African Fintech Landscape – Upcoming Key Events and Conferences in 2023

by Finance Magnates Staff
  • African fintech startups have shown promise in attracting investment.
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There has been strong growth in the fintech industry in Africa in recent years, having been driven by several factors. This includes both a large and young population, as well as increased access to technology and mobile devices, and a rising need for financial services in underserved communities.

Overall, the fintech industry in Africa is focused on providing innovative financial solutions to address the challenges faced by the traditional financial sector, such as high costs, lack of access, and limited financial literacy.

This adoption and rise of advanced software, artificial intelligence (AI), mobile applications and the automation of technologies has made this industry useful for consumers and businesses alike. With the proliferation of fintech on full display in Africa, several industry-leading events will be spotlit in 2023.

African startups have shown great promise in attracting investment and scaling up their business. This speaks of the potential of the continent and the energy that exists for opportunities.

Furthermore, Africa boasts a highly favorable regulatory environment. Governments have worked to create a supportive regulatory environment by developing clear and consistent rules and guidelines for fintech companies.

This provides a level of certainty and stability that is necessary for companies to invest and grow. This environment is buttressed by support for innovation with governments backing fintech innovation by providing funding and resources for research and development.

Overall, these efforts can help to drive the development of new and innovative fintech solutions that address the challenges faced by the financial sector in Africa.

Why You Need to Attend Fintech Events in Africa in 2023

The African fintech space continues to accelerate in 2023, making attendance at these leading events even more integral and crucial for success. Attending premier fintech events has become a tradition for countless venues and players in the industry with this year being no exception.

Fintech event attendees can expect to take advantage of several opportunities. This includes engaging, interacting, and networking with leading players, brands, and the biggest names in the industry.

Africa’s development as a fintech epicenter is fully underway, with countless opportunities to speak directly to so many leaders in one place at leading fintech events. Individuals can also expect to learn about and engage with the biggest brands to stay abreast of the latest trends and development in the fintech industry.

Best Fintech Events in Africa in 2023

Blockchain Africa Conference – Johannesburg, March 16-17

african fintech startup

Bitcoin Events’ flagship event, the Blockchain Africa Conference, returns on 16-17 March 2023 for the 9th edition as a hybrid edition: in Johannesburg, South Africa and virtually.

ECOM Africa – Cape Town, April 18-19

African fintech events

For two days on 18-19 April 2023, ECOM Africa presents 5 tracks, consisting of hyper-focused keynotes, panels, and live Q&A sessions to give you practical insights and expert guidance to help take your business to the next level. Join Africa’s brightest minds in retail, fintech, cybersecurity, fulfilment and logistics, and marketing.

Finance Magnates Africa Summit – Johannesburg, May 8-10

FMAS:23

FMAS:23 is Africa’s largest premier gathering encompassing a wide audience for your maximum benefit. Bringing together a B2B and B2C audience in online trading, payments, digital assets and fintech, businesses and individuals will have the opportunity to find exactly the product or service they are looking for in the region.

Africa Saccos Week – Kampala, May 16-17

African fintech events

Africa Saccos Week is a yearly conference & exhibition dedicated to the development of Savings and Credit Co-Operatives in Africa.

The conference is open to everyone who can impact or be impacted by Saccos. This will be a platform to exchange ideas about the journey we all share of changing African lives through access to finance. Network face-to-face and learn new innovations in Saccos technologies in the largest cooperatives sector in Africa.

Fintech Africa Summit – Johannesburg, June 21-23

African fintech events

The 3rd FinTech Summit Africa will take place on 21 & 22 June 2023 in Sandton South Africa. This year we are going by the main theme of humanizing banking in the digital age. This year’s summit will look at digital banking inclusion and the penetration of FinTech in Africa, the crypto regulatory landscape, AI and ML in financial services and risk management in the open finance era among other themes.

SEAMLESS – Cairo, July 17-18

African fintech events

Seamless brings together the entire financial ecosystem to discuss, debate and evaluate the future of money across two days of keynote presentations, panels, case studies, interviews, and demos. Attendees will discover the trends, disruptors and innovations that are revolutionizing the industry as we know it.

FMAS23 – The Largest Fintech Event in 2023

2023 may have just begun, but the year is already filled with tons of opportunities for branding and marketing – perhaps none bigger than FMAS:23. The event is expected to draw upwards of 2,000 attendees, 70 exhibitors, and 50 speakers, making FMAS:23 one of the best opportunities of the year to network, market, and engage in Africa.

As is the case with every Finance Magnates-led event, FMAS:23 will feature plenty of notable attendees, including thought leaders, executives, and the biggest names from multiple verticals. This includes the online trading, payments, digital assets, and fintech space.

Attendees should expect to see the biggest brands from the fintech, payments, and crypto space in attendance at FMAS:23. Each of these will share a collective goal in promoting business and developing and charting the future of the African continent.

