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Finnovation Africa: Ethiopia 2018 - A Powerful Purpose

The Digital Transformation of Banking - Driving Constructive Economic Outcomes from the FinTech Ecosystem in Africa

FinTech Impact for Africa: Re-Imagining Banking & Financial Services

As a result of their potent blend of trail-blazing technology and disruptive innovation, FinTech players have the ability to accelerate the digital transformation of financial services in Africa and, in turn, further spur the major existing banks to rapidly ramp-up their own innovative approaches to meet the financial needs of under-served markets across the continent. FinTech players are increasingly becoming an important part of the fabric of Africa’s financial services industry. In addition, the leading banks on the continent are now harnessing innovative technology to meet market needs and are also collaborating with FinTech start-ups to better connect with under-served consumers, improve financial inclusion and provide a platform to scale much faster.

Innovation in Financial Services: A Dynamic Event Tailor-Made for a Cutting-Edge Industry

Finnovation Africa: Ethiopia 2018 is a very different kind of event, a complete re-boot, for a very different kind of industry. Deconstructed and shorn of all the usual, tired formats of the traditional convention – and built from the ground up as a genuinely new event that is as ground-breaking in its focus as it is in its format - and aspiring to be as innovative and transformative as the dynamic FinTech market it serves.

Combining a highly innovative and interactive event format with world‐class speakers and more than 300 carefully selected participants, Finnovation Africa: Ethiopia 2018, to be held at the Radisson Blu Addis Ababa on the 1st of November 2018, will tackle the most pressing questions for the progress of FinTech and the positive and profitable transformation of banking in Africa, providing a platform for all stakeholders to engage in creating the future of financial services on the continent – from established banking powerhouses to FinTech start‐ups.

What Sets Finnovation Africa: Ethiopia 2018 apart from other Events?

Finnovation Africa Series Speakers

Chris Principe
Chain2Trade, Inc. &
FinFuture & Financial IT
Mountaga Diop
Founder & CEO
Declan Magero
Founding Partner
Afrinet Capital
Ken Njoroge
Ameya Upadhyay
Principal, Investments
Omidyar Network
Murad Qubbaj
Associate Director, Business Channels Development
Chidi Okpala
Group Managing Director: FINTECH
Atlas Mara
Phil Knowles
KPMG East Africa
Melaku Kebede
Vice President, Systems & E-Banking
United Bank of Ethiopia
Muawiya Abu Jubain
Munir Duri
Faith Chisulo
Salam Slim
Director, Global Solution Lead-Islamic Banking
Branislav Cika
Acting CEO & Co-Founder
Afri-CAN Sun
Jane Zhang
Founder and CEO
Kate Johnson
Africa Client Operations Manager
Juntos Inc.
Bellaj Badr
Blockchain Architect & CTO
Felix Mulei
Director, Business Development
Eclectics International
Colin Don Schouw
Managing Director / Media Personality / Presenter
The Fixer Group
ElHaj Hamou
Business Development Manager, Morocco-Africa Region
Adam Starzynski
Overseas Markets Manager
Onechain Shanghai
Eric Kamau
Managing Director
True African Ltd.
Matt Amlôt
Banker Africa
Sandra Hua YAO
VP Business Development
Bizuneh Bekele
EthSwitch S.C.
Zekarias Amsalu
Founder & MD
IBEX Financial Consultancy Ltd
Amadou Daffe
Co-Founder & CEO
Habtamu Tadesse
Founder & CEO
Sisay Getnet
CEO & Founder
Bereket Amsalu
Ethiopia Country Manager
IBEX Financial Consultancy Ltd
Netsanet Raya
ELEBAT Solutions
Nurhassen Mensur
Business and Communications Director

Leaders' Insights

Partners @ Finnovation Ethiopia Africa 2017

We work tirelessly to move beyond the cliche of making our clients at the heart of everything we do. We engage with our Partners, Speakers, Delegates, Sponsors, Exhibitors and Media Associates to ensure maximum value-added – and always provide that special “human touch” that makes working with Ethico Live! such a successful experience. Here are just some of the international market leaders who have created value by working with us:

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Attendee Tickets

Take advantage of our special delegate rates

Super Early Bird Rate

(Valid until 15th August)

USD 500

Early Bird Rate

(Valid until 1st October)

USD 750

Standard Rate

(Valid until 1st November)

USD 1000

But don’t just take our word for it! Hear directly from our clients on how our events have created value for our partners, speakers, delegates, sponsors, exhibitors and media participants:

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International Desk

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For Partnership Enquiries:

Sophie McLean

Senior Vice President

T:+91 124 418 2794/95

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For Media Enquiries:

Sanay Lalwani

Divisional Manager: Marketing & Media Operations

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