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SWIFT to gather up to 500 financial professionals in Kigali

07 Jun 2018, 04:32 pm
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SWIFT to gather up to 500 financial professionals in Kigali

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Leading financial representatives will discuss the transformation of Africa’s financial sector at international conference in Kigali, supported by the National Bank of Rwanda.

SWIFT, a global member-owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services, will hold the 25th edition of its African Regional Conference (ARC) in Kigali, Rwanda on 20-22 June.

Supported by the National Bank of Rwanda, ARC 2018 will bring together up to 500 high level financial representatives from across 50 countries. Under the theme ‘Transforming the future - driving a new digital economy’, delegates will discuss the most significant issues facing the region.

“We are honoured to support SWIFT’s African Regional Conference and host Africa’s financial community in Kigali. Rwanda is a major economic player in Africa and leading the charge in financial technology and innovation across the continent,” said John Rwangombwa, Governor of the National Bank of Rwanda. “It is therefore very fitting that delegates will meet in Kigali to discuss the future of Africa’s financial sector.”

Sessions will look at key trends in the region, including the next generation of payments, new financial technologies and their potential to drive trade and financial inclusion, financial crime compliance and the challenge of de-risking, and the ongoing fight against cybercrime.

Denis Kruger, Head of Sub-Sahara Africa, SWIFT says, “SWIFT is a cooperative and we therefore work closely with local financial communities, collaborating to find the right solutions for the sector. ARC provides the ideal platform to bring the community together to discuss the opportunities and the challenges faced by the African financial sector in an ever-changing landscape.”

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