Nigeria’s economic hub, Lagos, has concluded all plans to host the third Africa Fintech Festival, which is billed to be the trail blazer in the area of advancing indigenous technological innovations and initiatives aimed at solving peculiar African challenges with home-grown solutions,the festival is expected to break new frontiers in technological and financial spheres in Nigeria.
The five-day festival,which will hold at the Landmark Centre, Victoria Island,Lagos , from December 3 to 7, 2018, debuted in 2016 ,and led to the formation of Fintech Association of Nigeria FintechNGR as a response to the need to foster collaboration amongst sectoral components in order to enhance transactional,regulatory and beneficial policy framework to drive innovation.
Subsequently, the second edition which held on January 24, 2018, focused on engendering cross-border collaboration, policy aggregation and promotion of indigenous solutions as exportable goods across the continent which led to the establishment of Africa Fintech Network (AFN).
The AFN is a conglomerate of National Fintech Associations from across Africa all working towards the creation of ‘one-market’ Fintech platform for Africa.
According to the organizers of the festival, Fintech Associates Ltd., the festival provides a special opportunity to participants to learn, share and network.
“The time is now to put Nigeria and indeed Africa on the global map in the areas of technology: robotics, artificial intelligence, trans-border trade, human capacity building etc.
Don’t be left out of this unique opportunity in learning, sharing and networking your way to advancing your business objectives”, Fintech Associates stated.