Inaugural GITEX Africa sells-out, organiser in final expansion phase to meet high global tech interests in Africa

GITEX Africa

GITEX Africa

The cross-continent assist of the global tech group has culminated in a sold-out GITEX Africa 2023 (, with an expansion phase now underway as development ramps up of a purpose-built tremendous venue in Marrakech Morocco for Africa’s largest and most influential tech and start-up occasion. 

The inaugural GITEX Africa will make its historic debut from 31 Might-2 June 2023, welcoming greater than 900 exhibitors, start-ups, and visiting delegations from 95 nations for 3 days of intensive outcome-focused public-private sector collaborations in the world’s subsequent greatest digital financial system.

GITEX Africa is held underneath the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco, and hosted by the Digital Growth Company (ADD), the general public entity main the Moroccan authorities’s digital transformation agenda underneath the authority of the Moroccan Ministry of Digital Transition and Administration Reform.

H.E Dr Ghita Mezzour, Minister of the Moroccan Ministry of Digital Transition and Administration Reform, stated: “The Kingdom of Morocco is honoured to host the first version of GITEX Africa Morocco in 2023, an occasion which constitutes an actual alternative for our nation to deepen the efforts made and the work carried out in latest years in the sector of digital transition and technological innovation.

“It falls perfectly in line with the efforts of the Kingdom of Morocco to strengthen South-South cooperation in the digital field, and to contribute to the influence of the African continent on the international level. GITEX Africa Morocco will thus aim to promote multi-sector technological innovation and the digital transformation of the continent, pursuant to the Orientations of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, May God Assist Him.”

“The potential for tech on the continent of Africa is limitless and the time for action is now,” added Mohammed Drissi Melyani, Normal Director of the Digital Growth Company (ADD). “Because the catalyst for Morocco’s digital transformation, ADD is concerned to promote innovation in many sectors and to push all of the concerned companions of the ecosystem to guarantee Good digital transition.

“As the African continent is beginning to create an enabling environment for technology innovation to thrive, GITEX Africa Morocco is a real opportunity to gather the tech moguls and promote investments and we are deeply engaged to contribute to this first edition’s success.”

GITEX Africa 2023 is affiliated with GITEX GLOBAL, the world’s largest tech and start-up present hosted in Dubai.  “Africa has a great story to share with the world in their digital cities evolution powered by a talented youth generation and future focused governments,” stated Trixie LohMirmand, CEO of GITEX Africa’s organiser KAOUN Worldwide, who introduced the occasion’s expansion plans throughout a Moroccan tour not too long ago assembly key tech stakeholders, exhibitors, authorities entities and media. 

“That GITEX Africa is so well received in its inaugural edition is a strong validation of the world’s confidence and optimism in the growth of the African digital economy. Every company with an internationalisation strategy must partake in the digital revolution of the world’s most watched continent.”

Converging transformational applied sciences at Africa’s showpiece tech occasion

With the African Union’s daring mission to unify the continent right into a safe Digital Single Market by 2030, GITEX Africa exhibitors are rousing optimism concerning the proliferation of developments shaping the continent’s tech ecosystem, from elevated web connectivity and a rampant start-up scene, to the rise of synthetic intelligence and a flourishing fintech sector.

IBM, a global know-how and consulting firm, will utilise GITEX Africa 2023 to amplify their dedication to the continent.  Badrane Kaddour, Africa Accomplice Ecosystem Chief at IBM, stated: “Our portfolio is constructed round hybrid cloud and AI, the 2 most transformational applied sciences of our time.  Our go-to-market method brings collectively the required software program, consulting, and infrastructure that our shoppers require, from throughout our increasing ecosystem of companions.

“Attending the inaugural GITEX Africa is an opportunity for us to highlight our commitment to the continent, expand our presence and market reach through our ecosystem of partners as well as showcase our latest technological innovations that are helping our customers increase productivity, reduce costs and fuel growth.”

With an African presence spanning greater than 20 years, global cybersecurity heavyweight Kaspersky is one other exhibitor investing in Africa’s huge potential.  CEO Eugene Kaspersky commented: “For greater than 20 years now we’ve been working to defend Africa’s companies and unusual customers – securing the continent’s applied sciences and fast-growing economies.

“It’s important that we share expertise and exchange knowledge needed for protection against cyberthreats, which are constantly growing in both volume and sophistication. Today, we’re glad to be part of the first edition of GITEX Africa, the continent’s largest tech event – participation in which we deemed simply essential in helping to build a more secure digital world together.”

