Dates and location for 2019 will be announced soon
See the future of fintech in Africa
450+ attendees. 15+ firms demoing. 75+ expert speakers. Insights and connections you only find at Finovate.
Finovate's newest event will support the network of financial institutions, telecoms and fintechs building a new infrastructure. See the newest technologies demoed live on stage and hear insights from market leaders and disruptors.
FinovateAfrica Best of Show Winners Announced
Congratulations to the two companies that earned Best of Show honors from our FinovateAfrica 2018 audience.
The finance and fintech trends getting investment
MNOs and the mobile money network: Who own the customer, and where can partnerships be forged?
Keynote: Chris Skinner
The Open Sourced Bank: how to restructure the bank for the API age
Keynote: Siobhain O'Mahony
The basics of a good data strategy, and how to align analytics with overall business objectives for an effective data strategy
Keynote: Yudhvir Seetharam
Better customer analytics for better customer insights: how do we sell appropriate products and change financial behaviours?
Keynote: Kolawole Oladejo
Meeting customer expectations across all touch points, and developing products that truly satisfy customer needs
Top three action items for FIs from 2018
by Greg Palmer, Vice President, Finovate
Bambu and OUTvest win FinovateAfrica’s Best of Show awards
by Fintech Futures
What makes Finovate unique among fintech events?
We don’t waste your time. Finovate is curated, fast-paced, and gets right to the point. And we’ve been delivering value for over 10 years.
Fast-paced demos of cutting-edge fintech
15+ innovative fintech companies will have just 7 minutes to demo their latest solutions live. No slides or video are allowed! Our competitive application process means only truly innovative companies will be on stage.
At Finovate, we only show you the companies you really need to see.
Learn more about who demoed at FinovateAfrica 2018 here.
Find out what industry problems these demoing companies are solving here.
Get the latest insights from global fintech leaders
Along with the demos, FinovateAfrica 2018 featured 9 streams, making sure that you can find out more on what you need to, no matter what your focus is. These streams were:
Insights from leading fintechs
Hear about the latest regional trends and macro issues affecting financial technology.
- Financial inclusion/financial capability - the goal and the reward.
- Payments - the gateway to inclusion/creating a new FS infrastructure.
- Personalism and inter-operability - compatible goals?
- Transforming lending - beyond microfinance.
- Moving up the financial services pyramid - savings and investing.
Networking measured in quality and quantity
Join 450+ senior financial and banking executives, telecoms, fintechs,venture capitalists, press, industry analysts, bloggers, regulators, and entrepreneurs from all over the world.
Who attends FinovateAfrica? - find out here
We’ll help you connect with the people you want to meet through:
- hot-topic round tables
- high-impact networking sessions
- NEW for 2018, the Brella networking and matchmaking app – see more details
Future-focused fintech in action
Fintech innovation continues at a blistering pace, and you can’t afford to be left behind.
- Get up to speed on the latest fintech developments and how they are shaping financial services in Africa.
- Hear fintech demos on financial inclusion, identity and future technologies.
- See the newest start-ups in the quick paced Accelerator Showcase.
- Connect with CEOs and Founders of fintechs improving financial services across Africa.
- Explore partnerships and new business during networking functions and tailored meetings.
Stand up and be heard
FinovateAfrica by the numbers
Cut to the chase. Stay ahead on fintech innovation. 15+ demoing companies will show your their latest innovations live on stage.
The Conversation Continues
Visionary keynote speakers and power panels keep you up to date on the latest opportunities for your business. Leave with dozens of new ideas for your future product roadmap and strategic planning.
FinovateAfrica 2018 speakers included
Finovate felt like stepping into the future of finance with genuinely innovative companies challenging conventional wisdom.
Standard Chartered Bank
Finovate is the premier financial technology conference for a reason. Finovate delivers.
Lead of Digital Channel Strategy
Finovate is always leading the Fintech Conference circuit with the best blend of innovation, content and networking.
I’m totally Finovate addicted. It’s amazing.
Strategic Management & Innovation
Be Seen. Be Heard.
We provide the platform to connect with 450+ senior fintech decision-makers. Tell us your business goals. We'll help you achieve them.
THE FINOVATE COMMUNITY
Keep up with the latest in fintech from our global network of industry experts.
Finovate alumni news - sneak peeks - demos - interviews - webinars - session recordings
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The Finovate Group
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Important Event FAQs
We’re looking forward to seeing you at our next event and wanted to give you a little more information. Here are some of the FAQs about FinovateAfrica.