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Celebrating women changemakers in the EEMEA region

At Mastercard, we believe that when we support women entrepreneurs, we are not only supporting the economy but also their desire to solve real needs. That’s why we are committed to creating an enabling environment for women to make their mark as business leaders.

Fostering a culture of innovation

Innovation is a key enabler of sustainable growth, social development and economic prosperity. For thousands of years, it has been improving people’s lives and accelerating humankind’s journey towards new milestones. With its rapid technological advancements, the digital age has supercharged innovation and amplified its transformative impact.

Mastercard Fintech Forum 2024: Catalyzing innovation in Morocco

The Mastercard Fintech Forum 2024 brought together 50 of the biggest fintech companies in Morocco, startup founders, fintech leaders, and investors. Centered around the theme of 'Digital and Financial Inclusion in Africa: Two Faces of the Same Coin,' this premier event fostered discussions, idea exchanges, and partnerships that aim to strengthen the local fintech startup ecosystem.

Accessibility is not a privilege but a fundamental right for all

Accessibility lies at the core of our business at Mastercard. Our mission is rooted in offering consumers and businesses barrier-free access to innovative payment solutions, and we have been driving these efforts in Ukraine for more than 25 years.

MENA region leads global growth in luxury travel

Our latest report Affluent Travel: A Middle East Perspective highlights the role of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in driving growth in affluent travel. While much of the world is barely touching pre-pandemic levels, MENA is the only region to show arrivals 22% above 2019. The top five most visited cities in the region include Istanbul, Dubai, Cairo, Jeddah, and Marrakesh.

The rise of South Africa's resilient ecommerce landscape

South Africa’s ecommerce landscape stands as a shining example of resilience and innovation. Faced with unique challenges, the country’s businesses and consumers have not only coped under pressure but have adapted in remarkable ways. This has helped ensure the seamless flow of goods and services in a rapidly growing digital economy.