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AfricaCom 2023, the Africa Tech Festival, is the largest digital infrastructure event in Africa and after having returned with a real bang in 2022, the event will this year take place November 14th to 16th inclusive in-person.

On Tuesday November 14thwe have a MEF Roundtable and Meet-Up event for you from 3pm to 9pm. We’ll be welcoming 100 people for some great content, discussions and of course networking – and REGISTRATION is OPEN NOW! 

The event takes place in the events space of the fantastic FNB Portside buildingless than five minutes’ walk from the convention centre where AfricaCom takes place. It’s the greenest tall building in Africa and offers stellar views of the city and is just a couple of minutes’ walk away from the International Convention Centre where AfricaCom itself takes place. The address of the FNB Portside is 5 Buitengracht St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001 but all you need to do is look up and you cannot miss it!

The plan for the event is as follows:

15:00 Registrations + Networking Afternoon Tea (food and drink)

16:15  Welcome Address (MEF representatives and LANCK Telecom)

16:30 MEF Board member Waheed Adam is putting together a panel of experts looking at the whole area of cybersecurity and anti-fraud – big business in South Africa and indeed across the whole continent!

17:00  MEF’s Director of Programmes James Williams will be moderating a panel discussion entitled “What Does REAL Success in Customer Engagement Look Like?” Speakers will come from Apprentice Valley, Infobip, netnumber and VOX Solutions

17:30  MEF Project Manager Ross Flynn will be discussing the areas of Direct Carrier Billing and Mobile Payments with a host of MEF member

18:00 LANCK Telecom session: Join Alex Vavilov, LANCK Telecom’s Market Manger for Africa, as he puts a spotlight on the future of Voice, its challenges but also the huge opportunities available – Voice: The Future, Challenges & Opportunities!

18:30  MEF Meet-Up (networking and more food and drink!)

21:00  Event Close

 

We’ll be updating the website here with more details of the sessions as they come in…

A real perk of full MEF membership is being able to attend physical MEF events for free and, as always, places will be offered on an equitable first come, first served basis. Please note that we are limiting the number of people from each MEF member company to a maximum of four people for this event.

Thanks to LANCK Telecom for their support again this year helping make this wonderful event on November 14th a reality!

Our Speakers

Alex Vavilov

Alex Vavilov

Market Manager, Africa

LANCK Telecom

Anzelle Robertson

Anzelle Robertson

Director Business Development SSA

Sam Media

Christopher Henseler

Christopher Henseler

CEO

Mesh Ads

Claughton Miller

Claughton Miller

Managing Director Africa

VOX Solutions

Deshbandhu Bansal

Deshbandhu Bansal

COO Messaging Solutions

Comviva

James Williams

James Williams

Director of Programmes

MEF

JC de Ridder

JC de Ridder

Director

De Ridder Management Consulting

Katlego Mashigo

Katlego Mashigo

Commercial Manager

Apprentice Valley

Len Pienaar

Len Pienaar

Co-Founder

ALLP Advisory

Martin Effiong

Martin Effiong

Senior Operator Partnerships Executive

Infobip

Roberto Peretto

Roberto Peretto

Number Intelligence & Mobile ID Sales Manager

netnumber

Ross Flynn

Ross Flynn

Project Manager

MEF

Shane Leahy

Shane Leahy

CEO

Oxygen8

Susan Potgieter

Susan Potgieter

Chief Risk Officer

SABRIC

Thabiet Allie

Thabiet Allie

Head of Business Development

MTN

Toby Padgham

Toby Padgham

Co-Founder & COO

MCP Insight

Waheed Adam

Waheed Adam

Executive Chairperson

iTouch

Open Event

Event Info

Date

14/11/2023

Time

15:00 – 21:00
SAST

Categories

Overview Agenda

MEF’s Director of Programmes James Williams and member De Ridder Management Consulting welcome you all warmly to another fabulous edition of our MEF Roundtable Africa!

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • JC de Ridder, Director – De Ridder Management Consulting
  • Alex Vavilov, Market Manager, Africa – LANCK Telecom

The impact of fraud on business and consumer trust cannot be underestimated. Join us for a hard-hitting discussion leaving no stone unturned. Will we ever truly be one step ahead of bad actors? You, the audience, will have the final word on this…

  • Waheed Adam, Executive Chairperson – iTouch
  • Susan Potgieter, Chief Risk Officer – SABRIC
  • Thabiet Allie, Head of Business Development – MTN
  • Len Pienaar, Co-Founder – ALLP Advisory
  • Deshbandhu Bansal, COO Messaging Solutions – Comviva

Define “success”. That word can mean a multitude of different things to different types of stakeholder and we’ll be covering all the bases here.

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Iulian Botirlaianu, VP Global Strategic Partnerships – VOX Solutions
  • Katlego Mashigo, Commercial Manager – Apprentice Valley
  • Martin Effiong, Senior Operator Partnerships Executive – Infobip
  • Roberto Peretto, Number Intelligence & Mobile ID Sales Manager – netnumber

 

MEF’s Ross Flynn has assembled a veritable A-Team to tackle the complex world of DCB + Payments across the most diverse continent out there.

  • Ross Flynn, Project Manager – MEF
  • Toby Padgham, Co-Founder & COO – MCP Insight
  • Shane Leahy, CEO – Oxygen8
  • Anzelle Robertson, Director Business Development SSA – Sam Media
  • Christopher Henseler, CEO – Mesh Ads

Join Alex Vavilov, LANCK Telecom’s Market Manager for Africa, as he puts a spotlight on the future of Voice, its challenges but also the huge opportunities available.

  • James Williams, Director of Programmes – MEF
  • Alex Vavilov, Market Manager, Africa – LANCK Telecom

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