By Olubunmi Adeniyi
Lagos. January 29, 2013: AITEC Africa has chosen E-Payment Providers Association of Nigeria (E-PPAN) to be its host country partner for the sixth annual AITEC Banking and Mobile Money West Africa conference, holding March 13-14, 2013 at the Eko Hotel in Lagos.
Announcing the partnership, Sean Moroney AITEC Chairman says 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,” Moroney says.
In his comment, Onajite Regha, Executive Secretary/CEO of E-PPAN, adds that “AITEC’s annual 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.”
Committee of eBanking Industry Heads of Nigeria (CeBIH) and the Information Security Society of Africa Nigeria (ISSAN) will also supporting organisation for the event, says AITEC.
According to AITEC, the conference will have over 60 local and international experts as speakers, panelists and trainers covering a wide range of topics in bank management systems, mobile money, financial inclusion, agent banking, card systems and processes and all aspects of commercial banking.