Africa’s leading mobile payments ecosystem, Cellulant, will serve as sponsor and host of the CEO Cocktail Networking event at the 9th AITEC Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) conference on banking and mobile money.
The event will be held on September 15-16, 2015 at the Pride Inn Hotel, Westlands Rd. Nairobi. Cellulant is the hospitality sponsor and will be hosting the event’s official CEO Cocktail Networking event on the evening of September 15, 2015.
This year’s edition will focus majorly on security, featuring briefings on the latest cyber threats to the financial services sector, with practical demonstrations, a master-class, expert presentations and panel discussions to pool the knowledge and experience among peers facing common challenges.
Themed ’Inspire, Innovate and Implement’, this two-day event will be officially opened by the Cabinet Secretary for Treasury, Mr. Henry Rotich. Cellulant’s Group COO David Waithaka and Kenya CEO, Bryan Kariuki, will join a list of notable speakers such as Chibuzo Ene, CEO Nathan Claire Kenya and Nigeria, Barry Cpetzee, CEO and founder iVeri South Africa, Paul Mbugua, MD and founder Paynet Group- Kenya, Bernard Mathewman CEO Paynet Group and Elizabeth Rossiello, CEO of BitPesa-Kenya.
Coming a month after US President Barack Obama hosted the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, the conference intends to challenge banking leaders to adopt innovative business strategies and technologies to promote financial inclusion, maximise customer service, drive down costs – and ultimately contribute to achieving the vision of developing Nairobi as an international centre of excellence for financial services.
“Currently, the mobile payments ecosystem is still very much fragmented. We need to start thinking of mobile payment ecosystems as basic infrastructure just like roads, ports etc. At the core of building this infrastructure is the need to ensure that customers across Africa are getting the best value out of their money,” stated Cellulant’s Group CEO Ken Njoroge. “We are happy to be taking part in this very important discussion on the trends and strategies for increasing usage of mobile money and strengthening the mobile banking ecosystem.”
Cellulant is Africa’s leading payments ecosystem connecting merchants, banks and mobile operators with their customers. The company’s mission is to empower consumers across Africa to get the best possible value from their money. Founded in 2003 with a goal to build a world class business in Africa, the company has evolved into a Pan-African mobile commerce leader with a multi-disciplinary team of 230+ staff operating transformational services across 10 countries in Africa. The company is arguably the most experienced mobile commerce player across sectors, markets and services offered on the continent