The opening day of the conference, in Kampala Uganda, was attended by nearly 400 delegates from 40 countries.  With 10 exhibitors and 17 speakers.

The focus of the conference is interoperability and regional integration.

During th opening session we learned that on average the African economies are growing by 5% per annum and that SWIFT traffic is growing in Africa faster than any other region.

The conference was also addressed by Mr Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda and by Dr Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Governor of the Ugandan Central Bank.