38 Countries
12 Deals to Date
21 Sessions and workshops
$4.5b In Capital Represented

Supported by an advisory board of thought leaders and fintech pioneers, the AFTS is a unique space where ideas are explored, investments mobilized, and collaborations formed across sectors and geographies.

Twice a year, we bring the issues, entrepreneurs, and opportunities revolutionizing finance in Africa to the world’s stage. The AFTS takes place in Washington, D.C., every April during the spring meetings of the World Bank Group and every November in a different African city. We are excited to be hosting the 8th edition of AFTS in Cape Town, South Africa on November 3-4, 2022.

Why South Africa?

South Africa has created a unique environment for startups and fintechs in particular. Beyond Cape Town’s natural beauty, it is also the home of several prominent players in the continental fintech ecosystem. After hosting summits in Lagos, Addis Ababa, and Cairo, Cape Town was a natural choice when deciding the host of this November’s edition of the AFTS.  

Experience AFTS

AFTS is not your standard, cut-and-dry technology conference, AFTS is a vibrant community of fintech entrepreneurs, investors, regulators, and everyone in between working together to solve the largest financial issues of our time.

Each iteration of the AFTS brings about new topics of conversation and new corporate partnerships. What makes AFTS special is that we are not panel or exhibition focused, our focus in enacting change and fostering the one-on-one connections that change industry and build a better tomorrow.

2022 AlphaExpo

Each November, the AFTS hosts the renowned AlphaExpo, a 3-day intensive bootcamp for early-stage startups on the sidelines of the Africa Fintech Summit. Selected startups have the opportunity to attend, exhibit, and pitch on stage at AFTS in addition to participating in catered workshops hosted by AFTS partners.

AFTS brings the issues, trends, and ideas revolutionizing the continental fintech ecosystem

Previous AFTS Speakers

Program Highlights

Panel Discussions

The bread and butter of AFTS is the willingness and speakers to tackle the biggest challenges and discuss the leading trends making a splash in the African financial technology sector. 

Workshops & Demos

AFTS features a range of outcome-driven sideline events, from seminars to partnership signings to new product demonstrations.


AFTS is hosting a 3-day micro-accelerator during the summit to give early-stage startups the opportunity to meet with, learn from, and pitch to various stakeholders across the continental fintech ecosystem.


Startups, industry leaders, banks, and VC’s alike travel each year to the Africa Fintech Summit for the ability to exhibit and network with the movers and shakers in a forum that is both intimate and innovative. 

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