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The Global Forum on Remittances 20-23 May 2013

UN Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

The 2013 Global Forum (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. It will bring together experts, practitioners and stakeholders from throughout the region, representing leading companies, regulatory authorities and civil society groups.

Why you should come

The GFR will showcase the tremendous dynamism and innovation of the Asian remittance marketplace, worth over US$ 200 billion, and offers a unique opportunity to network with key players, both within and across sectors. It will allow participants to partner with international stakeholders involved in fostering an enabling environment to promote and enhance the strategic potential of remittances in the Asia-Pacific region. The three-day event will include a series of round-table discussions and working groups devoted to the in-depth exchange of knowledge, best practices, business models and latest innovations, stimulating debate on today’s market realities and tomorrow’s opportunities.


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