Will solutions jump cards and move straight to mobile? Will closed loop payment implementations like MPesa prevail or will scheme based programmes offer the best solutions?
Join us in Nairobi for Prepaid Summit East Africa where we will start to address many of the questions this hugely dynamic region presents.
Brought to you by Cards International and Electronic Payments International, Prepaid Summit East Africa builds on the huge success of VRL’s Prepaid Summits in Mumbai, Dubai and Europe and is the world’s largest dedicated Prepaid Group of Conferences.
East Africa has seen an explosion of prepaid payment products in recent years whether mobile based Wallets like MPesa or card based solutions from banks such as I&M and KCB.
This incredible growth is set to continue across the whole East African region of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Nairobi’s position at the heart of this region has been confirmed with both Visa and MasterCard opening up new regional offices in Nairobi.
But many questions remain about Prepaid in Africa.
We have seen prepaid programmes launched not only as General Purpose Reloadable, but also as Travel Cards and even as Mobile Wallet support. East Africa also seems to be following the rest of the world in that it is often not the banks but ‘co-brand’ partners who are leading the drive with supermarkets and media groups all launching cards.
Prepaid Summit will attract key decision makers and C level banking executives and technology companies aiming to understand the opportunities presented by prepaid, but also brands and Telcos looking to enter the market and identify relevant partners.
Prepaid Summit East Africa is ultimately for anyone looking to be part of the prepaid value chain in the region. A region experiencing incredible GDP with GDP rising at over 5% a year, far higher than in most developed countries around the world. Kenya alone will boost spending by 15 percent this year.