The sixth edition of the Nigeria Fintech Week (NFW) is set to hold from October 24 to 28, 2022. The theme for this year’s week-long event is “Navigating the Next Normal: Sustainable Impacts in Fintech, e-Government & Emerging Technologies”.
NFW is one of the largest gatherings of players in the fintech ecosystem in Nigeria as well as Africa and this edition will hold in a hybrid format which offers you the opportunities to attend physically or be a part of the event online.
You can register to attend the #NFW2022 here.
The Nigeria Fintech Week (#NFW2022) theme for this year is reflective of Deloitte’s Fintech Report which highlights customer inertia and infrastructure as one of the failings of the global fintech ecosystem.
The theme also speaks to the need to take on the issue of sustainable impact across sectors as the world finds its footing in the ‘next normal’.
In light of this, this year’s edition would practically touch on emerging technologies spanning different verticals and e-government in the African contexts.
The hybrid event which has Fintech Association of Nigeria, FintechNGR, and Fintech Associates Limited, as its organizing partners, is set to host about ten thousand attendees.
Some of the features of Nigeria Fintech Week which are applicable to businesses and professionals alike include opportunities to expand business & professional networks, interact and learn from top industry leaders & respected icons, and advance thought leadership.
The NFW team is also big on promoting emerging voices and experts, so you can send in your application if interested in being a part of the speaker line-up this year.
Other aspects of the event more particular to corporate brands are product acquisition/promotion, brand exposure & publicity, technology launches/showcase, fast-track customer acquisition, co-create solutions off the event, foster new B2B and B2C partnerships, as well as media interviews and appearances. For brand participation, you are encouraged to kindly send an expression of interest while slots are still open.
Other key features include TechSpark – a full-day hands-on session for students on deepening technical skills & tech-enabled businesses which will be held at select campuses, pavilions at the physical location in Landmark by international investors and embassies, as well as regulatory parleys and Ecosystem Hour.
The 2021 edition had over 8000 participants in attendance both online and physically from 20 countries and had notable highlights such as the launch of DigiStuds – a digital academy training project for undergraduates in Nigerian universities, Ecosystem Hour with representatives from other local/regional ecosystem bodies, and a mini TechSpark.
It also had practical sessions on NFTs, Disruption Disrupted, discourses on fintech in the capital market, femtech, payments and a lot more.
Past editions of the Nigeria Fintech Week had given birth to Fintech Association of Nigeria, the umbrella body for about 300 players in the Fintech space from the twenty-one sectors of the economy, the Africa Fintech Network, the body of thirty-two national Fintech Associations across Africa, Fintech Adoption Roadmap Policy in the Capital Market, helped young startups to launch out and scale up, rallying point on regulatory issues amongst others.
Some of the sponsors at NFW2021 include Zenith Bank, Mastercard, Ecobank, Aella, Access Bank, Unified Payments, TeamApt, VFD Group, Softalliance, CreditRegistry, Jackson, Etti & Edu, FastCredit, AELEX,Coinnews, DLM, Odua Investment Company Limited, AppZone and numerous product exhibitors, in addition to ecosystem/media partners like NIBSS, NCC, TechEconomy.ng, Proshare, Nairametrics.