The GBA’s Annual Summit is the flagship event for our membership. Each year, the event is co-hosted by a member bank in a different region of the world. With the presence of bankers, policymakers, multilateral and bilateral representatives, academics, and other stakeholders, the GBA Summit is the seminal and most comprehensive event for women’s financial inclusion in the world.
The 2017 GBA Summit, “Catalysing Growth in the Female Economy: Leveraging the Power of Connection,” was held from November 14-16 in London, hosted by NatWest, part of the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Celebrating its 16th anniversary in 2017, the GBA Summit is the only banking conference of its kind — focusing exclusively on the power of the Women’s Market. Hear what past attendees have to say about what they gained from the experience, in their own words.
In her November letter, GBA Chief Executive Inez Murray recaps highlights from the 2017 Summit.
The final day of the 2017 GBA Summit takes a look at the power of effective networks and how banks can help build them – both for staff and for women clients
The second day of the 2017 GBA Summit kicked off with a Keynote Address from Stephen Boyle, Chief Economist at RBS
“The experience we got out of the Summit was so rewarding — it really helped us draw
the road map and the whole strategy for our Women’s Market program at BLC Bank.”
“It’s one thing to have your development banker show up and say, ‘You should think about this.’ … It’s another thing to have somebody who is very successful and has actually implemented programs … show you how it worked.”
“[The Summit has] a good mix of countries who have gone further [with the Women’s Market] and those who are still starting, so those that are starting have the opportunity to learn from people that have done it before.”
“I cannot recall an event in recent years that has been this productive and high quality.”
“I loved the choice of topics. This was the most educative annual general meeting in many years.”