Cairo – Egypt
September 2023
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About Event

Payment Innovation Summit - North Africa

Digital technologies are unlocking new pathways for rapid economic growth, innovation, employment, and access to all forms of services in Africa.

The internet penetration is a major facet that supports all verticals to enhance access of services, however Africa’s internet coverage still lags behind other regions, which creates a digital divide with the availability of services, and issues for the remote and poorer areas in many countries. This is the case with the financial services sector as well.

The question arises, how are governments, the financial services sector, and the telecommunication authorities working to narrow these digital divides, and enhance access of financial services to customers especially in the remote areas of Africa, which includes the poorest of the poor?

BII World brings to you the Payment Innovation Summit – North Africa, Presented by Network International, an event which is part of the flagship Africa Bank 4.0 Summit. This high-profile summit brings together the policy makers, and the higher authorities from North Africa’s Digital Payments, Fintech and Banking sector to pave the way forward into progressing North Africa’s quest to enhance access to finance by adopting superior methods in digital payment transformation.

The event hosts high-profile officials from the relevant government bodies, and the c-suite from banks, microfinance institutions, fintechs and regulators on the speaker roster. Within the audience the event hosts senior and executive management officials from the financial services sector to determine West Africa’s progressive future in payments, digital banking & beyond.

Speakers and Panelists

Nandan Mer

Group Chief Executive Officer
Network International

Dr. Reda Helal

Managing Director, Group Processing Business – Africa & Co-Head Group Processing Business
Network International

Bassem Ramzy

Regional Managing Director, Processing Business – North Africa
Network International

Manav Mehra

Chief Product and Design Officer – Processing
Network International

Mehdi El Akari

Managing Director for Strategic Sales
Network International

Event Highlights

Pre-Conference Masterclass Workshop

14th February 2023 09.00hrs – 14.00 hrs

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15th February 2023 08.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs

16th February 2023 08.00 hrs – 13.00 hrs

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Honorary Awards Celebration and Networking Reception

15th February 2023 18.30 hrs onwards

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Central Themes at

The Payment Innovation Summit – North Africa

  • Curtain Raiser Keynote: Modernizing West Africa’s Digital Payment Strategies
  • Keynote Panel | Innovation in a Time of Uncertainty – How can payment leaders thrive in a digitally disrupted and unpredictable world?
  • CEO Influencer Panel | Digital Access: Deepening Financial Inclusion in North Africa
  • Exclusive Session | Latest Developments with PAPSS: Boosting Intra-African Trade by Billions of Dollars
  • The Payments Town Hall | Creating Value through Real-Time Payments (RTP) – Moving Money Faster and Efficiently than ever before
  • Fireside Chat | Selecting a Payment Service Provider
  • Payments OPEX Panel | Driving Collaboration & Interoperability across North Africa
  • Keynote Address | Open Banking and Financial Inclusion: The Path to Digital Transformation
  • Innovation Panel | Leveraging the Opportunities of an Open Payments Ecosystem to Drive New Revenue Streams
  • Speaker Presentation | How Digital Enablement can drive better relationships with Retail & SME Banking Customers?
  • The Blockchain Chamber | How has Blockchain Technology driven Innovation in the Fintech Sector?
  • Digital Leaders Panel | Ensuring Inclusion as we move towards a Cashless Future in North Africa