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Digital finance experts to converge in Lagos for CashlessAfrica Expo 2017

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In March this year, global experts in electronic payments from more than 35 countries will hit Lagos to address “The future of finance” at the Lagos Oriental Hotel.

This means that the CashlessAfrica expo is gathering more than 35 speakers and delegates from more than 30 countries deliberating and exploring new frontiers and opportunities in the digital financial space.

A statement from the organizers said the expo connects stakeholders in the remittance, digital financial services, card processors, payment gateways, mobile financial services, banking etc discussing challenges and opportunities in the ecosystem in Africa.

Digital disruption is shifting the balance stay of power in financial services and influencing the way, millions of people bank their money, make payments, remittances and more, in a continent where mobile phone penetration exceed bank accounts and bank cards ownership, combined.

Currently, Africa’s highly regulated financial industry needs to adapt itself to the on-going disruptions in the Fintech space and the increasing demands of young and energetic customers which represent a significant percentage of the continent’s population.

The CashlessAfrica conference is a platform for financial services supply side actors to share their innovation, rethink their current models and gain valuable market insight of the African digital financial services market.

The statement further revealed that the conference agenda, keynote and interactive sessions will focus on carefully selected topics including the digital bank and evolution in a Competitive market; The Future of banking, money and payments in Africa; Disruptive technologies and their impact on Financial Services in Africa; Balancing regulation against innovation; Remittances in the digital age; Fintechs and Banks: Collaboration or Competition; Protecting the customer in a digitalized economy.

The expo will host a Hackathon session which will drive collaboration to co-create solutions to compelling financial services challenges across Africa and the CashlessAfrica champion awards, given to organizations that have made a significant contribution to the digital financial services industry in Africa.

Additional details indicate that speakers already signed up from Xoom, a paypal company, Worldremit, Helix institute, Pwc Nigeria, Oradian, Millicom, Voguepay, Bayclays Bank, Musoni, , Konga,,TransferTo, Voguepay, systemspec , ConnectAfrica, Hormuud Telecoms, Impala pay, M-paya and others.


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