Middle East and Africa Forum

Location: Cape Town, South Africa | 29 March 2017

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Join Us at the 2017 Middle East and Africa Forum

Join your industry colleagues for a full day of networking and one-of-a-kind partnership opportunities. Whether you want to learn more about updates in the payment card industry or showcase a new product, you’ll find it all at the 2017 Middle East and Africa Forum (MEAF).


The following industry leaders will present at the meeting:


Christopher Novak
Investigative Response, Verizon RISK Team


Andrew Henwood
Foregenix South Africa


Walter Volker
Payments Association of South Africa (PASA)


Join us for a day of discovery, updates and insights from members of the Council and regional community figures and merchants.


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Wednesday, 29 March
7:30 Registration Open
8:30 – 9:30Networking Breakfast and Vendor Showcase
9:30 - 9:45Welcome Remarks
Presented by: Jeremy King, International Director, PCI Security Standards Council
9:45 - 10:45

State of the Council Keynote
Presented by: Stephen W. Orfei, General Manager, PCI Security Standards Council
10:45 – 11:45
PCI Standards Update
Presented by: Troy Leach, Chief Technology Officer, PCI Security Standards Council
11:45 – 12:30Local is Lekker: PCI Perspectives and State of the “Nation"
Presented by: Andrew Henwood, CEO, Foregenix South Africa
12:30 – 13:30 Networking Lunch and Vendor Showcase
13:30 - 14:30 Industry Keynote Forensics:
Presented by: Christopher Novak, Director, Investigative Response, Verizon RISK Team
14:30 - 15:00Case Study – Major Utilities supplier
Payment Card Breach Incident Management

Presented by: David Martin-Woodgate, Risk-X
15:00 – 15:30Networking Break and Vendor Showcase
15:30 - 16:30Payment Security – Having the Black Box conversation
Presented by: Walter Volker, CEO, Payments Association of South Africa (PASA)
16:30 - 17:00Participation Overview
Presented by: Jeremy King, International Director, PCI Security
17:00 - 17:30Questions and Answer session with PCI and Closing Remarks
17:30 – 19:00Networking Reception and Vendor Showcase

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Employee Education is the Best Defense for Protecting your Organization’s Data Assets.

In conjunction with the Middle East and Africa Forum three training courses are available, allowing attendees to make the most of their travel time and budgets. The trainings will take place at The Westin Cape Town.


Qualified Security Assessor Training | 22-23 March

The two-day Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) class provides instruction on how to conduct assessments of merchants, institutions and service providers who must be compliant with the PCI DSS.


Payment Card Industry Professional Training | 24 March

The only instructor-led Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP) class scheduled for 2017 delivers an individual qualification in payment security information. Come away armed with the tools to support a secure payment environment and help your organization achieve PCI compliance.


Internal Security Assessor Training| 27-28 March

The two-day Internal Security Assessor (ISA) class provides large merchants, acquiring banks, and processors the opportunity to build their internal payment data security expertise, as well as increase their efficiency in complying with PCI Standards.


Current Exhibitors:


Galix Networking (Pty) Ltd

Innervation PAN African Payments

Kyte Consultants Ltd

Prism Payment Technologies (Pty) Ltd



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