Startups, investors among speakers at Mobile West Africa


A host of startup CEOs and investors are among the speakers at the Mobile West Africa event that takes place in Lagos this week.

The two-day event, which begins on Wednesday, May 17, will feature, among others, BRCK CEO Erik Hersman, Chika Nwobi of L5Lab, DraperDarkFlow’s Toro Orero, and Social Lender CEO Faith Adesemowo.

Now in its seventh year, Mobile West Africa will also feature figures from all four Nigerian mobile network operators as well as senior executives from organisations such as Uber, Facebook, Ringier, BBM, Access Bank, TECNO, OLX, Sliide Airtime, Stanbic, TalentBase, Flutterwave, and Intel.

The conference agenda is set to tackle key topic areas including an analysis of progress in the fintech space, a debate around success in e-commerce, an evaluation of mobile product management, and the growing impact of mobile marketing and social media.

“What I really enjoy about organising Mobile West Africa, aside from the awesome buzz in the room on the days of the conference, is that it brings together such a wide range of people – from the operators to the VAS companies to the startups. It’s what makes the interaction, networking and outputs such high quality. Attendees are meeting peers who are passionate, knowledgeable decision makers,” said organiser Matthew Dawes.


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