AZA Finance – Africa’s leading fintech, specializing in cross-border international payments treasury, and FX – is reprising its sponsorship of industry-leading The Money Summit (TMS) 2023, organised by the Business and Financial Times (B&FT). TMS is a strategic platform that brings together financial analysts, economists, and experts in financial markets to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing global and local economies.
The third edition, which will be held on May 9, 2023 at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra, will focus on the theme ‘Africa’s Robust Financial Sector: the Catalyst for Sustainable Economic Growth.’
In anticipation of the summit, AZA Finance, Country Manager, Nana Yaw Owusu Banahene said the decision to come on board was easy, owing to previous editions’ success and impact.
“AZA Finance is proud to continue its support of The Money Summit as a sponsoring partner, as it has consistently proven to be a successful and impactful platform. We were eagerly looking forward to this year’s summit. Hence, the decision to be a part of it was without any hesitation, given the positive outcomes of previous editions,” he said.
“The partnership between AZA Finance and The Money Summit is a testament to AZA Finance’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and collaboration in the financial services sector. AZA Finance looks forward to an exciting and impactful event at TMS 2023, where participants can explore new ideas, exchange perspectives, and chart the course for the future of finance in Africa,” Mr. Banahene added.
Touching on the significance of the financial sector in the current economic climate, Mr. Banahene stated, “The financial sector plays a key and critical role in sustaining and salvaging the economies. We look forward to contributing to the discussions on the future of finance and the role supreme of technology and efficient payment systems is playing and will continue to play in all of these.”
AZA Finance will join the first plenary session, joining other experts in sharing forward-thinking predictions and ideas that will shape the next wave of fintech and drive economic growth in Africa.
As consumers increasingly adopt digital methods for managing their finances, tech-savvy start-ups and traditional financial institutions are diving into the Fintech industry. With the global fintech market projected to reach US$332.5 billion by 2028, panelists at the first of two plenary sessions will discuss how players within the financial sector can collaborate to create a robust financial sector, promote financial inclusiveness, and support economic growth.
Other speakers are CEO of GhIPSS, Archie Hesse; Chief Digital & Marketing Officer of GCB Bank,Eric Coffie; and Head of Retail Banking at FBN Bank Ghana, Allen Quaye. The session has as its topic – From Competition to Collaboration: how Fintech is shaping the future of finance – will be moderated by the Vice President, of Ghana Fintech and Payment Association, Richard Nunekpeku.
The second session will see panelists including MD of the Ghana Stock Exchange, Abena Amoah; Group CEO of Glico Group, Edward Forkuo Kyei; Director of Republic Securities, Edwin Gyamfi, Chief Investment Officer of Axis Pensions Trust, Nana Wiafe Boamah, discuss the significance of a robust securities industry to Ghana’s economy, and the roles of insurance, pensions, fund managers, and other market players. Alfred Ocansey will moderate it.