Mobile money technology gurus gather in Nairobi in May

Mobile money pioneers of global mobile giants such as Safaricom, Zain, MTN, Orange and Orascom will share their vision and success stories at the Mobile Money Transfer Africa conference and expo in Nairobi, Kenya from 4-7 May. The leading mobile money event on the continent will also offer delegates the unique opportunity to hear from payments experts at the central banks of Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Zambia, Uganda and Mozambique.

MMT Africa is an annual showcase for the most successful mobile money services from the region’s pioneering operators and financial institutions. Conference highlights include:

- Establishing partnerships to create a joined up and far reaching payments infrastructure
Michael Joseph, CEO, Safaricom
- How mobile money crosses borders
George Held, Group Marketing Director, Products and Innovation, Zain
- How mobile money experiences differ between East and West Africa
Bruno Akpaka, General Manager, Mobile Money, MTN Ghana
Richard Mwami, Head Public Access and Mobile Money, MTN Uganda
- The West African experience differences between launching mobile money in a competitive market compared with markets where you have first mover advantage
Nicolas Levi, Orange Money Director, Orange Money
- How customers really use mobile money in South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania
Brian Richardson, CEO, WIZZIT
- Developing the African regulatory environment for Mobile Money Technology an audience with the central banks
The panel includes the heads of payments systems at the central banks of Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Zambia, Uganda and Mozambique.
- Banks as agents extending financial services to the unbanked
Kevin Kihara, Relationship Manager, Family Bank
Len Pienaar, CEO mCommerce, FNB
Paolo Zambonini, Group Head of Innovation and Special Projects, ABSA Bank

Says MMT Africa conference director Steve Clarke: “Kenya is undoubtedly the epi-centre of mobile money technology and practice at this stage. Not only has it changed the lives of millions of Kenyans, but global mobile money practitioners are coming here to learn. The success stories and case studies that will be shared at MMT Africa are testimony to this.”

The event website:

For media enquiries, accreditation and speaker interviews contact:
Communications Manager: Annemarie Roodbol
Phone: +27 (0) 21 700-3500 EXT: 3558
Mobile: +27 (0) 82 562 7844

Event location: Safari Park Hotel –

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