Finance Indaba: the biggest finance conference in Africa

The annual Finance Indaba is the biggest gathering of finance professionals in the Southern Hemisphere, widely regarded as the best finance conference in Africa since its inception 2016. Taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre, the 2024 Finance Indaba promises world-class speakers, live engagement, as well as a complete overview of the tools and services finance teams need to excel in current and future business landscapes.

In the meantime, reflect on some of the highlights from previous Finance Indabas.


Finance Indaba 2018 Q&A: The Finance Business Partner's Carol Lupiya

Carol Lupiya is the Africa region director for The Finance Business Partner. With a background that spans financial and management accounting and management consulting in public and private sectors, Carol brings her broad experience to companies with the finance business partnering concept - one that she tells CFO Magazine is the key to finance driving better business performance and businesses escaping the 'silo-ism' mentality.

Finance Indaba 2018 Q&A: InvoTec's Cuan Hopley

Cuan Hopley is the chief operations officer at InvoTec - the parent company of two fintech solutions called InvoSet and Bizcash, both recently acquired by Investec. They have confirmed their partnership with the Finance Indaba 2018 for the third year running. Cuan talks to CFO magazine about the origin and growth of these companies, as well as what participating in the Finance Indaba means to the group.

ACCA partners with Finance Indaba 2018

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a global body for professional accountants, whose members are some of the world's most sought-after financial professionals.

Futuresense signs on for Finance Indaba 2018

Futuresense is a niche software-solutions consultancy that works with CFOs, and implements solutions across the full suite of Oracle Hyperion financial software.

Awesome! Nkonki partners with CFO SA and CFO Awards 2018

Nkonki will be the sponsor of the Young CFO of the Year Award at the 2018 CFO Awards. The fast-growing black-owned firm will also partner with CFO South Africa throughout 2018 to help CFOs and finance professionals boost their knowledge, network and career.

EOH signs up for Finance Indaba 2018

Listed in 1998, EOH attributes its 45% compounded annual growth to a culture of remaining prudent, and not just meeting, but exceeding, customer expectations

WATCH: ThisIsMe at Finance Indaba 2017

Fica specialist ThisIsMe stormed to victory at the first time of asking in the Innovative Banking category at the African FinTech Awards 2017, hosted at the Finance Indaba Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre in October. The FinTech firm, which has experienced exponential growth over the past year and has already surpassed the notable milestone of one million verifications, also claimed the overall title along with reigning champion Easy Equities.

Bigger and better: judging panel discusses African FinTech Awards 2018

After the incredible success of this year’s African FinTech Awards, the annual pitching and prize-giving extravaganza is expected to outdo itself yet again in 2018. Judges for the awards event gathered for a scrumptious breakfast on 7 November to discuss some of the event’s most exciting additions, tweaks and extras.

WATCH: The Sun Exchange's Abe Cambridge at Finance Indaba 2017

The Sun Exchange, a revolutionary online solar power marketplace, retained its Blockchain & Bitcoin title at the African FinTech Awards 2017 at the Finance Indaba Africa in October, with founding CEO Abe Cambridge calling on attendees to sign up on its online platform and begin earning money from solar power generation.

WATCH: EasyEquities' Carly Barnes at Finance Indaba 2017

EasyEquities, which offers a revolutionary fractional trading platform that has broadened access to stock market investment, retained its title of overall winner of the African FinTech Awards at the Finance Indaba Africa in October. The winner of the InvesTech category, the groundbreaking firm, headed by CEO Charles Savage, this time shared the honours with Fica-focused FinTech ThisIsMe.

Don't be afraid of iXBRL, says Ince's Linda Buchler

iXBRL is a scary word right now, Linda Buchler, regional managing director at Ince, said at last week’s Finance Indaba Africa 2017, held at the Sandton Convention Centre. She went on to unpack what iXBRL means.

Managers, take bullets for your teams

Building a culture of trust is an integral part of team building and ensuring that you have a thriving work environment, conference attendees were told during a discussion at last week’s Finance Indaba Africa 2017, held at the Sandton Convention Centre, between the financial director of Curro Holdings, Bernardt van der Linde, and Sasfin Bank Limited CFO, Lushen Pather.

Show confidence, be brave, advise top CFOs at #findaba17

“When you work in a multinational you’re up against some seriously smart people,” said Zaf Mahomed, CFO for McDonald’s South Africa, speaking as part of a panel at last week’s Finance Indaba Africa 2017. Expectations are much higher in terms of accuracy and deadlines with the spotlight firmly focused on CFOs, he added.