Global Money Transfer Summit 2019

26-27 March 2019

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

The Global Money Transfer Summit (GMTS) is the most recognised conference in the money transfer industry. It brings together innovators, disruptors and established industry stakeholders who are driving the worldwide payments and payment ecosystems in Africa.

About the Summit 26-27 March 2019 Cape Town

By fostering and developing a deeper understanding of the evolving digital remittance services, GMTS can provide insights that will guide regulators, policy makers, governments, businesses and investment decisions in the emerging digital remittance and payment space across Africa.

GMTS brings together top executives from the international money transfer operators, financial services providers, mobile network operators, national regulators, card and payment switch providers, fintechs, application providers etc. within the remittance, banking and payment ecosystems in Africa and beyond. Featuring case studies on remittance services, payments and other innovations in the cross border remittance services space in Africa, GMTS will be the largest gathering of stakeholders in the remittance ecosystem serving the African remittance industry. Hear firsthand from leading executives and discover how policies, trends and emerging technologies are impacting the African remittance and payment industry.

The upward trend observed since 2016 is explained by strong economic conditions in the high-income economies where many sub-Saharan African migrants earn their income. Nigeria, the largest remittance recipient country in sub-Saharan Africa and the sixth largest among low and middle income countries (LMICs), is expected to receive more than $25 billion in official remittances by the end of 2018, an increase of more than $3 billion compared with the previous year. Looking at remittances as a proportion of GDP, the Gambia has the largest share, followed by Comoros, Lesotho, Senegal, Liberia, Cabo Verde, Zimbabwe, Togo, Ghana and Nigeria.

Despite the significant remittance inflows, many Africans are still facing challenges in making secure, simple and safe payments within their national and international boundaries. The purpose of this conference is to promote innovative opportunities between the international cross border remittance services and local payment systems in Africa.

GMTS aims to develop and encourage innovations that will improve the financial services ecosystem in Africa so that it can benefit from globalisation and deliver affordable remittance, banking and payment systems to the growing population.


Michael Joseph

Non-Executive Director at MFS Africa

David Yates

Senior Advisor at Mastercard

Peilung Li

Founder and Chairman at LUN Partners Group

Monica Brand Engel

Monica Brand Engel at Quona Capital

Perry Blacher

Partner at Amadeus Capital Partners

Nick Day

CEO at Small World Financial Services

Veronica Studsgaard

Founder & CEO at IAMTN

Mohit Davar

Chairman at IAMTN

Michael Kent

Founder and CEO at Azimo

Rachel Balsham

Deputy CEO at MFS Africa

Victoria Mojuto

Executive Head : Mobile Financial Services & Tax Regulation at Vodacom Group

Kabirou MBODJE

CEO at Wari

Hazem Mulhim

CEO at EasNets

Hans Boon

CEO at Postal and Remittances Expert at International Fund at PostFinance International

Dilip Ratha

Head at KNOMAD, Lead Economist - Migration and Remittances, Social Protection and Jobs Global

Jeremy de Smet

CEO at Moneytrans

Dede Quarshie

Category Business Manager at ZeePay

Frederick Wasike

Head of business growth at Postbank Uganda

Lerato Molefe

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at MFS Africa

Andrew Stewart

Managing Director for Middle East & Africa at WorldRemit

Sayjil Magan

Executive Head at Hello Paisa

El Hadj Malick Seck

Managing Director Africa at Ria Money Transfer

Debra Ogilvie-Roodt

Chief Commercial Officer at XAGO

Patrick Akinwuntan

Managing Director & Regional Executive at Ecobank Nigeria

Amit Pingale

Business Development Manager at Jetixa

Serigne Dioum

Group Head of Mobile Financial Services at MTN Group Limited

Olivia Etyang

Product Management Specialist at Safaricom

Gavin Krugel

Co-Founder and CEO at Digital Frontiers Institute

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22-23 April 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
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