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Thank you for purchasing a pass to Mobile 360 – Africa. We look forward to welcoming you to Kigali, Rwanda. This page details everything you need to know about planning your visit to Mobile 360 – Africa.

Venue Location

Mobile 360 – Africa takes place at the Kigali Convention Centre.

Venue Address
Kimihurura Roundabout
P.O. Box 6629
Kigali, Rwanda

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Badge Collection

The Registration Desk is located inside the foyer of the Kigali Convention Centre, located opposite the entrance to the Radisson Blu Hotel. Attendees must arrive a valid photo ID (passport or national ID card) in order to collect your badge.

Registration Opening Hours*

Date Time
Tuesday, 16 July 7:30am – 18:00pm
Wednesday, 17 July 8:00am – 18:00pm
Thursday, 18 July 8:00am – 18:00pm

*Times are subject to change.

The success of Mobile 360 – Africa depends on the work you put into making the event a success. To assist you in getting the most from your involvement, we have assembled a variety of assets for download. Please feel free to share your involvement across your social media and marketing channels.

Brand Toolkit

Download the event logos, Word templates, Powerpoint template, marketing collateral, web banners, social media banners, event descriptions, and more. Download here.

Social Media

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Share your participation through your social media channels and encourage others to attend.

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Invite your MNO Customers

Mobile Network Operators (GSMA Full Members) are eligible to receive a complimentary pass to attend this event. We encourage you to invite your MNO clients to attend by contacting the Registration Team using their business email address for instructions on how to obtain their complimentary pass.

Conference Agenda

The three days of conference content is designed to share disruptive, provocative, and inspirational ideas contributing to Africa’s digital rise.

Day One, 16 July – FUTURE
Digital is here. Now what?
The digital revolution has begun. Mobile and digital technology is reforming and modernising the African landscape but are we ready for the long-term changes it will bring? The opening day of Mobile 360 – Africa examines the realities of a Digital Africa and what it means for its citizens.

Day Two, 17 July: INNOVATION
Future lives
Africa is experiencing a wave of innovation, driven by its youth and female population. Innovation has a new face and sectors from finance, to agriculture and even the future of media and news are being transformed. The power to disrupt lies firmly in the hands of the people.

Day Three, 18 July: MOBILE MONEY
Embracing ‘payments as a platform’ in Africa and beyond
Deep dive into the world of digital financial services in emerging markets, with a focus on new business models, collaborative partnerships and the socioeconomic impact they can deliver. Our interactive sessions will bring together experts from the mobile industry, digital platforms and the wider digital financial services ecosystem to explore the evolution of the mobile money industry towards a platform-based model, and what this means for its millions of customers worldwide.

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#BetterFuture Stage

The #BetterFuture Stage allows forward-thinking companies to address a keen audience pushing for a digital Africa with innovative pitches, provocative panel discussions, and disruptive ideas. These sessions take place in the expanded Innovation Showcase during the coffee and lunch breaks.

Would your company like to sponsor a session on the #BetterFuture Stage giving you autonomy over the content, speakers, and format? Contact us to learn more.

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Attend a Workshop or Side Session

Mobile 360 – Africa features a variety of meetings, interactive workshops, and partner programmes open to attendees. Indicate your interest in attending one of the following sessions and view more details here:

  • GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation: Accelerating humanitarian aid through mobile: barriers and opportunities
  • Cybersecurity and cross-border data flows in the Mobile Industry
  • GSMA Digital Identity: Closing the identity gap for women and the role of mobile
  • GSMA Connected Society: Innovating to accelerate digital inclusion in Africa
  • GSMA AgriTech: Digital disruption of the agricultural sector in Africa
  • Engineering Freedom presented by SES Networks
  • Workshop presented by Mastercard
  • GSMA AgriTech Field Trip

Indicate your interest

Hotel Accommodation

A selection of hotels, at exclusive rates, is available for Mobile 360 – Africa delegates.

Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre Kigali

Enjoy modern accommodation and excellent on-site facilities .The hotel is just 5 kilometres away from the bustling city centre and Kigali International Airport.

The Radisson Blu Hotel is linked to the Kigali Convention Centre and is the official host hotel of Mobile 360 – Africa. GSMA has secured a limited number of rooms at a preferential rate for our international guests. Please follow the link to book your stay today whilst rooms are still available.

Visit Hotel Website

If the GSMA room bloc has been filled, please contact reservation.Kigali@radissonblu.com to reserve your room at the Radisson Blu Hotel.

Kigali Marriott Hotel

Conveniently situated near the financial district, along KN3 Avenue, the hotel displays luxury amenities and impeccable service. The hotel is 11 kilometres away from Kigali International Airport.

