The 8th edition of the Local Currency Lab will be held in Paris, France. The purpose of the LCY Lab is to bring together staff from various development finance institutions and impact investors that deal with local currency issues at an operational and/or strategic level and, ultimately, to promote, facilitate and optimize the use of (innovative) local currency products.
We will kick off on Wednesday evening 9 October 2019 with a social event. The main event will follow on 10 October and will be hosted by Proparco in its Paris headquarters. Please find the draft program below.
Wednesday 9 October 2019
|18:00||Seine river cruise, standing buffet & networking|
Thursday 10 October 2019
|Time||Topic||Presented / moderated by|
|8:30||Welcome by our host & introduction of the day||Proparco (Djalal Khimdjee) & TCX (Per van Swaay)|
|8:50||Market state of affairs and outlook: what happened so far this year and what to expect going forward?||TCX (Bert van Lier)|
|9:20||Review of local currency innovations in 2019||TCX (Jérôme Pirouz)|
|10:00||Coffee break & networking|
|10:45||‘Treasury: trends and challenges in delivering local currency’, introduction to this lunch theme & panel discussion||TCX (Per van Swaay, mod.), AFD (Thibaut Makarovski & Ismael Haddou), FMO (Pim Arends), IFC (Gulnara Yunusova)|
|12:00||Thematic lunch & networking|
|13:30||Blended finance and local currency: latest initiatives and examples||Convergence (Chris Clubb, mod.), EIB (Markus Schulte), EC DEVCO/NEAR (Kostas Moutsioulis), Proparco (Cécile Hanna), TCX (Harald Hirschhofer)|
|14:45||‘The impact of LCY investing on MIV fund performance’||Florentine Arend & TCX (Jonas Luini)|
|15:15||Local currency bonds: onshore vs. offshore||TCX (Othman Boukrami, mod.), FMO (Pim Arends), IFC (Maria Giduskova), TCX (Bert van Lier)|