ICT Africa Summit gets new date and venue

Ikapa Media, the organisers of the 2nd ICT Africa Summit have announced a change in dates and venue of the ICT Africa summit

October 5, 2011

The summit has been moved to 14-16 November 2011 and will be held at Vodacom World in Midrand, South Africa.

“Due to the high number of events taking place during the months of September and October, most of our sponsors and stakeholders have requested us to move the dates to allow them time to attend the Summit” said Rocky Kabeya, the Summit Director.

The 2010 summit hosted in Cape Town under the theme “Regional integration through ICT networks” was attended by more than two hundred delegates from over 10 countries.

The event is being hosted under the theme “Building a smarter continent”.

The fast growth of the African ICT sector has also exposed challenges such as the lack of adequate basic broadband infrastructure and the slow pace in legislative changes in most countries, thus slowing down the dissemination of access to faster internet. All these challenges present opportunities for many private sector organisations in Africa.

Kabeya went on to say that Africans need to own and control change of the ICT landscape on the continent. We need to look inwards and create an auspicious environment to boost innovation, training and skills development, intra – Africa trade exchange and South Africa can lead on promoting that. This cannot be achieved without the support of government and the private sector.

Major Speakers at the Summit will come from The South African Departments of Communications and Science and Technology, MTN, Kaspersky Lab, Cisco SA, the FTTH Council Africa, Nokia Siemens Networks, Transnet, IDC EMEA and a number of private sector companies.

The summit is hosted parallel to the ICT Africa expo.

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