The financial technology of Nigeria, FinTechNGR is oraganizing its FinTech week scheduled to take place on the 28th October – 1st November 2019.
FinTech Association of Nigeria (FintechNGR) is a self-regulatory, not-for-profit and non-political organisation incorporated in Nigeria by the Corporate Affairs Commission CAC and a member of the
global body Global Fintech Hubs Federation.
The Nigeria Fintech Week, the fourth in the series of National Fintech Conference in Nigeria hopes to critically examine the key sustaining factors of the Fintech innovation such as bridging the gender gap in fintech practices, consumer protection, and privacy issues, alternative local fundraise and investment for Fintechs, stimulation of better policy regime, harnessing continental fintech efforts for a unified African Fintech Market, addressing the talent and skill drain in certain aspects of fintech.
The one week event has the theme ‘”Surviving With FinTech Innovation. What Are The Sustaining Factors?”‘, which will run from 28th October to 1st November 2019. The main conference will take place on 29th and 30th Oct.
As seen on the Nigeria FinTeck Week website, “One of the major derivatives of the 2008 global economic meltdown is the emergence of an innovation sector called Financial Technology, Fintech. Fintech has since then become a major force to reckon with in the financial sector vis-à-vis financial services delivery globally. The prominence Fintech has gained in the Africa continent especially in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa accounts for the reason why the sector has attracted the lion share of all investments in startups across the continent.”
The Nigerian Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo gave a testimony to FinTechNGR association’s relevance in the country and the FinTech Week.
The testimony reads: “I am very delighted to deliver the special keynote address at the Conference as it assembled some of the most brilliant fintech leaders, entrepreneurs, investors across Africa & globally. The strategic collaborative partnership the conference forges with Development Agencies such as UK-DFiD, IMF, AfDB and UNECA is evidence of its seriousness and intents. We are delighted at the strategic partnership it also fosters with the governments. We pledge to support the ensued initiatives and outcomes of the event.”