The world’s attention will be on the city of Lagos soon, as it hosts the Lagos Fintech Week that is tailored to celebrate the firm’s achievements and opportunities with focus on Cyber Security, funds and payments, capital markets, insurance innovations, block chain, among others.
In a statement signed by the chairman of organizing committee, Dr. Yele Okeremi, “Each day we will focus on a different topic. We shall ensure that there is plenty of time for networking and meeting other innovators.”
He added that there will be ‘Investor Summit’ that aims to enhance access to “funding for startups and improve the quality and quantity of Fintech investment deals in Nigeria.
“Lagos Fintech Week is a series of conferences, exhibitions, workshops, hackathons, meetups and awards. It would attract Fintech start-ups, technology companies, investors, financial institutions, research institutes and innovation professionals to engage the ecosystem in a stimulating discussions, demos and insightful debates with the theme: ‘Fintech: Exploring the Huge Opportunities’ holding from October 2-5, 2018 at Oriental Hotel, Lagos.”
Okeremi said Lagos boast of a huge network of customers with an abundance of local and international talents in finance and entrepreneurship.
“Lagos has seen a vast increase in number of incubator and accelerator programmes over the past six years. This regional financial hub features a dynamic business culture, a growing technological infrastructure, a huge network of customers, regulatory support and a world-class talent pool.
“Alongside this, an increasing number of Fintech events have turned the industry into a bustling community, opening the door to greater expertise and increased support for enterprises, and providing countless opportunities for innovators to showcase ideas, meet industry experts, and access training and funding opportunities.
Okeremi added that different impactful activities that will showcase diverse opportunities for all participants at different categories are lined up at the summit.