The CashlessAfrica Expo 2017 held at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lagos Nigeria from March 22nd-23th,2017. This year’s theme for the CashlessAfrica Conference was the “The Future of Finance”.
The expo brings top executives from fintechs, banks, regulators, card processors, switch providers, systems and applications providers across the globe together.
It also showcases case studies on digital financial services, next generation banking, mobile financial services, payments, micro-finance and innovations in the financial service sector. The event comprised the following components: (1) Traditional conference sessions; (2) A “Hackathon” during which teams attempted to create market- ready solutions to financial services challenges; and (3) The ” CashlessAfrica Champion Awards”.
This year’s conference focus areas was: The digital bank and evolution in a competitive market, The Future of banking, money and payments in Africa, Disruptive technologies and their impact on Financial Services in Africa, Balancing regulation against innovation and Financial inclusion in the digital age.
This conference is organised by MobileMoneyAfrica, which is owned by Go Mobile Nigeria, an online resource agency assisting with banking, mobile financial services, business development and new age product management in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa.
The headline sponsor of the event was “Mastercard” and the expo commenced with an opening session, presentation and panel discussion by Mastercard. This was moderated by Omokehinde Adebanjo, Vice President & Area Business Head, West Africa. The topic of the discussion was “Mastercard: With great power comes responsibility.
The members of the panel which included, Dr. Adesoji Tayo, Executive Director Grooming Centre, Mr. Ayo Oladimeji, Head Financial Inclusion Solutions Etranzact, Mr. Uwanna Ekanem< Head Products& Business Development Netplus advisory and Mr. Adeyinka Shorungbe, Head Digital Banking Ecobank Nigeria did justice to this topic.
Some speaker’s organizations at the event includes: Helix institute, PWC Nigeria, Oradian, Millicom, Voguepay, Ping Express, Xoom, Bayclays Bank, Musoni, WorldRemit, Wallettec, Konga, Swifta Systems, First Bank Nigeria, Redcloud, TransferTo, Chamsmobile, ConnectAfrica, Hormuud Telecoms, Impala pay and M-paya.