The Paynet Group will yet again take a leading role in AITEC’s fifth annual Banking & Mobile Money conference by being a platinum sponsor of the event. Announcing Paynet’s sponsorship, CEO Bernard Matthewman said: “This conference has become the market-leading event for East Africa’s financial services sector and we feel it plays a valuable role in nurturing innovation and excellence in banking, which is why we have supported consistently for the past four years and will do so again in 2011. It is not coincidental that during this time East Africa has become globally recognised as the epicentre of highly innovative financial services.”
The 2010 conference attracted close to 500 delegates and had over 100 expert speakers. Added to these were over 500 exhibition visitors, creating an event that had a major impact in the market. “Participant feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Sean Moroney, AITEC chairman and conference director. “But we intend to achieve an even greater level of excellence in the 2011 programme, introducing a range of new topics and speakers to meet the information needs of banks, mobile operators and other players in the financial services sector. Already we have 26 top speakers confirmed for the conference programme. The emphasis of the programme is on practical experience and knowledge sharing with the objective of equipping participants with the knowledge they need to compete in the rapidly evolving financial services landscape.
The theme of the 2011 conference is “Strategies for a new era of financial integration” in response to the accelerated drive for regional business across borders. The East African Business Council is supporting the event as a platform to promote effective financial services to support the accelerating business drive across the region.