Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria, will host the second half of the biannual event; the Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS) for the first time in November 8-9, 2018.

The first half of the event was held in Washington, DC in April 19.

The AFTS, presented by Dedalus Global, will gather disruptors, tech and finance professionals, regulators, and investors from around the globe to debate policies, compare best practices, and forge ventures.

According to the Chairman of the AFTS, CEO, Dedalus Global, Leland Rice, “The successes of companies such as Paga, Flutterwave, Mines, and Paystack have strategically positioned Lagos as the destination of choice for investors.”

“The first edition of the Summit in DC was a launchpad for several milestone fintech deals struck among its delegates in the months after the event,” he said.

“We plan to build on these successes in Lagos, with a focus on bringing innovators and policymakers together to move the needle on fintech regulation and bringing founders and investors together to facilitate further capital raises.”

Speakers at the event include Olanrewaju Osibona, Senior Special Advisor to the President of Nigeria on ICT, Kola Aina, CEO and Founder, Ventures Platform, Anna Ekeledo, Executive Director, AfriLabs and Temitope Akin-Fadeyi, Head, Financial Inclusion Secretariat at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The two-day event also include the Alpha Expo; where Nigeria’s best fintech startups will be on display, a half-day blockchain masterclass and investor missions from the US, UK and UAE.

By: ClaraDoku/