Moroccan exhibitors elevate Africa’s thriving tech revolution

Main gamers from Morocco’s tech panorama have additionally signed on for this much-awaited enterprise enterprise, in-line with the North African nation’s unifying financial mission, the place 60 % of its international funding is directed in the direction of Africa. 

Maroc Information Middle (MDC); MTDS, a number one cybersecurity and technological options supplier; Ribatis, a supplier of e-Gov platforms for African public administrations; and CASANET, a pioneer in the ICT business, are among the many Moroccan exhibitors with a joint mission to elevate Africa’s thriving tech revolution.

Yassir Lamrani, CEO at CASANET, stated: “As one of the Moroccan tech pioneers, we would not miss this inaugural event that marks the start of a new era for Africa’s bold digital ambitions. The African tech ecosystem is one of the fastest growing in the world, and since GITEX Africa is the most sought-after tech event in the continent, we’re hoping to meet Africa’s brightest IT minds, and to connect with the African youth who hold the future of tech in Africa.”

GITEX Africa DIGITAL SUMMIT leads power-packed convention programme

Management dialogues and consequence targeted conferences will in the meantime dominate at GITEX Africa by way of a power-packed multi-sectoral convention programme together with The GITEX Africa DIGITAL SUMMIT and the GITEX AFRICA CEO Discussion board.

The GITEX Africa DIGITAL SUMMIT will unify 250-plus authorities and personal sector leaders, coverage makers, traders and lecturers, to steer Africa’s transformation right into a single digital market.  Vital themes lined on the world’s most influential discussion board for dialogues, exchanges and collaborative intentions, vary from analysing the present state of play in the continent’s digital financial system, to fast-tracking an built-in and inclusive digital public infrastructure.

Lacina Koné, the DG and CEO of Good Africa – the pan-African organisation driving the continent’s digital transformation – is a headline speaker on the two-day summit.  Good Africa is an alliance of 36 African nations tasked with Africa’s digital agenda, to speed up sustainable socio-economic improvement on the continent and usher Africa into the data financial system by means of inexpensive entry to broadband and the usage of ICTs.

“I am pleased to see GITEX coming for the first time to Africa, the land of all digital opportunities,” stated Kone, who will likely be a part of a panel dialogue titled: ‘Uniting Towards One African Market,’ including that Good Africa goals to obtain an inclusive multi-stakeholder method that encourages innovation by means of information sharing and cross-border information flows whereas defending people’ rights.  “We look forward to promising insightful exchanges at GITEX Africa where businesses will meet and decisions will be made.”

North Star scales African creativeness converging 400-plus start-ups

GITEX Africa 2023 has additionally partnered with North Star, the world’s largest start-up occasion, to ship North Star Africa, converging greater than 400 start-ups – together with 100 Moroccan start-ups – from throughout the globe to prolong engagements, construct connections, and scale imaginations in an African tech ecosystem the place funding reached US$6.5 billion in 2022.

Saudi-headquartered meals tech firm NOMU Group is amongst these trying to foster affluent partnerships in Africa.  “Africa’s start-up ecosystem has matured significantly with banks and governments creating mechanisms that support the start-up community,” stated Shehab Mokhtar CEO&Co-Founder at Nomu Group, which operates the Jumlaty and Appetito e-grocery and food-tech start-ups in Saudi, Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco.

“The African continent is emerging as a hotbed for foreign investment, due to the rise of mobile penetration, better internet infrastructure and a growing fintech start-up ecosystem.  At GITEX Africa, Nomu Group looks forward to connecting with tech innovators, start-ups, investors and global innovation hubs, while at the same time collaborating, and exploring new ventures in the world’s rising tech continent.”

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GITEX AFRICA ( is the primary abroad enterprise for GITEX GLOBAL, leveraging a 42-year legacy connecting tech titans, governments, start-ups, traders and global innovation hubs to speed up, collaborate, and discover a brand new journey in the world’s rising tech continent. The present will happen from 31 Might-2 June 2023 in Marrakech, Morocco, shaping the imaginative and prescient for a extra linked, sustainable, inclusive, and revolutionary digital financial system. The landmark occasion was launched in partnership with the Digital Growth Company (ADD), a strategic public entity main the Moroccan authorities’s digital transformation agenda underneath the authority of the Moroccan Ministry of Digital Transition and Administration Reform. KAOUN Worldwide, the abroad occasions organising firm of Dubai World Commerce Centre (DWTC), leads the partnership for this a lot awaited tech present.