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DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica symposium to kick off in March: here’s what to expect

The DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica conference will take place the Cape Town International Convention Centre between 14 and 15 March.

The conference will feature keynotes, panel discussions, technical demonstrations, networking opportunities, cocktail functions and an exhibition showcase — all hosted by industry experts.

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Organisers of the conference expect that 82 international speakers and over 400 companies will attend the symposium.

With dynamic business and education platforms, guests are afforded networking opportunities to connect and collaborate with the brightest minds in the online marketplace.

In addition, the regions’ top merchants, major retailers, brands, developers, designers, and startups are also expected to be in attendance.

The DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre between 14 and 15 March

Of particular interest to those in the tech startup space will be the eCommerce Africa Accelerator and the MoneyAfrica Incubator.

This year’s themes include:

  • Customer Experience: Winning the CX War – Supercharging customer service
  • Digital Commerce: From digital pretender to digital performer – raising your Digital IQ
  • Omni-Commerce: Perfecting user experience and efficiency in ecommerce sales channels
  • Defining the path to next-generation delivery and fulfillment and accelerating cross-border logistics
  • Tapping into the mobile commerce revolution
  • Disruptive payments innovation in ecommerce
  • Envisioning the future of fintech in ecommerce

“The ecommerce landscape in Africa is evolving so fast that it’s almost impossible to keep up. I have found the ecommerce Africa conference and exhibition to be one of the best ways to be informed and meet those who are making major disruptive and innovative changes in all aspects of ecommerce,” MallForAfrica CEO Chris Folayan said in a statement yesterday.

In the same statement, Kinetic managing director Terry Southam — whose company organised the event — said although South African online sales have recently surpassed one percent of total retail sales, the country along with other African countries “require exponential growth to catch up”.

“The one percent percent problem is as much an intriguing opportunity as it is a daunting task, the potential for growth and rapid acceleration is real. Understanding where the acceleration opportunities lie not only from an online retail perspective, but in the payments, funding and fulfilment space is what MoneyAfrica 2018 is all about,” said Southam.

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