New Delhi, 19th June 2015: The information technology sector is rapidly growing in Africa, providing a plethora of opportunities for global companies to share their technologies and do business in this continent. Recognizing this potential, Exhibitions India Group (EIG) – India’s leading trade promotion organisation had brought its trademark expo “Convergence
India” to Africa.
Bringing this expertise to the African market, EIG has organised Convergence Africa World 2015 International ICT exhibition & conference at Oshwal Centre (Parklands), Nairobi, Kenya. The three day expo was held between 17-19 June 2015.
The event showcased emerging technologies in telecom, IT, broadcast, Pay TV and digital media. Participants included industry officials from telecom, IT, broadcasters, radio & television broadcasting solution providers, technology providers, telcos, ISPs, and government representatives among others.
The exhibition and conference was inaugurated by Ambassador D. N. O Awori, Chairman, Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA).
Present at the ceremony were, Mr Kris Senanu, Chairman, Telecommunication Service Providers of Kenya (TESPOK); and the other eminent personalities attending the expo included Ms Anne Wangari Kirima, Chairperson, KENINVEST; and Prof Gituro Wainaina, Director General, Kenya Vision 2030, Ambassador of Thailand in Kenya, Pakistan High Commissioner.
The three day long expo not only introduced domestic and international companies in the African market, but also hosted a two day long conference consisting of knowledgeable sessions with senior dignitaries from govt. and corporate.
The conference witnessed industry veterans like Michael Macharia, Chairman- KITOS, Chairman – IT sector Governing board -KEPSA, Founder & CEO -Seven Seas Technologies Group; Dr. Enock Kinara, <http://www.convergenceafricaworld.com/speakers-2015.aspx> Postmaster General and CEO, Postal Corporation of Kenya; Prof. Bitange Ndemo, Associate Professor, The University of Nairobi; Eng John Tanui, CEO, Konza Technopolis Development Authority(KoTDA); Joe Frans, CEO of NGB Ghana and TV expert on Africa etc.
Connecting Africa, Internet for All, Future of Africa’s Telecom, Digital Media and ICT Markets, Kenya Vision 2030, Pay TV, The Evolution of Television in Africa and Cloud & Big Data are among some of the key conferences held at Convergence Africa World 2015 expo.
Exhibiting companies included Airtel, Conax, River Silica Technologies, Matrix Comsec, ABOX42 GmbH, Birla Ericsson Optical Limited, Horizon Broadcast Electronics to name a few. The exhibition was bursting with latest technologies in the telecom, broadcast, Internet and media industry.
On the successful completion of the expo, Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Pvt Ltd, said, “With Convergence Africa World 2015 expo, our objective was to provide a platform to deliberate on convergence of services, focusing on new-age technologies and merging business solutions that harness the young population to create a wave of technological transformation in the continent.”
Elaborating further, S.J. Singh, President, Exhibitions India said, “Overall the expo rendered a prolific experience for all participating delegates, exhibitors and visitors. Convergence Africa World will return with a succeeding chapter in June 2016.
The event is being jointly developed by Exhibitions India Group and AfriEXPOS, a Nairobi based expo organizer.
About Convergence Africa World:
Exhibitions India has partnered with AfriEXPOS, Nairobi to organize Convergence Africa World 2015 international ICT exhibition and conference in Nairobi, Kenya.
The expo will focus on new-age technologies, and emerging business solutions that harness the young population to create a wave of technological transformation in the continent, and will showcase innovation and leading devices to enhance e-Development at all levels, to drive urban and rural usage.
Details of the expo are available at www.convergenceafricaworld.com.
About Exhibitions India Pvt Ltd. (EI):
Exhibitions India was founded in 1987. The organisation’s core business is trade promotion, encouraging investments, joint ventures, and technology transfers, etc. The group acts as an interface between government, industry, media and academia. EIG is amongst few Indian exhibition organizers with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certification, and is amongst a select number of Indian organizations with membership to UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) and IAEE (International Association of Exhibitions and Events). EIG is certified by Trace International, Inc. (USA) for transparency in international commercial transactions.
Headquartered in New Delhi, EIG has over 100 employees, and is supported by regional offices in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai. International markets are covered by satellite offices located in California (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Nairobi, (Kenya) and Dubai (UAE).
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