Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Guillaume Gives a Speech

Together with his usual companion in crime Luxembourg's Minister for Economy and Foreign Trade Jeannot Krecké, The Hereditary Grand Duke attended the ALFI Global Distribution Conference in Association with NICSA & HKIFA today. Both gentlemen gave speeches at the opening of the two day conference but we'll focus solely on what our dear Guillaume said.

During his speech about Microfinance, Guillaume asked the participating market players for long-lasting investments and investments in the field of microfinance stating, "Poverty is not a serious issue in Luxembourg and the EU, but unemployment has been rising since 2008 and young people are the first victims. Our youth is in dire need of job creation. So microfinance might be solution even within our borders." (taken from ALFI Events - Microfinance for Europe)

More information about the conference can be found on the ALFI conferences blog (in English) and on paperJam.lu (in French). Photos of the event taken by Luc Deflorenne are now available on paperJam.lu and in the blog post about Guillaume's speech.

Sources: ALFI Events, paperJam.lu

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