The 15th Annual AfricaCom will bring together individuals and companies to debate on how to embrace innovation in Africa's telecoms, media and ICT markets. AfricaCom 2012 conference is set to take place on 13-15 November at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), South Africa, under the theme 'Reaching the Next Frontier for Growth'.
Traditional telecommuncation companies spend much effort and investment in building networks to deliver services. Now they need lessons from new players. Alternative brands and young start-ups are shaking up the market. Clusters of innovations are being formed in Africa's key regions, namely Kenya and South Africa.Topics to be discussed
This year, topics to be discussed include:Market rules are changing; how can businesses be more flexible and adaptable?
Start-ups are at the forefront of innovation; how to encourage ICT entrepreneurs and ease access to funding?
Content and apps are revolutionising services; how to monetise and distribute them to benefit the whole ecosystem?
These are just some of the key trends and opportunities to be discussed at this years event which will also include new speakers, new sessions and new formats to inspire a new visitor for Africa's digital market.
Entrepreneur Incubator Hub: a meeting place for investors, incubators, start-ups, operators and more to promote innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship
Mobile Money Lab: learn about new models, services and partnerships in the mobile money sector
Customer Experience Management: a session to discuss strategies to increase loyalty with a changing operator-customer relationship
Handset and Smart Devices: check the latest offers for emerging markets and consumer trends
Speakers confirmed so far
The key innovators already confirmed to speak this year include:
Alan Knott-Craig Jr, CEO of Mixit
Nic Haralambous, CEO of Motribe
Frans Joubert, CEO of Rorotika
Ben Zaaiman, CEO of mLab South Africa
For more, go to africa.comworldseries.com