Annually, there are Major Fintech events in Africa shaping the financial operation in the industry. Progress in the African financial industry would be measured in terms of productivity, impact, return on investment, penetration into the market, increase in market share, and consumer perception.
Progress would also be measured in how much the acquisition of knowledge and skills abound. Knowledge and skill acquisition have a ripple effect on the overall relevance of businesses.
Networking and capacity building as life concepts cannot be overly emphasized in the scheme of moving a business beyond its threshold.
The financial and technological innovations are springing forth beyond the usual expectation and adaptation is key to surviving as things evolve.
One of the crucial ways for a business to thrive and broaden its horizon would be to be up-to-date on industry trends and leverage on what the trends are communicating.
For financial experts and businesses, there are major Fintech events and conferences in 2020 that could be leveraged upon to boost productivity, value and relevance.
Financial and technological Conferences and events like these go a long way to enlighten, expose new industry trends, expand network, increase collaborative efforts, enhance synergy and of course, increase mention for your business.
Some of the major FinTech events would include;
GHANA DIGITAL BANKING SUMMIT
Theme- “Digitization of Banking Sector – en route to a cashless Africa”
The Digital Banking Summit which is slated to hold between 17 – 18 August in Accra Ghana promises to bring forth a C-level platform, concentrating on global trends and disruptions, how market players can ascertain opportunities and respond to the threats. The summit focuses on crucial issues ranging from Fintech Disruption to Financial Inclusion, Blockchain, and Regtech. With Keynotes, Candid Conversations, Fire-Side Chat, Panels, and Focus sessions, the summit intends to touch on the challenges and opportunities within the industry, the content has been curated to educate, inspire and empower leaders to advance their pioneering strategies and integration – effectively cultivating their bottom line.
AFRICA GLOBAL PAYMENT SUMMIT
The event which is to hold in Johannesburg promises to attract outstanding practices from various regions including regulatory issues, as well as the positive benefits to be gleaned from the huge FinTech advances both regionally and internationally. The 2019 edition featured the latest national developments in payments and wallets as well as the larger, cross-border regional platforms that are transforming the African payments landscape.
It also focuses on the cashless initiatives across the region, enabling the unbanked and geographically remote to transact effortlessly.
Africa Fintech Festival
This event is an annual point of convergence of ideas, trends, innovations, key debates on wide ranging issues ranging from reg-tech, consumer protection, disruption of savings, credit, insurance and pension value chains, to borderless operations, non-traditional partnerships, and game-changing business models.
The 2019 edition which held in Uganda was reported to be highly impactful and engaging, featuring representatives from over 25 African nations including regulators, policy makers, Fintechs, investors and banks.
Lagos Fintech Week
Lagos Fintech Week is a week of distinct FinTech events to hold from April 14-17 at the Tech Zone. It promises to deliver exciting discussions, stimulating demos and insightful debates. Whether you’re a start-up, technology company, investor, financial institution, research institute or innovation professional you don’t want to miss out on.
This event inspires the convergence of more than 400 industry leaders from over 25 countries, the event features a great showcase of innovative technologies for African banks – ranging from digital banking platforms to cloud computing; data analytics to artificial intelligence; cyber security to blockchain; and payments to biometrics.