GPFI Forum Highlights Digital Financial Services

The GPFI Forum is an annual high-level event which aims to engage a select group of leading private sector innovators, global policy makers, and thinkers to discuss and influence critical aspects of the G20 financial inclusion agenda. This theme for this year’s Forum which took place on 1 September 2014 in Perth, Australia, was “Digital Financial Services: A catalyst for advancing financial access, empowering women and economic growth.” 
 
The Forum included two panels which discussed the opportunities, the challenges of digitization and how progress is being made individually and through partnerships of governments, consumers and the private sector. These panels were followed by deeper discussions on specific issues – regulation, private sector engagement, consumer engagement and innovation. GPFI Subgroups are considering the recommendations made by Forum participants and are identifying specific actions which they can take forward.
 
Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the Honorary Patron of the GPFI, delivered the following video address at the Forum in Perth.