Why Washington, DC?
Washington, D.C. is the home of the Spring Meetings of the IFC/World Bank. Central bankers, Heads of State, NGO’s, and innovators flock to Washington, D.C. for the Spring Meetings. At AFTS, we are in the business of building bridges – connecting the African diaspora, international investors, governments, and companies plays a big role in what we do. AFTS has been hosted in Washington, D.C. since 2018 and has had an instrumental influence on North American capital flowing into the African fintech industry.
How do I attend AFTSDC2023?
You can register as a delegate for AFTSDC2023 on our website. Early-bird prices are available now through March 17, 2023. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email which will allow you to Modify your registration. Approximately 2 weeks prior to AFTSDC2023, you will gain access to the Africa Fintech Summit event app where you can begin organizing meetings, planning your day, meeting other delegates, etc.
Which companies are Sponsors and Partners of AFTSDC2023?
AFTS is the longest-running, fintech-specific conference in Africa. Over the years, the Africa’s once-nascent fintech industry has blossomed into a community of over 1,000 startups, hundreds of investors and accelerator/incubators, and many other key stakeholders. We are proud to have Sponsors and Partners from across the globe to further support our vision to be a catalyst by “enabling investments, informing smarter regulations, and fostering greater collaboration.”
What is the agenda for AFTSDC2023?
AFTSDC2023 will explore all the trends, nuances, and issues impacting Africa’s financial technology industry, with insights and conversations coming from the innovators, regulators, investors, and enablers themselves. On April 14th, you can expect 12 panel conversations, 2 keynote addresses, Annual Excellence in Fintech awards ceremony, networking happy hour, New Venture Competition, catered lunch, and much more!
What is the difference between the Delegate Pass and the VIP Delegate Pass?
VIP delegates have the unique opportunity to attend the VIP Dinner the night before the summit – Thursday, April 13th, 2023. The VIP Dinner is a an invite-only dinner for regulators, sponsors, partners, speakers, and VIP delegates to network in a smaller crowd of only our highest-profile delegates.
Does AFTS sell my personal data?
No, the AFTS has not, does not, and will not sell your personal data or contact information to partners, sponsors, governments, or any other 3rd party entities. It is important to our team that your data and contact information is safe.
Who should I speak to if my company is interested in Sponsoring/Exhibiting at AFTSDC2023?
AFTS has a global team based across 3 continents and in several major cities including Nairobi, Lagos, Washington, DC, London, Los Angeles, Addis Ababa, Lusaka, and several others. If you are interested in sponsoring, you can reach out to our team on the Contact Us page or reach out directly to firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will be sure to reply to your inquiry and guide you through the entire process.
What is the New Venture Competition at AFTSDC2023?
The New Venture Competition is an annual pitching event organized at each April AFTS summit. The competition enables 5 early-stage fintechs the opportunity to pitch their company at the conclusion of the day on April 14th, prior to the Post-Summit Happy Hour. The selected startups are hand-selected by the AFTS Advisory Board and undergo a general due diligence process, ensuring that delegates have the opportunity to hear from some of the rising stars within the industry.
Does AFTS issue Visa Invitation Letters for delegates still needing to apply for a Visa to the United States?
Yes, as part of the registration process, delegates can request a Visa Invitation Letter to accompany their application for a US Visa. The process for obtaining a US Visa is linked here. The AFTS does not guarantee that you will receive a visa in time to attend the summit – in the case that you do not receive a visa, please see our Refund Policy highlighted below or you can modify your registration for a Virtual Delegate Pass.
Does AFTS have a Refund Policy?
Yes, the AFTS has a policy for delegate refunds in the case that a delegate is no longer able to attend. Delegates who request a refund via their Confirmation Email by April 6, 2023, are entitled to a 100% refund. Delegates who request a refund via their Confirmation Email by April 11, 2023, are entitled to a 50% refund. Delegates who request a refund via Confirmation Email after April 11th, 2023 are not entitled to a refund.
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