BFC Photos & Videos

May 2014: Workshops in Istanbul

Video overview of One-day Workshop in Istanbul “UPGRADE YOUR BUSINESS”.
Creating healthy lifestyles within the office. Innovative approaches to business; Planning and self-organization; Work and sport; Green smoothies and “life” muesli on your work desk; Intangible motivation; Rawvolution in business.

Marina Kortenbusch, PhD, BFC Founding Partner, presented “BFC Favourite Business Recipes for 2015” at The 17th MFC Annual Conference in Istanbul in May 2014.

Three years of BFC Due Diligence Project

Since August 2009, BFC has been conducting due diligence studies for ADB’s Trade Finance Facilitation Programme. The assignment currently involves the services of 8 financial experts of BFC’s due diligence team. (more…)

BFC’s Get Together 2013: “Ideas Shaping our Future”

Bringing together over 40 team members, from 12 countries, the January 2013 BFC Get Together, in Chisinau, Moldova, proved to be a fantastic opportunity for exchange and learning. A week filled with engaging presentations and discussions regarding key BFC products and projects culminated in the BFC Team Strategy Day, during which speeches and interactive workshops preceded a celebration of the entire BFC team’s achievements at an awards ceremony and wine-tasting session at Milestii Mici cellar. The week was both inspirational and enjoyable for all! (more…)

Accessible Finance for All and for Everyone

Marina Kortenbusch, Managing Partner of Business & Finance Consulting, presented five such ways — thinking, speaking, acting and presenting ourselves positively, in addition to organising ourselves well.
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UNIGLOBAL’s 2nd Annual Central Asian Microfinance Forum

Michael Kortenbusch, BFC Managing Director, delivered an inspiring speech on the “Why” and “How” in successfully dealing with challenges in agricultural finance.
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MFI Forum Vienna 2012

Two sessions conducted by Michael Kortenbusch: “Case Study of a Leading Russian Bank and Centralised Lending” and “Strategic Planning—Example of a Workshop”
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Microfinance Centre’s 15th annual conference

BFC Managing Partner Marina Kortenbusch, PhD, was invited to present a workshop on building a strong staff culture for the Microfinance Centre’s 15th annual conference, held in the Caucasus region.

Dr. Kortenbusch shared practical experience with microfinance practitioners, researchers, donors, investors, policy makers and private sector representatives on how to develop and maintain strong teams in their organizations. “We believe that strong teams make the difference for a company,” says Dr. Kortenbusch. Her workshop presented interactive tools which can guide MFIs in encouraging staff members to identify with their jobs and embody an organization’s social values in their lives.

More than 450 people attended the conference in Tbilisi, Georgia, which took place on May 29–30, 2012. It was the 15th annual conference for the Microfinance Centre but the first in the Caucasus, which is one of the regions where BFC is a leading specialist in finance consulting. The goal for this year’s conference was to take a critical look at the microfinance industry, its impact and the key choices the sector faces in the Caucasus region.