The HackWeakEnd tech-for-good initiative is a platform for solving issues affecting the African continent with the latest advances in technology. Our hackathon brings technologists, students and industry experts together to proffer solutions for specific sectors. In the last three editions, including an edition co-hosted at the African Science Week last year, we have focused on Fisheries, Education and Healthcare. In 2019, we focused on the Healthcare sector, with a comprehensive report now available at HACKWEAKEND TECHNOLOGY EVENT 2019.
Although the FinTech sector and the structures supporting it has grown exponentially in the last few years, it requires more. Financial inclusion, increasing and improving access to digital financial services such as savings, credit, investment, insurance, and retirement products in Africa will elevate the standard of living across the continent, help businesses thrive, become sustainable, and scale outside the region. The HackWeakEnd Conference 2020 will look at the FinTech industry and the various ways technology can impact Financial Services.
Sessions will focus on digitization, retail payments systems, financial inclusion, sustainable business models, and revenue administration. We will look at best practices in the financial services sector, how technology can improve the way business is transacted both in high and low-level business models, and ways in which more unbanked can gain access to financial services, mobile money and virtual saving. From discussions on introducing and integrating international remit systems to papers focusing on digital currencies and blockchain technology, we will present incisive and insightful FinTech discussions relevant to Africa’s future.
The areas of focus are those we have brought together while working with Fintech and financial services experts.
Financial Inclusion/Banking the unbanked.
The Future of Financial Services, Payments and Commerce.
Digital Currencies, Cryptoeconomics and Blockchain in the FinTech Marketplace.
The Design, Structure and Governance of African Fintech Organizations and How They Impact Communities.
Institutions, Innovation and International Regulation in A Changing Financial Climate.
The Social Construction of Financial Markets and The Fight for Legitimacy
Emerging Technologies and the FinTech Space
Diversity and Inclusion: A Woman’s Journey in FinTech, Ideals Compared to Realities, and how Technology is Helping to Bridge the Gap
Get ideas from the brightest minds in the business, source solutions for your outfit, and see how emerging technologies are impacting business.
Meet leading payments providers and processors, FinTechs from across Africa and beyond, retail banks, digital challengers and tech enablers. You will get to hear directly from those who are driving the change in payments and financial inclusion across the continent.
Whether you’re attending one of our enlightening panels featuring some of the leading companies and individuals in the FinTech space, or joining one of our breakout sessions, or simply taking time out to watch the participants in the Hackathon, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself with FinTech enthusiasts just like yourself.
The conference will offer exposure to a wide network of forward-thinking business leaders, professionals and solutions providers, leading to new business opportunities and new relationships. Meet sponsors, speakers and other attendees to connect and grow.
An opportunity to see one of the most beautiful African countries in another light . Code-name the Smiling coast of Africa with its beautiful beaches and lush landscapes. Consider the business opportunities, the wealth of potential, while overlooking miles of unspoilt beaches and scenery.
Design thinking for the advancement of investment in The Gambia.
Innovation and innovative strategies
Gambia to the World: Ease of establishing, investing and working in the Gambia .
Organizational Culture and Innovation
Gambian Culture and Customer Behaviour
What’s Available: Strides in technology, telecommunications, finance, banking, infrastructure and more..
Trust and Reputation .
Sustainable Investment and Business Models in the Gambia .
Other relevant issues.
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The map and Contact details are listed within the contact information.You will also receive a confirmation email with location map.
The cost of the hotel accommodation and travel is not included in the event fee. For corporate accommodation rate, please contact us directly.
All payments are processed via PayPal. You may also pay at the time of event. But please reserve your seat by contacting us directly.
All tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by us, in which case we will always make a full refund.
HackWeakEnd Technology Event 2020 is co-organized by reputable organizations who are worldclass in their own domain.