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FINANCIAL INCLUSION CONFERENCE 2017

Location:
Lagos Business School Km 22, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ajah
Start Date:
December 5, 2017
End Date:
December 22, 2017
Time:
8:30am to 3:00pm

Description

Lagos Business School, in collaboration with BusinessDay, Microsave and International Finance Corporation (IFC) is hosting the Financial Inclusion Conference 2017. The theme of the conference is, “Driving Inclusion with Digital Financial Services: Strategic Innovations to Reach the Last Mile”.
The conference will be the largest multi-sector gathering of financial inclusion stakeholders in Nigeria, and will bring together more than 400 domestic and international speakers and delegates. Leading digital financial services experts, industry researchers, donor agencies, legal practitioners, entrepreneurs and members of the national assembly will also be in attendance to discuss and debate pertinent issues impacting financial inclusion in Nigeria.
A major highlight of the conference will be the launch of the Digital Financial Services in Nigeria: State of the Market Report 2017, a research report providing evidence based insights of financial inclusion. Using consumer demographic profiles, the report describes the characteristics of potential financial services customers. The report also presents an examination of the policy and legal statutes guiding financial inclusion and proffers market-enabling strategies for attaining the commitment of 20 percent Financial Inclusion by 2020.
The conference will also feature panel discussions and presentations by key stakeholders and decision-makers in the digital financial services industry around the topics of Policy and Regulation, Last Mile Enablement of Digital Financial Services and Sustainable Business Models and Infrastructure.
Driving Inclusion with Digital Finance Services: Strategic Innovations to Reach the Last Mile

Organizer

Lagos Business School
Lagos Business School is located in Nigeria’s commercial and industrial hub, Lagos. The School was established in 1991, and is committed to teaching management with a humanistic approach, delivering general management education to high potential professionals, across all levels in organizations, in a wide range of industry sectors. A premier business school in Africa’s largest country, LBS is uniquely positioned to develop visionary business leaders capable of maximizing the high growth opportunities in key industry sectors to move Africa to economic prosperity. LBS is the business school of Pan-Atlantic University (formerly Pan-African University). The Sustainable and Inclusive Digital Financial Services is a research and advocacy initiative of the Lagos Business School, with the goal of catalysing the financial services ecosystem to further financial inclusion. The initiative was launched in 2015 with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.