Future of Payments Summit 2024 Agenda

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  • Future of Payments
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07:30 AM - 08:45 AMRegistration and Networking
08:45 AM - 09:00 AMChairman Welcome Address
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09:00 AM - 09:20 AMUnlocking the Potential of Digital Payments in Africa By Chipo MushwanaExecutive Emerging Innovation & Payments at Nedbank, South Africa
  • The Evolution of the payments landscape: How digital transformation Is Impacting financial services
  • Shaping the future outlook of the industry to serve customers better and guide them into the next payment era
  • What do banks need to improve their payments transformation strategy?
  • Partnering with future-ready solution providers: Is it a must?
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09:20 AM - 09:40 AMDigital Payments Driving Financial Inclusion: The Next Growth Frontier By Mayokun OwolabiVP Global Expansion & Payment Partnerships - Anglophone Africa, Flutterwave, Nigeria
  • Payments innovation and its impact on financial inclusion
  • Is Africa ready for a cashless economy?
  • Discovering the transformative impact of Mobile Money
  • Dealing with stumbling blocks to digital payment adoption, such as connectivity and digital
  • infrastructure
  • Cultural and behavioral factors to consider in driving digital payment adoption
Future of Payments: Trends, Technology and Shifts in Digital Payments in Africa
09:40 AM - 10:00 AMFuture of Payments: Trends, Technology and Shifts in Digital Payments in Africa
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMMorning Break and Networking
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10:25 AM - 10:35 AMInternational Outlook of Payment Regulation By Monica MonacoManaging Director at TrustEuAffairs, Belgium



10:35 AM - 11:00 AMPanel Discussion: Forging a Clear Path for Africa’s Payment Industry: Collaboration Between Financial Institutions and Regulators
  • Digital payment regulation and its impact on financial inclusion in Africa
  • Addressing the continuing race between fast-moving innovation and the pace of regulation updates
  • Transparency and the interchanging of data – subject to customers’ privacy requirements
  • Finding the balance: Seizing the limitless potential of new and disruptive technologies while complying with regulation
  • Should banks pivot to crypto: A look at regulatory compliance
  • CBDCs development: Discussing the journey so far


  • Dr Markie Idowu, Chief Executive Officer, Xpress Payment Solutions Ltd, Nigeria
  • Monica Monaco, Managing Director, TrustEuAffairs, Belgium
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMPanel Discussion: Strategic Priorities for African Payments Leaders: Enabling Instant Payment Integration, Prevent Fraud, and Secure Seamless Operations
  • What is keeping payment leaders awake at night? Explore the key challenges with payment transformation and discover potential solutions
  • What are payment leaders doing to remain competitive and innovative in a rapidly changing ecosystem?
  • Where are the best opportunities to develop new solutions, win customers, and claim market share?
  • How do you ensure a seamless customer experience?


Aminat Olatunji, Head of Payments, Access Bank, Nigeria

Wayne Cook, Executive Director: Payments Sub-Saharan Africa, J.P. Morgan, South Africa

Dennis Njau, Director Network Business & Distribution, NCBA Group, Kenya 

Chipo Mushwana, Executive Emerging Innovation & Payments, Nedbank, South Africa

11:30 AM - 12:00 PMPanel Discussion: Digital Transformation and Partnership with Fintechs
  • Bridging the cultural gaps: Marrying fintechs’ innovative and entrepreneurial mindset with the risk-averse and traditional culture of banks
  • Banks vs. fintechs: how to balance innovation and Regulations
  • How can fintechs benefit banks through partnerships?
  • From disruption to collaboration: how to build a successful partnership
  • Exploring gaps, challenges and opportunities


Kenneth Ugwuanyi, Group Head Transaction Banking, United Bank of Africa, Ghana    

Nosa Oyegun, VP Product Innovation & Strategy, Kuda, Nigeria   

Marcello Schermer, Head of International Expansion, Yoco, South Africa

Ebenezer Akinyemi, Head, Fintech Partnership & Ecosystem, Parallex Bank, Nigeria

12:00 PM - 01:00 PMLunch Break and Networking
01:00 PM - 01:30 PMTelecommunications and Banks Panel: How to Create Value Through Effective Partnership and Collaboration


