Africa’s principal financial technology event christened the Africa Fintech Summit, will be held for the first time in Lagos, Nigeria, from November 8th to November 9th 2018.
Organized by Dedalus Global, the Summit gathers trendsetters, financiers, policy makers and other key stakeholders in the Fintech sector to discuss technologies transforming finance on the continent, governing policies, compare best practices, and create new projects.
On the decision to bring the Summit to Lagos, Leland Rice, the Chairman of the Summit, said “Lagos is an ideal host city; it’s the epicenter 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.”
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Technology, Lanre Osibona, also said, “This reflects the progress Nigeria is making in the areas of technology and financial services.”
The event according to him, 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,” he noted.
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 blockchain masterclass, and an awards ceremony.
Speakers lined up for the event include Chief Economist of PwC Nigeria, Dr. Andrew S. Nevin (Managing General Partner – EchoVC), Eghosa Omoigui (CEO – Diamond Bank), Uzoma Dozie (Founder – Flutterwave), Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, and Shola Akinlade (CEO – PayStack).