From March 22nd to 25th Rwanda Finance Limited hosted WAIFC’s 3rd board meeting – a key milestone for Rwanda, as the country ambitiously cements its role on the finance world stage. Executives from different leading financial centers around the world met in Kigali for a series of three-day engagements which included events focusing on fintech, sustainable finance and high-level meetings with Rwanda’s financial sector stakeholders. WAIFC members present include Casablanca Finance City, Luxembourg for Finance, Frankfurt Main Finance, Qatar Financial Centre, Astana International Financial Centre, Enterprise Nigeria, and CMA Oman.
H.E. President Paul Kagame held an audience with members of the World Alliance of International Financial Centers. The was an opportunity for members to discuss the development of Kigali International Financial Centre (KIFC) and the vision of WAIFC.
On March 23rd, during the board meeting, WAIFC leaders exchanged views on the future of financial centers and the potential of African financial centers. Future financial centers will be sustainable, inclusive, green, tech-based, and intelligent!
WAIFC members participated in two panels on sustainable finance and a Norrsken event where the founder Niklas Adalberth welcomed them. 3 startups (Uniskip, Pesa Choice and Exuus) pitched their innovative ideas.
WAIFC members were hosted to a welcome dinner where Dr. Donald Kaberuka, the former president of the African Development Bank and former Minister of Finance delivered a keynote address and interacted with WAIFC members. He called on financial centers to be innovative in a complex and dynamic world.