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08:30 - 09:00 Tea-Coffee/Registration
09:00 – 10:00 Opening Remarks
09:00 - 09:05 Mr. Jalal Aliyev, Chairman, Azerbaijan Micro-finance Association
09:05 - 09:15

Mr. Ziyad Samedzade, Chair, Economic Policy, Industry and Entrepreneurship Parliament Commission of Azerbaijan Republic

09:15 - 09:25 Mr. İmran Mammadov, Acting Member of the Executive Board and Director of the  Credit Market Supervision Department ,Financial Market Supervisory Authority
09:25 - 09:35 Mr. Zakir Nuriyev,  President, Azerbaijan Banks Association
09:35 - 09:40 Mr. Faig Abbasov, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Small and Medium Business Development Agency
09:40 - 09:45 Ms. Ivana Duarte, Head of Resident Office in Azerbaijan, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
09:50 - 09:55 Mr. Suleyman Kalashov, Board Member, Azerbaijan Micro-finance Association
10:00 – 10:30 Tea-Coffee Break
10:30 – 13:00 Plenary Session

Digitalization has already transformed industries such as media, transportation, and retail and is now sweeping through financial institutions. But when it comes to a financial institution’s risk function, unique challenges and opportunities accompany digitization;

This plenary session will give you an insight and would share real practical examples of successful organizations in the financial sector and help you to keep pace with change;

Facilitator:  Mr. Javanshir Abdullayev, Director Azerbaijan Bank Training Center


  • Mr. İmran Mammadov, Acting Member of the Executive Board and Director of the Credit Market Supervision Department, Financial Market Supervisory Authority
  • Mr. Artem Bubkin, Expert, Business and Financial Consulting
  • Mr. Elchin Khabibov, General Director, Azerbaijan Credit Bureau LLC
  • Ms. Farida Abdulkhafizova, Regional Manager for Central Asia, the Caucasus and Russia Microfinanza Rating
  • Ms. Leyla Huseynli, Leading Specialist, International Finance Corporation
11:30 - 11:40 AMFA Award Ceremony

Member of the Year - 2019
Practitioner of the Year - 2019
Gender Equality promotion in Financial Industry - 2019
MIX Awards to FIs with high degree of Financial Transparency


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The plenary session will explore what type partnerships may be established between MFls and government bodies, policy makers, investors, international development organizations, NGOs, communities, MSMEs, large corporations, fintechs and all other stakeholders so that the crucial strategy for meeting the financial needs of low-income people could contribute to the achievement of sustainable development in a broader scope.

Facilitator:  Ms. Mehriban Yusifova, Director of Finance and Social Innovation Consulting Organization


  • Mr. Vusal Garayev, Head of Division on Sustainable Development Issues, Ministry of Economy
  • Ms. Sona Abbasova, Director of Corporate Communications Department, Pasha Bank
  • Mr. Tural Salimov, Director of Agro and Microcredit Department, Bank Respublika
  • Mr. Museib Mehdiyev, Leading Specialist of Business Development Group, Baku Stock Exchange
  • Ms. Masuma Talibova, Analyst, Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 17:00 B2B meetings

This session is a great opportunity for NBCOs and banks to gain more exposure to the existing capital market financial investment and benefit from learning opportunities about innovation. Technology solutions. Investor Fair participants will have an opportunity to network and establish new partnerships with funders, strategic stakeholders and technical service providers.

Note: Each investor & technical service provider will be provided with special table to have individual meeting with the participants.

  • Baku Stock Exchange
  • International Finance Corporation
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Islamic Development Bank
  • SMB Development Agency
  • Mikrofinanza Rating
  • Grameen Credit Agricole
  • Smart Systems
16:00 – 16:15 Tea-Coffee Break
17:00 – 17:10 Wrap Up by AMFA Board

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