The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is to host the second edition of the (#IFIC2023) Nigeria’s flagship Financial Inclusion event scheduled for October 5 and 6, 2023.
The event slated for the Landmark Event Centre, Lagos, on the theme: “Financial Inclusion for All: Global Insights for Local Impact,” would be hosted along partner agencies within the National Financial Inclusion
The IFIC 2023 is an engagement platform for global thought leaders, regulators, and other stakeholders to discuss and collaborate on contemporary strategies for accelerating financial inclusion in the African continent and globally.
Keynote speakers expected at the conference include the Governor of the National Bank of Cambodia, Chea Serey, Executive Director, Alliance
for Financial Inclusion, Alfred Hannig, and former Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, Reza Baqir.
Key topics to be explored include Fintech-driven last mile solutions, leveraging big data and artificial intelligence, inclusive product innovation (non-interest finance), leveraging payment systems to scale financial inclusion in excluded segments – women, rural, youth and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), consumer protection, fraud and data privacy, etc.
Other highlights include Innovation Labs, Financial Inclusion Awards and other side events, with opportunities to showcase Nigeria as an investment destination to support economic development within Nigeria and the sub-region.
The maiden edition of the IFIC, held at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja in 2022, was attended by senior government officials from within and outside the country.
Former President Muhammadu Buhari, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, selected Nigerian Ministers and other influential persons in the global financial inclusion ecosystem were in attendance.
Over 5,000 participants were drawn from 78 countries, and feedback on the event was overwhelmingly positive, with the 2023 edition much anticipated.
Overall, IFIC 2023 promises to be an insightful and engaging platform for networking with a vibrant and globally diverse Whova community and an eclectic mix of offerings to enrich participants’ inperson and/or virtual experiences.