MyBucks banking has contributed K1.5 million towards this year’s Bankers conference to be held at Amaryllis Hotel in Blantyre and online from 8 to 9 October 2020 under the theme ‘Surviving the VUCA World:
The Age of Business Mavericks’. MyBucks Head of Retail and SME Banking,
Mayamiko Kalizang’oma said the bank has partnered with the Institute of Bankers in Malawi (IOBM) on the conference as one way of playing an active role in propelling the right discussions that will be beneficial to the bank’s clients and the country at large.
“As a forward looking bank , we realize that 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,” said Kalizang’oma.
Kalizang’oma disclosed that apart from, k1.5 million sponsorship, the bank has also bought seats for some of its customers and staff so that they benefit from the fruitful conversations and discussions that will emanate from this conference.
In her remarks, IOBM Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lyness Nkungula, asserted that the year 2020 has taught the players in the trade to adapt to new norms in this ever changing global environment in order to survive and stay afloat.
It is against this background that IOBM settled for this theme: Surviving the VUCA world: The age of business mavericks.”
“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
“The level of business unpredictability is beyond human comprehension. Experts have stated that the world has become more Volatile, Uncertain,
Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA),” said Nkukungula.
She further hinted that business models are to be changed in order for organizations to survive, observing that “it is no longer business as usual; it
is the survival of the fittest.”
“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.
She then thanked MyBucks for the sponsorship and sending delegates to the Conference.
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.