20 Apr 2012

700 Digital leaders networked & discussed growth opportunities at East Africa Com

East Africa Com 2012’s conference and exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya came to a close today after 2 days filled by successful networking and learning. The second half of this premier, regional event took place today in the Safari Park Hotel, and it focused on services for customers; new content and apps, entrepreneurship, rural services, m-health, mobile money, mobile marketing & advertising (thanks to the dedicated Mobile Marketing Summit), customer experience management, and more...

The important line up of speakers included senior representatives from Orange Telkom Kenya, Airtel Africa, Universal Music Group, Spinlet (Africa’s Spotify), the CCK (Communications Commission of Kenya), amongst others. These visionaries touched on the most important issues affecting the region, and the audience responded well with many questions and networking opportunities throughout the 2 days. One speaker, Sakyi Opoku, Senior Marketing Manager from MTN Rawanda said ‘’the conference was well organised, the speakers were on point and [he] enjoyed the quality’’.

The East Africa Com event organisers, the Com World Series (an Informa Telecoms and Media team), were extremely pleased with the turn out too, with around 700 attendees through the doors across the 2 days overall. Of course this is especially thanks to the exceptional quality of the senior executives from operators, regulators, content providers, OTT players, and others that spoke. They are the inspiration, and they spark the audience’s imagination and questions and debate – all of which is so valuable to the regional telecoms, media and ICT industries.

So, asante sana to all the East Africa Com 2012 participants, thank you for your time and participation – see you at the next Com events (North Africa Com in Tunisia 15-16 May, Cloud Africa in Johannesburg 23-24 May, West & Central Africa Com in Dakar 13-14 June, VAS Africa in Johannesburg 3-4 July, AfricaCom in Cape Town 13-15 November) – and of course see you at the next East Africa Com – taking place on the 16-17 April 2013 in the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

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Thank you to all the Sponsors of East Africa Com:
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Corning
TI Sparkle
Spice VAS Africa
Dialogic

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What our attendees said about this year's show:
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"Definitely the place to be if you are in Telecoms. The event is very well organised and it is the place to be where you can meet 1 to 1 with key players and decision makers. Its like the Facebook of telecoms industry. Very fruitful"
Fayyaz Kasmani, CTO, Netconnexions

"East Africa Com ended up being an outstanding networking event, where I was able to connect to some of the top executives in East Africa telecom space" Eric Hersman, Co-Founder Ushahidi & iHub

"The event was very impressive especially with the presentations and how the exhibitors demonstrated their new products and solutions. It is interesting to see the way they all harness the present and future of the latest telecoms and IT products" Njenga Kimani - Flashcom

"‎Excellent networking opportunity with senior management professionals. If you would like to be face-to-face with the keyplayers in East African Telecoms, this conference is unrivaled!" Josh Lowenthal, Managing Director - International Operations, Freeconferencecall.com

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See You Next Year!
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East Africa Com
16-17 April 2013
Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

To get involved early for the 2013 show,
please visit our website: http://eaafrica.comworldseries.com