South Africa is set to host the third inaugural Africa Digital Finance Summit from 24th to 26th May, 2023. The event is expected to feature speakers in the digital and finance spectrum from across the globe. The three-day event is themed: “The Future of Finance in Africa: Our pathway to a new Africa.”
The summit is expected to incorporate a thought-leadership conference featuring governments central banks across Africa, prominent executives representing global Fintech operators, start-ups, professionals and decision makers across the world in the financial, economic, technology, fintech and block chain industry to deliberate and forge a pathway towards the future of finance in Africa.
Coming at the backdrop of the Free Trade Agreement in Africa, this annual summit is spearheading the conversation of re-defining value exchange for Africans and encouraging them to leverage on decentralized Finance in their businesses and everyday transactions. The retired Kenyan President has spoken about this event saying that the summit aims to position Africa as the continent that innovative solutions in digital finance will be found and implemented successfully.
Speaking about the importance of Africa being at the fore front in the digital revolution, CEO and MD of Glasshouse PR Ms. Mary Njoki said that the summit is for bold and 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,” Njoki noted.
The ADFS will comprehensively address issues affecting financial technologies innovations in Africa, policies and legislations that will guarantee a sustainable conducive environment for the uptake of these technologies as well as the empowerment of current and successive generations, implementation of blockchain and related technologies across Africa, the future of Finance in Africa as well as how African governments and private sector can leverage on the convergence of various transformational technologies in order to positively chart the trajectory of the socio-economic growth on the African continent.