CashlessAfrica Expo 2017 event as part of the MobileMoneyAfrica conference series has been announced to hold in March 2017 in Lagos by the event organizers.
According to a press release by the Event Director, West Ekhator, the CashlessAfrica conference, which is a platform for financial services supply side actors to share their innovation, will hold beginning 22 March 2017 with the theme: “the future of finance”.
Ekhator said, “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”.
Ekhator said that this series of the event represents a unique opportunity for the industry players to “rethink their current models and gain valuable market insight of the African digital financial services market.”
According to the release, 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,” a statement read on the release.
The conference which will round off 23 March will hold at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Nigeria with the industry key thought leaders converging from more than 40 countries to address the theme.
According to the release, speakers already signed up for the event are from Helix institute, Pwc Nigeria, Oradian, Millicom, Voguepay, Barclays Bank, Musoni, Wallettec, Konga, Redcloud, TransferTo, Chamsmobile, ConnectAfrica, Hormuud Telecoms, Impala pay and M-paya.