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The Africa Technology Summit (ATS), backed by Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) will be holding a tech summit in Accra, Ghana 3 and 4 November. The summit will bring together a mixture of local and international tech players from the African continent who will discuss their current and future plans for Africa.
The ATS will consist of topical sessions, keynote presentations, standard presentations, and panel discussions from tech leaders. Some of the topics being touched upon over the two-day event will be Accelerators, Incubators, Startups, FinTech, and Investing in Africa.
The content will include multinationals and their focus on Africa, the rapid shifting of audiences from offline to online, and internet penetration. All of the topics will be related to technology in Africa in one way or another.
Panelists addressing the topics will include executives from established tech leaders, mobile operators, social enterprises, and angel investors. Alisee de Tonnac, CEO and co-founder of Seedstars World; Charles Ojei, director of enterprise West Africa of Samsung; Rutger-Jan van Spaandonk, CEO of Mobile in Africa Limited; Eric Osiakwan, founder of Angel Fair Africa will be among the speakers at the event. ATS will be adding more speakers and the keynote speakers will be revealed in October.
For the third day of the event, ATS will be partnering with Angel Fair Africa (AFA), whose conference is also taking place 5 November in the same building. It will focus on connecting African startups and investment opportunities.
AFA builds on the past success of events in Johannesburg in 2013, which had 25 entrepreneurial businesses from six African countries and 75 investors, and Angel Fair West Africa in 2014, which had 20 emerging entrepreneurial businesses from four West African countries and 82 investors.