The Connecting Africa series of events team has been closely monitoring global developments around COVID-19. As the situation and impact of the coronavirus continues to develop, they have decided to move West Africa Com to a fully virtual event for 2020.
The digital event will take place from September 30 to October 1, uniting the region's Francophone and Anglophone TMT markets, online.
For two days, world leaders in West African technology, media and telecommunications will meet online, as they map the journey towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Building and connecting the West African community remains more important than ever. The virtual event will provide insight from industry leaders, the chance to connect with customers, prospects, partners and peers, and engage with some of the most influential companies within the region's tech and telecoms space.
Discover the latest innovations in your sector and find out what's been happening to enhance connectivity, helping you be more efficient at work. Discover the plans of industry innovators and network with executives across the region's ecosystem, all from your own home.
West Africa Com 2020 will be more accessible to more people than ever before and will bring together all those that are helping define the future of business transformation.
Registration is now open. You can get your free ticket here.
To find out about sponsorship opportunities, go here.
"West Africa Com is a great regional gathering of industry professionals that discusses the relevant topics and brings together the right stakeholders and takes the African context into consideration while still benchmarking globally." – Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications.
Supported by the industry's biggest names, this is an unparalleled opportunity to be part of shaping West Africa's digital future.
Safaricom is launching an M-Pesa 'super-app' which will let SMEs create their own business apps within the mobile money ecosystem, according to CIO, George Njuguna, who was speaking at East Africa Com.
Africa was the birthplace of Mobile Money and while it continues to rise in popularity, the industry is quickly evolving and launching more mobile-based financial services every day. In this Connecting Africa online event, local analysts and industry stakeholders will discuss how telcos are disrupting the financial services space and what the rise of Mobile Money 2.0 will look like for Africa.
From cash to mobile: heading towards a cashless society
Expanding MFS offerings beyond mobile money transfers
MNOs vs banks vs fintechs: an evolving competitive landscape
Unconnected and unbanked: fintech to improve financial inclusion
The rise of micro-loans and insurance through mobile platforms
Africa has the fastest growing population in the world and also the youngest, with 60% of Africans under the age of 25. It is clear that the next billion connected are going to be the mobile-only generation. This digital symposium will bring industry experts together to discuss Africa’s digital divide and how to get devices into the hands of young Africans and empower them to join the digital revolution.
Who’s Driving? The role of government & regulator, private tech companies, and public-private partnerships
Device affordability: are we reaching a tipping point?
Status check: Satellite vs Fiber and the enduring infrastructure gap
Exploring the wider societal and economic benefits of a connected, digitally literate continent