Carrefour Des Finances – Financial Markets

Carrefour des Finances, Innovative Finances for startups and SMEs in Africa


Apr 15 - 8:00 - Apr 17 - 18:30  • 
YES CameroonFoundation / Non-profit
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Yaounde, Cameroon
Yaoundé, Centre, Cameroon
Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Utilities, Construction and manufacturing, Manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Leisure and travel, Retail and wholesale, Consumer non-durables, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Cars, Household appliances, Luxury goods and jewelry

What is Carrefour des Finances ?

Carrefour des Finances is a flagship event of YES Cameroon with support of the Cameroon government through the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises with a host of partners.

The summit and expo will bring together some 500 delegates from around the world with focus on innovative financing for small and medium sized enterprises, start-ups and development projects.

The forum will bring together financial institutions and experts, credit unions, cooperatives, microfinance, banks, trustees, institutional representatives, money managers and financial consultants, microfinance, banks, UN Agencies and International Organisations etc to consider alternative investments strategies and opportunities. There is huge potential in leveraging the expertise of both development and finance stakeholders towards a common goal: achieving sustainable development without leaving anyone behind.

Carrefour des Finance is the way forward with focus on financial solutions and mechanisms that will create scalable and effective ways of channelling both private money from the global financial markets and public resources towards solving pressing global problems. This concept incorporates two distinct facets: first, innovative financing is a complementary source of capital to development aid; and second, innovative financing is a way of making development more effective and efficient by linking financing to results, redistributing risk, improving the availability of working capital, and leveraging technology.

Summit Objectives

The Carrefour des Finances main objective is to equip participants with the needed skills in raising start-up capital for their business ventures. Providing a forum for investors, development stakeholders, start-ups, and business executives to exploit innovative ways of investing in start-ups in Africa.

The summit and expo will focus on a range of non-traditional mechanisms to raise additional funds for development aid through innovative projects such as micro-contributions, taxes, public-private partnerships and market-based financial transactions.