Tuesday 11 – Wednesday 12 July 2017
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza, Dakar, Senegal,
Developing win-win partnerships to grow the West African digital economy and bridge the digital divide
Uniting the West African Francophone and Anglophone technology, media, and telecoms markets
West Africa Com 2017 will explore 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.
Developing new strategies to improve connectivity in West Africa
Rolling out LTE to meet the high speed connectivity demands of the new connected economy.
Monetising digital services
Ensuring ROI on significant CAPEX when rolling out networks in rural and peri-urban areas.
Innovating the telco business model for the digital age
Exploring new roles and opportunities in the re-aligned telco value chain at a time of declining ARPU and extensive OTT disruption.
Unlocking new opportunities in adjacent markets
Moving beyond the basic connectivity paradigm: IoT, smart cities, Blockchain, e-commerce, and more.
Achieving a superb customer experience at low cost
Tackling high churn in the prepaid market by boosting customer satisfaction while delivering low cost connectivity.
Planning ahead for next generation networks
Creating and implementing new network solutions to optimise the customer experience.
New report - the most promising startups disrupting the African tech ecosystem
From data-driven insights for SMEs and e-Commerce platforms for the Diaspora, to food aid solutions and pioneering prenatal technology, La French Tech and Connecting Africa explore how cross-border collaboration has successfully facilitated economic development and social empowerment on the African continent.
West Africa Com In Numbers
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.
Networking and interaction with the West African TMT community
Exclusive post-event poolside party
Network with your peers in a relaxed and informal poolside setting. This is an excellent opportunity to re-connect with existing colleagues or clients and develop new relationships with West African technology, media, and telecoms leaders.
West Africa Com Awards
Celebrate industry initiatives that improve connectivity throughout West Africa and beyond. Meet and interact with the business leaders, innovators, creatives, and disruptors at the forefront of digital transformation in the region.
Speed networking sessions with executive leaders
Meet and exchange business cards with the most senior and influential people present at the event. Pitch your most exciting product or service face-to-face and build the foundations of a future commercial relationship.
The community for the architects of Africa's digital future
The essential, independent online resource providing insight into the key issues, opportunities and trends shaping the African tech and telco ecosystem.
Connecting Africa is the largest and most sophisticated meeting place for telecommunications and technology professionals shaping ‘Digital Africa’. Dedicated to tackling the immense scope of the African tech and telco landscape, Connecting Africa seeks to enable a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the sector and the opportunities such an insight can afford.
“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