3rd East Africa Finance Summit

Conference | Policy Round-Table | Panel Discussion | Exhibition

December 18-19th, 2018

UN-ECA Conference Center

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


“Financing the future of East Africa”!


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About the 3rd EAFS

The Third Annual East Africa Finance Summit (3rd AEAFs) has been officially launched with the theme-2018 “Financing the future of East Africa”!

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. The summit is now being organized for the third time.

The Third Annual East Africa Finance Summit (3rd EAFS) is being co-organized through the public-private partnership of The i-Capital Africa Institute, FDRE Public Financial Enterprise Agency (PFEA), Jimma University (JU), and Addis Ababa University (AAU). The 3rd Annual EAFS will be held on December 18 and 19, 2018 at the United Nation ECA Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with the motto “…examining policies and practices …” and under the Theme-2018 “Financing the Future East Africa”. The summit will include a Main Conference, Presentations, Panel Discussion, Policy Roundtable, and an Exhibition.

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Highlights of the Previous Summit

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The Conference will feature expert presenters from around the Globe covering wide array of issue across the financial sector that are impacting the region, including;

  • Mergers and Acquisition: Market Trends
  • Disruptive Technologies: The future of smart Finance Industries ( Block chain, Crypto currency, IoT, Chatbot & AI)
  • Cyber security challenges in Finance Sectors (Cyber Insurance, Combating fraud, etc)
  • Financial Innovation: Mobile money, Digital Banking and Digital Insurance
  • Financial Inclusion (Financing Small and Medium Institutions, Social Banking, Microfinance Institutions, Banking for Entrepreneurial Development)
  • Foreign Currency crisis and its management
  • Economic Reforms and Implications for the Finance Sector (Secondary markets, privatization of state owned enterprises, opening of the finance sector for foreign investment, etc)
  • Governance & Regulations of East Africa Central Banks
  • Human Capital Development and Digital Talent
  • Green financing in East Africa
  • Sustainability in the East Africa’s Finance Sector
  • Big data analytics for the Finance Sector
  • Financial Policy Requirements of Regional Integration
  • The role of African Diaspora in Financing the Continent’s future
  • The new role of venture capital in East Africa
  • Innovative approaches to financing African start-ups
  • Islamic Banking & Takaful
  • Reforming the Insurance Industry in East Africa
  • Work Analysis in the knowledge economy: Implications for the Finance Sector
  • WTO accession

United Nation Conference Center, Addis Ababa

About Us

The i-Capital Africa Institute www.icapitalafrica.org 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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