05 - 07 November, 2018
The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, Egypt

Conference Day One: Financial Inclusion, Digital Transformation & Payments Day: Monday, 5 November 2018

Winning partnerships and digital business models to attract the unbanked market

9:45 am - 10:15 am REGIONAL TRAILBLAZER: Mashreq Bank’s digital strategy: Putting innovation at the heart of the business to drive sustainable growth

Amr El Bahey - CEO and Country Head Mashreq Bank, Egypt
The road ahead: Why a digital future is inevitable for Mashreq Bank

  • How Mashreq Bank Egypt is adopting successful strategies from Mashreq Bank UAE’s digital banking experience to provide best in-class service to its customers
  • What African banks can learn from Masheq Bank UAE’s leading digital banking journey
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Amr El Bahey

CEO and Country Head
Mashreq Bank, Egypt

10:15 am - 10:45 am The future is digital: A winning framework for your bank

Amgad Mohamed - Head of Research & Digital Transformation Strategy Credit Agricole, Egypt
  • Outlining the key link between digital transformation and business strategy
  • The digital transformation pyramid: Highlighting the key pillars of successful transformation
  • The digital maturity assessment: Are you ready to start digital transformation?
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Amgad Mohamed

Head of Research & Digital Transformation Strategy
Credit Agricole, Egypt

10:45 am - 11:15 am INTERNATIONAL TRAILBLAZER: From foes to friends: Why FinTech partnerships are critical to your bank’s future success

Noha Shaker - Head of Digital Ventures & Strategic Alliance, Digital Banking & GTS Commercial International Bank, Egypt
  • Can traditional banks compete with an army of FinTechs?
  • Why unbanked Egypt is ripe for the FinTech revolution and bank-FinTech partnerships
  • Survival of the fittest: Learning to strategically cooperate rather than ruthlessly compete
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Noha Shaker

Head of Digital Ventures & Strategic Alliance, Digital Banking & GTS
Commercial International Bank, Egypt

11:15 am - 11:45 am Speed networking and coffee break

Ensuring regulatory compliance in a digital world

11:45 am - 12:15 pm Regulatory perspective on how digital transformation can drive financial inclusion

  • Outlining key drivers and regulations governing the Egyptian cards and payments industry
  • The government’s role in driving a cashless economy and promoting the benefits of digital payments
  • How regulations play a role in encouraging bank and FinTech partnerships

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm REGIONAL TRAILBLAZER Financial inclusion versus Know Your Customer (KYC): Overcoming the KYC challenge to ensure compliance

Wafaa El Dars - Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance and Corporate Governance Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Egypt
  • How KYC can unravel opportunities and drive sustainable growth
  • KYC challenges: A focus on North Africa
  • Highlighting efficient and robust processes to excel in KYC due diligence
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Wafaa El Dars

Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance and Corporate Governance
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Egypt

Innovative payment platforms to drive business growth

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm The payment ecosystem: Technological innovation in payment systems to drive financial inclusion

  • How technology and innovation is revolutionising the payment landscape in Egypt
  • The digital trends that banks cannot choose to ignore
  • Next-gen payments: Capturing new payment opportunities to meet evolving customer expectations

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Lunch and networking

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Case study: The telco-bank partnership: Providing service innovation through a collaborative approach

  • Why banks and telcos are key partners in an unbanked world
  • How to create profitable relationships by combining core strengths
  • Analysing potential business models for telco providers and banks

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm From a cash dispenser to an accessible payment system: Is the modest ATM the true star of banking payment innovation?

  • The modest bank: How are ATMs fuelling branchless banking
  • The future of ATM functionality
  • As consumers migrate to online and mobile banking are ATMs still required
  • The big debate: Are Egyptian banks prepared for digital transformation?
  • Will a cashless economy be practical in an omnichannel world where customers have freedom with their money
  • How will the payments landscape evolve from now until 2025

Panellists:
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Amgad Mohamed

Head of Research & Digital Transformation Strategy
Credit Agricole, Egypt

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Noha Shaker

Head of Digital Ventures & Strategic Alliance, Digital Banking & GTS
Commercial International Bank, Egypt

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Yasmine Elbaz

Head of Service Excellence
The United Bank of Egypt

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm FINTECH PITCH PLATFORM: FinTech companies will have 7 minutes to pitch their products in front of a live audience. Following the pitches the start-ups will take part in an interactive Q&A session.

  • Digital transformation
  • Payments
  • Digital currency

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm End of Day One

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.