Addis Ababa to host the 2019 Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS)


Addis Ababa to host the 2019 Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS)
Addis Ababa to host the 2019 Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS)

The Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS) has announce that Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, is the host city for the 2019 Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS). As Africa’s fastest growing economy and the continent’s second most populous country, Ethiopia is at the precipice of unprecedented change. Thanks to extensive infrastructure investments across the last two decades, an ambitious structural reform agenda, partial privatization of the national telecom monopoly and the addition of two new providers, imminent liberalization in the financial sector, and a clear embrace of innovation as an economic driver, Ethiopia presents unparalleled opportunities for investment, entrepreneurship, and innovation in fintech.

The Africa Fintech Summit will gather disruptors, tech and finance professionals, regulators, and investors from across Africa and the world in Africa’s political capital, Addis Ababa. Join AFTS on November 21, 2019.

The Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS): The premiere global initiative dedicated to fintech in Africa

Twice a year, AFTS brings the issues, entrepreneurs, and opportunities revolutionizing finance in Africa to the world’s stage. AFTS’s spring event occurs each April in Washington, DC, (ahead of the spring meetings of the World Bank Group) and each November in a different Africa city.

The AFTS awards recognize excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation, the Alpha Expo program provides scholarships and access to promising pre-funded startups from across the continent, and AFTS tech tours and investors’ missions forge global connections and raise awareness for Africa’s diverse fintech ecosystems.

Supported by an advisory board of thought leaders and fintech pioneers, the AFTS is a unique space where ideas are explored, investments mobilized, and collaborations formed across sectors and geographies.


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