South Africa to Host the Inaugural Africa Digital Finance Summit


The inaugural Africa Digital Finance Summit will take place in South Africa from May 24th to May 26th, 2023, and will bring together experts in the fields of digital and finance from around the world.

The event, which is being sponsored by over 30 partners and has already attracted over 2500 registered attendees, will feature keynote speeches and panel discussions by over 70 speakers from more than 40 countries.

It will focus on the future of finance in Africa, with an emphasis on how the continent can leverage decentralized finance to transform businesses and everyday transactions.

Topics to be discussed include policies and legislation, blockchain technology, and the convergence of various transformational technologies to drive socio-economic growth in Africa.

The goal of the summit is to position Africa as a leader in digital finance innovation and implementation and to encourage African governments and private sector players to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the digital economy.


Speaking about the importance of Africa being at the forefront of the digital revolution, CEO and MD of Glasshouse PR Ms. Mary Njoki says, “This is a summit for bold, visionary leaders who are willing to disrupt as much as they are willing to create, who know what to give up as much as what they expect to gain. Africa’s rapid adaptation of digital solutions places the continent at the center of the digital finance discussion.”

“The digital space has decentralized so many services that can be accessed from anywhere and this is no different from the financial services. It means that from the comfort of our homes, and with the tap of a button, we can make transactions across the globe. As Africa arises, the continent is rapidly growing as a consumer of the digital economy and it is time to bring the discussion to the continent,” said Ms. Njoki.

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