The Global Reputation Forum (GRF) has held their 2023 edition of the Reputable Banks and Fintech Awards and Conferences (RBFA), converging world fintech and banking industry stakeholders’ in London, United Kingdom, which held December 8-9, 2023.
The annual event which provides a platform for fintech startups and established banking institutions to showcase their latest innovations brought together experts from both the financial and technology sectors at the British London Marriott County Hall venue.
From digital payments and lending to robo-advisors and blockchain-based solutions, participating institutions and personalities get to witness firsthand how technology is transforming traditional banking services.
According to organisers, a burst of showcase of innovation, regulatory insights, knowledge sharing, networking, market trends and predictions, would be expected at the gathering as GRF aims to foster collaborations between fintech startups and traditional banks in an increasingly developing industry.
The RBFA, organized by Global Reputation Forum is an initiative of Reputation Poll International (RPI), a leading global management firm known for listing the 100 Most Reputable People , 100 Most Reputable Africans, and 50 Most Reputable Bank CEOs.
GRF Chief Executive, Dr. Rex Idaminabo FRSA, said: “RBFA will create an environment where these two worlds can meet and explore opportunities for collaboration, which can lead to mutually beneficial partnerships.
Participants have the opportunity to learn from thought leaders, exchange ideas, and form valuable connections that can lead to collaborations and partnerships.The Global Reputation Forum offered a glimpse into current market trends and future predictions. Experts analyze market dynamics, consumer behavior, and emerging technologies, helping attendees make informed decisions and adapt their strategies accordingly.
“As fintech and banking industries are subject to ever-evolving regulations, GRF will include sessions dedicated to discussing compliance and regulatory changes. This is crucial for ensuring that innovative financial solutions remain in compliance with legal requirements,”
Dr. Rex Idaminabo explained that Reputable Banks and Fintech Awards/Conference is designed to acknowledge rapid expansion, integration, accelerated growth and reforms of Africa’s banking and financial sector.
Some of the Speakers/Panelists for the 2023 edition include: Olori Atuwatse III Queen of the Warri Kingdom who is also lawyer, social entrepreneur and wife of Ogiame Atuwatse III, current ruler of the Kingdom of Warri, and the 21st Olu of Warri; Baroness Verma, Member of the House of Lords, UK; Lord JD Waverly, Member of the House of Lords; Franklin Amoo, member of the United States’ President’s Advisory Council on the East of Doing Business in Africa; Dr. Yvonne Thompson CBE is the Founder/President of WinTrade Global Network and Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London; Otto Canon FRSA,CEO Coean Cyclers, UK.
Also are: Prof. Mthuli Ncube Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Zimbabwe; H.E. Atifete Jahjaga, President the Republic of Kosovo (Head of State 2011- 2016. Former President Jahjaga is the youngest female world leader to be elected; Festus Akinbusoye, British Conservative Party politician elected Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner; Dr. Ladislas Prosper Agbesi, Chairman, Pan African Business Forum; Dr. Smelly Dube, Group CEO, Rivervalley Group of Companies; Cynthia V. Davis CBE, CBE for services to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion;
Others are: Viv Ahmun, Co-founder, President The Aspire Education Group; Hon. Atty. Dr. Samora P. Z. Wolokolie, Dep. Minister for Fiscal Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Liberia; Dr. Walton Ekundayo Gilpin, Managing Director, Rokel International Bank; Peter Kolade Fashesin-Souza, Head of Technology and Security Risk Oversight, Bank of England; Dr. Graham Bright, Head of Compliance and Operations, Euro EXIM Bank.