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Treasury and USAID Host Financial Inclusion Forum

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host the Financial Inclusion Forum. The forum will bring together a diverse group of leaders from the U.S. and foreign governments, financial institutions and other corporations, and nonprofits. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew and Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will deliver opening remarks.
 
At this event, participants will explore ways to foster greater access to safe and affordable financial services for everyone. A number of participants are expected to make announcements about specific ways that they can accelerate progress on financial inclusion efforts in the United States and worldwide. 
 
WHO:
 
Panel 1: Financial Inclusion to Advance Global Growth and Equality
Jacob J. Lew, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JP Morgan Chase
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, U.N. Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development
Luis Videgaray Caso, Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, Mexico
 
Panel 2: Financial Inclusion: Financial Services Industry Perspectives
Dan Schulman, CEO, Paypal
Steven Streit, Founder and CEO, Greendot
Will Lansing, CEO, FICO
Ramesh Ramanathan, Chair, Janalakshmi
 
Panel 3: Market Solutions to Expand Access to Safe and Affordable Products and Services
Bill Bynum, President and CEO, HOPE CDFI
Nick Hughes, Strategy Director and Founder, M-Kopa
Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman and Founder, Econet
Bob Annibale, Global Director, Citi Community Development
 
Panel 4: How Government Can Support Financial Inclusion
Sarah Bloom Raskin, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Martin Gruenberg, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Njuguna S. Ndung’u, Former Governor, Central Bank of Kenya
 
WHAT:      
Financial Inclusion Forum
 
WHEN:      
Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST
 
WHERE:     
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Cash Room
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20220
 
RSVP:          
Media planning to attend must RSVP by 3:00 p.m. EST on Monday, November 30, 2015 to Dan Cruz at daniel.cruz@treasury.gov.
 
Media without press credentials issued by Treasury must include the following information for access into the building: (1) full legal name, (2) date of birth, (3) social security number, and (4) country of citizenship.
 
Media attending with camera equipment must arrive at the South Entrance (15th Street and Alexander Hamilton Place) no later than 6:30 a.m. EST on December 1 to allow time for equipment sweeps and set-up. No vehicles will be permitted onto Treasury grounds, and equipment must be carried in. All other media should arrive by 7:00 a.m. EST at the main entrance (Pennsylvania Avenue/New York Avenue and 15th Street).
 
A live webcast will be available at http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/Video-Audio-Webcasts/Pages/Webcasts.aspx
 
AGENDA
 
All times are EST
 
7:45 a.m.  – 8:10 a.m.              Opening Remarks and Keynote Address
 
8:10 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.               Panel 1: Financial Inclusion to Advance Global Growth &

                                                 Equality
 
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.             Panel 2: Financial Inclusion: Financial Services

                                                 Industry Perspectives
 
10:35 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.           Breakout Sessions (closed press)
 
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.             Lunch Session: Testing New Approaches
 
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.               Panel 3: Market Solutions to Expand Access to Safe and

                                                 Affordable Products and Services Affordable Products

                                                 and Services           
 
2:50 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.              Panel 4: How Government Can Support Financial

                                                 Inclusion
 
4:00 p.m.                                 Concluding Remarks and Forum Closing
 
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Last Updated: 11/30/2015 12:24 PM

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