Casablanca – Morocco
25th-26th October 2023
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Payment Innovation Summit - Middle East & North Africa

Digital technologies have become catalysts for rapid economic growth, innovation, and improved access to various services across the Middle East and North Africa region. However, challenges such as internet penetration and the digital divide still persist, limiting the availability of services and creating barriers for remote and underserved areas, including the payments services sector.

In response to these challenges, the 2nd Payment Innovation Summit & Expo - Middle East & North Africa, presented by BII World. Building upon the success of its inaugural edition in Ghana for the West Africa region, this high-profile event gathers policymakers, financial services leaders, telecommunications authorities, retail organizations, e-commerce platforms, loyalty program providers, digital ID providers, banks, microfinance institutions, fintech companies, and regulators from the Middle East and North Africa.

The 2nd Payment Innovation Summit & Expo – Middle East & North Africa aims to contribute to the region's digital transformation journey, unlock the potential of payment services for all, and foster economic growth. By bringing together key stakeholders, industry experts, and thought leaders, the event facilitates networking opportunities and collaborations that are vital to drive payment innovation and shape the future of the financial ecosystem in the Middle East and North Africa.

This summit and exhibition serve as a platform for in-depth discussions, collaboration, and exploration of innovative strategies, emerging technologies, and regulatory frameworks. It brings together professionals and experts from diverse sectors, including banks, fintech companies, microfinance institutions, retail organizations, e-commerce platforms, loyalty program providers, digital ID providers, telecom operators, mobile operators, and regulators.

Speakers and Panelists

Hakima EL Alami

Director of Payment Systems, Instruments Oversight and…
Bank Al-Maghrib

Zakaria ElMahfoudi

Chief Operating Officer - eCommerce & On-Demand…
Jumia Maroc

Ihab Dorra

Chief Consumer Banking and Digital Payments Officer
Banque Misr

Mohammed Altaleesi

Director, Head of Payment Switch
Libyan Islamic Bank

Yassir Nourlil

Director, Cash Management and Payments
Banque Centrale Populaire (BCP)

With a prestigious speaker roster that includes high-profile officials from relevant government bodies, along with C-suite executives from various industries, the summit and expo create a conducive environment for networking, knowledge sharing, and collaborations.

We're excited to announce that we are in the process of finalizing our lineup of esteemed speakers for our event. Stay tuned for updates as we confirm our fantastic roster of speakers. We appreciate your patience and look forward to sharing more details soon.


Event Highlights

International Summit

25th October 2023 08:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs

26th October 2023 08:00 hrs - 16:00 hrs

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Payment Innovation Awards (MENA) Ceremony and Networking Reception

26th October 2023 17:00 hrs – 19:30 hrs

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  • Payments
  • Fintech
  • Retail
  • eCommerce
  • Digital ID
  • Loyalty

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At The 2nd Payment Innovation Summit – MENA

  • Curtain Raiser Keynote | The Future of Payment Innovation in North Africa: Trends and Opportunities
  • Policy Panel | Navigating Payment Regulations in North African Markets
  • CEO Influencer Panel | Driving Payment Innovation: Strategies for Success and Market Leadership
  • Innovation Panel | Enhancing Digital Payment Innovation: Challenges and Solutions
  • Operations Panel | Balancing Regulation and Innovation: Creating a Secure Payment Ecosystem
  • Financial Inclusion Panel | Advancing Financial Inclusion through Innovative Payment Solutions

Payment Innovation Awards (MENA 2023)

Thursday, 26th October 2023

17:00hrs till 19:30hrs

The Payment Innovation Awards in the MENA region have been established to acknowledge and celebrate the exceptional contributions of organizations, associations, and service providers within the financial services, e-commerce, and retail sectors.

We aim to honor the trailblazers and visionaries who are revolutionizing access to finance and driving innovation, convenience, and affordability in the fintech, e-commerce, and retail industries.