The first Africa Digital Finance Summit is scheduled to take place in South Africa from May 24 to May 26 at the Sandston convention center.
“The Future of Finance in Africa: Our pathway to a new Africa” is the theme of the three-day conference.
The Summit will include a thought-leadership conference with participation from governments, central banks from across Africa, well-known executives from global Fintech operators, start-ups, professionals, and decision-makers from the financial, economic, technology, fintech, and blockchain industries to discuss and chart a course for the future of finance in Africa.
The Summit will feature more than 70 keynote speakers from over 40 nations who are motivated and well-equipped to spark discussions on the future of finance in Africa.
Around 30 companies and more than 2500 registered guests are sponsoring the conference.
This annual summit, which takes place against the backdrop of the African Free Trade Agreement, is driving the discussion about redefining value exchange for Africans and enticing people to use decentralized finance in their enterprises and everyday dealings.
According to H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, “Africa is the last frontier of unlimited promise.” This summit seeks to establish Africa as the continent where creative solutions in digital finance will be discovered and successfully implemented.
Speaking about the importance of Africa is at the forefront of the digital revolution, CEO and MD of Glasshouse PR Ms. Mary Njoki says, “This is a summit for bold, visionary leaders who are willing to disrupt as much as they are willing to create, who know what to give up as much as what they expect to gain. Africa’s rapid adaptation of digital solutions places the continent at the center of the digital finance discussion.”
“The digital space has decentralized so many services that can be accessed from anywhere and this is no different from the financial services. It means that from the comfort of our homes, and with the tap of a button, we can make transactions across the globe. As Africa arises, the continent is rapidly growing as a consumer of the digital economy and it is time to bring the
discussion to the continent,” said Ms. Njoki.
The ADFS will comprehensively address issues affecting financial technology innovations in Africa, policies and legislations that will ensure a long-term conducive environment for the adoption of these technologies, as well as the empowerment of current and future generations, the implementation of blockchain and related technologies across Africa, the future of finance in Africa, and how African governments and the private sector can leverage the convergence of these technologies.