Venue: UN-ECA Conference Center


The 4th Annual Summit

"Financing Economic Transformation"

December 4th - 5th,2019


About the Fourth Annual Summit

The Fourth Annual EA-Finance Summit has been officially launched...

The Fourth Annual East Africa Finance Summit (4th EAFS) is being co-organized through the public-private partnership of The i-Capital Africa Institute, FDRE Public Enterprises Holdings and Administration Agency and Jimma University (JU). The summit will be held on December 4th & 5th, 2019 at the United Nations Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The summit theme for 2019 is
Financing Economic Transformation with its long-standing motto “…examining policies and practices …”. The summit will include sessions for Presentations, Panel Discussion, and Policy Roundtable. There will also be an exhibition platform for companies to showcase their products and services.

The Annual East Africa Finance Summit (EAFS) is a platform for knowledge sharing and critical voices, organized to facilitate and support the continuous development of the finance sector within the East African region. The platform brings key players and stakeholders of the sector together, to network, address critical issues and set-out strategic directions that shape the future of the finance sector in the region.

This summit, by capitalizing on the outcomes of the preceding summit, will provide a common platform for the improvement of policies & industry practices in East Africa, for laying the groundwork in ensuring sustainable growth in the finance sector. In light of the current initiatives for continental integration and economic transformation, the session sub-themes will focus on the role of the finance sector in promoting economic development and transformation.

It gives all involved the opportunity to have a hand in bridging persistent gaps and shaping the future of the finance sector in the country, and in the region at large. Furthermore, this annual platform helps organizations gain visibility and provides an opportunity to build a corporate image through promotion, networking, and matchmaking, while also presenting an opportunity for business scale-up, investment and expansions.

The i-Capital Africa Institute annually co-organizes various knowledge-sharing platforms pertaining different sectors such as the East Africa Finance Summit, the East Africa Cement, Concrete and Energy Summit and an annual conference on the Human Capital Development in Africa. These knowledge-sharing platforms (KSP) are organized in the form of summits and conference at national, regional and continental levels to enhance knowledge and experience sharing within the region.

Featuring experts from around the world, we will cover the most pressing issues in the region's financial sector. The general topics for this summit will be;

  • African Continental Free Trade Area Membership and WTO accession
  • Capital Market
  • Finance Reform and Governance
  • FinTech (Open Banking, Digital Transformation)
  • Human Resource Management
  • Interest-Free Finance
  • Merger and Acquisition

United Nations Conference Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

About Us

The i-Capital Africa Institute is a private consulting firm established and based in Ethiopia to deliver Intellectual Capital Development Packages, provide Knowledge Sharing Platforms, and promote Innovation & Technology Transfer Solutions for small to large scale enterprises in Africa.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia