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Upcoming Events

  • The 2013 Global Forum on Remittances (GFR), jointly organized by IFAD’s Financing Facility for Remittances and the World Bank, will be the latest ground-breaking international forum dedicated to highlighting the immense impact of the US$ 400 billion expected to be sent home to developing countries next year. The GFR will promote global awareness of migrant remittances in the region, emphasizing their vital role in the development of economies at both the national and local levels. Bangkok, Thailand. May 20 - 23, 2013.
  • Past Events

  • XI Global Remittances Working Group (GRWG) Fall Meeting, Tokyo, Japan. October 14, 2012.
  • SWIFTRemit Business Day. Industry peers from banks, money transfer operators, postal organisations, exchange houses as well as SWIFT experts and technology providers will take a closer look at current trends and challenges in cross-border person-to-person payments to and from Canada and share with you their views and experience around SWIFT’s global remittances platform. Organized by SWIFT. Toronto, Canada. April 24, 2012. 
  •  Global Money Transfers Dubai 2012. As every year the International Association of Money Transfer Networks (IAMTN) invites money transfer professionals from all over the world to closely to examine the areas that are having the biggest impact on the remittances and international payments market. Grand Midwest Tower, Media City, Dubai. March 27, 2012.

  • Global Money Transfers Summit London-2011. This two-day summit will be the sixth such conference and has become an established fixture in the international remittance calendar. Business leaders from money transfer companies, banks, regulators, suppliers, inter-governmental agencies, technology companies, legal firms and more will come from around the world to take part in a revamped programme that will not only talk about the issues but will provide pragmatic advice on how to address them as well as highlighting real business development opportunities. London, UK. November 15-16, 2011.


  • Money Transfers Singapore (MTS). True to IAMTN traditions, this conference will concentrate on practical solutions to challenges delivered by experts who have first-hand knowledge of working in the industry and working with regulators and the public sector to create an environment that delivers real products and real value to consumers. Singapore, September 13, 2011.


  • Money Transfers Moscow (MTM). The one-day conference was the third held on remittances in Eastern Europe and the CIS. Delegates from money transfer companies, banks and regulators took part in a one day programme that addressed the key issues in the remittance world. Organized by IAMTN. Moscow, Russia. June 20, 2011.


  • Mobile Money & Migrant Remittances 2011. The ICBI remittance event, with more coverage on mobile solutions. London, UK. May 16-18, 2011.

  • Side event on “The International Commitment to Reduce the Cost of Remittances and their Importance for LDCs’ Development”, in the context of the UN LDC IV Conference. The WB intends to raise awareness on the activities of the Global Remittances Working Group (GRWG), and create momentum for the discussion of concrete actions to achieve significant reduction of the cost of sending remittances to Less Developed Countries (LDCs). Government representatives, donors, international organizations and other interested parties will receive updates on goals achieved and on future steps. Co-organized and sponsored by the World Bank, in cooperation with Australia, Bangladesh, Benin, France, and Italy. Istanbul, Turkey, May 9, 2011.
  • Money Transfers Dubai (MTD). As every year the International Association of Money Transfer Networks (IAMTN) invites money transfer professionals from all over the world. Agenda is available on-line. Organized by IAMTN. Dubai, UAE. March 29, 2011.
  • Mobile Remittance, West Africa 2010. The first Mobile Money Remittance Conference focused on new channels of remittances distribution, and mobile money regulation, and will explore regional opportunities. Lagos, Nigeria. December 15-16, 2010.
  • Money Transfers London Summit. Organized by IAMTN. London, UK. November 15-16, 2010.

  • IMTC MIAMI 2010. The fifth International Money Transmitters Conference organized by the National Money Transmitters Association (the NMTA) and Mohr World Consulting (MWC). Miami, FL. October 16-19, 2010.

  • Money Transfers Singapore 2010. The one-day conference was the second IAMTN conference held on remittances in Singapore. Delegates from money transfer companies, banks, mobile and card payment operators and technology providers as well as regulators throughout Asia Pacific took part in a packed one day event that will address the key issues in the remittance world in the largest receiving region in the world. Organized by IAMTN. Singapore. September 21, 2010.

