Aitec Africa, organiser of the African Banking Technology Conference due to be held in Nairobi from 15-22 February, is confident that the event will go head as planned.
More than 50 expert speakers, 10 sponsoring companies, 40 exhibiting companies, five Masterclasses, an intensive three-day conference and a full-day course in innovative banking are planned for the event, to be heldf at Nairobi's Kenyatta International Conference Centre.
Commenting on the potential impact of the current political crisis in Kenya, John Mwangi, MD of Aitec East Africa, says: “As tragic as the current political crisis is in Kenya, we believe it is necessary for the business community to demonstrate its resilience in the face of such difficulties, thus sustaining individual business levels as well as the national economy.
"So we are resolved to continue with the Banking Technology Conference as scheduled. It is an important opportunity for Kenya’s business community to reassert its economic leadership position in the region – and Nairobi as a conference destination. The situation is steadily improving in Kenya and we are confident the conference will be held in an atmosphere of restored stability and business confidence.”
The conference was held in Nairobi in February last year and has become the leading forum for the continent’s banking industry to share knowledge on latest technological innovations and best practices across the region and internationally.
One of the keynote speakers at the conference is Joe DiVanna from the UK, a speaker, author and consultant on a range of key issues in banking.He will kick off the six-day event with a full-day “Mini-MBA” course on Innovative Banking.
International and local banking technology suppliers are backing the conference with conference presentations by expert speakers and sponsorship support.