The 10th edition of the Africa Fintech Summit is delighted to announce its upcoming hosting in Lusaka, Zambia on November 2-3, 2023. This esteemed summit aims to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, regulators, and various stakeholders from across the African continent and the world. Together, they will explore, debate, and shape the future of the financial technology industry.
Following the successful 9th Africa Fintech Summit, held in Washington DC this past April, where the US government’s Prosper Africa initiative launched the ‘Tech for Trade Alliance’ in collaboration with several US-Africa partners, focusing on supporting cross-border trade and fostering e-commerce innovation in Africa.
Established in 2017, the Africa Fintech Summit has grown to become the leading bi-annual event for Africa’s fintech industry. The summit has been hosted in various cities across the continent, including Lagos, Addis Ababa, Cairo, and Cape Town, attracting thousands of participants from over a hundred countries worldwide.
The November summit will feature Africa’s largest annual financial technology exhibition, featuring keynote addresses, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and an extensive range of industry topics.
These topics will encompass digital payments innovation, blockchain applications, lending for individuals and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), commodity supply chain advancements, and fintech regulation.
The Africa Fintech Summit stands as a focal point for innovation, collaboration, and advancement in the fintech sector, bringing together key players and driving positive change within Africa’s financial technology landscape
Zambia – The Best Location For The Africa Fintech Summit
The African Fintech Summit is excited to choose Zambia as its host country. With a flourishing fintech ecosystem and its strategic position in relation to key industries and economic communities like COMESA, Zambia offers an ideal location for the summit.
A 2022 report jointly published by the Ministry of Technology & Science and the UNCDF highlights Zambia’s impressive mobile money penetration, which increased from 53.3% in 2015 to 69.4% in 2020. However, there are still ample opportunities for growth and innovation in Zambia’s financial services, connectivity, commerce, and digital infrastructure sectors.
“We are thrilled to bring the 10th Africa Fintech Summit to Lusaka, Zambia. Zambia hosts substantial potential for the fintech industry and will continue to play an increasingly crucial role in an array of sectors across the global economy,” said Zekarias Amsalu, Co-Founder of the Africa Fintech Summit.
The AFS has garnered significant support from essential industry stakeholders, such as Flutterwave, Pan-African Payments Settlement System (PAPSS), FonBnk, Payments Association of Zambia, Founders Factory Africa, Startupbootcamp AfriTech, and more partners yet to be revealed.
Stay tuned in the upcoming months for further announcements! To learn more about the AFS and secure an early-bird pass, please visit our website at www.africafintechsummit.com. Take advantage of this opportunity now!
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