Agenda & Speakers


Session 1

New Initiatives to Promote E- Commerce Adoption & Development in Africa: Innovation in an era of Disruption


Disruptive innovations and changing consumer preferences – Global Trends; Enabling environment for intra-Africa E-commerce – What to expect from AfCFTA?; . Innovations in Growing your E commerce Footprint in Africa – The Technology Edge

Session 2

E-commerce Digital transformation Road Map


Preparing for the evolving new consumer behaviour; Delivering innovative digital experiences; Embracing the new omni world of the consumer – delivering a unified experience across all channels; Culture change- mindset change needed in digital transformation

Session 3

Best Practices in Delivering Customer Engagement & Customer Experience: Insights & Lessons from Key Companies


E-grocery – Digital blueprint for grocery marketplaces; Expanding D2C Business; Data Strategy & more case studies

Session 4

Innovations in Cross Border Digital Payments Platform: Building Trust & Keeping Customer Safe:


Mobile Payments & Digital Wallets – What works for Africa? ; Integrating alternative payment methods; Will the latest trend ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ works in Africa? Tailoring BNPL for Africa; Risk Management & Cyber Security

Session 5

Emergence of Mobile Apps: The Game Changer


Role of Super Apps in driving e-commerce in Africa; Promise of super apps for Stickiness & engagement; Fundamentals for E commerce; What business models would work in Africa’s eco-system? Strategic partnerships; Website to sell more – Deep Dive into Navigation Conversion Rates

Session 6

Delivering the Promise: Overcoming Challenges in E-commerce logistics & Innovations in Last Mile fulfilment


Tackling Cross Border Supply Chain Issues; Leveraging Technology to Improve the Last Mile Experience for the Customer; Streamlining your E-Commerce Operations: Strategies / Business Models for Order Fulfilment, Inventory Management & Shipping; Dealing with Unreliable Addresses; Tacking Return Logistics challenges

Session 7

Closing Panel: Women in E-commerce: Overcoming Challenges for Women Digital Entrepreneurs


Studies by the International Finance Corporation show that women could add over $14.5 billion to e-commerce markets in Africa between 2025 and 2030.


Andrew Levermore

Private Equity Retail Sector Investment Partner, Sango Capital, and MD, Levermore Consulting (South Africa)

Georges Vivien Houngbonon

Global Digital Economist, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group

Karen Kelly

Chair of the Board, E-Merchants Trade Council (USA)

Venessa Dewing

Head of Core Sales Sub-Saharan Africa, DHL Express

Paul Asinor

Executive Director, eCommerce Association of Ghana

Mushambi Mutuma

Director, Sales & Commerce Lead, Accenture Song Africa (South Africa)

Michael Barrett-Berg

Design Director, Accenture Song Africa (South Africa)

Peter Ndiang’ui

Co-Founder & CEO, GoBEBA (Kenya)

Daniel Kugler

Head of Global Digital Marketing, Weleda (Switzerland)

Danielle Kruger

Digital Marketing Consultant & Owner, Digital Consult (South Africa)

Jacqueline Jumah

Technical Expert, Inclusive Digital Payments, AfricaNenda (Kenya)

Andrew McHenry

Founder, Mobile in Africa (South Africa)

Aderonke Ajose-Adeyemi

Founder & CEO, Losode

Apoorva Kumar


Patricia Zoundi Yao

Founder & CEO, Mouvement des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises de Côte d'Ivoire, and e-Trade for Women Advocate

Sonia Nnadozie Aliyu

Programme Management Officer, eTrade Initiatives Section, eTrade for Women, UNCTAD

Nicky Verd

Author & Speaker, Disrupt Yourself or Be Disrupted

Mahesh Narayan

Global Product Lead - Mobile Money & E-Commerce, Cash Product, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore

Claudine Gakundi

Country Manager - Kenya, LipaLater

Gour Lentell

CEO, Datafree / MoyaApp

Eero Tarjanne

Head of Business & Ecosystem Development, Ayoba

Yaron Assabi

Founder & CEO, Digital Solutions Group / Digital Mall, South Africa

Pankaj Badola

Director, Buying & Supply, Omnibiz Africa

Belinda Esaete

Founder, Beldeluxe Concepts, Uganda

Edith Tialeu

Founder, Frida-54, Cameroon

Enrico Ferrigoli

Co-Head of Omnichannel, Pick n Pay (South Africa)

Mara Zhanet Michelo

Founder & CEO, Jacaranda Hub (Zambia)

Clara Aranda (PhD)

Disruptive Disruptive Technology Officer, Gender and Economic Inclusion Group, International Finance Corporation


