The first annual Inclusive Fintech Forum, organized by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Elevandi, will be held from June 20–22, 2023, in Kigali, Rwanda.

The Inclusive Fintech Forum 2023 will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, thanks to a partnership between the Kigali International Financial Centre (KIFC) and Elevandi, a company established by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to advance FinTech in the digital economy.

Over the course of three days, global regulators, policymakers, decision-makers, founders, and investors will come together to discuss inclusive and sustainable FinTech, with an emphasis on the Global South, which includes Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

By encouraging technology and policy discussions that will make FinTech development more equitable, accessible, and sustainable for all people around the world, the Forum hopes to serve as a catalyst for financial inclusion and FinTech for Good. This also entails creating and promoting infrastructure, financial literacy, and public goods.

The main stage sessions will include keynote speeches from business and government figures as well as panel discussions with influential people.

Industry and Ecosystem stages will focus on topical sessions on Payments, Credit, Financial Services, Risk Products, Capital Market Infrastructure and ESG Products.

Elevandi’s signature programmes; 

The Elevandi Insights Forum will host in-depth roundtable discussions with organizations from the public and private sectors to address issues facing the financial sector and produce important results that can be put into practice; 

The Founders Peak will feature 10-minute talks from founders, providing attendees with an invaluable opportunity to learn from the experiences of successful founders; 

The Capital Meets Policy Dialogue will bring together policymakers, regulators, and investors to share perspectives on FinTech regulation and investment capital allocation.

There is a specially designed area for vendors, business training programs, mentorship sessions, and a talent pavilion.

Image Source: Tidjane Thiam’s Instagram

Tidjane Thiam, Board Chairman, Rwanda Finance Limited, the agency mandated to promote the Kigali International Financial Centre, said: “We are pleased to host the first annual global Inclusive FinTech Forum here in Rwanda bringing together important decision-makers in the FinTech Industry in Africa and globally. FinTech, at the crossroads of Financial Services and Technology, has a unique ability to transform lives, particularly in emerging and developing countries. It can empower the most vulnerable in society by giving them access to financing and allowing them to achieve financial independence. It can also contribute to the growth and expansion of successful African SMEs to provide much-needed goods and services to consumers in Africa and beyond. This event is a unique opportunity to enrich the African FinTech landscape and position KIFC as the new fast-growing hub for FinTech.”

Entrepreneurs, senior leaders from the government and regulators, financial institutions, technology companies, and investors are all welcome at the Inclusive FinTech Forum. Registration will soon be available. More information available here

Sourced from the Inclusive Fintech Forum 2023 official website