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West Africa’s payment industry operators to convene

January 14, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms

AITEC Africa and the E-Payment Providers Association of Nigeria (E-PPAN) have announced a partnership agreement for E-PPAN to be the Host Country Partner for the sixth annual AITEC Banking & Mobile Money West Africa conference, to be held in Lagos over 13-14 March.

AITEC Chairman Sean Moroney. (Image: File)

Announcing the partnership, AITEC Chairman Sean Moroney said that by working with E-PPAN, AITEC would be able to address the information and education needs of Nigeria’s rapidly growing payments industry more effectively.

“E-PPAN, more than any other industry body, has pioneered innovation and professionalism in the industry and we want to support their endeavours even further through the conference. We hope that by working together, our conferences will become highly relevant to Nigeria’s diverse and dynamic financial services sector, which in future years is going to have a crucial role to play in the regional and international markets.”

Welcoming the opportunity to partner with AITEC, Onajite Regha, Executive Secretary/CEO of E-PPAN, said “AITEC’s Annual Banking & Mobile Money Conference has played a valuable role in developing the electronic payments industry in West Africa over the past five years and we are delighted that it is returning to Lagos after two years in Accra. We want to support its development to meet the education needs of our members, as well as the market in general.”

AITEC has also announced another two industry bodies as Supporting Organisations for the event: The Committee of eBanking Industry Heads of Nigeria (CeBIH) and the Information Security Society of Africa Nigeria (ISSAN).

The conference will be held at the Eko Hotel, Lagos, over 13-14 March and will have over 60 local and international experts as speakers, panellists and trainers covering a wide range of topics in bank management systems, mobile money, financial inclusion, agent banking, card systems and processing and all aspects of commercial banking.

Staff Writer

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