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.
Non-Executive Director at MFS Africa
Senior Advisor at Mastercard
Founder and Chairman at LUN Partners Group
Monica Brand Engel
Monica Brand Engel at Quona Capital
Partner at Amadeus Capital Partners
CEO at Small World Financial Services
Founder & CEO at IAMTN
Chairman at IAMTN
Founder and CEO at Azimo
Deputy CEO at MFS Africa
Executive Head : Mobile Financial Services & Tax Regulation at Vodacom Group
CEO at Wari
CEO at EasNets
CEO at Postal and Remittances Expert at International Fund at PostFinance International
Head at KNOMAD, Lead Economist - Migration and Remittances, Social Protection and Jobs Global
Jeremy de Smet
CEO at Moneytrans
Category Business Manager at ZeePay
Head of business growth at Postbank Uganda
Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at MFS Africa
Managing Director for Middle East & Africa at WorldRemit
Executive Head at Hello Paisa
El Hadj Malick Seck
Managing Director Africa at Ria Money Transfer
Chief Commercial Officer at XAGO
Managing Director & Regional Executive at Ecobank Nigeria
Business Development Manager at Jetixa
Group Head of Mobile Financial Services at MTN Group Limited
Product Management Specialist at Safaricom
Co-Founder and CEO at Digital Frontiers Institute