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With more than 100 expert speakers, over 400 corporate decision makers and 20 breakout sessions, this year’s Africa Tech Summit Kigali — which takes place in the Rwandan capital between 13 and 15 February — is shaping up to be one of the biggest tech events to take place on the continent.
This year’s edition, the second of its kind, has been split into three tracks, namely the Future Summit, Africa Startup Summit and the Creative Summit. This new format is a departure from the setup of last year’s edition which only had one track aimed solely at tech startups.
Africa Tech Summit Kigali organiser Andrew Fassnidge explains that building on the inaugural edition of the summit, he wants to further enable corporates, startups, investors and creatives to interact and connect in areas relevant to them.
Africa Tech Summit Kigali will take place between 13 and 15 February at the Kigali Convention Centre
“The Future Summit will provide insights of emerging technologies, solutions and opportunities across the African mobile, digital and tech landscapes, while the Africa Startup Summit will connect investors and ventures through curated sessions, pitching sessions and deal rooms.
“Finally, the creative innovators will deliver spirited discussion and inspirational thought leadership sessions in the Creative Summit,” says Fassnidge.
Some of this year’s confirmed keynote speakers include Econet Media Group CEO Joseph Hundah, Kenya Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence Taskforce head Bitange Ndemo, Uber head of business for Africa and the Middle East Justin Spratt, Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHub) CEO and co-founder Bosun Tijani and SAP Africa head of innovation Adriana Marais.
In addition, some of the venture capital firms that will be represented at the summit include TLCom, AHL Ventures, Orange Digital Ventures, the GSMA Innovation Fund, Ventures Platform, Draper Dark Flow, Digame and Microtraction.
So, if you want to rub shoulders and chat with digital leaders, tech corporates, mobile network operators, startups, investors, regulators, creative media and leading tech ventures across the continent over three days of information sharing, networking and entertainment, then this summit is definitely one to consider attending.