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2017 CashlessAfrica Expo Holds in Lagos

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The 2017 edition of CashlessAfrica conference, a platform for financial services supply side actors to share their innovation, rethink their current models and gain valuable market insight of the African digital financial services market, has been scheduled to hold in Lagos

According to a statement issued by organisers of the event on Wednesday, the expo agenda, keynote and interactive sessions will focus on carefully selected topics such as the digital bank and evolution in a Competitive market; the Future of banking, money and payments in Africa; disruptive technologies and their impact on Financial Services in Africa; balancing regulation against innovation; remittances in the digital age; fintechs and Banks: Collaboration or Competition; and protecting the customer in a digitalized economy.

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New for 2017, the expo will host a Hackathon session which will drive collaboration to co-create solutions to compelling financial services challenges across Africa and the CashlessAfrica champion awards, given to organizations that have made a significant contribution to the digital financial services industry in Africa.

Speakers already signed up from Helix institute, Pwc Nigeria, Oradian, Millicom, Voguepay, Barclays Bank, Musoni, Wallettec, Konga, Redcloud, TransferTo, Chamsmobile, ConnectAfrica, Hormuud Telecoms, Impala pay and M-paya.

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It is important to note that digital disruption is shifting the balance stay of power in financial services and influencing the way, millions of people bank their money, make payments, remittances and more, in a continent where mobile phone penetration exceed bank accounts and bank cards ownership, combined.

Africa’s highly regulated financial industry now needs to adapt itself to the on-going disruptions in the Fintech space and the increasing demands of young and energetic customers which represent a significant percentage of the continent’s population.

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Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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