Hanlie Smuts

General Manager, Prodcut and Digital


Nikki Chigadora

Manager mobile voice and broadband


Calvin Omari

Business Service Consultant - ITSM


Yolande Steyn

CEO ewallet Solutions


Rob Gilmour

Vice Chairman

Silicon Cape Initiative

Kobus Ehlers



Simbarashe Mabasha



Nevo Hadas


& Innovation

Brett Loubser

Head of Africa


Dorron Mottes

CEO and Founder


Sabelo Mabena

Senior Manager, Global Platforms


Desere Orrill

Co-Founder and Group CMO

Ole Media Group

Tom Allen


Smile Telecommunications

Floris Buys

Executive, product and services


Simon Aderinlola

Founding Director


Charles Akpom



Emma Kaye



Tonee Ndungu

Founder and CIO


Gavin Marshall

VP Product Development

Konga Online Shopping

Peter Miller

Head of Retail


Raymond Buckle

Group CEO


Kolawole Olajide



Lauretta Ngakane



Rapelang Rabana


Rekindle Learning

Jose Soares

Chief Marketing Officer


Alistair Tempest


POPI Steering Committee

Nadav Ossendryver


Latest Sightings

William Thubakgale


Q Play

Adefolake Ogunbajo

Sales Manager


John Vorster


Mezzanineware (Vodacom subsid)

Antos Stella

Managing Director

Content CA

Lorraine Steyn


I'm Bored app

Gillian Ezra



Daniel Price

Mobile Distribution Director, Africa

Perform Group

Marc Herson



Brett St Clair

Chief Jam Creator



Save the date VAS Africa is back on the 30th June & 1st July 2015

Africa has one of the world’s most innovative and complex mobile markets and the Value Add Services (VAS) ecosystem is in constant evolution.
VAS Africa 2015, in its fifth year, will see operators, regulators, content providers and mobile marketing experts gather to address the challenges and opportunities offered by looking at which services will capture customer’s imaginations and focus on how to ensure ongoing revenue for an increasingly complex digital value chain.
As African consumer expectation and market demand grows, the technology challenges need to be addressed and the programme will focus on what the impact of high speed technology will be on the quantity and quality of content available.
With a wealth of new players and many exciting developments in M commerce the programme will have a dedicated Mobile Money and M Commerce stream which brings together operators, banks and platform providers focusing on new business strategies evolving to meet growing market demands.
VAS Africa 2015 recognises that Africa often leads the way in Innovation and new M- Education and M Health projects will be profiled as the Start-up and entrepreneur community contribute to exciting discussions about latest projects.  
We look forward to seeing you in Johannesburg and welcome you to engage with and develop the vas ecosystem over these exciting two days.

VAS Africa has established itself as a major event for mobile operators and other stakeholders in the ecosystem, providing a unique platform for discussion, learning and business development. In 2015 the programme includes new topics and strategic discussions to enable all player to increase their revenues to deliver the most attractive services to end-users.

Day 1:

  • Digital Services, Monetisation and Innovation
  • Principles, processes and lessons learned when launching a new VAS platform.
  • VAS strategies for sustainable growth
  • Case Study: Engaging your audience – Building interest based communities on mobile
  • Mobile Money and M-Commerce
  • Digital Entertainment

Day 2:

  • Getting the Technology Right
  • VAS transformation systems and the critical role of cloud
  • Improving billing capabilities for multiple VAS platforms
  • Accelerating the VAS ecosystem through better connectivity and smarter regulation
  • Innovation for Africa
  • Utilising the Power of Social Media
  • Mobile Marketing and Advertising
  • Social Enterprise

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VAS 2015 will focus on:

  • The future of digital services and how operators see VAS in their business.
  • Getting the technology right – is LTE roll out in Africa fast enough to support where VAS wants to be
  • The expansion of  Digital Entertainment  -the demand for local content overcoming the challenges in VoD
  • Spotlight on mEducation – Digitising educational content challenges
  • Exciting developments from innovation hubs –Showcasing the demand for local content
  • Focus on the development of mobile financial services
  • Realising the value of mobile advertising and engaging with the African Consumer

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VAS Africa is all about helping operators identify, evaluate and source the strategies and solutions that will prevent erosion of revenue and indeed enhance your business model.  With extensive networking time built into the programme you should leave VAS Africa with a fist-ful of cards and a head full of inspiration ..

Some of the networking features we incorporate into the event are below:


A special area for our C-Level operator attendees to network away from the buzz of the show floor. Plus, an exclusive
room for private scheduled 1:1 meetings organised by the VIP Campaign team according to your priorities.


A guaranteed chance to hear first-hand about he latest solutions and services that can make a difference to your business. A time-efficient solution designed to help you evaluate and stress-test solutions and fast-track the requirement matching stage.

networking drinks 4NETWORKING RECEPTIONS

Designed to ease the mutual exchange of ideas in an informal setting our receptions are also a fun and relaxing way to end the day.

This year the VAS Africa delegates will be able to mingle and network with the MVNOs Africa delegates.

Conference Awards 2015

...The outstanding organization (Informa) brings you to new overview of the African telecom market and of course, new business opportunities for vendors. If you want to be a player in the market be there next time

Jean-Philippe Garcin, Regional Sales Manager, Intersec

...VAS AFRICA is one of the most interesting events from a supplier point of view. The speed networking is a straight forward opportunity to speak with senior TELCO managers. Well done

Omar Fadil, Head of Global Sales, Lumata

...Really loved the speed networking session. Overall it was a fantastic event. The team did a great job with organising the conference. I wish Informa all the success in coming years.

Sakib Khan, Head of Sales, SSD-Tech

Speed networking event...has been a remarkable thing for VAS vendors like Spice...looking forward to more smart innovations from your team. Once again wish you all the best and keep up the good work!

Sameer Shamsudeen, Assistant Vice President – Products, SPICE VAS Africa Ptc Ltd

Speaking Enquiries

Emma Rynn Tel: +44 (20) 701 75610

Sponsorship & Exhibition Enquiries

Alexander Zenonos Tel: +44(0)20 7017 6583

Marketing & Press

Rebecca Potterton Tel: +44(0)203 377 3161

Operator Enquiries and Bookings

Aleksandra Mikula Tel: +971 (0) 4 4072776