Washington DC will host the 9th edition of the Africa Fintech Summit on April 14th, 2023 on the side lines of the 2023 World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings.

What’s Happening at AFTSDC2023?

VIP Dinner

The night of April 13th unofficially opens AFTSDC2023 with an exclusive dinner for our VIP delegates, speakers, sponsors, regulators, and partners. (If you are interested in attending – be sure to purchase a VIP Delegate Pass during registration)

Startup Exhibition

Featuring the unicorns and startups making a splash of impact, innovation, and inclusion across the African continent – the exhibition at this year’s AFTSDC2023 is the perfect place for delegates and startups alike to drive lead generation, connect with potential investors, and form partnerships.

Networking Breakfast & Coffee Breaks

Arrive to the summit early for our Networking Breakfast to connect with our exhibitors and other attendees. If you can’t make breakfast, two coffee breaks are planned on April 14th, giving everyone ample time to network and meet new friends.

Insight-Driven Panel Discussions

Panels place innovators, regulators, investors, and enablers together to focus on leading issues impacting Africa and the diaspora. Industry insight coming directly from the changemakers themselves.

Headlining Keynote & Fireside Chat

AFTSDC2023 officially opens with a high-level keynote from a regulator playing an active role in the African fintech industry. Fireside chats feature some of the biggest entrepreneurs and investors in the continental ecosystem.

Annual Excellence in Fintech Awards Ceremony

On April 13th, the AFTS team will be announcing the 2023 winners of the Excellence in Fintech awards. This ceremony rewards extraordinary fintech startups and industry stakeholders for their impact, technology, and vision. (Nominate your favorite fintechs.)

New Venture Competition

To conclude AFTSDC2023 on April 14th, we will feature a pitch competition giving 5 African fintech-related startups the opportunity to pitch a panel of investors and the chance to win the top prize.

Post-Summit Happy Hour

Stick around after the summit for the Happy Hour where you can relax and network over a glass of wine or pint of beer. The happy hour will feature some live music and is open to all delegates from the summit.