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Ghana Hosts 3iAfrica Summit Next Year

Ghana will be the host country for the 3iAfrica Summit in May 2024, the Bank of Ghana (BoG) has announced.

The three-day summit which will take place in the regional capital beginning on May 13 will encompass plenary sessions, interactive workshops, and policy dialogues featuring distinguished global and regional leaders, an innovation exhibition and a showcase of digital financial solutions.

The event organized by the Bank of Ghana, Development Bank Ghana, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) through Elevandi is aimed at showcasing Africa’s digital prowess to stimulate both local and international investments in the burgeoning FinTech sector, a statement released by BoG said of Friday.

Over 2,000 industry leaders from more than 80 countries are expected to attend the summit which is under the theme “Unleashing Africa’s FinTech and Digital Economic Potential”.

“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.”

Dr Maxwell Opoku-Afari, First Deputy Governor of Bank of Ghana, believes the summit will be 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.”

According to Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer of MAS and Chairman of the Elevandi Board, the event will serve as a crucial juncture for enhancing cooperation between Africa and Asia’s financial sectors.

“The 3iAfrica Summit symbolizes 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,” he said.

The Chief Executive Officer of Development Bank Ghana, Kwamina Duker, added, “DBG is thrilled to facilitate this global platform where Africa’s innovative FinTech solutions will take centre stage, inviting and fostering strategic partnerships.”

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