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Finnovation Africa: South Africa 2018 - A Powerful Purpose

The Digital Transformation of Banking - Driving Constructive Economic Outcomes from the FinTech Ecosystem in Africa

South Africa: A Landscape of Dynamic FinTech Transformation

South Africa’s FinTech adoption rate is expected to experience a major leap over the next few years. EY’s annual FinTech Adoption Index Report 2017 forecasted 71% growth, with the country ranking third in future growth behind only China and India. There is a greater number of technology hubs in South Africa than any other country on the continent with a larger amount of national and international investment in the sector. South Africa’s Reserve Bank has created a team which is dedicated to monitor the latest FinTech developments on payments, lending, deposit taking, investments and insurance, which will report directly to the Deputy Governor Francoise Groepe. South Africa is clearly in the midst of one of the most exciting phases of innovation and disruption in the financial sector.

Innovation in Financial Services: A Dynamic Event Tailor-Made for a Cutting-Edge Industry

Finnovation Africa: South Africa 2018 is a very different kind of event, a complete reboot, for a very different kind of industry. Deconstructed and shorn of all the usual, tired formats of the traditional convention and built from the ground up as a genuinely new event that is a ground-breaking in its focus as it is in its format and aspiring to be as innovative and transformative as the dynamic FinTech market it serves.

Combining a highly innovative and interactive event format with world-class speakers and more than 300 carefully selected participants, Finnovation Africa: South Africa 2018, to be held at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Johannesburg on the 6th of June 2018, will tackle the most pressing questions for the progress of FinTech and the positive transformation of banking in Africa, providing a platform for all stakeholders to engage in creating the future of financial services on the continent – from established banking powerhouses to FinTech start-ups.

What Sets Finnovation Africa: South Africa 2018 apart from other Events?

Finnovation Africa Series Speakers

David Gyori
Banking Reports
Founding Member
World FinTech Association
Warren Hero
Chief Technology Officer
Chris Principe
Chain2Trade, Inc.
FinFuture & Financial IT
Nvalaye Kourouma
Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, ROA
Barclays Africa Group Limited
Lorien Gamaroff
Adriana Marais
Head of Innovation
SAP Africa
Jane Zhang
Founder & CEO
Natalie Baatjies
Digital Financial Services Specialist
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Aatish Ramkaran
Digital Architect
Yudhvir Seetharam
Head of Analytics
FNB South Africa
Paresh Daya
Blockchain Strategist
Standard Bank Chairman:Technology
South African Financial Blockchain Consortium
Sugendran Pillay
Head, Global Markets Architecture
Standard Bank
Clive Butkow
Kalon Venture Partners
Jayshree Naidoo
YIEDI, Founder and Former Head of the Standard Bank Incubator programme
Thabo Ndlela
Chief Executive
Amani Business
Bame Pule
Africa Lighthouse Capital
Andrea Böhmert
Investment Partner
Tanya Knowles
Managing Executive
Fractal Solutions, Division of Strate (Pty) Ltd.
Colin Don Schouw
Managing Director , Media Personality, Presenter
The Fixer Company
Abe Wakama
IT News Africa
Rutendo Hlatshwayo
Head of Legal
Alexandre Velut
Ned Phillips
Founder and CEO
Xavier Gomez
Annette Muller
Brian Richardson
CEO & Co- Founder
WIZZIT International

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Partners @ Finnovation Africa: South Africa 2018

We work tirelessly to move beyond the cliche of making our clients at the heart of everything we do. We engage with our Partners, Speakers, Delegates, Sponsors, Exhibitors and Media Associates to ensure maximum value-added – and always provide that special “human touch” that makes working with Ethico Live! such a successful experience. Here are just some of the international market leaders who have created value by working with us:

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Participation Opportunities

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Take advantage of our special delegate rates

Early Bird Rate

(Valid until 1st May)

USD 750

Standard Rate

(Valid until 6th June)

USD 1000

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International Desk

For Partnership Enquiries:

Sophie McLean

Senior Vice President

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Sanay Lalwani

Manager Marketing & Media Operations

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