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.
Collaboration between public and private as the key to bridging the digital divide
Placing ICT at the heart of West Africa’s socio-economic development agenda and aligning the needs of the private sector with governmental goals.
Creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across West Africa
Placing start-ups on the agenda for accelerated digital transformation and funding the next generation of innovators.
The mobile money opportunity and fintech solutions connecting a mobile economy
Exploring the evolving synergies between financial and digital inclusion
Connecting West Africa with a data led strategy
Delivering the affordable and intuitive services informed by analytics and maximise the insight of Big Data.
The evolving role of MNOs from connector to digital services provider
A deep dive into the OTT opportunity from messaging to broadcast for smart and collaborative MNOs.
Exploring applications for new technologies
Exploring how Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and IoT are relevant to the people, cities and industries of West Africa.
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INTERACTIVE FEATURES AT WEST AFRICA COM
Exclusive Post-Event Poolside Party
Featuring a live band, this is the perfect opportunity for delegates to network with peers in a relaxed and informal poolside setting. Attendees connect with existing industry contacts and develop new relationships with West African TMT leaders.
Power Hour (By Invitation Only)
A dedicated networking session for VIP attendees to quickly identify future business partners.
West Africa Com Mobile Networking App
Our state-of-the-art mobile app maximizes networking value for all attendees. Delegates were able to book meetings in advance allowing you to plan your day!
Facilitated VIP Meeting Service
The opportunity to create a bespoke wish-list of who you want to meet and receive one-to-one introductions with our most senior and influential VIPs.
LeadersIn West African TMT Boardroom (Invitation Only)
These exclusive, closed-door sessions tackled 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.
AHUB West: Seed Start-up Investment Working Group
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. We are working with the regions’ leading investors and accelerators to effectively fund the most innovative new tech ventures.
Meet a few of 2018's Influential Speaker Lineup!
“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