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2017 Summit Registration Closes in 2 Weeks

Wednesday 27th September 2017

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The deadline to register for the 2017 GBA Summit is only two weeks away. Availability is limited. Members, secure your spot at our flagship annual Peer Learning event and book your accommodations now.

The 2017 Summit is being held Nov. 14-16, hosted by NatWest, part of the Royal Bank of Scotland, in London. This year’s Summit will explore how financial institutions can catalyze growth in the female economy by leveraging the power of connection, kicking off with a half-day Women’s Market Master Class at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The  Policy Forum on Key Enablers of Women-Led SMEs in the UK will follow at the Palace of Westminster, concluding day one of the Summit. Two days of interactive, results-focused best practice sessions will anchor the event on Nov. 15 and 16, with topics discussed including:

  • The future of financial services
  • Disruption that enhances the value proposition for women
  • Building customer networks that work for women
  • The business case for insurance for the Women’s Market
  • Financing different stages of the business lifecycle: the role of alternative lenders
  • Achieving gender parity in the workforce

The Summit will conclude Nov. 16 with attendees visiting either the new Entrepreneurial Spark business accelerator or Drummonds Private Bank for an up-close peek at the innovative ways NatWest is serving its women clients.

As a follow-on to the Summit, participants are also invited to attend an all-day training Nov. 17 at the Saïd Business School, Oxford University, on gender intelligence as the bedrock to supporting a Women’s Market strategy, courtesy of the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

We are pleased to confirm that English to Spanish interpretation will be provided at the Summit. Members have already received their invitations and instructions on how to register in their inboxes. If you are not a GBA member but are interested in attending the Summit, please write to summit@gbaforwomen.org stating your name, title, organizational affiliation and a brief description of your interest in the event. You can find more information on the 2017 Summit, including the latest agenda, by visiting the GBA Summit hub.