In a celebration of its 5th edition, The Next Fintech Forum (NFF), the largest Fintech event in French-speaking Africa, is gearing up for an extraordinary gathering on November 16th and 17th at the Radisson Blu, Abidjan. This year’s theme, “Fintech and Commerce: How Fintech will shape commerce in Francophone Africa,” promises to unite key players from the region’s Fintech ecosystem.
Inclusive Finance and Market Traders in Focus
Recognized as a cornerstone of digital finance in French-speaking Africa, NFF serves as a vibrant showcase for a diverse array of industry participants, including commercial banks, investors, students, insurance brokers, regulators, chambers of commerce, merchant associations, payment service providers, start-ups, and fintech companies. The forum’s core mission centers on promoting inclusive finance, extending its reach to players in the informal sector, notably market traders. This edition has generated notable anticipation from small trader associations eager to explore the growth opportunities presented by digital finance.
Fintech Academia Summit: Fostering Innovation and Collaboration
Introducing a novel initiative, the Fintech Academia Summit, NFF 2023 aims to create a dynamic platform for African students and scholars passionate about financial services and technology. This summit serves as a hub for innovation, collaboration, mutual learning, and exploration of the latest fintech trends and innovations. Participants will collectively shape Africa’s financial future, catalyze the digital transformation of the financial sector, and develop curricula tailored to the evolving job market.
Blockchain Hackathon: Paving the Way for Fintech’s Future in Africa
A highlight of this edition is the Blockchain Hackathon, designed to bring together enthusiasts of blockchain technology. Participants will tackle the challenge of proposing innovative solutions with the potential for implementation and funding, aligning with the forum’s commitment to preparing for the future of Fintech in Africa.
Tailored Themes for Fintech Professionals
With approximately 20 discussions, workshops, panels, and master classes featuring around 50 renowned speakers, the forum will delve into themes tailored to industry professionals. Running from Thursday, November 16th at 8 am to Friday, November 17th, 2023, tickets for the event are available for purchase, with free access granted to students upon presentation of a valid student card.*
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