Tuesday 11 – Wednesday 12 July 2017
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza ,
GROWTH AND INCLUSION THROUGH TRANSFORMING BROADBAND ECONOMICS IN WEST AFRICA
Uniting the West African Francophone and Anglophone telecoms, media, and technology markets
French version of West Africa Com coming soon
West Africa Com 2017
Bringing together the Francophone and Anglophone markets of West Africa, the event offers a VIP environment for executives in the telecommunications, ICT, digital and enterprise sector. Over two days, West Africa Com offers a range of networking activities, best practice sharing and conferences to discuss strategic opportunities in this fast-moving market.
Call for papers / Appel pour soumission de présentations
Would you like to shape the debate at West Africa Com 2017? Do you have a presentation topic, pressing concern, exciting opportunity, or thought-provoking case study that you think would interest the West African technology, media, and tech community? Please contact Sadiq Malik at Sadiq.Malik@KNect365.com to submit a speaking proposal.
Aimeriez-vous façonner le débat lors du West AfricaCom 2017? Avez-vous une présentation, une préoccupation, une excellente occasion, ou une étude de cas qui pourrait intéresser la technologie ouest-africaine, les médias et la communauté dans le domaine de la technologie? Merci de contacter Sadiq Malik Sadiq.Malik@KNect365.com afin de soumettre votre proposition.
West Africa Com In Numbers
What to expect at West Africa Com 2017
A unique platform for the West African telecoms, ICT and digital world
The 2017 programme will bring together the region’s leading telecom operators, regulatory authorities, broadcasters, content providers, vendors, consultants and more to discuss the developments in the digital economy. Expect visionary insights, productive debate, and actionable takeaways.
Expanded Enterprise Forum
With increased connectivity, a more mobile workforce and changing demands from customers, enterprises in West Africa need more from their ICT solutions providers. The Enterprise Forum at West Africa Com offers an interactive session to look at the changing enterprise ICT market, and how new services and solutions can benefit the region.
Excellent networking value
Central to the success of West Africa Com is our core focus on face-to-face interaction, network development, and deal making. Our acclaimed Speed Networking service, offered to exhibitors and VIP delegates, creates real value for for the West African digital ecosystem.
A glimpse of what topics to expect in 2017
Driving Digital Inclusion
Supporting the role of tech in changing lives with m-government, m-health, m-education and more.
The Role of Regulators and Policymakers
Cementing new partnerships between market stakeholders and regulatory authorities.
The Value of Content in a Digital Economy
What content & how to monetise it?
Addressing the changing ICT needs of West Africa’s enterprises, from large corporations to SMEs, public sector organisations and NGOs.
Mobile Finance & Commerce
How operators, financial institutions and platform providers can grow this under-tapped market in the region.
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs
Promoting economic development through women’s tech entrepreneurship.
Exclusive Event Party
Join your peers at an exclusive gathering offsite to wind down and network with your peers.
West Africa Com Awards
Celebrating digital excellence in West Africa.
Fantastic Networking opportunities
- Improved VIP programme with even more networking and personalised meetings
- Hosted lunch tables to debate informally with experts over a meal
- Better representation from the whole telecom, ICT and digital community, including more attendees from the region’s regulators and government organisations
“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
Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
YEAR-ROUND DIALOGUE ON THE HOTTEST TOPICS AT WEST AFRICA COM
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