Africa’s FinTech Leaders to Converge in Lagos over Future of Finance

Lagos the commercial capital of Nigeria is set to host a convergence of Finance and Technology industry leaders from over 40 African countries for the 2017 CashlessAfrica Expo, to deliberate on “The future of finance” at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, March 22 – 23, 2017.

The CashlessAfrica conference is a platform for financial services supply side actors to share their innovation, rethink their current models and gain valuable market insight of the African digital financial services market.

Digital disruption is shifting the balance stay of power in financial services and influencing the way, millions of people bank their money, make payments, remittances and more, in a continent where mobile phone penetration exceed bank accounts and bank cards ownership, combined.

Africa’s highly regulated financial industry now needs to adapt itself to the on-going disruptions in the Fintech space and the increasing demands of young and energetic customers which represent a significant percentage of the continent’s population.

The conference agenda, keynote and interactive sessions will focus on carefully selected topics such as:

· The digital bank and evolution in a Competitive market;

· The Future of banking, money and payments in Africa;

· Disruptive technologies and their impact on Financial Services in Africa;

· Balancing regulation against innovation;

· Remittances in the digital age;

· Fintechs and Banks: Collaboration or Competition;

· Protecting the customer in a digitalized economy.

New for 2017, the expo will host a Hackathon session which will drive collaboration to co-create solutions to compelling financial services challenges across Africa and the CashlessAfrica champion awards, given to organizations that have made a significant contribution to the digital financial services industry in Africa.

Speakers already signed up from Helix institute, Pwc Nigeria, Oradian, Millicom, Voguepay, Barclays Bank, Musoni, Wallettec, Konga, Redcloud, TransferTo, Chamsmobile, ConnectAfrica, Hormuud Telecoms, Impala pay and M-paya.

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