The third edition of the Zenith Tech Fair, tagged “Future Forward 3.0” and organised by Zenith Bank, will be held on Wednesday, November 22, and Thursday, November 23, 2023, in Lagos State.
The event will be held at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos.
The two-day fair, according to the bank, will showcase leading technology innovations that cut across different aspects of life, such as artificial intelligence, contactless payments, cybersecurity, cloud computing, fintech, data analytics, financial intelligence, and communication technologies.
The event will also feature pitch sessions to identify innovative startups, panel discussions, masterclasses, and exhibitions.
The bank, in a statement on Tuesday, noted that the event will feature a welcome address by the Founder and Chairman of Zenith Bank, Jim Ovia; and opening remarks by the Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Dr Ebenezer Onyeagwu; and the Deputy Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Dr Adaora Umeoji.
Others expected to speak at the Zenith Tech Fair include the Minister of Communication, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr Bosun Tijani; and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Doris Anite; among others.
The bank added: “The fair will also feature two-panel discussions that will holistically explore the growth prospects for digital payments technology in an ever-growing financial landscape.
“The first panel which will examine ‘The next frontier: Digital Wallets, Contactless payments and BNPL (Buy Now Pay Later)’, has Chris Lu as the host, with five discussants, including Fey Wong, Country Director, Palmpay; Premier Oiwoh, Managing Director, NIBSS; Vincent Ogbunude, Managing Director, Verve; Ebehijie Momoh, Country Manager, MasterCard, and Managing Director of Network International, Adelola Agbebiyi.
“The second panel will explore the theme ‘The intersection of Fintech, eCommerce and SMEs – Collaboration for growth’. It will be hosted by John Obidi and has five discussants, including Prince Nnamdi Ekeh, Chief Executive Officer, Konga; Tunde Kehinde, Managing Director, Lydia; Stan Martins, Regional Director, Meta; John Obaro, Chief Executive Officer, SystemSpecs, and Seyi Banigbe, Founder of Bland2Glam.
“To register and participate, visit www.zenithbank.com/techfair. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. The fair will be live on Zoom for participation and streamed on the bank’s social media pages, including YouTube.”
The first edition of the Zenith Tech Fair was held on November 27, 2019, in Lagos, while the second edition of the event was also held in Lagos on November 22 and 23, 2022.