January 18th, 2018

At the Lalit Great Eastern, Kolkata

Organized by: The Association of Micro Finance Institutions – West Bengal Knowledge Partner: KPMG

Tentative Schedule:
Time Description Speakers
8.45 am - 9.30 am Registration
9.30 am - 11.00 am Inaugural Session - the crucial link in inclusiveness
Introduction and Welcome to the Conference Mr. Ajit Kumar Maity, Chairperson, AMFI-WB
Key Note Address Mr. Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, MD, Bandhan Bank
Inaugural Address Shri Surendra Srivastava, CFO, MUDRA
Mr. Ashok Chakraborty, GM, NABARD
Mr. P. Satish, Executive Director, Sa-Dhan
Joint Secretary, Finance, Govt. Of West Bengal
RD/GM RBI Regional Office
Special Address Mr. Samit Ghosh, MD, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
Ms. Ratna Vishawanathan, Former CEO, MFIN
Address from KPMG and release of Thought Leadership publication Mr. Narayanan Ramaswami, Office Managing Partner - East, KPMG
Anchor will call all the Principal Sponsors on dais for few minutes sharing. Mr. Punit Jain is Chief Executive Officer of Nelito Systems Ltd.
Mr. Kamal Lath,Managing Director of India Operations and Global Financing, Dlight
Mr. Satyen Dash, Head of Group and Partnership Distribution, DHFL Premarica Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
Vote of thanks Mr. Kartick Biswas, Secretary, AMFI-WB & MD, Uttrayan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd.
Felicitation Session
Felicitating the following Individuals/MFIs for their outstanding achievement in being awarded on different given category: Mr. Samit Ghosh, MD, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
Ms. Ratna Vishawanathan, CEO, MFIN
Mr. Tamal Bandapadhyay for his outstanding new Book "Lehmen to Demonetization" a book about critical analysis of banking as well Micro finance Industry.
For receiving awards from different Institutions
Awards to AMFI-WB members for different achievement category
Felicitate to CEOs of different State Associations
Dasdik Opening of AMFI-WB sponsored Bengali Quarterly Magazine on microfinance and Development issues
11.00 am-11.15 am Networking & Refreshments
11.15 am - 12.15 pm Plenary Session: Future of Microfinance:
MFI sector is expected to continue to grow at a rate of 30% and above. However, the growth is expected to be primarily driven by SFBs and Bank led MFIs. Standalone microfinance institutions will have to identify uniquely differentiating propositions to ensure sustainable growth. Following issues shall be discussed:
  • 1. Current landscape
  • 2. Competition
  • 3. Attracting investors
  • 4. Mergers/ Consolidation
  • 5. Challenges
Moderator Mr. Tamal Bandopadhyay, Consulting Editor, Mint and Adviser Strategy, Bandhan Bank Ltd
Panelist Dr. Kuldip Maity, MD, VFS
Mr. Arun Raste, Head of Partnership, Bharath Banking, IDFC
Mr. P. Satish, Executive Director, Sa-Dhan
Mr. M. A. Kabra, ZM, Bank of Maharashtra, Zonal Office, Kolkata
Ms. Ranjana Bose, Deputy General Manager, Agri Business Unit, SBI, LHO, Kolkata
Mr. Subir Das, DGM and Regional Manager, Eastern Region, Export Credit Guarantee Corporation Of India Ltd., Kolkata.
Mr. A. S. ALAGARSAMY, Regional Manager, Eastern Zone, Syndicate Bank
Vote of thanks: Mr. Alok Biswas, Board Member, AMFI-WB and MD, Janakalyan Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.
12.15 pm - 1.15 pm Panel Discussion: Role of Digitization in MFIs towards optimizing cost of service delivery
MFIs will need to integrate the available digital enablers to improve transparency and reduce cost of operations. Further, there is a need to slowly but surely shift towards non-cash modes of business. Following concern shall be discussed:
  • 1. Current service delivery model for microfinance
  • 2. Role of Digital in Financial Services
  • 3. Low cost digital enabled delivery models – opportunities and challenges
Moderator Mr. Manoj Nambiar, MD, Arohan Financial services Pvt. Ltd.
Lead Presentation Mr. Punit Jain is Chief Executive Officer of Nelito Systems Ltd.
Panelist Mr. Anjan Dasgupta, MD, ASAI
Mr. Arun Kumar Paliwal, ZM, Dena Bank
Mr. Brij Mohan, Former Executive Director, SIDBI & founder of SIDBI Foundation for Micro Credit And also Chairman of Access Development Services
Mr. Aditya Rath, Partner and Head of Digital Customer practice of KPMG India
Mr. Abhishek Tantia, MD, Peerless Financial Services Ltd.
Mr. Sabyasachi Chanda, Founder and Director of Force Ten Technologies
Vote of thanks Bishwajit Das, Treasurer, AMFI-WB, and Secretary, BJS
1.15 pm to 2 pm Networking & Lunch
2.05 pm - 3.05 pm Panel Discussion: Collaboration for microfinance – Insurance companies and beyond
MFIs need to look towards unconventional streams of revenues from targeted propositions for the Bottom of Pyramid customers. This may include financial products like micro-insurance, mutual funds etc. and non-financial products like solar lamps, mobile phones, water, FMCG, etc. MFIs need to actively look for alliance and partnership opportunities to deliver such propositions.
  • - Cross sell opportunities for MFIs
  • - Life and General Insurance
  • - Beyond insurance
  • - clean energy, water, etc.
  • - Partnership opportunities with players across different sectors
Moderator Mr. Shashwat Sharma, Partner and Head of Strategy Consulting practice for Financial Services in KPMG India
Lead Presentation Mr. Vishesh Gupta, Director – New Business and Channel Development, D.light
Panelist Mr. Satyen Dash, Head of Group and Partnership Distribution, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance Co. Ltd
Mr. Chiranjib Kumar, Regional Manager, Eastern Zone, SBIDHFI
Mr. Gautam Bandapadhyay, Senior Divisional Manager, KMD-1, LICI
Mr. Pronab Rakshit, MD, Sarala Development and Microfinance Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Sahil Khanna, Sales Head, India, Greenlight Planet
3.10 pm to 4.05 pm Panel Discussion: Risk management implications in a changing environment
Given the changing landscape, it is imperative for microfinance companies to significantly enhance their current risk management framework. Leveraging technology at various stages of the customer lifecycle and ensuring that risks are managed pro-actively would help MFIs mitigate internal and external risks much better,
  • - Internal risks - credit, operational, technology
  • - External macro risks - demonetization, regulatory changes
Moderator Mr. Rajosik Banerjee, Partner and Head of Financial Risk Management practice of KPMG India
Panelist Ms. Ratna Vishawanathan, CEO, MFIN
Ms. Priti Agarwal, Joint Director, CARE Ratings
Mr. Navin Bhattacharya, Joint Vice President &Verical Head – MFI, TransUnion CIBIL Limited (Formerly: Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd.)
MD Moddasser Hasan, CEO, India Operation Bangladesh based Sonali Bank, Ltd., Kolkata Office
Mr. Jatindra Mohan Nath, Institutional Business Manager, East, DCB Bank
Mr. Siddhart Pradip Sharma, National Manager, Microfinance, Axis Bank Central Office, Mumbai
Ms. Supreeta Nijjar, Vice-President, Sector Head - Financial Sector Rating, ICRA Ltd
4.10 pm - 4.20 pm Valedictory Session Mr. Ajit Kumar Maity, Chairperson, AMFI-WB
4.20 pm onwards Networking / High Tea/Coffee & Snacks

