AITEC Africa, the continent’s leading organiser of business and training events for ICT managers and professionals in Africa, has announced its line-up of conferences and exhibitions for 2011. Announcing the event programme, Sean Moroney, AITEC founder and chairman, said that the organisation aimed to provide in-depth information-sharing events for a maturing market. “The past decade has seen substantial progress in communications infrastructure development and the priority over the coming decade will be to develop the human capacity needed to extract value from that infrastructure and deploy it effectively to implement business, social and personal systems that will empower Africa to compete in the world market.”
The following are the conferences and exhibitions:
AITEC Banking & Mobile Money COMESA
2-3 March 2011, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi
Now in its fifth year, this has become the leading educational, networking and marketing event for Eastern and Southern Africa’s financial services sector. In addition to the conference’s established intensive education programme covering core banking, mobile money and microfinance topics (over 100 speakers in 2010), the 2011 programme will include specialist streams on Islamic banking and insurance systems.
African Outsourcing Summit
4-5 May 2011, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi
Kenya will be hosting the first continent-wide Outsourcing Summit as an educational and marketing platform for all African countries to market their services to major international buyers of outsourcing services. The event is designed to create sufficient critical mass to make a real impact on the world market, while at the same time promoting synergies and collaboration between Africa’s outsourcing countries. The event will include masterclasses by leading international outsourcing experts.
AITEC Banking & Mobile Money West Africa
8-9 June 2011, Accra International Conference Centre
After three successful years in Lagos, this leading financial services event for the West African market is moving to Accra for 2011. The event will cover a wide range of strategic and technology topics to empower West Africa’s banking, microfinance and insurance professionals with the knowledge they need to lead their organisation effectively through the turbulent market and regulatory conditions they face.
Broadcast & Film Africa
6-7 July 2011, Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi
BFA 2011 will include a major focus on sports broadcasting and in particular the London 2012 Olympic Games, making it a key platform to build on the African legacy of the FIFA World Cup 2010. . The conference provides the platform for industry leaders shaping broadcast and film industries to share their knowledge and perspectives with peers from throughout the region. The exhibition provides manufacturers and dealers the opportunity to showcase their latest products and services and connect with the decision-makers in the African broadcast and film-making markets.
AITEC East Africa East Africa Summit
14-15 September, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi
East Africa has become one of the fastest growing ICT investment markets and the region’s ICT Summit it designed as the region’s forum to bring together users and vendors of ICT technology in a stimulating educational and business networking environment.
Mozambique National ICT Congress
12-13 October 2011, Centro Internacional de Conferencia Joaquim Chissano, Maputo
Held under the auspices of the Mozambique Ministry of Science & Technology, this is the annual gathering of Mozambique’s rapidly growing ICT community, with a two-day conference and industry expo. Users and vendors of ICT systems and solutions will be sharing challenges, knowledge and ideas in the stimulating conference programme, with high-level local and international speakers. There is simultaneous translation between English and Portuguese to facilitate international participation. The event will also include the second annual National Communications Roundtable, providing operators, ISPs, users and service providers with an opportunity to discuss the country’s national communications strategy with the regulator.
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