The Africa Fintech Summit will be held for the first time in Lagos, Nigeria, on November 8-9, 2018.The two-day event will feature investor missions from the US, UK, and UAE, an Alpha Expo featuring the most exciting startups and entrepreneurs in Nigeria, a half-day block-chain masterclass, and an awards ceremony.
The event organized by Dedalus Global, brings together ibvestors, policy makers and key stakeholders in the Fintech sector to debate regulatory policies, compare best practices, discuss technologies and transforming finance on the continent. The Chairman of the Summit said ”Lagos is an ideal host city; it’s an epicentre of Africa’s fintech revolution and the driving force behind the continent’s entrepreneurial spirit. The successes of companies such as Paga, Flutterwave, Mines.io, and Paystack have strategically positioned Lagos as the destination of choice for investors.”
Lanre Osibona, Senior Special Assistant to the president in a reaction to the decision to host the Summit in Lagos stated This reflects the progress Nigeria is making in the areas of technology and financial services. The event is very important as it comes at the heels of the Vice President Osinbajo’s trip to Silicon Valley to promote Nigeria’s tech sector. We look forward to collaborating with the organizing committee and to a successful event in Lagos.”
Speakers lined up for the event include Chief Economist of PwC Nigeria, Dr. Andrew S. Nevin; Managing General Partner of EchoVC,Eghosa Omigui; Founder of Flutterwave, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji; and CEO of PayStack,Shola Akinlade, whose company recently raised $8 million Series A funding.
This event comes on the heels of the earlier edition took place in Washington D.C. In April 2018. It featured policymakers, tech and finance professionals, regulators, and investors from across Africa and the US to discuss the future of finance and technology, in the nation.