The 4th Annual Africa Banking & Finance Conference

Spurred by many factors, accelerating economic growth, continuous reforms and improved policies, vast natural resources and increased investment, banking and financial institutions in Africa are seeing steady improvement in their performance and operating indicators. Despite its vitality, the sector faces new challenges to consolidate, to expand and to support the continent’s development.

Themes at the 4th Annual Africa Banking & Finance Conference scheduled to be held in Nairobi on the 5 – 6th March 2014 will address the changes in the banking sector as the institutions expand beyond their geographical boundaries.

Themes at ABFC 2014

•    Regulatory changes in the banking sector – implications
•    Africans banks and consolidation – The critical parameter of size to become regional players
•    Private Equity opportunities in Africa
•    Capital Markets in Africa
•    Wholesale bank panel – Ensuring Africa’s global competitiveness
•    SMEs Finance in Africa: Challenges & Opportunities
•    Opportunities in the “The missing middle” – enterprises that are too big for microfinance institutions and too small for banks
•    Trends in Risk Management including Treasury Risk
•    Challenges for sound banking systems in East Africa – a central banker’s perspective
•    A panel – An overview of Africa’s bond market – sovereign issuances; Sukuk; project bond
•    Changes in the banking landscape in many sub-Saharan African countries- technological developments, payment and cash management

There will also be a chance among others for delegates to network with their counterparts from other African countries as well as interact with exhibitors who will be promoting their new products and services to the industry. A wide range of opportunities are available to corporate and leading institutions to showcase and market their products and services. If your company wishes to sponsor a session and therefore chair the session and organize a panel, please send an email to the
The Aidem Business Solution (ABS), organizes world class forums and conferences for the African market in close partnership with key leading industry players

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