Oxford Business Group is pleased to announce its media partnership with Cartes Afrique 2013 which will be held on the 25th & 26th of April in Marrakesh, Morocco. In this respect we send you the following message from the conference organisers:
Dear Oxford Business Group Subscribers,
Card technologies and payment innovations have proved to be a driving force towards financial inclusion in Africa. Banks, services providers, retail and distribution companies are now more than ever looking at card and payment technologies to revolutionise their business models and enlarge their client base by approaching excluded populations.
Cartes Afrique, one of the Africa’s largest events on card technologies and payment has been, since its creation, central to the issue of the ongoing process of financial inclusion. The 8th edition of Cartes Afrique, organized in partnership with Mastercard and the national and regional switches in Africa, will be no exception and will focus on prime importance issues related to financial inclusion and the contribution of card technologies and payment innovations in this respect.
The panel sessions, keynote speeches and workshops will hover around the many ways payment can promote the integration of excluded populations into the financial channels, the increasing role of mobile financial services and prepaid services, as well as the regulatory challenges and acceptance issues.
Elsewhere, the 1200 square metre exhibition area will be a B2B platform for the banking community and card industry professionals to meet and showcase their latest innovations.
Alongside the conference, four training sessions are scheduled before and after the conferences, and will tackle issues related to EMV, fundamentals of smart cards, card risk management and marketing.
We would like to invite you to attend this year’s edition and join over 500 industry professionals from 30 countries in Africa. If you are unable to attend, we recommend you to nominate other senior representatives to ensure your institution is represented.
To notice : OBG subscribers will benefit from 30% discount on the standard conference fee.
We look forward to meeting you in Marrakech on the 25th & 26th of April.