The partnership aims to amplify discussions on financial inclusion, consumer protection and cybersecurity for inclusive and sustainable digital growth

NAIROBI, Kenya: Smart Africa Media, a fast-growing pan-African online media outlet today announced its partnership with RegTech Africa for the RegTech Africa Conference, the largest forum on regulatory innovation to be held in Lagos, Nigeria in May next year. The partnership aims to amplify the conference’s theme touching on financial inclusion, consumer protection and cybersecurity for inclusive and sustainable digital growth to drive development.

RegTech Africa Conference is the premier platform with the power to influence change for regulators, regulated and key industry stakeholders to engage, collaborate and share knowledge around new technologies and practices that support better regulations.

The maiden edition of the conference held in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was hugely successful and boasts of high-level representation of businesses and regulators across key sectors such as financial services, technology, telecommunications and Venture capital companies.

The 2023 edition of the conference is scheduled to hold between 24th and 26th May, 2023 at Oriental Hotel, Lagos-Nigeria in a hybrid format, with the theme: Elevating national policy on financial inclusion, consumer protection and cybersecurity.

When commenting on the partnership Founder and Managing Editor of Smart Africa Media, Elvis Mboya said, “It’s yet another exciting opportunity and great privilege to join Cyril Okoroigwe’s led RegTech Africa, the continent’s foremost leader in regulatory innovation, to capture and highlight the invaluable insights from some of the industry’s foremost thought leaders and disseminate content for the benefit of the audience and to remain optimistic that generated knowledge can be actualised to spur the industry’s growth.”

When discussing the impact of the event and working with Smart Africa Media, Cyril Okoroigwe CEO and Publisher, RegTech Africa said, “The RegTech Africa Conference is on a unique mission to harness the transformative power of innovative regulation as a force for common good.  An initiative that truly deserves every partnership to create such a thriving ecosystem that empowers indigenous innovation and talents. We are excited to have found such a partner in Smart Africa Media.

According to Okoroigwe, the conference boasts of an expansive line-up of over 75 inspiring speakers and target participants of over 1,000 across over 80 countries, with a unified agenda on mind-stirring breakout sessions, focused on live case studies, information exchange, focused pitch decks and cutting-edge insights; all curated after an intensive market research and feedback from key industry stakeholders.

The conference which promises to be exciting, educative and informative, providing a lot of opportunities for knowledge sharing, networking and partnership at the highest level, Okoroigwe said, is driven by a stellar advisory committee with a shared purpose and proven track record in the advancement of innovative regulation across Africa.

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