MyBucks banking has sponsored this year’s Bankers conference with MK1.5 Million. The conference will be held at Amaryllis Hotel and online from 8th to 9th October 2020 under the theme Surviving the VUCA world: The age of business mavericks.

Giving a background to the theme, Institute of Bankers in Malawi CEO Lyness Nkungula, advised that the year 2020 has taught us to adapt to new norms in this ever changing global environment in order to survive and stay afloat.

“In a short period, our lives have changed in unimaginable ways because of the pandemic amidst us.  Things that we took for granted are no longer possible in many places. For the first time in our lifetime, governments around the world have had to take the extraordinary action of shutting their economies down. The level of business unpredictability is beyond human comprehension. Experts have stated that the world has become more Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA). It is against this background and in a bid to address these emerging trends, that The Institute of Bankers in Malawi has organized this conference under the theme: Surviving the VUCA world: The age of business mavericks.” Nkungula said.

Nkungula Further hinted that Business models are to be changed in order for organizations to survive.

“It is no longer business as usual, it is the survival of the fittest. Yet we realize that even in such tough times, organizations can come together and discuss the current trends and be able to share ways of doing business and sail through the troubled waters. The topical issues to be discussed are aligned to remind us that as we try to survive we should not forget the end consumer. We need to uplift the lives of our customers as well. We have lined up interesting topics connected to the theme and we believe that the conference will not just be one of those but something that could bring hope in our business and to those industries that are struggling in such times” Nkungula said.

In respect to the sponsorship made by MyBucks Nkungula expressed her deep sense of gratitude to the bank for the enormous support in sponsoring and sending delegates to the Conference.

“These are extraordinary times and to find a partner like MyBucks is awesome. Thank you so much for your support.  May you continue in the spirit you have been” she said.

On their part MyBucks Head of Retail & SME Banking, Mayamiko Kalizang’oma advised that the bank is grateful to be associated with this conference.

“As a forward looking bank we have partnered with IOBM on this conference as one way playing an active role in propelling the right discussions that are beneficial to our clients and the country at large. We are all living and operating in an environment that is characterized  by accelerated change fueled from all fronts - whether be it technological, social, economic, legal and political.  In turn, customers’ needs are changing at a higher rate than ever before. We believe that through this conference, possibilities will be unlocked for businesses to adapt quickly to this ever changing environment”. Kalizang’oma said.

Kalizang’oma further advised that in addition to the MK1.5 Million sponsorships, the bank has also bought seats for some of it customers and staff so that they benefit from the fruitful conversations and discussions that will emanate from this meet.

MyBucks Malawi is a fully-fledged bank with branches in Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu, Zomba, Mangochi, Dzaleka, Kasungu and Madisi. Currently, it has a fully-fledged delivery channel of 17 branches, 78 agents, and 30 ATMS across the country, offering a full range of banking products and services that include Bancassurance and Microfinance products.