Nairobi Conference: 11-12 Sep 2018

RAG returns to Africa with a two-day event hosted by leading Kenyan telco Safaricom



RAG’s September 2018 conference will be hosted by Kenyan operator Safaricom at their headquarters in Nairobi. Following the enormous success of RAG Johannesburg in September 2017, we expect RAG Nairobi will attract attendees from telcos across the whole of the African continent, and to consolidate the demand for RAG to run at least one major free conference in Africa every year.

As with all RAG conferences, telcos and regulators are welcome to attend for free. Last year RAG collaborated with MTN to organise Africa’s biggest networking and education event for telecoms risk and assurance professionals. With the help of Safaricom, we intend that our 2018 conference will once again bring together leading experts from Africa and beyond for an unrivalled learning experience.

New information will be regularly added to this page, so keep returning for updates. Alternatively, you can join RAG and receive our regular e-newsletters, which tell you when new speakers are added to the conference agenda, and also share news about global developments in telecoms risk and assurance.



The agenda for RAG Nairobi will cover fraud management, revenue assurance, other kinds of business assurance, enterprise risk management, security and credit risk. Unlike other conferences we want to avoid promising speakers until we are confident they can take part, so we share the draft of our agendas as we keep adding new speakers to it. The first draft agenda will be added to this page in the coming weeks.

For an idea of the likely quality of the speakers, please look at the agenda of the RAG Johannesburg conference we ran last September, or of more recent conferences held in Sydney or London.


Location, Evening Entertainment and Hotels

The conference will be held at the headquarters of Safaricom on Waiyaki Way, Nairobi, Kenya.

The venue for the event will be the Michael Joseph Centre, a dedicated conference and exhibition facility situated at Safaricom’s head office. Some photographs of the superb facility can be found here.

RAG will provide advice about nearby hotels. Attendees are responsible for booking and paying for their own travel and accommodation.

Complimentary lunch and refreshments are included in all RAG conferences, and we also intend to offer free food at networking events on both evenings. Further details will be given when they have been confirmed.



We know that some telco managers like to see a printed brochure before they agree to approve the travel costs to attend our free conferences. This can make life difficult for RAG because our events involve lots of speakers, and new ones keep being added! However, we will add a downloadable and printable PDF brochure to this site in due course.

RAG always adds speakers right up to the week before the conference, so be sure to keep checking the agenda on this web page for the most accurate and comprehensive rundown of speakers.


Free Registration for Telcos and Regulators

Managers and staff employed by telcos or telecom regulators can attend RAG Nairobi for free by registering in advance using the official email address of their employer. Registrations are managed via Eventbrite; click on the button to open the registration form. Please complete all the fields to register.

Register for RAG Nairobi


Attendance Options for Sponsors and Invited Guests

Sponsoring businesses may send their representatives to RAG Nairobi. RAG receives ongoing support from several market-leading suppliers, but there are also opportunities to sponsor individual conferences. If your business is interested in participating in RAG Nairobi then please make your initial query through our contact form.

RAG allocates a limited number of complimentary seats for freelance consultants, subject matter experts, and other industry leaders. To maintain a balanced audience, these seats will only be made available to specific named individuals. Invitations will be emailed in due course. If you wish to be added to the guest list you should contact a member of the RAG Committee, or else ask for advice from a relevant representative of Safaricom’s host team or one of the conference sponsors.

One of the most important aspects of our conferences is what we call the ‘RAG Spirit’. We want attendees to feel relaxed and have the freedom to talk openly about the challenges they face. To protect the RAG Spirit, we reserve the right to decide who may attend on a case-by-case basis.