Thursday, July 16, 2020 (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

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The entry of foreign telecom operators into Myanmar has made a substantial impact on the overall development of the country. This includes improved access to financial services for the majority of the country's population who previously lacked formal access. Since the entry of foreign telecom operators in 2014, the telcos' next step of offering digital payments in Myanmar has helped with the development of the country's economy. Wave Money made headlines recently because of its significant partnerships to accelerate the transformation in line with the mass adoption of digital payments in the country. This comes as an indication that Myanmar has proved its readiness for further expansion and mass adoption of digital payments. Other telecom providers are rolling out their platforms as well and are looking to expand rapidly as consumer behaviors continue to change and become more open to making payments digitally. In this webinar, we will look further into the work of telcos operating digital payment platforms, the challenges they face, and what the future may hold for them and users.


  1. Arvinder Grewal, Chief Marketing Officer, Wave Money
  2. Edmund Barwuah, Mobile Money Director, Ooredoo Myanmar. (M-Pitesan)
  3. Ye Myat Min, founder and CEO, Nexlabs (Moderator)

Topics of Discussion

  • Uptick of the mobile wallet and payment industry in Myanmar
  • Strength and weakness of being a Telco-led mobile wallet operator
  • Takeaways from the success of recruiting agents, path towards educating on digital literacy
  • How other countries are performing around interoperability within and across countries.
  • Efforts to take in the path towards mass adoption of digital payment in Myanmar

Event Details

Date: July 16, 2020 (Thursday)

Time: 9:30 A.M (Myanmar Time)

Format: Zoom Webinar – Link to be provided to successful registrants.

Fee: Free of charge for all Members and Non-Members of MPE&VCA

Note: We welcome all individual who have an interest in the subject. Registration is mandatory and will close 24 hours before the webinar. You will be sent the Zoom link 24 hours in advance to attend the webinar. The webinar will be recorded for distribution to participants.

For any changes in registration, please inform us at least one working day prior. MPE&VCA reserves the right to make changes to the event for any reason. Thank you for your co-operation