Navigating the Nexus of Finance: Finance Magnates Africa Summit 2024 in Sandton Central

Navigating the Nexus of Finance: Finance Magnates Africa Summit 2024 in Sandton Central

Sandton Central is set to host the Finance Magnates Africa Summit 2024 (FMAS:24) at the renowned Sandton Convention Centre from May 20th to 22nd. This event is not just a conference; it’s the epicentre of financial innovation and connectivity in South Africa, bringing together the brightest minds and latest trends in finance. Whether you are a seasoned investor, a fintech enthusiast, or a newcomer eager to explore the realms of online trading and digital assets, FMAS:24 is your gateway to the future of finance. Interested? Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from this year’s summit!

Meeting of the Magnates

FMAS:24 promises an unparalleled confluence of B2B and B2C insights, where attendees can engage with the titans of trading, fintech innovations, crypto developments, and payment solutions. The event is designed to cater to a diverse audience, from individual traders to large financial institutions, ensuring that every participant gains valuable industry insights and networking opportunities.’

General Agenda

  • May 20th, 2024: Opening Networking Blitz
    • Time: 17:00 – 21:00
    • Location: The Pavilion, Sandton Convention Centre
    • This invite-only event marks the start of FMAS:24. Attendees can pick up their badges, enjoy networking opportunities, and indulge in snacks and drinks. Interested in attending? Contact
  • May 21, 2024: Exhibition Day 1
    • Time: 11:00 – 19:30
    • Activities include an exhibition with leading brands and professionals, engaging discussions across two stages, and designated networking areas.
  • May 22, 2024: Exhibition Day 2 and Closing Party
    • Time: 11:30 – 19:00, with the closing party from 19:00 – 22:30 at The Monarch, sponsored by TD Markets.
    • The final day continues with exhibitions and wraps up with a vibrant closing party.

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Noteworthy Sessions and Speakers

Prepare to be engaged by an agenda brimming with informative sessions led by industry pioneers. These sessions cover a vast spectrum of topics, from advanced trading strategies and financial market trends to the future of cryptocurrency and the integration of blockchain technology in traditional banking. Here are a few of the stand-outs you can expect to see:

  •  Gerhard van Deventer, Divisional Executive: Enforcement, FSCA
    • Gerhard van Deventer has a deep understanding of regulatory frameworks and their impact on financial markets. With his extensive experience in enforcement at the Financial Sector Conduct Authority, he brings crucial knowledge on compliance and the latest regulatory trends that can affect trading and investment decisions.
  • Bonolo Sekhukhune, Business Enablement Payment South Africa, Standard Bank Group South Africa
    • Bonolo Sekhukhune specialises in payment systems and their integration into current banking structures. Her expertise is crucial for understanding the future of transactions and the technological innovations driving changes in payment methodologies. Financial institutions looking to adapt and thrive will find her insights particularly valuable.
  • Dylan Virasamy, Director: Fintech, Visa
    • As a director at one of the leading financial services corporations, Dylan Virasamy is at the forefront of fintech innovation. His sessions will cover critical developments in the fintech sector, including new payment technologies and digital finance solutions that are shaping global commerce.
  • Lindsey Ludike, Vice President Transactional Banking Compliance, Absa
    • Lindsey Ludike offers a wealth of knowledge in banking compliance. Her expertise helps financial institutions navigate complex regulatory environments and ensures that they remain compliant while innovating. Her discussions are essential for maintaining the integrity and legality of financial operations.

  • Natalie Baatjies, Head of Cross Border Payments, MTN South Africa
    • Natalie Baatjies brings a unique perspective on cross-border payments and the challenges of operating in diverse regulatory landscapes. Her leadership in developing payment solutions that facilitate seamless cross-border transactions is of great interest to businesses looking to expand globally.
  • Marco Torrente, Executive Head of Marketing & Digital, Vodacom Financial and Digital Lifestyle Services
    • Marco Torrente’s experience in integrating digital solutions into everyday financial services is transforming how consumers interact with their finances. His insights into digital marketing and consumer engagement are invaluable for companies aiming to enhance customer experience and retention.
  • Chipo Mushwana, Executive VP Emerging Innovate, Nedbank
    • Chipo Mushwana leads initiatives in emerging technologies at Nedbank. Her focus on innovation in financial services, including artificial intelligence and blockchain, makes her sessions a must-attend for those interested in the cutting edge of finance technology.
  • Vinoliah Martin, Client Executive, Microsoft
    • Vinoliah Martin works with major financial clients to implement Microsoft’s tech solutions effectively. Her expertise in leveraging technology to boost financial operations provides practical strategies for enhancing efficiency and security in financial transactions.

Making the Most of FMAS:24

For Individual Attendees: Dive into sessions designed to enhance your trading skills, discover new investment strategies, and meet the brokers or tech providers who can offer the tools you need to succeed.

For Business Representatives: This summit offers a unique platform to showcase your innovations, explore new market opportunities, and interact with a global audience. Engage with potential clients and partners to expand your business’s reach.

Your Summit Checklist

  • Register Early: Whether attending as an individual or a company, early registration secures your spot and often comes with perks.
  • Plan Your Sessions: With multiple tracks and sessions, planning ahead helps you maximise your time.
  • Network Actively: Make use of the social events and the networking app that FMAS:24 provides to connect before, during, and after the summit.

Networking in Style: Beyond Business Cards

It’s never all work and no play here in Sandton Central, Africa’s golden (square) mile of finance. Networking at FMAS:24 extends beyond the convention centre with cocktail receptions, exclusive dinners, and relaxed coffee breaks at some of Sandton’s chicest spots. These gatherings are perfect for forging new partnerships and strengthening existing ones in a more informal, yet equally professional setting. And for attendees staying for the duration of the summit; Sandton Central has their accommodation more than covered.


Culinary Delights

Sandton is a melting pot of culinary experiences, ranging from upscale dining to casual eateries:

Nightlife and Bars

For those looking to unwind after a day of sessions and meetings, Sandton’s nightlife does not disappoint:

  • The San Deck, Bar & Restaurant: Offers an alluring outdoor setting with fire pits and sweeping views—ideal for relaxed, post-conference cocktails.
  • Cocoon Lounge: Known for its chic atmosphere and elegant design, Cocoon Lounge is a stylish venue for enjoying innovative cocktails and socialising.
  • The Codfather Sandton: Not just for dining, it also offers a vibrant bar scene focusing on fine wines and fresh seafood.

See You at the Summit

FMAS:24 isn’t just a conference; it’s a comprehensive experience set in the luxurious and dynamic environment of Sandton Central. It’s where the future of finance is debated, created, and put into action. Join us to be part of this transformative event, where you can learn, network, and grow in the realm of finance. Whether you are looking to catch up with industry trends, forge business relationships, or simply enjoy the high-energy atmosphere of Sandton, FMAS:24 is the place to be this May. We can’t wait to welcome you to what promises to be a memorable occasion!