Join Austin Okere, Funke Opeke, John Obaro at the 2nd National Fintech Conference

David Afolayan
Austin Okere to Deliver Keynote Address at the 2017 FATE Foundation Annual Celebration
Mr Austin Okere, Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, Computer Warehouse Group — at Lagos Business School.

Begin the year on a solid note by joining key industry figures: Mr Austin Okere, Founder, CWG Plc Nigeria, Mr John Obaro, CEO Systemspecs (REMITA), Mrs Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne Cable Nigeria and Mr Tunde Badejo, Founder, Soft Alliance, at the 2nd National Fintech Conference in Nigeria to be held between January 25 & 26, 2018, at the Landmark Centre in Lagos.

The event will feature a panel session which has the theme “Entrepreneurship Stories – Developing and Sustaining Unique Digital Finance Solutions for Africa and Infrastructure Implications” which will be moderated by Austin Okere. The event will also feature the 2018 Startup Nigeria Challenge Final.Join Austin Okere, Funke Opeke, John Obaro at the 2nd National Fintech Conference 1

According to the organisers, this conference is premised on providing superior content to audiences on emerging issues in the Fintech space. It is coming on the heels of the hugely successful 1st edition that was held April last year.  The last edition was attended by participants cutting across various industries and from over 20 countries across different continents.

Other speakers at the event include Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Honorable Minister for Science and Technology; Dipo Fatokun, Director, Banking & Payment Systems, Central bank of Nigeria; Prof. Umar Dambatta, Exec. Vice Chairman, National Communications Commission Nigeria; Abdul Zubair, DG/CEO, Securities & Exchange Commission; Dr Andrew S. Nevin – Partner, FS Advisory Leader & Chief Economist PwC, Nigeria.

Join Austin Okere, Funke Opeke, John Obaro at the 2nd National Fintech Conference 1
Some guests at the first edition of the National Fintech Conference

This is a good start for the Fintech space which witnessed a significant boost in the past year. Recall that two Nigerian startups, Flutterwave, a payments company and Riby, a financial management app made the 2017 list of the annual Fintech 100 (a list of the most innovative Fintech companies across the globe) report compiled by KPMG and H2 Ventures.

According to the KPMG report, the industry enjoyed a total of  $24.6b investment in-flow in 2016 while the PWC report has projected a 20% ROI growth in 2018.  Similarly, the FinTech Trends Report for the 3rd quarter of 2017 indicated that FinTech companies closed 496 deals worth $8billion in the first half of 2017.

The event is sponsored by Courteville PLC.  Fintech Associates Ltd, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria Centre for Financial Studies, FintechStage (Italy), Fintech Association of Nigeria are partners.

You can register for this event here


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