Seamless North Africa Day 2

PAYMENTS, BANKING, FINTECH AND ECOMMERCE

DEVELOPING A FINTECH ECOSYSTEM

Alessandro Hatami
09:45

Keynote: Entrepreneurship in the fintech ecosystem

Panel discussion
10:15

Keynote: Incubation, hubs and becoming THE regional powerhub

  • Developing a hub as a brand
  • Creating a flourishing fintech ecosystem
  • Attracting international talent, investors and businesses
  • Embarking on a fintech spending spree: the time is now for banks
  • What issues are preventing partnerships from being successful?
  • Financing entrepreneurship
  • Delivering technological solutions at the speed expected by the market
Panel discussion
11:15

Keynote: Debating the role of the regulator

  • What role should regulators play to promote the adoption of fintech
  • Identifying specific rules or policies that inhibit or encourage the adoption of fintech
  • Improving the interactions between industry participants and regulators
  • Testing fintech innovations
  • Collaborating globally between hubs to help fintechs scale      
  • Installing a regulatory sandbox to kick start innovation
12:15

Networking break and refreshments

PAYMENTS

FINTECH & BANKING

ECOMMERCE

CROSS-BORDER PAYMENTS

ADVANCING INCLUSION WITH FINTECH

B2B ECOMMERCE

Host: Wael Ziada, Founder and Managing Director, Zilla Holdings

Host: Matteo Rizzi, Founder, Fintech Stage

Host: Omnia El Nossairy, Head of Strategic Innovation, Attijariwafa

Fintech
13:00

Engaging the entire ecosystem in digital financial inclusion

  •     Beyond G2P: Unlocking the development impact of government-to-person payments
  •     Accelerating the integration of financial inclusive services into the broader financial sector
  •     Connecting the social value chain through a digital payments platform
  •     Incentivising innovation: The role of government in fostering financial inclusion business models
  •     Ensuring interoperability and competition among providers and access capability among citizens 
Fintech
13:00

Panel: Digital services for the underserved

  •     Reducing the cost of transactions, educating the underserved and improving access to financial services
  •     Enabling further cross-border transactions to develop a robust, transparent and low-cost financial network 
  •     Developing the range of user-centric financial services available on digital touch points
  •     Developing national data frameworks to foster financial inclusion strategies
  •     Facilitating geo-spatial mapping for deeper insights into financial inclusion landscapes
Ecommerce
13:00

SME E-commerce enablement

  • Digitising payments for SMEs: reviewing the opportunities and challenges
  • Explaining how SMEs can capitalise on digital payment capabilities to grow business
  • Enhancing the overall customer experience
  • Designing and implementing a roadmap for digital transformation 
  •  Measuring digital acceptance approaches for SMEs: the Mastercard approach

P2P PAYMENTS

Payments
13:30

Making P2P payments an integral part of the financial landscape

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  •     Giving consumers more options than ever before for sending money to their peers
  •     Creating a simple, speedy money transfer platform 
  •     Transferring money in real-time
  •     How will low-cost, digital P2P payments affect banks and telcos?
  •     Social media: making use of the viral engine for P2P payments 

Fintech
13:30

Financial inclusion in the age of fintech

  •     Segment-specific propositions to millennials, small businesses and the underbanked
  •     Embracing “coopetition” to engage with the existing ecosystem of banks
  •     Providing greater speed, accountability and efficiency
  •     Developing an attractive and significant customer experience
  •     Socialising financial products and services
  •     Commitment between financial institutions and their customers
  •     Boosting access to banking resources and improving financial health
Ecommerce
13:30

Driving customer loyalty with digital

  • Leveraging mobile loyalty features to enhance the customer experience
  • Exploring new gift card loyalty features to enhance the customer experience: one single platform, new POS and cross marketing multiple promotions
  • Gleaning insightful data on consumer behaviour
  • Driving customer convenience and engagement: becoming an integral part of everyday decisions
Payments
13:50

Establishing frictionless cross-border payments

  •     Developing a digital payments platform that can be scaled to deliver cross-currency, cross-border and cross-network payments 
  •     Improving the cross-border payments experience with greater speed, transparency and end-to-end tracking
  •     Closing the gap between banks and non-banks 
  •     Making cross-border transactions quicker, easier and cheaper 
Fintech
13:50

Fostering P2P lending: responding to a growing global market

  • Exploring the model and improved efficiency of P2P lending
  • Offering a next generation digital platform & ecosystem
  • Successfully localizing P2P for the Middle East market and working with regulators
  • P2P partnering with banks via collaborative models
 
Ecommerce
13:50

Facilitating seamless transactions: SmartVista ecommerce

  • Navigating the challenges posed in the ecommerce payments space
  • Exploring the BPC ecommerce suite
  • Looking to the SMARTVISTA eWallet for consumers and merchants
Wael Abbas, Senior Consultant, BPC Banking Technologies
14:10

Networking lunch

15:10

SEAMLESS NORTH AFRICA PITCH-OFF

Seamless North Africa Pitch Off In partnership with Pride Capital

Calling all startups and fintechs from across Egypt & the World…

5 to 10 startups and fintechs from around the continent will have five minutes each to pitch their product or solution to our expert panel made up of VC’s, funds and consultants. These innovative, early-stage companies will come head-to-head live and on stage at Seamless North Africa 2018.

In these five minute pitches, competitors will try to convince our industry experts that their business model, technology or platform is going to be a game changer that will revolutionize the Egyptian fintech industry.

The Prize:

·         Cash prize of $15,000 courtesy of Pride Capital and their advisory board.

·         Closed hearing session with the Central Bank of Egypt experts to explore the options of launching in Egypt

·         One to one interview with Key Industry Experts courtesy of Terrapinn

·         Free invitation to the next Seamless event in Dubai April 2018

·         Eligible to join Pride Fintech Accelerator starting April, 2018

All shortlisted companies must be available to attend Seamless North Africa on the 7th of February, 2018 in Cairo. You must also be able to fund your own trip. The organizers can provide preferential rates at Nile Ritz Carlton.

Panel of Judges:
Sopnendu Mohanty,
Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Vijay Chugh, Former Head of the Department of Payment & Settlement Systems, Reserve Bank of India
Dr. Hanan Abdel Meguid, Pride Capital
Dr Nezar Sami, Egyptian Banking Institute
Dante Campinoi, CEO, AlexBank

16:10

Closing remarks from the Central Bank of Egypt

16:20

End of conference day two

last published: 11/Feb/18 12:05 GMT