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Date: 27/03/2019 - 29/03/2019
Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

​​Africa Regional Group Meeting 2019

​BANKING AFRICA: Innovation trends and digital revolution

27-29 March 2019 |​ Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Venue: Kingdom at Victoria Falls Hotel​​​


The 25th edition of the Africa Regional Group Meeting of WSBI will be hosted by People’s Own Savings Bank (POSB) in close cooperation with Agribank. The event will bring together the converging industries and innovations shaping Africa's digital retail banking future.


The 25th Africa Regional Group Meeting will be an opportunity to take stock of private and public actors’ commitments and major achievements of WSBI African members in digital financial inclusion. The meeting will focus on how WSBI members’ innovation and digital policies contribute to the improvement of their customer journey and, ultimately, to the national level of financial inclusion. The event will discuss the next steps towards implementation of financial innovation by showcasing the development and outreach of innovative products, asset classes, and business lines.

Considering that MNOs are fierce competitors of the banks with regard to the building of a customer-centric digital offer, partnerships with FinTech companies and solutions that they have generated will be presented and discussed throughout the meeting. 

The new challenges that banks face when trying to reach the rural population will also be discussed and the event will be a perfect occasion to showcase latest innovations in technology, progress made in financial inclusion and its impact in paving the way for reaching the “last miles” in rural areas. Accordingly, it will display the most innovative initiatives aimed at accelerating the growth of financial inclusion within the framework of the UFA2020 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

These key issues will gather high-level representatives of the financial industry, regulatory and supervisory authorities, central banks, governments and private sector.