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Mobile Money Africa set for SA in May

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JOHANNESBURG – STAKEHOLDERS in the mobile money and digital payments sector in the continent will converge in Johannesburg, South Africa in May to discuss trends in the industry.

They will meet in the city under the auspices of the Mobile Money & Digital Payments Africa from May 19-21.

The event is set to return for its seventh year as the continent’s most compelling mobile money sector gathering.

The three-day programme will see the most widely-debated issues discussed as well as delivering unrivalled insights into the developments shaping the future of cashless payments across Africa.

Ronald Wakabi from Diamond Trust Bank, Kevin Marisia Amateshe from Orange Kenya and Charles Inwani from the United Nations World Food Programme are all set to share their expertise.

Safaricom is providing the first in a series of Africa focused discussions with a session shedding light on Kenya, examining the impact of mobile money on the national economy, and the regulatory environment which continues to enable its sustainable development.

This will be followed by Dr Tumubweinee Twinemanzi, Head of Competition and Consumer Affairs with the Uganda Communications Commission, as part of a Spotlight on Uganda, covering Innovation versus Regulation.

Kilyelyani Kanjo, Country Lead for the United States Agency for International Development within Malawi, will deliver a presentation on supporting the realities of a Bank and MNO led mobile money model.

A senior representative from Telepin will be looking to the future, sharing their view on Africa’s contactless future – building a vision for a cashless continent.

A panel discussion will bring together some of the best informed and most innovative thinkers within the industry as they consider what the financial services landscape in Africa will look like in 2015.

Nnamdi Oranye from the African Leadership Network will chair a discussion between a financial education expert from Microfinance Opportunities and Hilary Miller-Wise, CEO of the African Region of the Grameen Foundation.

This year’s Mobile Money Africa is also set to include an interactive workshop designed to guide participants through the complex process of obtaining an e-money license in Europe and avoiding unnecessary pitfalls, providing a practical, business centric approach to regulation.

“These offerings are intended to revolutionise the way people move, manage and spend their money, addressing the question, ‘What is the next big thing set to change the payments industry?’” said Matt Davies, spokesperson of the organisers.

Calrion Events, the United Kingdom-based firm, is organising the event.

– CAJ News




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