GMTS - Cape Town
26th March 2019
Welcome message by IAMTN
How Remittances Are Driving Mobile Money's Next Revolution
Michael Joseph, Non-Executive Director at MFS Africa
Regional Operators (panel session)
Creating partnerships to enable international remittances through mobile money. Traditional money transfer operators are also collaborating with mobile money providers. Mobile technology is one of the most exciting forces shaping how people send and receive international remittances today. However, a number of barriers still remain, slowing down the much needed expansion of mobile money transfers across a greater number of countries.
Mukuru - Dougal Bennett
Hello Paisa -Sayjil Anill
Wari - Kabirou Mbodje
ZeePay - Dede Quereshi
MFS Africa - Dare Okoudjou
11:00- 11:30 Coffee Break
Presentation by Ecobank
Mr. Patrick Akinwuntan, Managing Director and Chief Executive, EcoBank, Nigeria
FinTech, RegTech and the Role of Compliance
Technology is driving rapid change in financial services, with the latest developments seen as revolution rather than evolution. Regulatory developments are driving technological change, and the remit of the compliance function is broadening to cover cyber risks as well as the assessment of new technology to help manage regulatory risk.
EastNets - Hazem Mulhim
MFS Africa - Lerato Molefe
Jetixa - Amit Pingale
13:00-14:30 . Lunch
Fintech Horizons, from Asia to Africa
During this session we will focus on: Are the disruptive international money transfer companies the hottest start-ups for investors? What is the whole remittance industry overview from an investor perspective, considering all the different models? How has the increase in technology affected the valuation between the traditional model and the pure online players in remittances? What are the factors that can impact a valuation?
Quona Capital - Monica Brand Engel
Amadeus Capital - Perry Blacher
Lun Partners - Peilung Li
15:30- 16:00 Coffee Break
Post Office Session
Synergies between postal and digital financial services: The post explored several models of interactions with mobile technologies, building on its experience, trust and proximity
to clients and considering the increasing importance of mobile money.
PostBank Uganda LTD - Wasike Fred Samuel
PostFinance International Development - Hans Boon
Close Day 1 by IAMTN
18.00 – 21.00
Sponsored by EastNets
27th March 2019
Welcome Message by IAMTN
Driving Relevance in Payments
David Yates, Senior Advisor to Mastercard
Mobile money and the remittances revolution: Mobile money has revolutionized the way remittances are sent and received in Africa, broadening access, reducing costs, and increasing transparency. At the same time, remittances have driven uptake in mobile money use, and create an injection of liquidity into mobile money ecosystems. What’s next for mobile remittance channels in Africa? How far have we come towards the vision of mobile interoperability? And what are the biggest challenges to achieving that vision today?
Vodacom - Victoria Mojuto
MTN - Serigne Dioum
Safaricom - Olivia Etyang
11:00-11:20 . Coffee Break
MTO panel session
The sub-Saharan Africa region presents a number of opportunities for bank and non-bank financial service providers, mobile operators, and others seeking new markets. In a region where cash is still king, new technology has the potential to break often long-established habits of consumers and their preferred methods of paying. There is significant latent demand for digital payments in many markets of sub-Saharan Africa, and widespread consumer acceptance of mobile communications technology is highly encouraging. For players able and willing to move in the near future, there are also opportunities to win important first-mover advantages. How do operators need to evolve to be able to truly grasp the opportunities presented by the changes in technology while contending with potential new disruptive models and other challenges?
MoneyTrans - Jeremy de Smert
Azimo - Michael Kent
Small World Financial Services - Nick Day
WorldRemit - Andrew Stewart
Ria Money Transfer - El Hadj Malick Seck
12:30-14:30 . Lunch
Migration and Remittances
The World Bank - Dilip Ratha
“MFS Africa and the Remittances Revolution: From Household to Handset”
MFS Africa - Dare Okoudjou
Fintech, remittances, and financial inclusion: It’s been a decade since the term ‘fintech’ emerged as a buzzword, and in recent years it’s become one of the hottest sectors for investment in Africa. How is fintech in Africa unique? Is fintech delivering on its promise for financial inclusion in Africa? In what ways do remittance services drive the development of the fintech ecosystem? And how does blockchain technology fit into the picture?
XAGO - Debra Roodt
LUN Partners - Kotsuki Kaede
Digital Frontiers Institute - Gavin Krugel
FNB - Gugu Zikhali
16:00-16:15 . Coffee Break
Do Payment Systems Support Remittances in sub-Saharan Africa?
Cenfri - Antonia Esser
17:00 Closing Remarks by IAMTN