Futuremakers Forum

Day 1: Wednesday, 6 July 2022

9.00 - 14.45 GMT+1 / BST

1. Event Opening

9.00 - 9.15 GMT +1 / BST

Introduction and welcome remarks by Claire Dixon, Group Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing, Standard Chartered Bank. 

2. Fireside Chat

9.15 - 10.00 GMT +1 / BST

Access to finance dialogue with Bill Winters, CBE, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Bank.

Join the fireside chat between young people and Bill Winters to learn the importance of financial inclusion and ways to help young people fully benefit from formal financial systems. 

Intermission: 10.00 - 10.15 GMT +1 / BST

1. Micro Pitches

10.15 - 12.00 GMT +1 / BST

How are young female entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries to achieve their goals?

Join our young female Futuremakers' entrepreneurs as they share their innovations and business insights, and speak to global experts on how online payments and inclusive finance can help you achieve.

2. Mentor Dens' Live

12.00 - 13.30 GMT +1 / BST

How can young people use financial services to help them achieve their goals?

Join our high-energy problem solving session to interact with other participants and global experts; take away practical insights from the live streaming platform. 

3. Panel Session

13.30 - 14.45 GMT +1 / BST

How can young people build their resilience and set themselves up for success through financial health and well-being?

Join our panel of global experts to hear about their life hacks and wisdom; bring your questions to find out how you can improve your financial health and well-being. 

Day 2: Thursday, 7 July 2022

9.45 - 14.30 GMT +1 / BST

1. Welcome

9.45 - 10.00 GMT +1 / BST

Welcome remarks by Business Fights Poverty.

2. Clinic: Making money work for you

10.00 - 11.00 GMT +1 / BST

How can young people better manage their money?

Join our panel of money experts to gain insights into personal and business financial management. From savings to budgeting, young people need to learn about financial planning tools and setting financial goals for their life and business to help them make the right investing decisions.

Intermission: 11.00 - 11.15 GMT +1 / BST

3. Panel Session

11.15 - 12.30 GMT +1 / BST

What are the issues and challenges in access to finance for young people?

Are you one of the 9 out of 10 who has a bank account but doesn’t have enough money to access financial products and services for your business? Or are you part of the 6 in 10 who don’t apply for financial products and services because you don’t think you’d be eligible?

Join our discussion with global experts and decision makers to examine the issues and challenges in access to finance for young people; ask your questions to find out what it takes for financial inclusion to lift participation and unleash the full potential of young people, women and micro businesses.

1. Hackathon: Hack and ideate for solutions

12.45 - 14.00 GMT +1 / BST

What financial product or service would help young people achieve their goals?

Join our team of young Futuremakers participants to ideate and innovate inclusive finance solutions. Put yourself in the driving seat and learn key innovation tools that can improve your life and business - from idea refining to user experience and pitching.

2. Closing Remarks

14.00 - 14.30 GMT +1 / BST

Join the session for a recap of what happened during this year's Futuremakers Forum.