BusinessDay Nigeria is organizing its 3rd Annual Mobile Money Roundtable Conference titled “Forging Inclusive Growth in Payment Systems & Financial Inclusion Initiatives in Nigeria”
Mobile payments are a key asset to enable the development and provision of other services in areas such as health, agriculture, welfare, etc. Mobile money is a sustainable, scalable approach to providing convenient and affordable financial services to the unbanked. More than one billion customers in developing markets have access to a mobile phone, but do not have a formal bank account.
The roundtable will x-ray the traction the Cashless Initiative has gained, how policy helped to resolve the challenges that followed the introduction of the policy and the roles of technology, innovation, partnerships and collaboration in forging inclusive growth in payment systems and financial inclusion strategies in Nigeria. It will incorporate interactive sessions that will provide all stakeholders a platform to share their experiences, with a view to ensuring that the cashless policy proper runs as seamlessly as possible.
Stakeholders expected at the roundtable include Heads of E-Payment Units of banks, telecom companies, switching companies, card companies, mobile technology companies, ATM facilitators, PoS companies, licensed mobile money operators, channel agents, the academia, software companies, merchants, debit and credit card enablers, telecom and finance industry regulators etc.
Some other topics that would be considered at the roundtable include:
Collaborations and Partnerships
How will collaborations and partnerships, local or foreign by all stakeholders support further growth of the cashless initiative and increase uptake across the value chain?
Forging Inclusive Growth through Technology and Innovation
Technology drives innovation. As the cashless initiative gains more traction, it will be important to see the role technology will play in increasing innovation as an enabler of growth in payment systems and financial inclusion initiatives.
Increasing Customer Education & Awareness of Cashless Initiative
The cashless initiative has achieved some milestones within the two years of its implementation in Nigeria. However, analysts believe that there are hugely untapped areas. It will be interesting to understand how increased customer education and deepening of the awareness of the cashless initiative by critical stakeholders can help in closing existing gaps.
Date: 24th July, 2014
Venue: Radisson Blu, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Participation Fee: N35, 000.00