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Abidjan to host fifth installment of prestigious fintech confluence in francophone Africa

Abidjan will be hosting the largest Fintech gathering in Francophone Africa. After a 4th edition that brought together more than 750 participants and 50 renowned speakers, the Next Fintech forum, the biggest Fintech event in French-speaking Africa, will hold its 5th edition on November 16 and 17 at the Radisson Blu, Abidjan.

The Next Fintech Forum (NFF), the largest event in French-speaking Africa dedicated to Fintech, is organizing its 5th edition on November 16th and 17th, at the Radisson Blu, Abidjan.

This 2023 edition promises to be even greater, bringing together players from the Francophone African Fintech ecosystem around the central theme “Fintech and Commerce: How Fintech will shape commerce in Francophone Africa”.

NFF has established itself as a pillar of digital finance in French-speaking Africa. The event is a showcase for commercial banks, investors, students, insurance brokers, regulators, chambers of commerce, merchant associations, payment service providers, start-ups, fintechs and more. All come together to discuss industry issues and opportunities, make contacts and develop their businesses.

At the heart of the NFF’s mission is the promotion of inclusive finance for all, including players in the informal sector, notably market traders.

The forum serves as a platform for all branches of Fintech but is also the preferred meeting place for all those who shape the Fintech ecosystem.

This year, associations of small traders are particularly eager to discover the opportunities offered by digital finance to stimulate their growth.

The Next Fintech Forum is introducing a new initiative for its 2023 edition, the Fintech Academia Summit, a dynamic and unique platform designed to bring together African students from various backgrounds and African scholars from diverse fields of expertise who are passionate about financial services and technology.

It is a space for innovation, collaboration, mutual learning, and exploration of the latest trends and innovations in fintech, providing participants with the opportunity to:

Preparing for the future of Fintech in Africa. Another major innovation of this edition is the Blockchain Hackathon, which will bring together blockchain technology enthusiasts to tackle the challenge of proposing innovative solutions with potential for implementation and funding.

The forum also features around 20 discussions, workshops, panels and master classes led by about 50 renowned speakers, addressing themes dedicated to industry professionals. The next Fintech Forum will run from Thursday, November 16 at 8 a.m. to Friday, November 17, 2023, with tickets available for purchase.HERE


Access is entirely free for students. (upon presentation of student card).

Africa Fintech Forum is an organization created by fintech expert Alex Sea to promote access to digital finance for all players in the value chain. For more information, visit: