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AFIS 2022

Past event

AFIS Annual Summit 2021

With the support of Jeune Afrique Media Group and in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), AFIS held its first annual summit on March 10 and 11, 2021. This online event brought together more than 500 decision-makers from the public and private sectors, including Amadou Hott, Minister of Economy, Planning and International Cooperation of Senegal, Nezha Hayat, Chairperson of AMMC – Morocco’s Capital Market Authority, and Mary Wangari Wamae, Group Executive Director at Equity Group Holdings. ​

Joshua Oigara (CEO, KCB Group) Laurent Goutard (Head of International Banking for Africa, Société Générale) and Myriam Brigui (Head of International Network, Proparco) interview by Eleni Giokos (CNN).

This 100% virtual event featured approximately 500 decision-makers representing the broad spectrum of the financial industry: bankers, insurers, fintech managers, mobile money operators, microfinance institutions, stock markets, regulators, and ministers.​

Reflecting on future challenges

For two days, these public and private sector leaders discussed various topics, such as driving digital transformation, financial inclusion strategies, adapting to the regulatory environment, updating risk control, fighting against fraud and cyber-attacks, creating green and inclusive finance, etc. The goal of these discussions was to rethink the development trajectory of Africa’s financial industry, as countries gradually prepare for their post-Covid-19 recovery. ​

Herbert Wigwe (CEO, Access Bank) interviewed by Ramah Nyang (Bloomberg)

Giving voice to the most influential players of African finance

Over the course of these two days, the participants engaged in high-level talks through keynote addresses, roundtables, and workshops thanks to a unique online experience. The debates were conducted by the biggest names in African finance, namely Ade Ayeyemi (CEO of Ecobank Group), Romuald Wadagni (Senior Minister of State and Minister of Economy and Finance of Benin), Nezha Hayat (Chairperson of Morocco’s Capital Market Authority), Olugbenga Agboola (CEO of Flutterwave), Delphine Traoré (CEO of Allianz Africa), Joshua Oïgara (CEO of KCB Group), Tiémoko Meyliet Kone (Governor of the Central Bank of West African States – BCEAO), and several other notable decision-makers playing a key role in the emergence of a pan-African financial services market.​

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AFIS 2021 Partners

Co-Host

IFC

Platinum

African Guarantee Fund
Banque Ouest-Africaine de Développement
Proparco
ECOBANK

Industry Partners

VISA
Tagpay
Mastercard
Allianz
NSIA

Silver

BRVM
Vista Bank
Société Générale

Media Partners

01 - Jeune Afrique
02 - The Africa Report
03 - Africa Business +
04 - Financial Afrik
05 - How we made it in Africa
07 - Ventures AFRICA
06 - Atlas Magazine