Tosin Olatunji, Group Head, Corporate Operations/Deputy General Manager, Access Bank, Nigeria  

Yves Soumelong, Regional Digital Product Project Manager – CEMAC, United Bank of Africa, Cameroon

01:30 PM - 02:00 PMPanel Discussion: The Evolution of the Digital Wallets
  • What do customers ideally want from a digital wallet?
  • What are the keys to a simple and engaging user interface?
  • How important are geo-location-based offers?
  • To what extent is having transaction history and loyalty points across different account providers and retailers a major attraction for customers?
  • Is it now crucial for a wallet to provide a one-stop shop through which customers can run their entire lives?


Brian Mahlangu, Digital Product Manager: Mobile (CIB), Absa, South Africa  

Osama Abbas, D-GM Meeza Digital, Egyptian Banks Company, Egypt

The Future of Instant and Cross-border Payments
02:00 PM - 02:20 PMThe Future of Instant and Cross-border Payments
  • Understanding the new payment systems and their potential to transform Africa’s payment landscape
  • What are the challenges that lie ahead, and how can banks overcome them?
  • Examining regulatory issues and compliance landscape across the region in the era of the digital economy
  • Improving interoperability between different digital payment systems to create seamless transactions across Africa
  • How is globalisation impacting the instant and cross-border payments
02:20 PM - 02:40 PMPanel Discussion: Cross-Border Payments: Building A Seamless Ecosystem
  • Comparing global perspectives: Setting the priorities for instant payments in Africa
  • Offering a seamless experience – Reducing friction in domestic and cross-border payments
  • What can be done to improve efficiency and transparency in cross border payments?
  • Mitigating cross border fraud risk through innovative prevention strategies
  • Understand the role of digital currencies in the future of cross border payments
  • Improving interoperability in digital payment in Africa


Dennis Njau, Director Network Business & Distribution, NCBA Group, Kenya

Diederik Bruggink, Head of Payments, Digital Finance and Innovation, WSBI-ESBG, Belgium

Exploring the Evolution of Buy Now Pay Later
02:40 PM - 03:00 PMExploring the Evolution of Buy Now Pay Later
03:00 PM - 03:30 PMAfternoon break
Streamlining Payments with Digital ID: Exploring this Evolution in The Financial Sector
03:30 PM - 03:50 PMStreamlining Payments with Digital ID: Exploring this Evolution in The Financial Sector
Rethinking Payment with AI: The Automation Revolution
03:50 PM - 04:10 PMRethinking Payment with AI: The Automation Revolution
04:10 PM - 04:40 PMPanel Discussion: Exploring the Next-generation of Payments Innovation
  • How is the combination of open banking with instant payments likely to affect the African market?
  • Planning ahead: what will the banks and payment providers of the future look like?
  • Banking-as-a-service, banking-as-a-platform, banking-as-a-marketplace: how will the adoption and economics of each model unfold?


Pearl Nkrumah, Executive Director, Retail & Digital, Access Bank, Ghana

Nader Abdelrazik, Co-founder and CEO, MoneyHash, United States of America

04:40 PM - 05:10 PMPanel Discussion: Looking Ahead to How the Future of Payments Will Evolve – Stakeholders Insights


Dr. Babatunde Obrimah, Chief Operating Officer, Fintech Association of Nigeria 

Gbenga Omolokun, Managing Director, VFD Microfinance Bank, Nigeria 

Dr. Austin Okpagu, Managing Director, JumiaPay West Africa 

Bunmi Cynthia Adeleye, Chief Strategy Officer: Shoprite Nigeria, Retail Supermarkets Nigeria limited, Nigeria  

Abidemi Asunmo, Group Head, e-Business & Transaction Banking, Premium Bank, Nigeria


Dipo Alabede, Chief Executive Officer, Clane Payments, Nigeria 

05:10 PM - 05:20 PMChairman Closing Address
05:20 PM - 05:20 PMEnd of Summit