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12Days 18Hours 28Minutes 20Seconds
500 + Pre-Qualified In-Person Delegates
1000 + Pre-Qualified Virtual Delegates
200 + Top organisations
40 + Sponsors & Exhibitors

The fintech behemoths are eyeing Africa’s massive digitally savvy young population to be their key driver for growth. Over 50% of Africa’s population that’s unbanked (World Bank Data) is further providing an edge to fintech. Rampant smartphone and internet penetration couldn’t have come at a better time and it’s projected that Africa will house 1 billion SIM connections by 2025. Further, for becoming future-ready, 80% of African banks are seeing the fintech organizations as potential partners.

To provide a common platform for the burgeoning African FSI community, Tradepass is hosting the 9th edition World Financial Innovation Series (WFIS) at The Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya on 19 – 20 July 2022. The summit will attract 1500+ technology and business heads (in-person & virtual) from 200+ leading Banks, Insurance & Micro-Finance institutions across Africa.

WHY AFRICA

With Africans favoring digital financial services, the continent’s fintech industry is soaring on cloud-nine. Smartphone addiction and deep internet penetration are enabling the technology providers to establish financial inclusion in Africa. The boom in mobile telecoms is going to power over a billion SIM connections by 2025 that will further drive fintech’s growth. It’s no surprise that the situation is fostering an environment for partnerships or probable M&As between the major banks and the technology providers.

Considering the pressing need of the hour, 48% of the African banks are transitioning towards becoming digital-first. Without a shadow of doubt, it’s quite evident that digital banking and fintech services are surely establishing financial inclusion in Africa thereby providing the region’s massive underprivileged and unbanked population an equal opportunity with wealth management.

450 million

africans with bank account by 2022

38 million

active internet users in South Africa

$300 billion

worth of mobile money transactions

576

active fintech startups in Africa

SUMMIT HAPPENINGS

CONFERENCE

CONFERENCE

Presenting the top inspiring names from the industry at the main stage to share crucial intelligence on the most pressing topics, which get further enriched by a Q&A session.

EXHIBITION

EXHIBITION

Enabling the organisations to showcase their best to the many pre-qualified delegates at the event in real time. The provision of using technology just adds on to the whole demonstration and helps in driving more leads from the top companies across the industry.

HYBRID

HYBRID

Considering the current pandemic state, the event will also facilitate remote connections for the experts who want to join virtually as they can get connected through a seamless omnichannel medium that will provide all the benefits of an in-person experience.

AFTER PARTY

AFTER PARTY

An exclusive after-party for more networking exposure, allowing attendees to break the ice with some spirit-lifting humor, all the while enabling them to unwind and rub shoulders against industry peers, thought leaders and potential customers.

TOPICS OF DISCUSSION

Curating the best-in-class case studies and insightful topics to aid in defining the right set of protocols and the future road map for the organizations.

Banking In New Era

Digital Future Of Payments

Digital Transformation

Open Banking Innovation

Corporate Payments

Digital Forensics

AI In Banking

Cloud Banking

Nnenna Nwabufo

Director General, East Africa Region

African Development Bank Group

Lanre Bamisebi

Group Director, IT & Operations

Equity Group

Hartnell Ndungi

Chief Data Officer

Absa Bank Kenya PLC

Dr. Peter Kamau Njuguna

Chief Information Officer

Co-operative Bank

MOSES OKUNDI

CIO

Absa Kenya

Dr. Kenneth Opara Ph. D, FCIB

Chairman of Council/President at CIBN and Executive Director – Lagos and Southwest

Fidelity Bank Plc

SEYE AWOJOBI

Registrar/CEO of CIBN and President of

Alliance of African Institute of Bankers (AAIOB)

Makabelo Malumane

MD, Head of Transaction Banking,
East Africa

Standard Chartered Bank

MOHAMED DALAL

CIO

Liberty Life

Julius Orayo

Group CIO

Jubilee Insurance, Kenya

Sahil Arya

CIO, Head of Banking Technology &
Digital Transformation

Gulf African Bank

ANGELA MWIRIGI

Director, Digital Financial Services

KCB Bank

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EXHIBITORS

ASSOCIATION PARTNERS

WHO ATTENDS

BY JOB TITLE

CIOs, CTOs, CISOs & Heads of IT 19%

Heads Of Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking 17%

Heads Of Fraud, Risk & Compliance 15%

COOs & Heads Of Operations 11%

Heads Of Data Analytics & Customer Experience 10%

Heads Of Cards & Payments 9%

CMOs, Heads Of Marketing & Loyalty Management 9%

GMs & Senior Management 8%

Others 2%

BY SECTOR

WFIS SERIES AT A GLANCE

2 Continents
8 Editions
8000 + Delegates
2000 + Organisations
300 + Sponsors and Partners

Virtual Stream

Meet & network with 1000+ FSI experts, view the conference sessions, interact with the thought leaders/speakers, visit the exhibition booths to witness world-class solutions, download brochures, stream videos and many more.

NETWORK

Exchange business cards and have text or video-based interactions

EXPERIENCE

Integrated platform that mirrors in-person event experience virtually

SOLUTIONS

Explore the next-gen solutions from all our sponsors and partners

RESOURCES

Download case-studies, whitepapers and solution-packed information

PAST SPONSORS

Tradepass has successfully linked 300+ global fintech companies with thousands of pre-qualified in-market buyers across APAC & Africa.

COVID PROTOCOL

A detailed set of enhanced health and safety measures to ensure the successful integration of exhibitions and events in the current pandemic era.

HEAR WHAT ATTENDEES HAVE TO SAY

The Kenyatta International Convention Centre

Address: City Square, along, Harambee Ave,
Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: +254 203 261 000

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