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Seamless Africa, 19-20 September, Sandton Convention Centre

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SAIIA’s New Paper ‘Strengthening Africa’s Digital Infrastructure for Greater Economic Resilience’ 

Fibre-optic connections are sparsely distributed across the African continent, with SA and Nigeria benefitting the most from such infrastructure. Lack of access to a reliable electricity source is an unacknowledged barrier that is impeding online access for many Africans Read more

Fintech Africa Conference, Lusaka, 2-3 November

The stage is set for the largest gathering of fintech stakeholders from around Africa and the globe as the Africa Fintech Summit prepares for its 10th edition. The summit, renowned for fostering meaningful conversations, partnerships and other ecosystem-enabling engagements, is scheduled to take place from November 2-3, 2023 in Lusaka, Zambia. With the fintech sector on the continent witnessing exponential growth and transformation, this year’s summit aims to accelerate the pace of innovation, foster partnerships, and address critical challenges faced by the industry. Register Now for #AFTSLusaka2023 this Nov. 2-3

RetailX Annual Report on Ecommerce in Germany

Download the 2023 edition of the Germany Ecommerce Country Report in which the authors examine the current state of the German ecommerce market, looking at everything from the influence of politics and the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and its impact on the market, to trends such as payments, delivery and consumer behaviour.


Retail’s Annual Ecommerce Ranking

Every year RetailX creates and analyses the ranking for ecommerce. New this year this will be a downloadable database with all of the company information: company, group, category, ranking cluster, related companies, holding company, social handles, turnover, share price and valuation and gross profit (financial information where companies file accounts).The data pack is priced at £500 for August and then £1000 thereafter. No VAT is payable outside of the UK.
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RetailX Report on the UK’s Online Travel Market

The UK travel sector is recovering well but growth requires a shift in approach from its businesses. Download this sector report which explores how although consumers are keen to get away their limited funds mean they are being pickier than ever. They are putting in extra work to find discounts and they are choosing flexible and refundable options.


Become A Specialist in Cyber Security

EC-Council announced scholarships worth $3.5m to provide opportunities for aspiring cybersecurity professionals to kick-start their careers and develop the technical expertise needed to succeed in this exciting field. Apply here:


The RetailX USA Ecommerce Country Report 2022

This offers a detailed ecommerce and multichannel retail analysis of one of the most influential markets in the world. It goes through the ins and outs of America’s digital economy, including its global position in the Logistics Performance Index. Access Report


Africa Investment Conference, 9-10 October, London

AFSIC 2023 sees a record number of Africa’s top investment opportunities being presented in the quickfire sessions: Unicorn Hunting, Powering Growth Engines and Africa’s Best New Fund Opportunities. Registered delegates receive exclusive access to the African Investment Opportunities e-dossier showcasing Africa’s most exciting investment opportunities.


Conference on the Evolution of Cross Border Payments 

Cross border payments experts from companies such as Standard Bank, Minit Money, BASA, Frost & Sullivan, Terrapay will be addressing delegates at TCI’s upcoming Evolution of Cross Border Payments on 15-16 November at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg.


University of South Australian Scholarships for International Students

This it is open to Undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D Students. The scholarship covers the following: Full Tuition Fee, Living Allowance, Accommodation, Medical Facilities, Traveling Allowance,Stationery Allowance. Apply here:


ISO Accelerated Programme

GrowthAfrica @EUBIC and Circle Innovation to launch ‘ISO Accelerate Programme’ to empower visionary #ISOs in #Africa to create sustainable change in Africa’s #tech landscape. Apply today:


Techstars Payments Powered by Stellar and MoneyGram

This programme focuses on innovative fintech solutions addressing gaps across payments infrastructure throughout Latin America. We are looking for bold founders in the fintech space that recognize the massive opportunity across emerging markets, and who are already using or are interested in using blockchain to scale their technology across the following themes: digital wallets, infrastructure, transactions/ecommerce, credit/debt, digital identity, infrastructure as a service, and financial literacy. Link here:


MediaMarkt Startup Challenge

MediaMarkt Startup Challenge brings together entrepreneurs, who are shaping technologies of the future today, and the retail world – driven by the aim to enrich customer experience to boost the most innovative solutions and ideas in the retail sector.

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