Venue
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town, 100 Beach Road, Granger Bay Blvd, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

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Event Date Wed Apr 22 CET - Thu Apr 23 CET (almost 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Apr 22 3:00am - Thu Apr 23 12:00pm
Location Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town
100 Beach Road, Granger Bay Blvd, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Region EMEA
Details

Connecting Africa’s innovators, disruptors and stakeholders to explore the challenges and opportunities in today’s remittance industry.

In recent years, Cape Town has emerged as a significant financial services centre in Africa. Five major South African banks (First National Bank, ABSA, Standard Bank, Nedbank and Capitec) now have offices in the city and a number of renowned investment and financial advisors, such as PwC and Investec, are based there. It’s also one of the four African cities – along with Johannesburg, Nairobi and Lagos – that Findexable recently listed in the top 100 cities worldwide for fintech businesses.

The Africa Summit will welcome many of the country’s financial services and fintech innovators, as well as participants from across Africa and indeed the wider world. The packed two-day agenda will look at the latest developments in payments and wallets in South Africa and the cross-border regional platforms that are currently transforming the wider African payments landscape. We will also drill down into the many cashless initiatives across the region, the latest regulatory updates and the benefits that innovation and fintech collaboration brings to the table.

One hot topic at the Africa Summit will be the continued growth and impact of mobile money, which is revolutionising the remittance experience. Disruptive fintech innovations, such as Safaricom’s M-PESA and other mobile money systems, are helping to boost financial inclusion. Some remittance recipients, for example, may opt to take the cash out from their mobile wallets when they receive the funds, but they also have the ability to stay cashless and use digital money in their transactions. Digital remittances are undoubtedly a big step towards democratising financial services.

Speakers

2020 Speakers

Ade Ayeyemi
Group Chief Executive Officer, Ecobank

Jeremy Leach
Founder and CEO, Inclusivity Solutions

Stone Atwine
Founder and CEO, Eversend

Andy Jury
Group Chief Executive Officer, Mukuru

Antonia Esser
Senior Associate, Cenfri

Albert Maasland
Chief Executive Officer, Crown Agents Bank

Navin Gupta
MD, South Asia & MENA, Ripple

Dare Okoudjou
Founder & CEO, MFS Africa

Settor Amediku
Director and the Head of Payment Systems Department, Bank of Ghana

Eliamringi Leonard Mandari
UNCDF

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors

• MFS Africa
• UNCDF
• African Institute for Remittances
• IAMTN

MEDIA PARTNERS:
• MSBA
• Electronic Money
• Abracam
• AML Services
• FERG