March 10, 2020 03:00PM / CT Productions
Financial technology matters. The digital age has unleashed a disruptive movement across Africa to attract previously "unbanked" individuals while building on the work of existing traditional banks. Digitalization has ushered innovative financial technologies that offer a greater number of individuals access to mobile money, online payment processing, lending, and investing. They are being reinvented to fill in large gaps that existed before in these exciting, fast-growing markets.
And Nigeria is leading the field in many ways.
Global giants are investing here for good reason. But between regulatory changes and the incredible rate of developments in everyday life, from ride-sharing apps to the way farmers monitor loans, this country is showing a deep need to forge ahead.
The Fintech event - A pioneer research-based event in Nigeria to be held on March 26, 2020, at Eko Hotel & Suites organized by CT Productions, agent for The Economist in West Africa will gather all-important movers and shakers in this nascent industry. Features include:
1. Important research findings from the Economist Intelligence Unit, the research and analysis division of The Economist Group and the world leader in global business intelligence. These most current findings have never before been presented to the public.
2. Exciting panel discussions on March 26 include the absolute cream of top experts from government, large corporations and the most exciting startups. The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the FinTech Association of Nigeria are the strategic partners of the event and have provided valuable support.
3. Editorial and communications support from CT Productions, an international media company producing promotional features, country reports being printed in The Economist Group's publications alongside event organizing.
These times of rapid technological, economic and social change are exciting both in terms of new opportunities and the related challenges. Now more than ever, events such as "Fintech Nigeria: State of Play." are vital for moving ahead.