The Africa Fintech Festival (AFF), slated from June 12–15, stands as a collaborative effort between the Association of FinTechs in Kenya (AFIK) and the Africa FinTech Network (AFN). This initiative aims to foster dialogue and innovation within the burgeoning fintech landscape across the continent.

Convening the African Fintech Community

AFF serves as a pivotal gathering, drawing together a diverse array of stakeholders including tech enthusiasts, banking sector leaders, fintech solution developers, CEOs, and founders. The event serves as a platform to facilitate networking, exploration of emerging trends, and dissemination of insights across various thematic domains.

Exploring Key Thematic Areas

One of the central focuses of AFF is to delve into critical thematic areas shaping the fintech landscape in Africa. These include discussions on green finance, policy and regulation, capacity building for fintech regulators, and the intersection of technology and agri-tech solutions.

Insights from Industry Leaders

During AFF's media launch event, Ali Hussein Kassim, AFN Vice President for East Africa and Chairman of the AFIK board, emphasized the significance of the festival. He described it not merely as an event but as a testament to the dynamism and potential inherent within Africa's fintech ecosystem. Kassim highlighted the festival as a celebration of creativity, resilience, and the transformative impact of technology in driving socio-economic progress across the continent.

Fintech Growth Trajectory in Africa

Africa stands out as the world's fastest-growing region in terms of fintech revenue, boasting an impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32 percent. Projections from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and QED Investors suggest that by 2030, the African fintech market is poised to reach a valuation of $65 billion, underscoring the region's immense potential and opportunities for innovation and investment.