Image Credit: MIT
Image Credit: MIT

The 2016 Remittance & MobileMoney Expo holding in Lagos-Nigeria in February will focus on disruptions in the remittance industry: the new opportunities for Africa and transiting to digital remittances: lessons learned and market opportunities, organizers have said.

This year’s edition will be the 6th in the series of the conference, which seeks to explore the opportunities in Nigeria, Africa’s largest remittance market. The conference is coming just as the country licenses non-bank remittance providers for out-bound and in-bound international remittances in 2016.

Other areas of focus, according to the organizer include exploring crypto-currencies as important alternatives to mobile financial services and remittances: understanding the technology, regulation and innovations; leveraging technology to lower cost in remittances and mobile financial services.

The conference, which already has confirmed 30 speakers in six sessions will also see technology as an enabler for remittances, mobile financial services & microfinance innovations in Africa: Evaluating the impact and role of cutting edge technologies in delivering of innovative services.

Other focuses are enhancing innovation in the remittance value chain and improving services to the last mile: the role of the mobile network operators, enablers, banks, mobile money operators and agency network providers.

the expo will also involve market research on remittances and financial inclusion

[IT Pulse]