3iAfrica Summit To Catalyse Innovation, Growth

Dr. Maxwell Opoku-Afari


A LANDMARK event aimed at unlocking Africa’s digital and financial potential, 3iAfrica Summit, is scheduled to come off between 13th and 15th of May, 2024, in Accra.

Under the theme “Unleashing Africa’s FinTech and Digital Economic Potential,” the 3iAfrica Summit is a collaborative initiative by the Bank of Ghana, Development Bank Ghana, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) through Elevandi. It aims to be a strategic platform to showcase Africa’s digital prowess and to stimulate both local and international investments in the burgeoning FinTech sector.

Dr. Maxwell Opoku-Afari, First Deputy Governor of Bank of Ghana, shared his vision for the Summit, “We look forward to the 3iAfrica Summit becoming a beacon for financial technology and a turning point in Africa’s digital revolution. The conversations and collaborations that will start here are set to chart a new course for the continent’s economic landscape.”

It is expected to draw over 2,000 industry leaders from over 80 countries to ignite innovation and harness the impact of FinTechs in the digital financial economies across the continent, and promises a dynamic agenda filled with plenary sessions, interactive workshops, and policy dialogues featuring distinguished global and regional leaders. An innovation exhibition and showcase of digital financial solutions will be the key highlights, offering a glimpse into the future of financial technology and creating a nexus for enthusiasts and innovators.

Kwamina Duker, CEO of Development Bank Ghana, commenting on the event, underscored the strategic significance of the event: “DBG is thrilled to facilitate this global platform where Africa’s innovative FinTech solutions will take centre stage, inviting and fostering strategic partnerships.”

The event will also be a crucial juncture for enhancing cooperation between Africa and Asia’s financial sectors, as noted by Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer of MAS and Chairman of the Elevandi Board: “The 3iAfrica Summit symbolises a bridge connecting the vibrant tech ecosystems of Africa and Asia. We’re excited to support a space where sustainable and revolutionary financial sector initiatives can flourish.”

The summit is an unparalleled opportunity for businesses, enthusiasts, and policymakers to amplify their brand, engage with industry leaders, and forge lasting partnerships. Attendees will gain access to a wealth of networking sessions designed to unlock new collaborative opportunities.

A business desk report