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Lagos to Host Biannual Africa Fintech Summit for The First Time This November



Lagos to Host Biannual Africa Fintech Summit

The Africa Fintech Summit, an African premier fintech event is set to be held from 8th to 9th November. It is to be held for the very first time in Lagos, Nigeria to attract the innovators, investors, policy makers and other key stakeholders.

The annual event, early edition occurs in April, each year at Washington, D.C. while the later is hosted by various countries in Africa.

The event is premier global initiative dedicated to fintech in Africa and has the capability to bring the entrepreneurs, c-suite business executives, policy matters, startups and investors together to discuss various issues, challenges, and opportunities of technologies transforming the fintech sector.

The summit to be organized by Dedalus global in November, will include lively policy debates, missions of investors coming from different parts of the world, global keynotes, site visits, stakeholders meeting, a Blockchain master class for fintech expert, gala dinner following an award ceremony.

Speaking about the decision to host Africa fintech summit in Lagos, the chairman of the summit Leland Rice told, “Lagos is an ideal host city, it is an epicenter of Africa’s fintech revolution and is a driving force behind the continent’s entrepreneurial spirit. The successes of companies such as Paga, Flutter ware, and pay stack have strategically positioned Lagos as the destination of choice for investors.”

Leland further added that the first edition of the summit held in D.C has helped fintech industry to successfully launch “several milestone deals struck among delegates” and the summit in Lagos is also expected to “bring investors and founders together” and help them in fund raising.

Looking up to the summit Tayo Oviosu, the founder of Paga, said “the Africa Fintech summit held in D.C. had provided the valuable insights into fintech space and connected me with key players of the industry. I look forward to the Lagos edition.”

African fintech summit, supported by advisory board of thought leaders and fintech pioneers, is expected to have great speakers including Dr. Andrew S.Nevin, chief economist  of PwC Nigeria; Eghosa Omoigui, general managing partner of EchoVC; Uzoma Dozie, Diamond bank’s CEO; Shoal Akinlade, pay stack CEO and many great personalities from fintech sector.

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