BlueOrchard Investor Field Trip to Myanmar

Past Event
07/11/2017 — 09/11/2017 Myanmar Events

Preliminary Program 7– 9 November 2017

Day 1  Welcome and introduction local impact investing industry
Day 2  Head office meetings with microfinance institutions and field trip to meet with micro entrepreneurs
Day 3  Meetings with micro entrepreneurs and tour around Yangon

Fueled by the rapid liberalization of the political system, Myanmar’s economy has averaged growth rates of 7– 8% since the fall of the military junta in 2011. Still, infrastructure development is significantly lagging – just one third of the country has access to the electricity grid – and the average salary in Myanmar is estimated at just USD 99/month. Although the banking sector remains underdeveloped, the country is seeing a rapid expansion in credit which should sustain consumer and investment spending. Myanmar’s diverse microcredit sector is rapidly growing, spurred on by an influx of foreign capital and the March 2017 announcement of the opening of Myanmar’s first microcredit information bureau. BlueOrchard’s clients in Myanmar include banks, MFIs, and NGOs, and their services have helped bring financial inclusion and social empowerment to millions of individuals.

For more information or registration please contact
Ms Ebony Satti, BlueOrchard Finance Ltd, Seefeldstrasse 231, 8008 Zürich
T: +41 44 441 55 50, M: ebony.satti@blueorchard.com