eCommerce MoneyAfrica event to return to Cape Town

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The third edition of the eCommerce MoneyAfrica conference will take place in Cape Town in February, bringing together established industry players, startups and investors to discuss developments in the space.

eCommerce MoneyAfrica, which takes place on February 22-23, will feature speakers such as Silvertree Capital founding partner Manuel Koser and MallForAfrica chief executive officer (CEO) Chris Folayan offering insights and tips for e-commerce companies.

The conference will discuss issues such as meeting the demands of the unbanked, with consumers in East and West Africa quickly adopting several fintech products and services, as well as the reasons for South Africa increasingly leading the pack when it comes to online purchasing.

“As we close out a very successful 2016, with incredible growth for Airbnb in South Africa we are already looking forward to the next year. And we have a couple of really great things in the pipeline,” said Velma Corcoran, general director of Airbnb South Africa, who will be in attendance.

“The key area of growth is centred around two main themes: global readiness and expansion. These two related yet very dissimilar factors are mandatory to perfect one’s business and succeed in 2017. The outcome of how this is handled and executed is what will determine success for most online companies in 2017 and beyond,” said Folayan.

eCommerce MoneyAfrica acts as a business facilitator between e-commerce vendors, retailers, banks, payment specialists and Fintech innovators. The show presents an opportunity for thought leaders and innovators in the eCommerce space to network and share ideas on this ever-evolving industry,” said Terry Southam, joint managing director (MD) of Kinetic.

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