Manila – The Asian Bankers Association invites banks to participate in the Microfinance Appreciation Course to be jointly hosted by the ABA with the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) and its microfinance arm, Rizal Microbank on June 10-11, 2019 in Makati City, Philippines.
The Microfinance Appreciation Course is being conducted as part of the ABA’s Short-term Visiting Program. The primary aim of the Short-Term Visiting Program is to provide member banks the opportunity to study and undergo training on specific aspects of the operations and facilities of the host banks. The idea is to enable the visitors to: (i) enhance and upgrade their technical skills and knowledge in specific areas of banking operations in the distinct and peculiar social, economic and business environment of the host country, and (ii) gain first-hand knowledge of the operations, systems and work procedures of the host bank’s various line departments covered by the program.
The Microfinance Appreciation Courses hopes to provide ABA member banks, particularly those who are interested to engage in microfinance as a business initiative, the opportunity to learn from the experience, best practices, and expertise of RCBC and its microfinance arm RIZAL Microbank. An introduction in PDF format about the program is available HERE.
The participants and the RCBC experts can exchange views and share knowledge on microfinance as one business activity that ABA members can engage in, in order to sustain and grow their banking operations.
The course syllabus is in process and will be available soon.
NO PARTICIPATION FEE
We wish to inform you that there is NO participation fee for ABA members attending attending the program. Non-members will be charged a fee of US$200.
Participants shall cover their airfare and hotel accommodation.
PROPOSED VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION
The workshop will be held at the RCBC headquarters. ABA will be sending information on the hotel/s where participants may stay as recommended by RCBC.
In the meantime, we encourage your bank to take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the experience of RCBC and RIZAL Microbank. Please download the CONFIRMATION FORM and return it to ABA through our Fax No. (886 2) 2760-7569, or firstname.lastname@example.org, if possible before April 30, 2019. Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to let us know.