• Recently confirmed Gold Sponsors: Botswana Investment & Trade Centre; Jumo; BVI Finance; FSD Africa;
  • Recently confirmed Gold Sponsors: responsAbility; SBM; CDC; Proparco; IFC; BIO;
  • Recently confirmed Gold Sponsors: African Development Bank; Mauritius International Financial Centre; AFMI;
  • Recently confirmed Gold Sponsors: Frontera Capital; ens; Jersey Finance; TCX;
  • Recently confirmed Gold Sponsors: UK aid; ada microfinance; ABAX; Verdant Capital;
  • Recently confirmed Gold Sponsors: Confident Asset Management Limited; RSM; LCF Securities;
  • AFSIC 2017: 3rd - 5th May 2017, Park Plaza Riverbank, London, UK

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Zemen Bank sc based in Addis Ababa – Ethiopia, was established in 2006 and has been in operation since 2008. It was founded with 3000+ shareholders with a view to attend to the gap in the market and address the needs of corporate, institutional and high net-worth Individuals in the country. Within just a few years, it has built a very strong presence as a preferred Corporate/Institutional bank in Ethiopia. The Bank has a unique business model that can be catered to a specific business requirements of each client, who is now active in every sector of the Ethiopian economy. The Bank’s key differentiators are its commitment to corporate clients, its use of state-of-the-art technology, its operational efficiency, and its excellence in customer service delivery. In just a few years of operation, the Bank has won blue-chip clients such as Coca-Cola [EAB], Emirates airline, TOTAL oil, TULLOW, DFID, IATA to mention a few.


SDG is a London-based, strategic advisory company specialising in the field of economic development, Africa, private equity investing, Financial Institutons impact investing and capital raising. We have a particular focus on the key role SMEs can play in economic development and the role banks can play to provide SME finance and bank the unbanked. We work with organizations across the private, public and social sectors both in the Africa and emerging economies. Our clients have included African banks, investors in Africa and Asia, private equity houses, renewable energy providers, DFIs and European agencies.

Pan African Building Society is registered with and licenced by the Bank of Zambia as a deposit taking non-bank financial institution and allowed to operate as a building society. It has two divisions namely the Corporate Division that offers leasing and structured finance solutions to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and a Retail Division that offers savings, mortgage and housing related solutions and electronic payment solutions to the general public. Pan African Building Society has also targeted to deliver its products and services to the peri-urban and rural areas of Zambia so as to reach the unbanked who make up 67% of the Zambian population.

On 5th December 2013 Pan African Building Society rolled out its first ATM and is expected to have 20 ATMs rolled out in 2014 and has now inter-connected to a network of 170 ATMs countrywide. Pan African Building Society acquired a financial switch on 31st December 2013, all switching services are now in-house and as such plan to roll out 500 PoS terminals countrywide.



Imara is a financial services company listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange. It is a holding company for a group of companies conducting the following businesses primarily for institutional and private clients including Asset Management, Corporate Finance, Stockbroking, Trust and Administration Services.

The company has offices and is represented in 10 African countries.

afb is a financial services business pioneering consumer credit across various African retail markets. The Group was established in 2009 in Mauritius.

afb currently has operations in Ghana and Kenya, with an expansion strategy to enter Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania in 2014/15. afb is the second largest payroll lender in Ghana, with over 50,000 customers and 1,000 staff employed locally.

afb has introduced the first retail credit card in Kenya, offering many Kenyans their first opportunity of access to credit. afb has over 12,000 customers in Kenya and is currently growing at 25% per month. With over 150 Merchants in its Xpres network, the afb Retail Card has proven to be a significant tool to increase sales for its merchants by offering their customers credit with no risk to the Merchant.

As a responsible lenderafb places significant emphasis on customer affordability, ensuring that customers can afford any credit extended, with extensive customer credit education initiatives to develop financial literacy.