GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – West Africa


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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2019 Mobile 360 Series – West Africa conference, which will take place 16-17 April at the Radisson Blu Abidjan Airport Hotel in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The event sponsors include Mastercard (Headline Sponsor), Visa (Industry Sponsor) and Intelsat (Supporting Sponsor).

“The mobile industry is playing a major role in leading digital, financial and social inclusion in many African countries by providing access to essential information and services”

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“The mobile industry is playing a major role in leading digital, financial and social inclusion in many African countries by providing access to essential information and services,” said, John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “We are excited to be returning to West Africa for a third time to continue examining what is needed to overcome critical roadblocks in technology, governance, business models and investment. The event will provide an invaluable opportunity for attendees to share their experiences and expand the positive impact of mobile throughout this vibrant region.”

Mobile 360 – West Africa will take a look at the role of the Digital Citizen – questioning what citizens of the future want as the number of active users and investment continues to grow. The 2018 event focused on who is leading the digital revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2019, GSMA builds on this and looks at who benefits from the digital revolution. What impact will digital have on the job market, content creation, commercial trends and what are the key stepping-stones for creating a digital society that is inclusive and secure for the future?

The first speakers confirmed to present at Mobile 360 – West Africa include:

  • Francis Obirikorang, CEO, AgroCenta
  • Dr Precious Lunga, CEO and Co-Founder, Baobab Circle
  • Grégoire Landel, CEO and Founder, City Taps
  • Genesis Ehimegbe, Co-Founder and CFO, COLIBA
  • Carole Attoungbre, Country Director, Eneza
  • Onyeka Akumah, CEO and Founder, Farmcrowdy
  • Alain Nteff, CEO, GiftedMom
  • John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA
  • Delmas Ehui, CEO, ICT4DEV
  • Vèna Arielle Ahouansou, CEO, KEA Medicals
  • Claudette Irere, Director General, Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (MiTEC) Rwanda
  • Ogunlana Olumide, COO and Founder, Prepclass
  • Samba Sow, CEO and Founder, SudPay

The full conference agenda is available at www.mobile360series.com/west-africa/agenda/.

In addition to the conference, Mobile 360 – West Africa will highlight the initiatives and activities undertaken by the GSMA Mobile for Development programme. The event will focus on the GSMA’s work to increase access to and use of life-enhancing mobile services; accelerate socio-economic improvements for the underserved, especially women, rural populations and youth; drive digital and financial inclusion; and provide identity services for the unregistered.

Mobile 360 – West Africa Registration Now Open

Registration for Mobile 360 – West Africa is now open; individuals wishing to attend should visit www.mobile360series.com/west-africa/attend/. For further information on Mobile 360 – West Africa, including sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.mobile360series.com/west-africa/overview/. Follow developments and updates on Mobile 360 – West Africa (#M360WA) on Twitter @GSMA, on Facebook www.facebook.com/Mobile360Series and LinkedIn on www.linkedin.com/company/gsma-mobile-360-series.

Mobile 360 Series

The 2019 GSMA Mobile 360 – West Africa is the first in a series of industry-focused events held in major cities across the world. The GSMA Mobile 360 Series of events fosters regional engagement and examines the pressing issues that are shaping the mobile industry on both a local and global scale. Confirmed Mobile 360 Series events for 2019 include:

Mobile 360 Series Conference

Location

Dates

Mobile 360 – West Africa Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire 16 – 17 April
Mobile 360 – Security for 5G The Hague, Netherlands 29 – 30 May
Mobile 360 – Latin America Mexico City, Mexico 4 – 6 June
Mobile 360 – Africa Kigali, Rwanda 16 – 18 July
Mobile 360 – Digital Societies Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 24 – 26 September
Mobile 360 – Eurasia Moscow, Russia 8 – 9 October
Mobile 360 – MENA Dubai, UAE 26 – 27 November

Further information on the entire Mobile 360 Series of events is available at www.mobile360series.com/. Follow developments and updates on Mobile 360 Series (#mobile360) on Twitter @GSMA and on Facebook www.facebook.com/Mobile360Series.

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About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

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