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Nairobi To Host 12th Edition Africa Fintech Summit This September at GTC JW Marriott Hotel

Nairobi To Host 12th Edition Africa Fintech Summit This September at GTC JW Marriott Hotel

On September 4-6, 2024, Regulators, Policy Makers, Financial Industry Executives, Fintech Founders, leading innovators, investors, Climate Finance experts and Afroprenours from around the world will gather in Nairobi, Kenya for the 12th edition of the Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS). The summit will take place at the newly opened GTC JW Marriott Hotel in the heart of Nairobi, Kenya.

With participants who represent over $4.5 billion in private equity and venture capital funding, the AFTS is the premier global initiative dedicated to financial technology in Africa.

The bi-annual summit occurs each April in Washington, D.C., on the sideline of the WB/IMF Spring meeting, and each November in a different African city (most recently in Lusaka (2023), Cape Town (2022), Cairo (2021), Virtual (2020), Addis (2019) and Lagos (2018) and the 2024 continental summit will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on 04-06 September 2024!

“We are very pleased to bring our premium summit to the land of MoMo innovation, Kenya and look forward to say “Karibu Kenya!” to all our international delegates in September. In line of our theme for the year, Fintech in Every Industry, we will be focusing on Fintech’s role on Climate Solutions, cross-border trade, ecommerce, mobile money & digital banking, Fintech powering digital health, agritech, mining and economic prosperity as well as investment under AfCFTA,” said Sarah Kuruswo, Lead-USA:Africa Strategic Partnerships for AFTS.

#AFTSNAIROBI2024 will bring Keynote Speeches from Kenyan policymakers & AfCFTA as well as a VIP dinner for Speakers and invited guests on the night of 04 April; panels, workshops and fireside chats on 05 & 06 September; a delegation from Prosper’s Tech for Trade Alliance along with AfCFTA’s Digital Protocol, Alpha Expo Pitch Competition & Ecosystem tours on the 06th September.

The event will conclude with a happy hour for delegates and attendees on both the 5th & 6th of September.

Zekarias Amsalu, the founder of Africa FinTech Summit in his speech at the US-Africa Business Summit said “this September we take the event to Nairobi. The selection of Nairobi is not surprising because Nairobi and Kenya is the half number of Africans in addition to this M -Pesa, the world’s most efficient and first mobile money transfer. M -Pesa was created in Kenya and by taking the effect of M -Pesa into Kenya, we want to bring forth the sense of the story of that mobile money.

Not just the transfer of money, but how it has transformed the Kenyan regular citizens’ lives, from private sector, health sector, saving investment, government, the revenue collection and of course MSRs effectively affected everybody here,”

As in the past years, the event will be hybrid with live streaming provided for remote attendees via the website.

Limited tickets with early bird discount are now available to book on our website,

Confirmed sponsors to date include Ecobank, Flutterwave as well as Strategic Partners including the Kenyan Wall Street, Fintech Association of Kenya, Corporate Council on Africa, and African Media Agency.

Sponsors and partners can reach out to the Sponsorship team at to secure sponsorship opportunities.

About Africa Fintech Summit

AFTS ( is the premier global initiative dedicated to the African fintech ecosystem.

AFTS is traditionally hosted in Washington, D.C., each April during the World Bank/IFC annual meeting week and in a different African city each November. The summit is being held in a hybrid format, in person in the selected Venue in compliance with COVID-19 protocol and global live virtual delegates.

Supported by an advisory board of thought leaders and fintech pioneers, AFTS is a unique space where innovative ideas are debated, investments mobilized, partnership deals signed, and collaborations formed across sectors and geographies. AFTS is organized in partnership between Washington, D.C.-based firms, strategic advisory group, Dedalus Global, and Pan-African consultancy advisory firm, Ibex Frontier.