All is set for this year’s African Cashless Payment Systems (ACPS) Conference and the maiden Foreign Investors Network (FIN) Awards in Accra slated for Sunday, November 28 to Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
The theme for the conference is centered on ”Building a Cashless Africa.”
Ghana was chosen for the conference because of its aggressive digital transformation drive, dubbed The Digital Ghana Agenda, led by His Excellency the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, for which is up for the FIN Africa Digital Personality of the Year Award.
Also up for FIN Awards are the Minister of Communications and Digitalization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, the Bank of Ghana, National Communications Authority, Ghana Interbank Payments and Settlements Systems, several industry players and captains, as well as persons who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in various fields of endeavor.
The FIN Awards is slated for Monday, November 29, 2021 at 7pm at the Movempick Ambassador Hotel. But ahead of the awards would be the conference during the day, where industry captains will make presentations and dialogue on various topics around the theme.
There will be forty (40) presentations from twenty expert speakers, six group projects, and six panel discussions will be made as well as sixty exhibition booths from leading banking solutions service providers in the world.
Some of the speakers earmarked for the conference Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Archie Hesse, CEO of Ghana Interbank Payments and Settlements Systems (GhIPSS), Bright Simons, Founder and CEO of mPedigree and many others.
Technology and financial industry personalities expected at the conference include Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chair, African Union; Ken Ofori Atta, Ghana’s finance minister; Dr. Ernest Addison, Governor, Bank of Ghana; Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, budget, and national planning, Nigeria; Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, Nigeria; and David Solomon, executive director, Goldman Sachs among others. Participants from Africa and the Diaspora countries will also be attending the conference.
The ACPS Conference will be the largest FinTech gathering because there is considerable global attention on Africa due to the ongoing economic transformation backed by digitization within the context of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) initiative.
It will be an agenda-setting arena on the future of Africa in the face of modern cashless payment systems such as debit cards, credit cards, electronic funds transfers, e-wallets, mobile money, automated teller machines (ATM) and e-commerce payment systems.
Ghana FIN Coordinator, Nii Amarh Amarteifio earlier told journalists that the conference will also facilitate the latest technology demonstrations, knowledge sharing, high-level networking, and most importantly, one-on-one business meetings between decision-makers and top-tier solution providers transforming the digital future of the financial firmament of the region.