Africa SME Finance Forum 2018

15.05.2018 - 16.05.2018, Nairobi, Kenya

Harnessing Innovation

The Africa SME Finance Forum 2018 will examine the key challenges faced by MSMEs in Africa, and explore innovative local and global best practice solutions to promote youth entrepreneurship and enhance access to financing for MSMEs.

The conference will focus on how Africa is harnessing digital technology to disrupt traditional banking industry and to create new banking infrastructure to fill gaps where there has been a lack of access to financial services. Topics covered include:

  • Blockchain and SME finance,
  • Incumbent and "challenger" banking,
  • Electronic payments and remittances, and
  • Youth entrepreneurship finance

The Africa Forum will also feature global good practices and cutting-edge innovations by bringing leading and successful innovators, internationally recognized experts, and successful practitioners to share their perspectives and experiences. The conference will be preceded by member only study visits to financial institutions and fintechs that have innovative ways of serving SMEs clients.

For more information, please visit the event website.