Harish Bijoor

Global Brand Expert & Founder, Harish Bijoor Consults

Vaughan Ryan

Managing Director E-Commerce Asia Pacific, NielsenIQ

Scott D Williams

Vice President Asia/Africa, TOJOY Capital Global Holdings, China

Robert Gantuangco

Co-Founder & Director, Digital Commerce Association of the Philippines

Andrew Djie

Member of Committee of Directors, Thai e-Commerce Association

Mayank Singh

Head of Marketing & Technology, Domino's Pizza Indonesia

Alberto Virgilli

Head of Business Development, , Jaspal Group, Thailand

Terry Chan

Chairman, HK eCommerce Supply Chain Association

Md Ahsan Habib

Founder & CEO, Area71 and Chairman, Cross Border Trade Standing Committee , eCommerce Association of Bangladesh (e-Cab)

Sreenath Reddy

Founder, Intentwise

Dr Francis Goh

Founder & CEO, Hehsed Consulting

Keizo Ishii

President / Representative Director Japan, Tupperware

Ratha Chea

Founder & CEO, Khmum Technology (Khmum-eShop)

Tristan Chiappini

VP, Head of Partnerships APAC, PPRO

Surbhit Kumar

Head of Inbound Control Tower, Coupang

Priyanshu Goyal

Country Head Myanmar Cambodia & Malaysia, Marico South East Asia

Kemvichet Long

Ambassador & Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the WTO and Other International Organisations

Nishith Rastogi

Founder & CEO, Locus

Jacob Cooke

Co-Founder & CEO, WPIC Marketing + Technologies

Djibril Cisse

Founder, Sousdey Cambodia

Stuart Thornton

CEO & Co-Founder, hoolah

Myo Khaing Win

Deputy Director, Ministry of Commerce, Myanmar

Minn Minn

Deputy Director General, Ministry of Commerce Myanmar

Ngu Thida

General Manager, Myanmar Post

Prasoon Sinha

Deputy CEO & COO, Wave Money

Alok Kumar

CEO, Oway Group

Frans Mass

Co-Managing Director, / Daraz (part of Alibaba Group)

Aye Chan

Chief Strategic Officer, rgo47

James Ko

CEO, BarLoLo

Field Pickering

Managing Partner, Seed Myanmar

Jeff Pan

CEO, FlyMya

Stephan Parker

Chief of Party, USAID-funded Private Sector Development Activity for Myanmar, Nathan Associates

Zaw Min Aung

CEO, Zaw Gyi Mart

Christine Wang

Founder, J Eros

Nkurunziza Christophe

Project Manager, iHuzo Project, Access to Finance Rwanda

Paul Asinor

Executive Director, e-Commerce Association of Ghana

Pierre-Guy Cadet

Senior Partnerships Leads, South Africa, what3words (UK)

Nkurunziza Christophe

Project Manager, iHuzo Project, Access to Finance Rwanda

Ruhi Sittarwala

Founder & CEO, Emmerce (Kenya)

Akinwunmi Ogunnusi

VP Fulfillment, Omnibiz Africa (Nigeria)

Mahesh Narayan

Global Product Lead, Mobile Money & E-Commerce, Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore)

Nick Imudia

Co-CEO, Konga Group (Nigeria)

Jason Loughnane

Director of Operations, MFX Solutions (USA)

Tunde Fafunwa

Lead Advisor, Digital Centre for Excellence, UNECA & Managing Partner, Kitskoo

Kim Reddy

Director, Consumer Insights Sub-Saharan Africa, NielsenIQ (South Africa)

Krystel Abi Assi

Founder & Head of Business Development, Amazon Sellers Society (UAE)

Dominion Okeke

Head of Brand Strategy & Marketing, Rabawa (Nigeria)

Charity Chitalu Mwanza

CEO, Digital Shared Services (Zambia)

Affiong Williams

Founder & CEO, ReelFruit (Nigeria)

Enrico Ferigolli

GM - Online Operations, Pick n Pay (South Africa)

Ayo Awosika

Customer Director for East & West Africa, Tiger Brands (Nigeria)

Gour Lentell

Co-Founder & CEO, Moya / Datafree (South Africa)

Eero Tarjanne

Head of Business & Ecosystem Development, Ayoba

Ibrahim Mamma

Strategy & Policy Adviser

Emeke Ajene

Co-Founder, Gozem

Othata Batsetswe

MD, Africa Utility Solutions Botswana

L Nshuti Mbabazi

Head of Africa Policy, Advocacy & Partnerships, Better Than Cash Alliance

Carmia Lureman-Norton

Group Head Customer Success, JUMO Africa

Sabine Mensah

Deputy CEO, AfricaNenda (Kenya)