S. J Singh
Event is expected to play a catalytic role through the display of technologies, products & services Recognising Africa as the next global economic growth factory, the Convergence Africa World 2015 expo is coming to Nairobi, Kenya from 17 - 19 June 2015. The annual international series of Convergence India expos are created and staged by Exhibitions India Pvt. Ltd, a leading trade promotion organisation from India. Meaningful interface between governments, businesses, media & academia Exhibitions India Group’s mission has been to build a meaningful interface between governments, businesses, media and academia, etc., through the platform of international trade expos. In India, the group has been an integral part of the development of the telecom, broadcast and IT sectors, and has successfully hosted 23 editions of the Convergence India series of expos in New Delhi. The inaugural “Convergence Africa World 2015 expo” is designed to inspire, inform, and connect the continents telecom, broadcast and ICT community. The annual Convergence Africa World series of expos, are expected to play a catalytic role through the display of technologies, products and services; creating networking opportunities with world leaders; and through the knowledge sharing conference sessions and workshops. Growth in Africa’s technology space is rapidly changing the continent’s macroeconomic landscape. Most African governments are embracing wide-ranging communication solutions for voice, data & video. Internet access and IT is a crucial plank of their development plans. Augment telecom, broadcast & digital industry With this sectors dynamic growth, the Convergence Africa World series of expos come at an appropriate time to augment the telecom, broadcast and digital industry of the continent. Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Pvt. Ltd, said, “We foresee immense potential in the African market, and we endeavour to assist companies to leverage this platform for their benefit.” Elaborating further, S. J Singh, President, Exhibitions India said, “Convergence Africa World 2015 expo is full of opportunities and a must-attend for anyone who wants to break into or confirm their position in the telecom, broadcast, IT & digital media industry in Africa.” "We foresee immense potential in the African market, and we endeavour to assist companies to leverage this platform for their benefit" Some prominent companies exhibiting at the expo are ABOX42 GmbH, Airtel, Birla Ericsson Optical Limited, Conax AS, Ericsson, Horizon Broadcast Electronics, Media Guru, Matrix Comsec Pvt. Ltd, and RiverSilica Technologies Pvt. Ltd among others. Convergence Africa World 2015 expo will also witness country pavilions by India and Pakistan. Focus Areas IT Software & Hardware Telecommunications & Networking Solutions and Equipment Broadcast Technologies Security & Surveillance Equipment and Solutions DTH - TV Systems Mobile Money Satellite Delivery Systems Mobile Devices and Accessories, etc. Key Highlights International exhibition and conference on convergence of Telecom, IT, Broadcast & Digital Media Industries 100+ exhibitors from across the globe Concurrent Conference sessions on key issues during days of the expo, with 50 speakers from across the globe 1000+ conference delegates 4000+ trade visitors This event is being jointly developed by Exhibitions India Group and AfriEXPOS, a Nairobi based expo organiser. To further promote emerging companies in the region, an “Innovation Zone” at the expo will have 25 start-ups showcasing their products and services. As we move towards an era of globally connected economies, Africa will be the next growth engine providing for the global ICT sector.