Arkel Consult and Abjel Communications have announced November 19th and 20th, 2021 as the dates for the Ghana Fintech Outlook 2021 Conference and the Ghana Fintech Awards & Dinner Night, respectively in Accra.
The conference, dubbed ‘Promoting Collaborations and Accelerated Investments in Ghana’s Fintech Ecosystem,’ will bring together financial sector experts, regulators, and internationally recognised industry leaders to discuss the role of fintechs in Ghana’s burgeoning economy.
Speakers will look at case studies and approaches taken to enhance the financial inclusion and digital financial literacy agenda. The event will also recognize the efforts of local and international fintech companies which are at the forefront of digital transformation in the financial sector, at an awards ceremony.
Mr. Martin Kwame Awagah, Director of Arkel Consult and Management Services Limited, said: “No economy has developed without solid data on the various sectors of the economy. This is why the Ghana Fintech Outlook 2021 Report project is crucial. The report is a culmination of years of research. We are proud that this will become a foundation of the fintech database in Ghana. Our gratitude goes to our sponsors and supporters and we look forward to developing the database to capture emerging changes.”
Panamax Inc. Zeepay Ghana Limited, BPC Banking Technologies, Brassica Pay, EziPay, DreamOval, MTN Mobile Money Limited, Pavelon.com, People’s Pension Trust and Tarragon Edge are the official sponsors.
“Zeepay is coming on as a sponsor because we have a keen interest in the success of any event that brings together all the key players in the fintech space. It will be insightful to hear different perspectives from relevant stakeholders and to discuss key success factors such as innovative and collaborative practices, and protectionist and equitable practices that will inform future strides in the fintech space,” Andrew Takyi-Appiah, Managing Director, Zeepay, said.
“BPC BankingTechnologies is excited to be a sponsor of the Ghana Fintech Outlook 2021. The awards have come at a time when an increasing number of FINTECH propositions have become indisputable catalysts for the ubiquitous delivery of digital financial services. We have witnessed strategic collaborations among FINTECHs, Telcos, banks, and others that will give rise to more gains for the financial services industry in Ghana.
It is also exciting to see tremendous support from Ghana’s Central Bank with concerted efforts such as its setting up of a FINTECH and Innovation Office, the DFS policy, Data Protection Act and more. We are supporting this event because we believe in the power of open platforms to spur innovation and the ecosystem approach to solution delivery. Specialization is vital, so if every entity shares what it does best within an ecosystem, we can achieve scale like never before,” Emmanuel Obinne, Head of Growth and Partnerships—West Africa, elaborated.
Panamax, Inc. is also excited to be a platinum sponsor of the Ghana Fintech Outlook 2021. As one of the top fintech service providers in the African region, Panamax has constantly lent support to financial inclusion initiatives in Ghana, making digital payments the market’s largest segment with a total transaction value of US $2,933m in 2021 so far.
The event is one of the biggest fintech industry events in Ghana where the industry leaders will come together to formulate innovative monetization strategies in the country.
Expressing his excitement at participation in the prestigious event, Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Manoj Jain, said: “Backed by our technical expertise, we have been bringing digital transformation to several African countries for over three decades now. Panamax is proud to be associated with Ghana Fintech Outlook this year as a platinum sponsor and contribute towards enhancing the scope of the fintech industry in the country.
“We at Brassica Pay are very excited to be a part of such an event. It is a laudable step that brings players in the digital payments ecosystem to the table to collaborate and share ideas. The discourse in this ever-changing landscape fosters better alliances and guides policy framework, which at the end of the day benefits Ghanaians.
As an avid advocate for financial inclusion and the digitalisation drive, we must not lose sight of convenience, speed, and security in developing effective digital payment solutions that promote financial freedom,” Mary Boateng–Coleman, Co-founder and CEO of Brassica Group.