Banking, Finance and Insurance Expo 2017
The inaugural Banking, Finance & Insurance Expo and conference (BFIE) organised by Errands Avenue in partnership with Ba Isago University was held in Gaborone from the 1st-3rd June 2017 at the Ba Isago University Conference Center. The BFIE is a flagship finance and banking sector conference designed as a knowledge empowering platform for both policy makers, stakeholders, investors and exhibitors.
The objective was to succeed in bringing under one roof leading banks, financial institutions and insurance companies and provide a rarified platform for interactions between delegates. The BFIE brought together industry leaders, financial experts and customers; providing a platform for delegates to discuss and have an understanding of the trends in the financial sector.
The conference held under the theme: “Transforming Financial Sector In A Digital Era" included keynote addresses from financial sector experts including Dr Johanne Coetzee, a member of Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland; Vusi Thembekwayo, Economic Futurist, world renowned Global Business Speaker and CEO of venture capital firm MyGrowthFund. Edwin Afitile; Actuarial Consultant and Director at EMPIRICA.
The Head of Business Solutions at Errands Avenue Kgobero Kgobero explained that the BFIE's objective was also to challenge people on how to gain skills that can change the systems in the country. He emphasised that BFIE’s long term plan is to see successfully build stable relationships between financial institutions, stakeholders and their clients.