Kigali International Financial Center (KIFC), Rwanda’s financial center that facilitates international investment and cross-border transactions in Africa, and Elevandi, a company created by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to promote FinTech in the digital economy, today announced the launch of the first annual Inclusive FinTech Forum, which will be held from 20 to 22 June in Kigali, Rwanda.
Global regulators, decision-makers, decision-makers, founders and investors will gather for three days of discussions on inclusive and sustainable FinTech, primarily focusing on the Global South, which stretches from Africa to Latin America and Asia.
The forum aims to act as a catalyst for financial inclusion and FinTech for Good by promoting technology and policy conversations that will enable FinTech development to become more equitable, accessible and sustainable for all people in the world.
This also includes the development and promotion of public goods, infrastructure and financial competence.
The forum will include a number of dialogues and formats to spark debate and ideas for solutions for inclusive finance globally.
● Sessions on the main stage will feature keynotes by government and industry leaders as well as discussions
with thought leaders.
● Industry and ecosystem stages will focus on topical sessions on payments, credit, financial services,
Risk products, Capital market infrastructure and ESG products.
● Elevendi’s signature programs;
○ Elevandi Insights Forum will host deep-dive roundtables with the public and private sectors
organizations to meet challenges facing the financial sector and drive key actions
○ The Founders Peak will feature 10-minute talks from founders, giving attendees a valuable
opportunity to learn from the experiences of successful founders;
○ Capital Meets Policy Dialogue will bring together policy makers, regulators and investors
to share perspectives on FinTech regulation and investment capital allocation.
● A curated venue for exhibitors, industry workshops, mentoring sessions and a talent pavilion.
Tidjane Thiam, Chairman, Rwanda Finance Limited, the agency mandated to promote Kigali
International Financial Centre, said: “We are delighted to host the first annual Global Inclusive FinTech
Forum here in Rwanda that brings together key decision makers in the FinTech industry in Africa and
FinTech, at the intersection of financial services and technology, has a unique ability to transform lives, especially in emerging and developing countries. It can empower the most vulnerable in society by giving them access to finance 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.”
Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer at MAS and Chairman of Elevandi, said: “The forum comes at a crucial time when FinTech is in the optimal position to contribute to global causes, given its place at a critical intersection between finance and technology; but the promise is still a work in progress to make finance accessible to all people in the world. The forum will accelerate inclusion and influence conversations to make FinTech more accessible. It will serve as building blocks for future dialogues such as the Point Zero Forum, which will be held the following week this forum.”
The inclusive FinTech forum is open to entrepreneurs, as well as senior executives from governments and regulators, financial institutions, technology companies and investors. Registration will open soon. To register interest, please visit www.inclusivefintechforum.com.
Kigali International Financial Center
Kigali International Financial Center (KIFC) is a financial center that facilitates international investments and cross-border transactions in Africa. With FinTech identified as one of the niche areas to attract investment, KIFC is spearheading an innovation-friendly regulatory environment to attract investment funds and venture capital, driving Africa’s already fast-growing fintech sector. Visit www.rfl.rw to learn more about KIFC.
Elevandi has been set up by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to promote an open dialogue between the public and private sectors to advance FinTech in the digital economy. Elevandi works closely with authorities, founders, investors and business leaders to drive collaboration, education and new sources of value at industry and national level.
Elevandi’s initiatives have brought together over 350,000 people to drive the growth of FinTech through events, closed-door roundtables, investor programs, educational initiatives and research.
Elevendi’s flagship product is the Singapore FinTech Festival alongside rapidly growing platforms including the World FinTech Festival,