WELCOME TO WEST AFRICA COM!
West Africa Com unites the West African Francophone and Anglophone Technology, Media and Telecoms Markets. The event makes sense of how the telco value chain can leverage its assets to deliver low cost broadband connectivity and digital services to the consumers and enterprises of West Africa.
Expanding Broadband Connectivity across West Africa
How operators can work in partnership with governments and regulators to drive efficiencies in the region
Driving Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Empowering West African startups to get traction in the market
The Fintech Revolution
Increasing penetration and usage rates of digital financial services
Embracing Cloud Based Services
Expanding broadband infrastructures to transform enterprise across the region
Building Regulatory Frameworks to Accelerate Digital Transformation
How operators and regulators are breaking the cycle of bad quality of service
Future proofing the Towerco Business Model
Best practice in infrastructure sharing, managing outsourced services and cost effective tower planning
WEST AFRICA COM IN NUMBERS
Meet a few of 2018's Influential Speaker Lineup!
WHAT'S NEW FOR 2018?
Interactive Behind Closed Doors Sessions
Time to take things off the record! Find another level of depth to the conference topics with these private and strictly limited sessions.
LeadersIn West African TMT Boardroom (Invitation Only)
These exclusive, closed-door sessions will tackle challenging and controversial issues in an informal and intimate setting. The Chatham House Rule applies to encourage frank and productive dialogue between industry leaders, policymakers and regulators.
Unleashing the power of West Africa’s tech start-up ecosystem. Dedicated conference content and a brand new informal networking space for start-ups, investors and MNOs.
Technology in Focus Sessions
Receive a whirlwind tour of real IoT implementation case studies, master the art of big data analytics and size up new opportunities across fintech and agri-tech.
Seed Start-up Investment Working Group
Working with the regions’ leading investors and accelerators to effectively fund the most innovative new tech ventures.
Broadband Rollout Case Studies
Hear the latest operator stories about launching new networks and services.
NETWORKING AND INTERACTION WITH THE WEST AFRICAN TMT COMMUNITY
Exclusive Post-Event Poolside Party
With a live band, this is the perfect opportunity to network with your peers in a relaxed and informal poolside setting. Re-connect with existing industry contacts and develop new relationships with West African TMT leaders.
Power Hour (By Invitation Only)
Your chance to mingle over a beer or glass of wine with the elite in TMT. Come and join the fun!
West Africa Com Mobile Networking App
Our state-of-the-art mobile app enhances the event experience and maximises networking value for all attendees. Book meetings and plan your day!
Extended Networking Breaks
More time to chat to key industry contacts during coffee breaks and lunches in the buzzing exhibition.
Facilitated VIP Meeting Service
Create a bespoke wish-list of who you want to meet and receive one-to-one introductions with our most senior and influential VIPs.
Exclusive Invite-Only Networking Dinner
Network in style with our VIP community over a gourmet dinner.
“The Connecting West Africa Conference allows you to not only connect on the issues confronting the West African telecom sector, but also connect with the companies and individuals that can help you find solutions to your needs.”
Director of Strategy
Liberia Telecommunications Authority
“Efficiency! Efficiency! Efficiency! This event has provided an insight into the challenge for all MNO in terms of exponential growth in bandwidth demand and how to balance network efficiency and profitability. Thank you for the great opportunity!”
Satellite Services Manager
“The idea of the Speed Networking was fantastic! It gave vendors the opportunity to have one to one interaction with the operators”
Sales Director West and Central Africa
“We really appreciate the opportunity of connecting operators to telco providers.As a telecom operator, it will be very beneficial for us to get involved with the local vendors as we have done in Speed Networking. Presenting and working with the providers in the telecom field, will help us to continuously keep the connection between the companies. Thanks”
Khadim Rassoul Diop
Field Operation Director
“Today’s event has been very interesting for us. There was a great amount of suppliers which we met in Speed Networking with a rich portfolio of products and solutions. The speakers and panellists were very experienced in the field”
Head of Innovation Department