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Fintech, Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence Training Trade Mission to Mauritius

18th to 20th November 2019

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Introducing British professional training providers in Fintech, Blockchain and AI to Mauritius.

The Mauritian Government has an ambition to make the island a regional financial hub and is driving major reform in the Financial Professional Services sector. Whilst key technologies such as blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are driving innovation they are also creating skills shortages. Industry leaders and Government are keen to solve this skills gap by establishing partnerships with UK training providers

This mission will offer participants the opportunity to promote their expertise and/or products to key decision makers, meet with the Mauritian Government and agencies, and relevant private sector businesses. The mission will also include one to one meetings with potential partners and customers. We will also invite stakeholders from other African countries to meet with the participants.

Who should attend? 

  • Universities, colleges, training institutions and providers (for curriculum/ training programme development)
  • Innovative Finance
  • Hubs and accelerators (to build Africa as a pipeline for development or market access)
  • SME’s that would like to expand into Africa
  • Regulators/Regulatory Authorities 
  • Corporate organisations looking at Africa as their next opportunity
  • VC and private equity looking to enhance their portfolios through opportunities on the African continent

Identified trends and innovations

The following technologies are driving future Fintech innovations in Mauritius:

  • Cloud technology
  • Process and service externalisation
  • Robotic process automation (RPA)
  • Advanced analytics
  • Digital transformation
  • Blockchain
  • Smart contracts
  • AI
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

Current fintech related talent shortages

Required technical skills training includes:

  • Coding full stack developers, mobile programming languages [Java, Python and C++]
  • DLT/blockchain developers
  • Machine learning, AI and deep learning
  • Cybersecurity expertise

Training for re skilling and upskilling of the current workforce (C suite, middle, and lower management) which includes:

  • Basic fintech knowledge
  • Understanding of emerging technologies
  • Applications of AI, blockchain, smart contracts

Soft skills training includes:

  • Critical thinking
  • Innovative thinking and reasoning
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and risk taking
  • Personal development

The key opportunities for the UK

There are opportunities to establish partnerships that can deliver programmes in the following areas:

  • Fintech basics to advanced
  • Data science and analytics
  • Financial information systems
  • Robo advisors and systematic trading
  • Dealing with data and risk management for fintech
  • Digital currencies
  • Understanding blockchain and its application as a platform
  • Regtech(KYC), Insurtechand wealthtech companies
  • Privacy and data collection and storage

Applying to participate in this trade mission

This trade mission is free to attend. However, please note that the following are not included in the trade mission and are the full responsibility of each delegate: flights, hotel transfers, accommodation, travel costs across the country, travel insurance and visa costs.

The programme will be confirmed in due course and is subject to amendment.

If you have any questions, please contact contact Deeptee Bungaree-Gooheeram 

We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to the mission. Applications are vetted and DIT reserve the full right to accept or reject applications.

Application deadline:  5pm on Friday 27th September 2019

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