ARC 2013 - Opening plenary

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The presentation delivered by Christian Sarafidis, SWIFT in the opening plenary at ARC 2013, 21-23 May in Gaborone, Botswana

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ARC 2013 - Opening plenary

  1. 1. SWIFT AfricanRegional Conference 2013Opening plenaryChristian SarafidisHead of Western Europe Middle East and AfricaSWIFT
  2. 2. Maintaining the momentum
  3. 3. World Economic Forum Africa (WEF)highlights
  4. 4. 4FIN average daily volumes – Growth evolutionTotal FIN Traffic - Evolution of growth% vs previous year-10%-5%0%5%10%15%20%25%30%2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013YTDAmericasAsia-PacificEMEA - AfricaEMEA - EuropeEMEA - Middle EastAsia-Pacific shows highestYTD growth followed by Africaand AmericasAfrica peaks 1 yearbefore rest of the worldAfrica growth outperformsrest of the world
  5. 5. Connecting AfricaConnecting Africa
  6. 6. The New Africa – a dynamic young demographic
  7. 7. ….and much more to offer than commodities
  8. 8. The New Africa – making more movies thanHollywood
  9. 9. Technology and innovation
  10. 10. Reducing barriers to trade
  11. 11. Africa needs to spend an extra $90bn a yearon infrastructure
  12. 12. Breaking down the barriers
  13. 13. Need for governmental leadership
  14. 14. The power of collaboration – United Africa
  15. 15. Africa’s future is in Africa’s hands

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