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Facebook, Taxify among first 25 speakers announced for Africa Tech Summit

The first 25 speakers from leading tech companies across Africa have been announced for the upcoming Africa Tech Summit Kigali which is set to take place in February in Kigali, Rwanda.

The tech event, which is supported by the Rwandan Minister of ICT and RwandAir, will take place on 14 and 15 February 2018 at the Kigali Marriott Hotel.

Africa Tech Summit Kigali speakers announced this week include industry leaders from Facebook, Andela, BRCK, Taxify, AHL Venture Partners, Draper Dark Flow, Safaricom, Atlas Mara, BitPesa, babyl Rwanda, aKoma, kLab, iHub, Boomplay Music, what3words with many more speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.

The two day African tech event will explore the latest trends with over 50 expert speakers from across the continent delivering keynotes, breakout sessions featuring issues such as blockchain, African mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), solar, artificial intelligence and robotics, among others.

The tech event will take place on 14 and 15 February 2018 at the Kigali Marriott Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda

Youth and ICT minister Jean Philbert Nsengimana said his ministry is “delighted” to welcome the pan-African tech ecosystem for February’s summit.

“We look forward to connecting with industry leaders and innovators, sharing our vision while gaining future insights from some of the brightest minds on the continent,” said Nsengimana.

The mission of Africa Tech Summit Kigali is to drive business and investment within the African tech ecosystem. The event will showcase some of the most exciting ventures and connect key stakeholders from across the continent while providing excellent insight and networking over two days, ending with a party in the hills of Kigali.

Early bird delegate passes end on November 30th. For more details please visit www.africatechsummit.com/kigali