There has been strong growth in the fintech industry in Africa in recent years, having been driven by several factors. This includes both a large and young population, as well as increased access to technology and mobile devices, and a rising need for financial services in underserved communities.

Overall, the fintech industry in Africa is focused on providing innovative financial solutions to address the challenges faced by the traditional financial sector, such as high costs, lack of access, and limited financial literacy.

This adoption and rise of advanced software, artificial intelligence (AI), mobile applications and the automation of technologies has made this industry useful for consumers and businesses alike. With the proliferation of fintech on full display in Africa, several industry-leading events will be spotlit in 2023.

African startups have shown great promise in attracting investment and scaling up their business. This speaks of the potential of the continent and the energy that exists for opportunities.

Furthermore, Africa boasts a highly favorable regulatory environment. Governments have worked to create a supportive regulatory environment by developing clear and consistent rules and guidelines for fintech companies.

This provides a level of certainty and stability that is necessary for companies to invest and grow. This environment is buttressed by support for innovation with governments backing fintech innovation by providing funding and resources for research and development.

Overall, these efforts can help to drive the development of new and innovative fintech solutions that address the challenges faced by the financial sector in Africa.

Why You Need to Attend Fintech Events in Africa in 2023

The African fintech space continues to accelerate in 2023, making attendance at these leading events even more integral and crucial for success. Attending premier fintech events has become a tradition for countless venues and players in the industry with this year being no exception.

Fintech event attendees can expect to take advantage of several opportunities. This includes engaging, interacting, and networking with leading players, brands, and the biggest names in the industry.

Africa’s development as a fintech epicenter is fully underway, with countless opportunities to speak directly to so many leaders in one place at leading fintech events. Individuals can also expect to learn about and engage with the biggest brands to stay abreast of the latest trends and development in the fintech industry.

Best Fintech Events in Africa in 2023

Blockchain Africa Conference – Johannesburg, March 16-17

african fintech startup

Bitcoin Events’ flagship event, the Blockchain Africa Conference, returns on 16-17 March 2023 for the 9th edition as a hybrid edition: in Johannesburg, South Africa and virtually.

ECOM Africa – Cape Town, April 18-19

African fintech events

For two days on 18-19 April 2023, ECOM Africa presents 5 tracks, consisting of hyper-focused keynotes, panels, and live Q&A sessions to give you practical insights and expert guidance to help take your business to the next level. Join Africa’s brightest minds in retail, fintech, cybersecurity, fulfilment and logistics, and marketing.

Finance Magnates Africa Summit – Johannesburg, May 8-10

FMAS:23

FMAS:23 is Africa’s largest premier gathering encompassing a wide audience for your maximum benefit. Bringing together a B2B and B2C audience in online trading, payments, digital assets and fintech, businesses and individuals will have the opportunity to find exactly the product or service they are looking for in the region.

Africa Saccos Week – Kampala, May 16-17

African fintech events

Africa Saccos Week is a yearly conference & exhibition dedicated to the development of Savings and Credit Co-Operatives in Africa.

The conference is open to everyone who can impact or be impacted by Saccos. This will be a platform to exchange ideas about the journey we all share of changing African lives through access to finance. Network face-to-face and learn new innovations in Saccos technologies in the largest cooperatives sector in Africa.

Fintech Africa Summit – Johannesburg, June 21-23

African fintech events

The 3rd FinTech Summit Africa will take place on 21 & 22 June 2023 in Sandton South Africa. This year we are going by the main theme of humanizing banking in the digital age. This year’s summit will look at digital banking inclusion and the penetration of FinTech in Africa, the crypto regulatory landscape, AI and ML in financial services and risk management in the open finance era among other themes.

SEAMLESS – Cairo, July 17-18

African fintech events

Seamless brings together the entire financial ecosystem to discuss, debate and evaluate the future of money across two days of keynote presentations, panels, case studies, interviews, and demos. Attendees will discover the trends, disruptors and innovations that are revolutionizing the industry as we know it.

FMAS23 – The Largest Fintech Event in 2023

2023 may have just begun, but the year is already filled with tons of opportunities for branding and marketing – perhaps none bigger than FMAS:23. The event is expected to draw upwards of 2,000 attendees, 70 exhibitors, and 50 speakers, making FMAS:23 one of the best opportunities of the year to network, market, and engage in Africa.

As is the case with every Finance Magnates-led event, FMAS:23 will feature plenty of notable attendees, including thought leaders, executives, and the biggest names from multiple verticals. This includes the online trading, payments, digital assets, and fintech space.

Attendees should expect to see the biggest brands from the fintech, payments, and crypto space in attendance at FMAS:23. Each of these will share a collective goal in promoting business and developing and charting the future of the African continent.

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