8th Africa Fintech Summit set to discuss innovations

With deepened Fintech penetration in Africa, unique solutions are springing up and accelerating the growth of commerce on the continent.  From 02 – 04 November 2022, Cape Town will host African and global fintech stakeholders at the 8th Africa Fintech Summit to discuss these innovations, and paths to growth, as well as provide substantial collaboration opportunities.

The In-person/Online event is set to hold at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and looks to welcome delegates from Africa, and around the world.

#AFTSCapeTown2022 comes on the back of a successful AFTS edition in Washington, D.C, earlier in the year. The total number of in-person and virtual attendees over the past seven editions of the Africa Fintech Summit now stands at more than 5000, representing $4.5 billion in private equity and venture capital funding.

#AFTSCapeTown2022 promises to deliver an extensive lineup of valuable engagements including plenary sessions, networking opportunities, startup demos and exhibitions, ecosystem tours, and investor missions. Take a look at the expansive agenda and schedule for the Cape Town Edition.

#AFTSCapeTown2022 will examine the impact of the expansion of African fintech companies beyond the continent on the African and global fintech landscape, the increased investor interest in Africa, and the two-way flow of tech talent between Africa and the rest of the world.

The summit will also explore topical issues, including fintech policy and regulation, cross-border payments and remittances, local tech talent, mobile money and interoperability, blockchain and cryptocurrency use cases, corporate venture capital, intra-African trade, and more.

Several big-name stakeholders in technology, fintech, banking, regulation, venture capital, and more will lead the conversations at the summit.

The summit kicks ofs with a keynote from Lyle Horsley, Divisional Head of Fintech Unit, South African Reserve Bank; and is lined up with versatile speakers like; Tosin Eniolorunda, Founder and CEO, Team Apt; Shola Akinlade, Co-Founder and CEO, Paystack; Wiza Jalakasi, VP of Developer Relations, Chipper Cash; James Hardy, Retail Commercial Growth Lead, Flutterwave; Djiba Diallo, Senior Fintech Advisor, Ecobank; Miranda Perumal, Senior Director, Head of Digital Partnerships, Fintech, and Ventures, sub-Saharan Africa, Visa; Andres Perez and Lavina Ramkissoon, Co-Founders, Fintech Association of South Africa; Ghita Erling, CEO, Payments Association of South Africa, Clayton Howard, CEO of Ukheshe, and more. 

“We are very pleased to bring AFTS to South Africa, a world leader in banking & telecom services and one of the top African countries with the most advanced technological ecosystem hubs and sophisticated tech talent. We look forward to welcoming our global delegates and ecosystem players to Cape Town this November. So collaborative partnerships and initiatives are made towards Africanization of global tech,”

commented Zekarias Amsalu Dubale, Co-Founder of AFTS, and the Founder & MD of Ibex Frontier.

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