The 7th edition of the Africa Fintech Summit will begin on April 21 in Washington, D.C.
The hybrid event will bring together in-person and virtual attendees and represents a coming together of representatives of fintech companies, founders, investors, stakeholders and venture capital and private equity.
The conference focuses on supporting the African Fintech environment, knowledge sharing and forming connections between stakeholders and investors.
The event will take place at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Centre 2022 and will focus on the theme of “The Africanization of Global Fintech”. The concept focuses on the following points:
- The legitimization of African fintech as a global asset class
- The expansion of African fintech beyond the continent
- The “Africanization” of the sector through an increased focus on homegrown tech talent and locally-sourced funding
Sessions will include:
- 12 live discussion panels and roundtables exploring Africa’s Technological Inflection Point, Diaspora Banking and Remittance, VC Trends across Africa, Digital Banking, Web 3, Cryptocurrency, Fintech Regulatory Best Practices and more.
- A catered networking lunch
- A startup exhibition
- The 2022 AFTS Awards
Speakers will include: Mike Ogbalu, CEO, Pan-African Payment and Settlement System (PAPPS), Djiba Diallo, Senior Fintech Advisor, Ecobank, Tosin Eniolorunda, CEO TeamApt, Ray Youssef, CEO and Co-Founder, Paxful, Odunayo Eweniyi, Co-Founder & COO, Piggyvest, Ham Serunjogi, CEO, Chipper Cash, Zach Bijesse, Co-Founder & CEO, Payhippo, Chris Maurice, CEO, Yellow Card, Chike Ukaegbu, Head of Crypto Strategy in Emerging Markets at Visa, and more.
The Africa Fintech Summit is a global knowledge-sharing platform that connects innovators, regulators, entrepreneurs and facilitates conversations and partnerships that help them explore financial technology solutions to improve African individuals, economies and societies. Twice a year, the summit holds in Washington D.C. and a selected African country and sees stakeholders from around the world assemble to chart a progressive course for fintech in Africa by mobilizing investments, hashing out enabling policies, and sharing growth strategies.