By Godson Umejiego, Correspondent USA
Dedalus Global and Ibex Frontier have announced a strategic partnership with APO Group for Africa Fintech Summit 2020. The partnership is intended to catapult the growth of Africa’s tech ecosystem, one that received over US$2B in VC funding in 2019, to a global audience. Supporting this effort are 60 panelists and Summit keynotes by Minister of Digital Economy and Digital Transformation of Togo, Hon. Cina Lawson, President and CEO of Trade and Development Bank (TDB) Admassu Tadesse, and Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Square, Jack Dorsey,
APO Group is the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy which has utilized its strong relationships and knowledge of Africa to help companies flourish. The partnership with Africa Fintech Summit 2020 represents APO Group’s commitment to African excellence by helping companies, startups, and entrepreneurs thrive in both regional and global contexts.
With low bank penetration rates and high adoption of alternative methods like mobile money, Africa is predicted to be the future of fintech. The Summit has facilitated the growth of this sector by supporting over US$30M in capital raise efforts for startups, regulatory roundtables, job creation, and investor-related workshops. APO Group’s reach and the participation of global tech influencers, like Jack Dorsey of Square and Michael Seibel of Y Combinator, is expected to drive additional investor interest in the region.
A three-day virtual event held this November 9, 10, and 12, the Summit will feature keynotes from Hon. Cina Lawson, Jack Dorsey and Admassu Tadesse.
The Managing Director of the US Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships, Thomas Debass will lead a fireside chat with the CEO of US-based Y Combinator, Michael Seibel, Co-Founder and CEO of the recently acquired Paystack and VertoFx, Shola Akinlade to explore and showcase opportunities in Africa’s tech ecosystem
Sixty senior-level executives from companies like MFS Africa, DPO Group, WorldRemit, Libra, DHL, JUMIA, Flutterwave, Citigroup, BIMA, TransUnion, EFG Hermes, Mercy Corps Ventures, Yoco, and Global Ventures will join us for panel discussions. Topics include decentralized finance, cryptocurrency, pan-African interoperability, government transitions to cashless and digital economies, ecommerce, healthcare, and investment strategies during and post-COVID-19.
Concluding the summit is the regional final of Pegasus Tech Ventures’ Startup World Cup, the largest global pitch competition. The winner of the Summit’s regional final will compete against 60 other startups for US$1M in Silicon Valley in May 2021.
“APO Group is thrilled to be the strategic partner for this year’s African Fintech Summit. I cannot think of a more important time than now, for some of the best innovators and investors in the world to come together to provide input on how global economies can recover. I look forward to thought provoking and insightful discussions from the more than sixty speakers, from six continents,” said Founder and chairman of APO Group, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard.
The Summit is held with the support of its strategic partners, US State Department’s Office of Global Partnerships and APO Group, and premier sponsors MFS Africa, Flutterwave, and AMOLE.
Registration for the event rounds off by Sunday, November 8 by visiting www.AfricaFintechSummit.com
Up to 250 complimentary delegate passes, sponsored by Jack Dorsey, are available to students. Students may request to receive a complimentary delegate pass, by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org