2022 Agenda

  • Future of Payments Forum
  • BTA Day One
  • BTA Day Two
  • Future of Payments Forum
The Future of Payments Forum brings together senior representatives from banks, merchants, government, fintechs, FIs, card providers, consultants and solutions providers to brainstorm solutions to the industry’s key challenges and opportunities; explore payment innovations in a rapidly evolving payment ecosystem in Africa.
09:00 AM - 09:55 AMRegistration and Networking
Future of Payments
09:55 AM - 10:00 AMChairman Welcome Address By Andres Felipe PerezCo-founder, Fintech Association of South Africa
Banking Transformation Africa
10:00 AM - 10:35 AMThe Future of Payments in Africa By Osahon AkpataGroup Head, Consumer Payments, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, Nigeria
Banking Transformation Africa
10:35 AM - 11:25 AMPanel Discussion: Cross-Border Payments: Challenges & Trends in 2022 and Beyond  By Alex PerkoPartnerships Director, Minka, United Kingdom

Moderator: Alex Perko, Partnerships Director, Minka, United Kingdom

Yared Endale, Senior Director – Digital Financial Services, Cooperative Bank of Oromia, Ethiopia

Osahon Akpata, Head: Consumer Payments, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, Nigeria

Mazunzo Chaponda, Director Engineering and R&D, MFS Africa, South Africa

11:25 AM - 11:55 AMMorning Break and Networking
Banking Transformation Africa
11:55 AM - 12:25 PMFireside Chat – Exploring the Next-generation of Payments Innovation

Ricardo Campos, Chief Executive Officer, ITSCREDIT, Portuga

Future of Payments Summit
12:25 PM - 01:00 PMHow to Create Value Through Effective Partnership and Collaboration By Yves SoumelongRegional Digital Product Project Manager - CEMAC, UBA Group, Cameroon

Yves Soumelong, Regional Digital Product Project Manager – CEMAC, UBA Group, Cameroon

01:00 PM - 02:00 PMLunch Break and Networking
02:00 PM - 02:50 PMPanel Discussion: Digital Transformation and Partnership with Fintechs

Thys Bruwer, Director, Deloitte, SoutH Africa

Kiaan Pillay, Chief Executive Officer & co-Founder, Stitch, South Africa

Yves Soumelong, Regional Digital Product Project Manager – CEMAC, UBA Group, Cameroon

Chris Gwanmesia, Regional Partnership Manager, Nomanini, South Africa

Future of Payments
02:50 PM - 03:00 PMChairman Closing Remarks By Andres Felipe PerezCo-founder, Fintech Association of South Africa
03:00 PM - 03:00 PMEnd of Future of Payments Forum
  • BTA Day One
09:00 AM - 10:00 AMRegistration and Networking
Banking Transformation Africa
10:00 AM - 10:10 AMChairman Opening Remarks
Banking Transformation Africa
10:10 AM - 10:40 AMLeveraging Mobile to Expand Financial Inclusion By Osahon AkpataHead: Consumer Payments, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, Nigeria
Banking Transformation Africa
10:40 AM - 11:10 AMCase Study: Millennium Bim’s Journey to Digital Transformation: Lessons learned and some takeaways By Jorge OctávioBoard and Executive Committee Member, Millennium bim, Mozambique
11:10 AM - 12:00 PMPanel Discussion: How to Create a Digital Culture that Drive Transformation in Banking

Moderator: Roshaan Kulpoo, Chairman, United Pay, Mauritius

Pearl Nkrumah, Executive Director, Retail and Digital Banking, Access Bank, Ghana
Adedamola Dania, Head of Government Relations, kuda, Nigeria
Catarina Souza, Head of Risk, Banco Millennium Atlântico, Angola
Yves Soumelong, Regional Digital Product Project Manager – CEMAC, UBA Group, Cameroon

Banking Transformation Africa
12:00 PM - 12:30 PMHow Digitalisation is Driving Financial Inclusion: Gaining Access to Credit in Africa – A Case of Micro-companies and Informal Traders By Bernardo Stoffel AparicioChief Executive Officer, Standard Bank Mozambique
12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch Break, Networking and Exhibition
Banking Transformation Africa
01:30 PM - 02:00 PMManaging the Risk of Digital Lending: Exploring Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) Case By Vasco Gil,Risk Expert Partner at ITSCREDIT, Portugal
02:00 PM - 02:30 PMCase Study: Building a Successful Digital Bank: Success Factors and Lessons Learned By Adedamola DaniaHead of Government Relations, kuda, Nigeria
Banking Transformation Africa
02:30 PM - 03:00 PMExploring the Future of Banking: 2030 By Pearl NkrumahExecutive Director, Retail and Digital Banking, Access Bank, Ghana
Banking Transformation Africa
03:00 PM - 03:30 PMFireside Chat: Accelerating Digital Innovation in Financial Services By Idan JaanCo-founder and CEO, Fundrr, South Africa
Future of Payments Summit
03:30 PM - 04:00 PMAligning Leadership and Culture for Digital Future By Yared EndaleSenior Director - Digital Financial Services, Cooperative Bank of Oromia, Ethiopia
Banking Transformation Africa
04:00 PM - 04:10 PMChairman Closing Remarks
04:10 PM - 04:10 PMEnd of Banking Transformation Africa Summit Day 1
  • BTA Day Two
09:00 AM - 10:00 AMRegistration and Networking
Banking Transformation Africa
10:00 AM - 10:10 AMChairman Opening Remarks By Kgomotso MotshidiManaging Director, The Zora Group, South Africa
Banking Transformation Africa
10:10 AM - 10:45 AMDigital Access: The Future of Financial Inclusion in Africa By Charlotte AmanquahRegional Head Commercial Banking: Anglophone West Africa, Ecobank. Ghana
Banking Transformation Africa
10:45 AM - 11:20 AMBlockchain Technology More Than Just a Platform for Cryptocurrency: What Does it Mean for Financial Services? By Ian PutterHead of Blockchain, Standard Bank, South Africa
Banking Transformation Africa
11:20 AM - 11:55 AMWeb3 is Shaping an emerging future. What are the key themes leaders in the Banking industry should be thinking about? By Sjeanne CawdryBusiness Manager Banking Division: Corporate and Investment Banking, Rand Merchant Bank, South Africa
Banking Transformation Africa
11:55 AM - 12:30 PMBuilding a Banking Cyber Safety Strategy to Protect Customers Interaction, Build Trust and Loyalty By Kgomotso MotshidiManaging Director, The Zora Group, South Africa
Banking Transformation Africa
12:30 PM - 01:05 PMEmbedded Finance: Winning the Hearts of your Customers By Frode van der LaakCo-founder, CTO and Inventor, Reltime AS, Norway
01:05 PM - 02:05 PMLunch Break, Networking and Exhibition
Future of Payments Summit
02:05 PM - 02:40 PMPayments Innovation and its Impact on Financial Inclusion By Martina MedacHead Commercial Operations, 9 Payment Service Bank, Nigeria
Future of Payments Summit
03:15 PM - 03:50 PMCryptocurrencies and Blockchain: The Future of Digital Currencies By Yaliwe Soko Chairperson, United Africa Blockchain Association, South Africa
Banking Transformation Africa
03:50 PM - 04:00 PMChairman Closing Remarks By Kgomotso MotshidiManaging Director, The Zora Group, South Africa
04:00 PM - 04:00 PMEnd of Banking Transformation Africa Summit