List of Invitee Bank, Insurance Companies and other Financial Institutions’ dignitaries who would enlighten the Summit with their valuable presence:

1. Mr. Bijay Kumar Niranjan, AGM, Punjab and Sind Bank

2. Mrs. Shukti Singh Roy, ZM, Ratnakar Bank

3. Mr. Manish Agarwal, Deputy Manager, City Union Bank, Kolkata

4. Mr. K.K. Mohapatro, Regional Manager – East, Agriculture Insurance Company India Ltd.

5. Mr. K. Anath, Manager, TamilnadMarkentile Bank

6. Mr. Tripathy, Chief Manager, South Indian Bank Ltd.

7. Mr. K.V. Prasad, Chief Manager, KarurVysya Bank

8. Mr. Venkataramani VN, Chief Manager, KarurVysya Bank

9. Mr. Santosh Kumar Samal, Senior Manager, Karnataka Bank

10. Mr. DV Prasad Rao, DGM, Canara Bank

11. Mr. S. Satapathy, DGM, UCO Bank, Head Office

12. Mr. UttamKumar Mondal, GM-Finance, West Bengal Swarojgar Corporation Ltd.

13. Mr. AnirbanSaha, Company Secretary, West Bengal Swarojgar Corporation Ltd.

14. Mr. G. Mishra, Zonal Manager, UCO Bank, Hooghly Region

15. Mr. RamkrishnaGhosh, Zonal Head, Bank Assurance, HDFC Life Insurance co. Ltd.

16. Mr. Subarna Mukherjee, Regional Business Head, PNB Housing Finance Ltd.