Intermarc Consulting has announced its plan to hold the 22nd edition of the Digital Pay Expo. The event aims to be a gathering of experts not only from Nigeria but from Africa and beyond. with experts, keynote speakers and panellists to speak on different areas of the theme.
For over a decade now, the Digital Pay Expo event has become the leading payment industry platform to showcase innovation and get stakeholders to talk about industry trends.
The conference is scheduled to hold in Lagos for 2 days (9th-10th of June) with the theme “Defi Africa: Beyond Hype, Understanding Use Cases For The Continent”. The focus of this edition of the Digital Pay Expo will be decentralised finance, which has become a very necessary discussion at this time with the explosion of digital payment platforms.
Speaking on the reason for the digital pay expo, Matilda Adegbola, the Digital marketing officer for Intermarc Consulting, revealed that the conference is being “held to promote the interest of stakeholders in the banking and finance sector, with special focus on those in the financial technology (fintech) space as change enablers in this move to digitise payments in Africa.”
She revealed that the event which will be a two-day hybrid event will bring an unparalleled number of Defi innovators and change-makers, who will be sharing their stories, practical uses, angles of interest and challenges to avoid in the implementation of Defi in the continent.
It will be synchronised virtually on the 10Times platform to ensure participants can connect from all over the world, to allow for the greatest impact possible for the mixed audience.
Speaking for one of the sponsors of the conference, Mr Shola Ogunyemi from 9PSB said that partnering with Intermarc consulting for the Digital Pay Expo and discussing other issues affecting decentralised finance is in line with the company’s goal of ensuring that banking the unbanked and underbanked is a reality.
In his words:
“One of our core principles at 9PSB is collaboration and which is why we are happy to collaborate with Intermarc consulting to make this conference where important conversations about financial inclusion will be held a reality. This is because we are very passionate about ensuring the last-mile delivery of financial inclusion to the target audience. we do not believe they are the lowest of the low as quite a bit of them have a lot of cash lying around, we aim to make sure that everyone no matter where they are in the social structure of the economy can have easy access to the financial structure available. So it is not only a business collaboration for us it also has a social angle for us”.
Also speaking, Mr Francis Ogbuka, Chief Commercial Officer at AppZone, a fintech software provider believes that the conversations that will be held at the event will bring a change in areas of financial inclusion:
“We believe this is going to lead to a mass adoption of financial and payment products.”
The 2022 Digital PayExpo conference will also feature an exhibition from sponsors. The organizers say that will be insightful, educating, and packed with lots of information on the practicality of achieving and enduring decentralised finance across a highly competitive digital environment like Africa.
The expected outcome of this conference and exhibition is to help stakeholders take bold steps and decisions in their drive towards implementing DeFi and CBDC as a strategy for future growth across Africa.
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