June 15, Bateau Gustave, a boat docked on the Seine, will host our social event. This will be the occasion to network, meet with old friends, and, also, enjoy an impressive view of the Eiffel Tower. The image speaks for itself. The boat is easily accessible (metro n.6).

For your comfort, we propose you  a list of hotels near the venue of the Conference (Boulogne Billancourt), and close to the location of the social event.

Whatever option you opt for, we recommend you book your accommodation as soon as possible.

Near Metal 57,
Quai Georges Gorse, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France

●    ibis Paris Boulogne Billancourt
●    Best Western Select Hotel
●    Novotel Paris Pont De Sevres
●    Greet Boulogne Billancourt Paris
●    ibis Styles Paris Boulogne Marcel Sembat
●    Boulogne Résidence Hotel
●    Lagrange Apart’Hotel Paris-Boulogne

Near the Social Event,
Bateau Gustave, Trocadéro, Port de Suffren, au pied de la Tour Eiffel

●    Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
●    Hotel Mercure Paris Tour Eiffel
●    Novotel Paris Vaugirard Montparnasse
●    Novotel Paris Centre Gare Montparnasse
●    Best Western Au Trocadéro
●    Hotel de la Paix Tour Eiffel
●    Passy Eiffel


Click here for the AC official website and here for the registration fees.

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Every year since 2004, EMN organises its Annual Conference, a major meeting in the sector's agenda bringing together all its actors. Today, our conferences bring together around 250 participants with varying backgrounds, attract sponsors and investors along with EU representatives, and are a wonderful experience for information exchange and networking for everyone interested in European microfinance.
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