57 Countries
12 Deals to Date
21 Sessions and workshops
$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/IFC and every November in a different African city.

9th Africa Fintech Summit

Washington, DC | April 12, 2023 | Learn More

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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 State of the Industry: Africa Fintech Report

This year’s annual report, produced by the AFTS team in partnership between Dedalus Global and Ibex Frontier, features continental and regional analysis, featured articles from top industry stakeholders, curated Startups to Watch list, and much more! Download the report HERE.

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

Previous AFTS Speakers

Jack Dorsey
Co-Founder & CEO,
Block (prev. Square)
Hon. Cina Lawson
Togolese Minister of Digital Economy & Transformation
Shola Akinlade
Co-Founder & CEO,
Lyle Horsley
Head of Fintech Unit, Reserve Bank of South Africa & Chairperson, Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group
Jim Ovia
Founder & CEO,
Zenith Bank
Olugbenga “GB” Agboola
Co-Founder & CEO,
Akshay Grover
Group CEO,
Mike Ogbalu III
CEO, Pan-African Payments Settlement System (PAPSS)
Dr. Rasha Negm
Head of Fintech & Innovation,
Central Bank of Egypt
Admassu Tadesse
President & Chief Executive,
Trade & Development Bank (TBD)
Mukwandi Chibesakunda
Zanaco Bank
Coenraad “Coen” Jonker
Co-Founder & CEO,
Lavina Ramkissoon
Chairwoman, Fintech Association of South Africa
Hossam Abou Moussa
APIS Partners
Dr. Tomisin Fashina
Group Executive – Operations & Technology,
Ashraf Sabry
Founder & CEO,
Deniece Laurent-Mantey
Director for Africa,
White House National Security Council
Miguel Azevedo
Head of Investment Banking – Middle East & Africa,
Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin
Chief Innovation Officer,
UNDP Africa
Michael Siebel
Y Combinator
Chike Ukaegbu
Head of Crypto Strategy EM,
Odunayo Eweniyi
Co-Founder & COO,
Ray Youssef
Founder & CEO,
Tosin Eniolorunda
Co-Founder & CEO,
Wiza Jalakasi
VP of Merchant Business,
Chipper Cash
Gbenga Ajeyi
QED Investors
Sekai Ndemanga
Fintech Venture Capital & Startup Business Development, AWS

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. 

Thought Leadership

AFTS is the leading source for information and analysis exploring the African fintech industry – white papers, annual reports, weekly newsletter, podcast, and much more!

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