100 Days till #AFTSLusaka – Hon. Minister Felix Mutati to give Keynote Address

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Join us at #AFTSLusaka and hear from Felix Mutati, Minister of Technology and Science of Zambia, as he shares his insights on the future of technology in Zambia and beyond. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of Zambia’s long-standing leaders.

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Africa Fintech Summit to Celebrate 10th Edition in Lusaka, Zambia this November

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The Africa Fintech Summit is pleased to announce that its 10th edition will be hosted in Lusaka, Zambia on November 2-3, 2023. The summit will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, regulators, and other stakeholders to explore, debate, and pave the future of the fintech industry across the African continent and the globe.

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The Confluence of Fintech, Web3, and the Metaverse

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Where is Africa in the age of Web3 and the Metaverse and how is the fintech ecosystem playing its role? This fireside chat is a discussion between subject matter experts providing one of a kind insight into the confluence of fintech, Web3, and the Metaverse.

Panelists: Chike Ukaegbu – Head of Crypto for Emerging Markets, Visa, and Ronit Ghose – Future of Finance Thought Leader, Citi Global Insights

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The Africanization of Global Fintech

Posted in DC 2022

Recent months have seen trends including, the legitimization of African fintech as a global asset class, the expansion of African fintech beyond the shores of the continent, and the ‘Africanization’ of the sector itself through an increased focus on homegrown tech talent and locally available funding mechanisms. This headline panel brings together Africa’s leading fintech founders and leaders to the table to discuss how the industry is contributing to ‘the Africanization of Global Fintech.’

Panelists: Omosalewa “O” Adeyemi – Global Head of Partnerships and Expansion, Flutterwave, Akshay Grover – Group CEO, Cellulant, Emeka Ibe – Vice President, TeamApt

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Investing in Web3 and the Metaverse Ecosystem

Posted in DC 2022

As web3 startups start to change the landscape of the creator economy, the investing world is adapting accordingly and investments are flowing to the sector. What are the reasons behind VCs pouring capital into Web3 & the Metaverse ecosystem and doing so in Africa? This panel brings out insights from ecosystem builders and investors in the space.

Panelists: Gabby Cazeau – Principal, Harlem Capital, and Jason Eisen – Founder and CEO, UTU

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Embedded Everything

Posted in DC 2022

Financial services are, once again, being reimagined, this time to meet end-users at the point of need as the scope of “fintech” has greatly expanded beyond simply mobile money and digital payments. The #AFTSDC2022 “Embedded Everything” panel session had subject matter experts explore the mechanics and merits of embedding financial services within traditionally non-financial products or services from Africa’s point of view.

Panelists: Harry Croydon – CEO, Micro Insurance Company, Fehintolu Olaogun – CEO, Credpal, and Milkah Wachiuri – Chief Growth Officer, Cellulant.

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Fintech Driving ESG Initiatives Across Africa

Posted in DC 2022

From the ‘net zero banking alliance’ for zero carbon footprint by 2050 to climate finance to green bond initiatives, ESG has taken a central place in the financial sector. How can fintech device future-proof ESG-fostering operations and investors quantify & measure ESG in the African context for purposeful investment? This panel brings Impact and ESG experts and investors to explore global and continental experiences.

Panelists: Kennedy Ekezie-Joseph – Co-founder and CEO, Kippa; Kunle Apampa – Director, Capricorn Investment Group; Aaron Fu, Head of Growth, Catalyst Fund, and Orla Enright, Group Executive Officer, The Green Exchange.

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