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Mobile 360 – Africa features three insightful days of keynote presentations, panel discussions, fireside talks, startup pitches, in-depth case studies, working groups and invaluable networking opportunities with the current and future leaders of Africa’s Digital Revolution.

Mobile 360 – Africa welcomes leaders from mobile network operators and from across adjacent industries looking to build a Digital Africa and the intra-governmental cooperation required for making a digital future inclusive for all. With mobile impacting many industries, we invite leaders from financial services, agriculture, infrastructure, health, and education to join us in Kigali.

From startups to regulators, network operators to tech hardware manufacturers, NGOs to banks, Mobile 360 – Africa is set to bring together over 1000 stakeholders from across the continent and Africa’s Tech and Telecom landscape.

Representatives in attendance share ideas and best practices, discuss trends and innovations, learn from keynotes and workshops, and meet potential customers and business partners. In 2017, we brought over 800 representatives from across 48 countries to discuss the mobile industry.

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“We’re really excited to be here, we’ve been doing a lot of work in the financial inclusion space, and getting low income people access to use mobile money. We’ve been collaborating with companies in Tanzania, Uganda where we work with low income farmers and get them digitized. So a place like this is very inspirational for us and for everyone who’s around…”
Managing Director, Ideo.org

Why Kigali, Rwanda?

The GSMA Mobile 360 – Africa event shines the spotlight on different markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. So far we have visited South Africa (2014-2015) and Tanzania (2016-2017).

For the 2018 edition, Mobile 360 – Africa moves to Kigali, Rwanda in the geographic heart of Africa. As a country sculpting a strong national identity around harnessing the collective power of the youth, Rwanda sets the perfect backdrop as we host Africa’s Tech and Telecom sector to decide the direction of the continent’s Digital Revolution and the future of Africa’s next billion.

Who Should Attend?

This event is attended by an array of senior industry leaders from the mobile ecosystem spanning all of sub-Saharan Africa. In 2017, we welcomed over 800 attendees (51% senior leaders) from 48 countries to celebrate the digital successes in Africa.

Industries Job Functions
Mobile Network Operators C-Suite: CEO, CFO, CPRO, CTO, CIO, CMO, Senior Management
Mobile Ecosystem Suppliers CxO, Director level – Commercial, Sales
Ministries of ICT/Digital Economy Ministers & delegations
Ministries of vertical sectors e.g. Finance & Economy, Agriculture, Healthcare, Transport, Energy, Infrastructure, Youth, Education, Women Ministers & delegations
National Regulatory Agencies (ICT and Financial Services) Director Generals, Deputy Directors
IGOs and International Finance Institutions WHO, IMF, UN Agencies, UN Foundation, UN, African Development Bank, World Bank, European Commission, IFC, amongst others
Industry Verticals: Financial Services, Energy/Utilities , Agriculture
Mobile Money Ecosystem
Venture Capitalists, Innovation Hubs, Accelerators & local startups

View 2017 Post-Event Report

Location & Date

Mobile 360 – Africa is moving to Kigali, Rwanda on 17-19 July 2018. Stay tuned for more announcements including the venue location.

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