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

Time Event
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)
16:45 End