GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Overview



Mobile 360 – West Africa features two distinct days of conference content designed to engage discussions and instruct attendees about the digitalisation efforts occurring throughout the West African nations.

Please note: attending sessions on day one requires you to register for the Mobile 360 – West Africa and also to register your interest for the specific sessions as places are limited.

Connecting Africa – Intelsat Workshop

Join Intelsat on Tuesday, 10 April ahead of Mobile 360 – West Africa for Connecting Africa, a workshop that focuses on the regional market, trends, and innovations affecting the telecom landscape, and Intelsat EpicNG satellite communications solutions.

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ECOWAS Annual Regional Conference

ECOWAS Annual Regional Conference explores how government, working in partnership with industry, can create an enabling environment for the development and promotion of a digital regional economy.

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GSMA Mobile for Development Mastercard Workshop

GSMA Mobile for Development sessions focuses on the GSMA’s work to increase access to and use of life-enhancing mobile services, the acceleration of socio-economic improvements for the underserved, especially women, rural and youth, and particularly digital and financial inclusion and identity for the unregistered.

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Mastercard in partnership with GSMA is hosting an exclusive workshop on 11 April. We would like to invite you to join us as we discuss ‘How is mobile technology shaping a digitally inclusive Africa’ with Mobile Network Operators, regulators and other industry players.

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Evening Drinks Reception sponsored by MTN Côte d’Ivoire

All attendees are invited to join us from 17:30 to 19:00 on the Patio by the hotel for an Evening Drinks Reception sponsored by MTN Côte d’Ivoire.

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Keynote Conference focuses on two key drivers of digital adoption; the people and the technology. How are both shaping the Digital Africa we know and the Digital Africa we want?

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Who will lead the digital revolution: the people or the technology?

As one of the fastest growing mobile markets globally, access to internet in West Africa is reaching unprecedented levels. However, according to the GSMA’s Mobile Economy West Africa 2017 report, subscriber penetration rates are now at 50%, highlighting the significant gap between access and adoption. Whilst the proliferation of mobile has brought new opportunities for governments, operators, start-ups and vertical collaboration across West Africa; are policies supporting the integration of technology into society enough? How is mobile increasing consumer trust? How can the industry ensure digital inclusion works for all?


Empowering the consumer through mobile

  • Digitisation of mobile operators services
  • Increasing consumer trust through mobile
  • Mobile as a platform: Building and expanding life enhancing services
  • Launch of the GSMA Mobile Money Certification


Is policy supporting the integration of technology into society enough?

  • What are the right policies for increasing consumer engagement?
  • Supporting the expansion of the digital economy across ECOWAS
  • Building adaptable frameworks for current and future African needs