The Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is set to give a keynote address tomorrow (Wednesday)at the inaugural Standard Chartered Digital Banking, Innovation and Fintech Festival which will be held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra under the theme “Shaping the next phase of Ghana’s Financial Technology Landscape for the 21st Century”.
This high-level event will bring together local and international players in the Fintech ecosystem, seasoned experts and practicing Fintech innovators to engage and share insights on how to adopt, leverage and scale digitization, innovation and technology within the financial sector.
Standard Chartered, as part of activities to mark its 125th anniversary celebrations in Ghana has provided this platform to showcase the country’ digital infrastructure and the great strides Ghana has made in its national digitalization journey.
The Vice President is expected to outline among other things the government’s plan to continue setting Ghana apart as the true digital hub of Africa with a robust digitized financial technology ecosystem.
The hybrid mode event will be held over two days – 3rd and 4th November,2021 – and will see other notable leaders of industry attend including; Ken Ofori-Atta – Minister of Finance, Ursula Owusu Ekuful – Minister of Communication & Digitalisation, , Dr. Ernest Addison – Governor, Bank of Ghana, Sunil Kaushal – CEO, Africa & Middle East, Standard Chartered PLC, Alex Manson – Member, SC Ventures and many more.
In addition, a great line up of insightful panel sessions is planned over the two days.
The sessions will explore the impact and opportunities of the increasingly robust and digitized financial ecosystem and the lessons we can learn from Ghana’s digitization journey so far. Participants will also discuss how financial sustainability, innovation and technology can maximise participation in addition to how to best leverage digital banking, tokenization and trust corridors to lift African trade flows.
The Digital Banking, Innovation and Fintech Festival has been organised in collaboration with the Central Bank of Ghana (BoG), SC Ventures and Enterprise Singapore.