Queen Máxima to attend Fintech for Inclusion Global Summit

Her Majesty Queen Máxima will be attending the Fintech for Inclusion Global Summit 2019 at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague on the morning of Friday 8 February, in her capacity as the UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. The summit is being organised by the Dutch development bank FMO in partnership with the international nonprofit community lender ACCION and investment company Quona Capital. 

Participants will discuss how technology is influencing the world of finance, and how technological applications can help enhance access to safe, affordable financial services, particularly in developing countries. Worldwide, 1.7 billion people still have no access to bank accounts, insurance, loans or pensions (Global Findex 2017). The World Bank believes that this limits people’s economic development. More than 250 Dutch and international bankers will discuss their experiences at plenary sessions, roundtable discussions and workshops. Afterwards, Queen Máxima will speak with several CEOs of fintech organisations. 

Since 2009 Queen Máxima, in her capacity as UN Special Advocate, has been working worldwide to make financial services accessible to all, including low-income groups and SMEs, with a view to increasing their prospects for economic and social development. Since 2011 she has been honorary patron of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI).