The organising partners of the Nigeria Fintech Week, NFW, one of the largest gathering of players in the fintech ecosystem in Nigeria and Africa are excited to announce that the 6th edition of the week-long event is scheduled to hold in Lagos in a hybrid format from October 24 to 28, 2022 with the theme – “Navigating the Next Normal: Sustainable Impacts in Fintech, e-Government & Emerging Technologies”.
The #NFW2022 theme is reflective of Deloitte’s Fintech Report, which highlights ‘customer inertia’ and ‘infrastructure’ as one of the failings of the global fintech ecosystem, as well as Findexable’s Fintech 2022 Index which states that Impact is one of the defining markers for the year. Now more than ever, there is a need to take head-on the issue of sustainable impact across sectors as the world finds its footing in the ‘next normal’.
The hybrid event which has Fintech Association of Nigeria, FintechNGR, and Fintech Associates Limited, as its organizing partners, is looking to host over a million attendees. Some of the features of NFW, applicable to brands, businesses and professionals, include: opportunities to advance thought leadership, expand business & professional networks, interact and learn from thought leaders & respected top industry icons, product acquisition/promotion, brand exposure & publicity, fast-track customer acquisition, co-create solutions off the event, foster new partnerships B2B and B2C, as well as media interviews and appearances.
Other key features include TechSpark – a full day hands-on session for students on deepening technical skills & tech-enabled businesses which will be held at a few select campuses, pavilions at the physical location in Landmark by international investors and embassies, as well as regulatory parleys and Ecosystem Hour.
The 2021 edition had over 8000 participants in attendance both online and physically from 20 countries and had notable highlights such as the launch of DigiStuds a digital academy training project for undergraduates in Nigerian universities, Ecosystem Hour with representatives from other local/regional ecosystem bodies, and a mini TechSpark – on closing the skills & talent gap. It also had practical sessions on NFTs, Disruption Disrupted, discourses on fintech in the capital market, femtech, payments and a lot more.
Some of the sponsors at NFW2021 were Zenith Bank, Mastercard, Ecobank, Aella, Access Bank, Unified Payments, TeamApt, VFD Group, AppZone, in addition to ecosystem/media partners like NIBSS, Proshare, Nairametrics, and OPI Networks.