Distance to convention centre: 6 kilometres

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Kigali Serena Hotel

Kigali Serena Hotel is a luxury hotel situated in Central Kigali, the ambassadorial and commercial heart of Rwanda and the city’s pre-eminent meeting place for diplomats and business people. The hotel is 10 kilometres away from Kigali International Airport.

Distance to convention centre: 6.5 kilometres

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RwandAir Travel Discount

RwandAir is offering a 15% discount for Mobile 360 – Africa delegates on flights to Kigali. To take advantage of this opportunity, you need to visit your closest RwandAir office or agent with the Code, present it, mention the Conference name (GSMA Mobile 360 – Africa) and the discount will be applied.

RwandAir 15% Discount Code: BC9WBJUL001

Please note the code is not applicable when booking online.

Tours

Spanning several ridges and valleys, Kigali, with its lush hillsides, flowering trees, winding boulevards and bustling streets, is arguably one of the most attractive capital cities in Africa, as well as easily one of the cleanest and safest.

A varied selection of day tours and overnight tours in and around Kigali are available for Mobile 360 – Africa attendees at special rates. Further details and booking instructions are available here.

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Travel Visa

Upon entering the Republic of Rwanda, all citizens of the world are issued a visa without prior application. Click here to view further information on the visa requirements for the Republic of Rwanda.

Visa Information

Official representatives and experts holding Diplomatic passport, Service Passport or Laissez-passer of the AU, UN traveling to Rwanda to attend the summit will be issued with a free visa upon arrival.

Delegates from African Member States traveling with ordinary passport will be issued with a visa upon arrival at the cost of 30 US Dollars.

Understand Rwanda

As you plan your trip to Kigali, Rwanda, we have a few a few tips and notices for you to take note. For more information, please visit this page.

Yellow Fever Notice

Due to the recent outbreak of Yellow Fever in the region, the Rwandan Ministry of Health requires all travelers coming from countries that are endemic to Yellow Fever to produce proof of vaccination at border posts.
Delegates without proof of vaccination will be immunized at airport clinic at a cost of US$40.

Lost Luggage

In the event that delegates lose their luggage, a dedicated lost luggage desk will assist delegates. Delegates can choose to have their luggage delivered at their hotels for a fee of US$20 or to collect it at the airport at no cost.

Information Technology

The following Rwandan mobile telecommunication service providers are available:

  • MTN
  • Airtel-Tigo

Mobile telephone service providers also provide gateway to Internet using GPRS, 3G and 4G. Cell phone SIM cards are widely available; however, every SIM card user/buyer in Rwanda is expected by law to be registered for activation. The SIM card can be registered at the point of purchase.

Currency

The Unit of currency is the Rwandan Franc (RWF) that is divided into 100 centimes. Exchange rates are subject to fluctuation. Currently, 1 US$ is approximately equivalent to 864 RWF.

Banking Services

Banking hours are from 08:00 to 18:00 on weekdays and from 08:00 to 15:00 on Saturdays. Banking amenities are available at all commercial banks; local and regional banks hold agreement with a variety of credit card networks:

  • VISA: Bank of Kigali, Ecobank, Equity bank, I & M bank, Kenya Commercial Bank, ACCESS bank, Banque populaire du Rwanda and Urwego Opportunity bank
  • MasterCard: Bank of Kigali, ACCESS bank and Equity bank
  • China Union Pay: Access bank, Equity bank and Bank of Kigali
  • Japan Credit Bureau: Equity bank
  • American Express: Equity bank and Bank of Kigali
  • Diners Club: Equity bank and Bank of Kigali

Most internationally recognised currencies and travellers’ cheques can be exchanged at commercial banks, hotels and international airport. Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Climate

July is one of the Hot Months in Rwanda and temperatures vary from 25°C to 30°C.

Time

The time in Rwanda is GMT+2.

Plastic Bags

As part of an environmental protection policy, plastic bags are not allowed into Rwanda Passengers entering Kigali International Airport, or any other border posts with plastic bags are required to discard them, and are supplied with an environmentally friendly alternative at a cost ranging between US$2 – US$6.

Electricity Supply

The power supply in Rwanda is 220/240V AC. It is advisable to bring your own round, two-prong adapter and transformer for 100V AC.

Emergency Services

In case of emergency, please refer to the telephone numbers listed below.
Fire Brigade (Toll Free): 111 or +250 788 311 224
Ambulance (Toll Free): 912
General Assistance: 997

Business and Shopping Hours

Public Offices open from 07:00 to 17:00 while business open from 8:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday. Opening times on weekend for business range between 09:00 to 22:00.

For more practical information on Rwanda, please visit the Rwanda Tourism website.

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