From September 1-3, the Information, Communication and Technology Authority (ICTA) and other partners will hold the second edition of Indo-Africa ICT exhibition with NASSCOM as its co-organizer. The third day is exclusively reserved for Business to Business Meetings and MoU signing.
The 2016 summit will offer a platform for convergence of technology and business exchange. The event is set to attract over 300 companies from India and Africa. The main objective of the event is to unlock the huge potential of ICT services across multiple domains.
Topics on discussion will range from training, regulation in telecom sector, convergence of IT and Telecom, e-Health, e-Governance, e-education, e-finance, infrastructure, new technologies, standardization, spectrum auction and optimization, licensing, evolving needs of consumers, service providers.
The conference first organized in 2015 in New Delhi provided insight into the African market owing to ICT potential of US$ 35 billion in Africa region and with ICT exports of only about US$ 100 million, shows that there is a big potential for IT and Telecom in this region. It was recommended that India should explore Africa market in a big way and should hold such events regularly.
Additionally, National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) released a report presenting the overview of economic and business trends in Africa, overview of major intergovernmental organizations like COMESA, SADC. Another is profiles leading IT destinations, for example Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa. Some of the country’s profiles are talent pool, infrastructure, industry associations, policy and government initiatives etc
Another achievement from the first conference was creation of a new identity logo that represented the event. The logo displayed a strong connection or link between India and the African region with two emitting technology.