The Capital Meets Policy Dialogue

By Invitation Only
The Capital Meets Policy Dialogue is the premier annual summit between senior policymakers and major capital providers (VCs, PE, family offices and sovereign wealth funds).
It brings together the most influential voices on both sides together to debate solutions to the most pressing issues facing capital investment, value creation and policymaking.
Woven intentionally close to a technology theme with high potential for growth and value creation, the Dialogue aligns two critical stakeholders of economic progress towards an informed and enabling outcome.

Monday 13 May, 2024
8:30 am – 1:20pm

Accra International Conference Center,
Accra - Ghana

“Where regulators,policymakers,and globalinvestorsconverge to shape the future of financial technology.”


08:30am - 08:55amRegistration
08.55am - 09.00amOpening RemarksSopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
9:00am - 9:10amFraming the 2024 Africa CMPD DialogueNavin Suri,Advisor to the Board of Directors, Elevandi
Anita Erskine (Moderator), Executive Director, Erskine Global Communications
Dr. Olayemi Michael Cardoso, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria
Hon. John Rwangombwa, Governor, National Bank of Rwanda
Sabine Mensah (Moderator), Deputy Managing Director, AfricaNenda
10:40am - 11:25amThe Voice of the InvestorEghosa Omoigui, General Partner, EchoVC Partners
Dolapo Agbaje, Director, Apis Partners
Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital
Karen Serem Waithaka, Chief Investment Officer, Catalyst Fund
Rafat Kapadia (Moderator), Head of Investments, Elevandi
11:00am - 12:30pmThe Governor's Roundtable: Restricted session.


The Capital Perspective: Accessing Global Funding for Africa’s FinTech Growth
1.Specific strategies to enhance liquidity across African stock exchanges
2.Examples of global initiatives that have increased public markets liquidity
3.Policy changes to increase the inclusive and global profile of African stock exchanges
The Great Dialogue: Policy Support for Pan-African Payments Development
1.The real impact of interconnected African markets on businesses, investors, and economies
2.Hurdles to be unlocked to deliver innovation at scale
3.Policy, technology, or cash? The key to making continental payments work for everyone
The Policy Perspective: A Uniquely African Approach to Scale
1.Leveraging policy to enable scalable FinTech and digital growth
2.Early examples of success in driving regional connectivity
3.New initiatives under consideration to unlock digital growth
The Capital Providers Ask: Policy Makers and Capital Providers, Together Supporting Innovation
1.Reducing African FinTech reliance on foreign investment
2.Nurturing African FinTech beyond early rounds to ensure innovation across all stages
3.Navigating policy to enable portfolio companies to thrive
Closing: Securing Africa’s Digital Future – A Call to Action
1.Enabling wider access to Africa’s available private funding
2.Regulators, innovators and capital providers embracing a shared responsibility to nurture a resilient ecosystem
3.Turning insights into concrete initiatives to drive inclusive growth

Dialogue Invitees: Senior leaders & decision-makers (C-Suite, Managing Director, Partner Level)

Capital Providers, Arrangers & Facilitators

Policymakers, Think Tanks & Multi-Laterals