2016 GBA Summit Registration Now Open

Wednesday 24th August 2016


Registration is now open for the 2016 Annual Summit of the Global Banking Alliance for Women, to be held October 18 to 20 and hosted by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. We encourage members to register as soon as possible and make travel arrangements, as there are a limited number of rooms available at a special rate for the event.

The agenda for the 2016 Summit has been built around the theme “Boosting Business, Powering Growth: Business models to bank the female economy.” Best Practice sessions featuring interactive hands-on workshops led by key subject matter specialists will focus on:

  • Digital banking that enhances the value proposition for women
  • Embedding the Women’s Market program in the bank — from ambassadors and champions to sales force training
  • Models to maximize cost effectiveness of the non-financial services value proposition for women: information, education, networking and recognition
  • Fast tracking diversity and inclusion at the bank to support your Women’s Market program
  • Building an insurance offer to add value for women

In addition to engaging best practice panels and networking opportunities, the 2016 event will kick off with a Master Class on the business case for banks to serve the Women’s Market using case examples from four expert GBA members — Westpac, Australia; Banco BHD León, Dominican Republic; and BLC Bank, Lebanon — and will feature a special forum on the roles key stakeholders in the public and private sectors can play to enable the growth of women-owned businesses.

GBA members have been sent the link to the Summit registration site and their access codes. Members who have not received a code should check with their institution’s GBA liaisons to request it. If you are not a member but are interested in attending the 2016 Summit, please write to with a brief description of your interest in attending the event.