World's top mobile money transfer operators honoured in Dubai
The most innovative and forward-thinking mobile money transfer (MMT) companies and progammes will be recognised during the first Mobile Money Awards at the industry's leading, annual event in Dubai from 24 to 27 October. Etisalat, Safaricom, Vodafone, Orange-France Telecom, G-Xchange and Smart Communications are just some of the leading mobile operators who will share their success stories.
"Mobile money is still in its relative infancy but the industry is evolving rapidly, both in terms of the technology being developed and the breadth of services on offer. The impact that mobile money is having on the lives of end users around the world is quite incredible" says Steven Clarke, MMT Global director. "Until now there has not been any formal industry standard that recognises the consummate MMT entrepreneur and service provider and we hope that the MMT Awards will do exactly that!"
During the annual MMT Global conference and expo, the MMT Awards will be given to the industry's top operators in the following categories:
Best MMT launch of the yearAchievement in financial inclusionBest bank led MMT programmeBest operator led MMT programmeMost inventive marketing campaignBest IMT programme
There will also be a special award acknowledging outstanding individual contribution to mobile money development.
Highlights in the MMT Global Conference programme include:
MMT and the global economic downturn. Remittance reduction and the impact on MMT services. Is there light at the end of the tunnel with economic recovery in sight?
Emiko Todoroki, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World BankSafaricom - leading the way in combating mobile money fraud on M-PESA
Michael Joseph, CEO, SafaricomAddressing Etisalat's mobile money offering and bank partnership model
Rashed Majed Alabbar, Director, Mobile Commerce, EtisalatMulti channel/multi segment mobile banking in Qatar
Julian Phillips, General Manager mCommerce, Commercial Bank of Qatar
Eckhard Ortwein, Area VP mCommerce, Sybase 365Understanding the differences of launching mobile money in a competitive market compared with markets where you have first mover advantage
Nicholas Levi, Orange Money Director, Orange-France TelecomBuilding a dynamic gateway for mobile money remittances by initiating partnerships and business opportunities across the ecosystem
Morten Hofstad, Regional Director Middle East and Northern Africa, Luup International Ltd