  • Money Transfer & Migrant Remittances - In the New Financial Landscape - Where Do the Opportunities Lie? The third annual event organized by ICBI. Among the topics of this year’s conference: the latest news on the World Bank 5x5 objective; how the industry has responded to the financial crisis; and mobile money – who will be the winners and losers? Barcelona, Spain. June 23-24, 2010.
  • Money Transfers Moscow 2010. Organized by IAMTN. Moscow, Russian Federation. June 7, 2010.
  • Remesamericas 2010: Remittances for the Future. Remesamericas 2010 brought together MIF project partners and other market actors to disseminate best practices, innovative solutions, and lessons learned over the 10 years that the MIF has been raising awareness about and financing projects that use remittances as a development tool. Organized by the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund. Mexico City, Mexico. May 6-7, 2010.
  • Segunda Convención de la Asociación Iberomericana de Remesadoras. The second forum organized by Asociación Iberomericana de Remesadoras for money transfer operators in the world. Madrid, Spain. April 8-10, 2010.
  • Money Transfer Dubai 2010. Delegates from money transfer companies, banks and regulators took part in a one day program that addressed the key issues in the remittance world. Organized by IAMTN. Dubai, UAE. March 22, 2010.
  • Remittances and Financial Inclusion Conference. The UK Remittances Task Force and the Financial Inclusion Taskforce have been collaborating to consider the risk of financial exclusion amongst migrant groups and the opportunities to use remittance services as a gateway to financial inclusion for this group. This conference was co-sponsored by HM Treasury, the Department for International Development, the UK Remittances Task Force, the Financial Inclusion Taskforce and the Payments Council. London, UK. February 9, 2010.
  • International Conference on Remittances. The Conference represents the output of an intense activity that the World Bank and the G8 have undertaken during the last year in the framework of the G8 Global Remittances Working Group (GRWG). Organized by the WB and MAE. Rome, Italy, November 9, 2009.
  • Global Forum on Remittances 2009. As global attention shifts towards Africa, this year’s Forum addressed the key issues facing the regional remittance markets. Organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Tunis, Tunisia. October 22-23, 2009.
  • Worker's Remittances. Creating New Markets Opportunities. ICBI's second annual conference on Workers' Remittances brought together 40+ leading experts in the field of remittances to address a variety of “hot topics”. Rome, Italy. July 2-3, 2009.
  • Money Transfer Moscow 2009. This one-day conference was the first ever held on remittances in Eastern Europe and the CIS. Delegates from money transfer companies, banks and regulators took part in a one day program that will address the key issues in the remittance world. Organized by IAMTN. Moscow, Russia. June 30, 2009.
  • Policy Dialogue: Harnessing the Development Potentials of Remittances among Overseas Filipinos and Their Families. IOM, through the European Commission-funded Regional Project "Improving Knowledge of Remittance Corridors and Enhancing Development through Inter-Regional Dialogue and Pilot-Projects in Southeast Asia and Europe", convened a two-day policy dialogue. It drew together some 60 participants from among Filipino diaspora groups and migrant communities, government representatives from the Philippines and Italy, civil society organizations, industry groups and development organizations. Rome, Italy. May 19-20, 2009.
  • Forum: Enhancing the Development Directions in the Utilization of Remittances.Organized by IOM, through the European Commission-funded project “Improving Knowledge of Remittance Corridors and Enhancing Development through Inter-Regional Dialogue and Pilot Projects in South-East Asia and Europe”. Manila, Philippines. April 30, 2009.
  • Redefining the Landscape of Payment Systems. The World Bank is intensifying its commitment to promote and disseminate the policy and research debate on these and other topics within the scope of financial infrastructure. For this purpose, the World Bank Group organized the third global conference for payment system specialists. Cape Town, South Africa. April 7-10, 2009.
  • International Research Conference on Remittances. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) invited policymakers, academics and researchers to participate in the International Research Conference on Remittances. The conference was intended to provide a venue for discussing the macroeconomic consequences and policy implications of remittance flows in the Philippines and the rest of Asia. Manila, Philippines. March 30-31, 2009.



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