Finnovex – West Africa


Date: 22 – 23 October 2019 
Venue: Lagos Continental Hotel, Lagos – Nigeria

“Nigeria has been receptive and open to the digital transformation wave in the financial services sector. The rapid pace of development witnessed in the financial services sector in the last fifteen years, and the close interaction the region has had with advanced countries over the years had somewhat prepared the region to embrace the new order of digitalization that is fast transforming the way businesses are done in recent times,” says Benedict Chukwurah, Head, Corporate Strategy & Business Solutions at Heritage Bank Plc.

Analyzing the positive response of West Africa’s fiscal sector, Doyin Adegbulugbe, Former MD/CEO of Skye Bank Gambia mentions, “The e-payment statistics published by the Central Bank of Nigeria underscore significant growth in digital platform transactions. For example, the value of mobile payments grew by 5710% between 2012 and 2019 while the volume of transactions on the same platform grew by 3690% within the same period. This ratio shows that the region has embraced digital transformation.”

Finnovex – West Africa, under the patronage of Central Bank of Nigeria, is set to explore opportunities and brainstorm solutions to limitations pertaining to the digital transformation and disruptions that are prevailing in the region’s financial sector.

Taking place on the 22 – 23 October 2019, at Lagos Continental, the forum will gather over 250 C- level professionals and industry leaders brainstorming to champion innovations in areas such as financial inclusions, digital disruptions, innovations, fintechs, blockchain, CX, cybersecurity, cards & payments, e-wallets and much more.

With an aim to share their solutions and assisting the region to be equipped with competitive products, solution providers such as Oracle (Strategic Digital Sponsor), Temenos, Backbase, FSS, Openfactor (Gold Sponsor), OneSpan, Maxut, PIOTech, AVAYA, Simba Infrastructure Ltd. (Silver Sponsors), Rubrik, Turbonomic (Networking Partners) have extended their support for the event.

The Finnovex Awards – West Africa, will be hosted on the first day of the forum, and aim to recognize individuals, institutions and service providers for their contributions in the region’s BFSI sector. The event has already secured confirmed participation from Central Bank of Republic of Guinea, CRBD Bank Burundi SA, Accion Microfinance Bank, Ecobank Transnational Group, Mainstreet Microfinance Bank, Wema Bank, New Capital Multipurpose Cooperative Society Nigeria, Guaranty Trust Bank, First Bank Nigeria, United Bank of Africa, Unity Bank, Heritage Bank, First City Monument Bank among others.

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About Finnovex: Finnovex is a platform that discusses how technology is changing the delivery of banking and payments services. The Middle East is one of the world’s fastest-growing regions in the banking and capital markets sector. The region’s financial services sector is in the middle of an immense overhaul. With populations getting younger, better educated and more demanding; swelling diversity in financial products and services; and rising regulatory requirements for better monitoring of processes and developing secure financial systems, banks and financial institutions across the region are investing heavily to match or surpass their international peers.

About Exibex: As market leaders in knowledge-based conferences, managed events and business consulting, Exibex provides innovative and engaging networking platforms to create and engage C level communities for global corporations. Our platforms enable the acceleration of both individual, and organizational performance, to benefit global business leaders. We comprehend the challenges organizations face in this volatile and uncertain market, so we look to help your core revenue generation teams by building a complete 360-degree package tailored to your business strategies, goals and needs.