The 7th Annual East Africa Finance Summit has Concluded Successfully

Written by Tsama Kassa

May 15, 2024

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The 7th Annual East Africa Finance Summit has Concluded Successfully

The Annual East Africa Finance Summit took place on May 9th and 10th, 2024, at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel. The 7th EAFS was co-organized by The i-Capital Africa Institute, Addis Ababa University, Association of Ethiopian Insurers, and Nairobi Securities Exchange, with the strategic partnerships of Ethio Telecom, Ethiopian Capital Market Authority, FSD Ethiopia and Commercial Bank of Ethiopia.

A total of +500 participants attended the 7th EAFS, greatly enriching the discussions and insights shared during the summit with their presence and contributions. The invaluable knowledge and expertise brought to the table are believed to have a significant impact on shaping the financial landscape of East Africa through the exchange of ideas.

We express our deepest gratitude to the sponsors of the Summit: Ethswitch (Platinum), Hibert Bank (Gold), EthioRE, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (Silver).

The Summit was very engaging. Various topics were discussed, and knowledge and insights were shared. Some of the topics include: 

  • Opportunities for collaboration and partnership among finance sector players in East Africa

  • Home-Grown Economic Reform 2.0 and the status of the negotiations with IMF and WB

  • Unpacking Ethiopia`s policy shifts towards opening its finance sector and other key economic sectors such as export, import, wholesale, and retail trade for foreign participation: opportunities and challenges for the finance sector

  • Traditional banks, fintech, and mobile money operators (MNOs): are they collaborators, competitors, or threats to one another? We need banking, but do we need banks anymore?

  • Insurance pricing, Insurtech, and the independent insurance regulator in the making

  • Upcoming capital market ecosystem and opportunities: Lessons from other countries (Innovative Products and the role of stockbrokers, investment bankers, and investment trusts)

Please find some of the new covering of the 7th East Africa Finance Summit