Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) Symposium 2019

The second edition of the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) Symposium provides a forum for dialogue for brings together telecom regulators, central banks, mobile network operators, digital financial service (DFS) providers, standards bodies, international organizations and fintech innovators to share their experience and views on the main challenges to be addressed for scaling up DFS. The main objectives of the Symposium are to:

  • Provide a unique platform for regulators, policymakers and DFS experts to share lessons learned about the different digital financial models and services, the regulatory sandbox approach, ways to mitigate risks in fast changing ICT and digital payment environments, and the impact of emerging technologies on the ecosystem.
  • Showcase digital financial inclusion initiatives and innovations taking place at the international level.
  • Provide thought leadership on digital financial inclusion strategies and technological innovations in the area of DFS.

The Symposium is a unique platform to share experience and expertise relevant to the latest market trends and policy innovations in financial inclusion and digital finance.

Venue: ​Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski Hotel, First Settlement, Ring Road, 11477 Cairo, Egypt
Organized by: ITU​ jointly with World Bank GroupCPMI, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Hosted by: ​ ​The National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA)
Participation: Free of charge

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Dates: January 24, 2019 - January 25, 2019