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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.