Nairobi to host Payments East Africa 2016 conference next week


Nairobi is set to host the second annual Payments East Africa 2016. The conference, to be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel from September 27 – 28, comes at a time when banks and telcoms worldwide are rethinking their current business models and sources of revenue in light of Fintech competitors and revolutionary technology.

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Joseph Ridley, General Manger, Terrapinn, said: “We’ve had a great response and feedback these past few weeks from banks wanting to learn more about how digital can help them become more cost effective and operationally efficient whilst maintaining margins (in lite of the recent capping of interest rates by the Central Bank). The reality is that the industry knows that technology can be a great differentiator in what is a very competitive market place as consumer expectations evolve on a daily basis”

The meeting will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn how banks can save billions by integrating blockchain security as well as how telcoms attract millions of customers through mobile financial services. How central banks’ regulations can boost financial inclusion and expand card portfolios.

Among the C-Level delegates expected at the Payments East Africa are:

  • Abdi Mohammed, MD, Barclays Bank Tanzania (Tanzania)
  • Avi Mitra, CIO, Kenya Commercial Bank
  • Chris Kabagambe, MD, Top Finance Bank (Uganda)
  • Jeremy Awori, CEO, Barclays Bank Kenya (Kenya)
  • Mathias Katamba, MD, Housing Finance Bank (Uganda)
  • Melika Bedri, VP – Information Systems, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia
  • Peter Gitau, CIO, Standard Chartered Bank (Kenya)
  • Roland Coulon, CEO, Access Bank (Tanzania)
  • Simon Njuguna, CIO, CFC Stanbic Bank (Kenya)
  • Wilfred Musau, CEO, National Bank of Kenya (Kenya)
  • Patrick Wanjohi, Financial Services – MPESA, Safaricom (Kenya)
  • Alix Murphy, Senior Mobile Analyst, WorldRemit (UK)

Overall, about 82 expert speakers are expected at the two-day event sharing insights about the future of Fintech, financial inclusion, mobile money and digital banking.

Payments East Africa will run alongside Future Bank East Africa and eCommerce Show East Africa.