MTN set for bigger presence at AfricaCom 2012
INDUSTRYBy BiztechAfrica - Oct. 15, 2012, 1:21 p.m.
MTN is gearing up for increased participation at AfricaCom 2012, with six speakers confirmed from across its footprint and a showcase of its revamped MTN Play portal.
This year’s conference runs from 13-15 November in Cape Town, and marks the 6th year of MTN’s sponsorship of Africa’s foremost telecoms gathering. Previously taking place over two days, the 2012 event, themed ‘Reaching the Next Frontier for Growth’, has been extended to three days.
“Our increased role at AfricaCom is evidence of MTN’s commitment to leading key debates in the telecoms industry on the continent. Furthermore, being part of the event helps us to exchange ideas with like-minded leaders on the continent, and from around the world”, says Rich Mkhondo, Executive for Corporate Affairs, MTN Group.
MTN speaker slots include:
Tuesday 13th November
Khaled Mikkawi, CEO, MTN Rwanda
Mobile Money Lab, Business models and partnerships for mobile money: An overview of Africa’s mobile money market
Wednesday 14th November
Zunaid Bulbulia, Chief Financial and Acting Chief Enterprise Business Officer, MTN South Africa
Opening Keynote (Panel), Innovation or Disruption? Debating the Role of New Players in the Digital Ecosystem
Mike Fairon, General Manager, Products, Services and Innovation, MTN South Africa
Opening Keynote (Panel), Handset and Smart Devices Vision for Africa
Omatsola Barrow, Sales and Distribution Executive, MTN Nigeria
CEM stream, Examining the importance of distribution channels in the customer experience
Kanagaratnam Lambotharan, Chief Technology Officer, MTN South Africa
LTE stream, LTE deployment in Africa: Operator’s experience
Thursday 15th November
Robert Madzonga, Chief Corporate Services Executive, MTN South Africa
Regulatory session (panel), Regulator/Operator panel: Debating the needs of the market to promote growth through effective regulation
AfricaCom is the continent’s largest annual telecoms conference. The conference, now in its 15th year, attracts over 7000 delegates, 300 exhibitors, 200 speakers and 105 countries.
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