The fifth Africa Fintech summit (www.AfricaFintechSummit.com) will be organized virtually this year via the Accelevents platform on November 9, 10 and 12, 2020. The summit takes place in the context of the global pandemic COVID-19 which has resulted in an unprecedented need for digital commerce and finance and has positioned Fintech as a key component of the economic recovery.
This year, the summit will welcome more than 1000 participants and more than 60 speakers from 10 different time zones on 6 continents. The theme for each day has been designed to explore the new perspectives we discovered while preparing for the soon to be released report, Africa Fintech: State of the Industry 2020, a 63-page report dedicated to bright minds and innovation. Among the panelists, we find the geniuses who are at the origin of the innovations that have led the industry: Olugbenga Agboola, co-founder and CEO from Flutterwave; Tayo Oviosu, founder and CEO of PAY ; Yemiru Chanyalew, founder and CEO from Amole; Djiba Diallo, Senior Financial Technology Advisor to EcoBank; Coen Jonker, co-founder and CEO of TYME Bank; Iyin Aboyeji, founder and general partner of Future Africa; Viola Llewellyn, co-founder and president of Ovamba; and Ham Serunjogi, co-founder and CEO de ChipperCash.
L’AFTS has established strategic partnerships with the Global Partnership Office (GOP) of the United States Department of State to help bring together thought leaders from across the African continent. This initiative follows the partnership between the GOP and theAFTS, during which an American technical delegation visited ATFSAddis19 last November.
The opening day of the summit will focus on the main regional fintech ecosystems of the continent, with separate sessions dedicated to West, East, North, Central and Southern Africa.
The second day will be devoted to business models based on cutting-edge technologies, and the analysis of how cutting-edge technologies provide a basis for innovation in sectors such as e-commerce, healthcare and the ‘Agriculture. There will also be a session dedicated to pay-as-you-go (PayGo) business models which have seen a significant increase in popularity due to their ability to facilitate access to crucial but often inaccessible services.
“The Business of Fintech” is the title of our third and final day. Here we invite fintech investors, decentralized financial experts and thought leaders from the most successful companies to discuss best practices for tackling common challenges of innovators, including market expansion, capital raising, l ‘supply chain applicability, targeting of the last step and selection of potential fintech partners.
The summit ends with the regional semi-final and the pitch competition for the Start-up World Cup, the winner of which will take part in a stage on a Silicon Valley stage for US $ 1 million.
L’Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS) is the first global initiative dedicated to the African fintech ecosystem. TheAFTS is traditionally held in Washington, DC each year in April during the World Bank and the SFI, and in a different African city every year in November (most recently, Lagos and Addis Ababa).
Backed by an advisory board made up of thought leaders and technology pioneers, theAFTS is a unique space where ideas are explored, investments mobilized, partnerships and collaborations formed across sectors and geographic areas.
This year theAFTS is organized in partnership between the strategic consulting group Dedalus Global from Washington, DC and the consulting firm Ibex Frontier focused on Ethiopia.
# AFTS2020 tickets are on sale online today! General admission tickets are on sale for $ 125 and premium tickets with AI networking capabilities are on sale for $ 225. To learn more and to register, visit our website at www.AfricaFintechSummit.com.
Distributed by APO Group pour Africa Fintech Summit.
Andrew W. Barden
Analyst, Dedalus Global
Responsable communication, Africa Fintech Summit
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