The fourth in the series – the Indo Africa ICT Expo 2018 is being organized in Lagos, Nigeria on 22nd and 23rd May 2018. The previous two successful events were organized in Nairobi, Kenya and last year the event was held at Lagos, Nigeria.
Indo Africa ICT Expo 2017 was organized in Lagos, Nigeria on 6th and 7thSeptember 2017 at Eko Hotel &Suites. The event was organized by TEPC with NASSCOM as its co-organizer and ITAN Nigeria, ALTON Nigeria, ATCON Nigeria were our supporting partners. The event was supported by Department of Telecom and Department of Commerce, Government of India
Possibly the last major economically untapped region … Africa is among the faster growing markets worldwide! Improving macroeconomic indicators, conducive business environment, larger, younger & more affluent population, rising middle class - all of these should be seen as strong indicators of not only a source of capital but of job creation, skills development, technology transfer, infrastructure development, responsible governance and most of all – of sustained growth with long-term diversification and transformation of African economies!
India had proven its capabilities in the ICT Sector as a preferred destination for services and outsourced R&D. Given the large domestic demand for telecom equipments in India, Indian companies are now using innovation and R&D to create world class products for India as well as for other emerging markets having similar needs like Africa.
“The vision of a knowledge based society is built on an edifice where IT and Telecommunications merge. Rapid technological convergence has already established a symbiotic relationship between the development strategies of IT and telecommunications. IT flourishes on the telecom-network and in turn permits modern day telecommunications to use sophisticated IT-software.”
In view of the above – a two-day conference and exhibition is being organized by TEPC, with NASSCOM as its co-organizer, at Eko Convention Centre, Lagos, Nigeria. The Indo Africa ICT Expo 2018 (IT and Telecom show) is a platform for convergence of technology and business exchange.
The Indo Africa ICT Expo – with conference, exhibition pavilions, business meetings and strategies aims to promote eco-systems of Digital Transformation, and forever change the way of seeing things and doing business.
One World, One Platform: Let’s talk about Technologies that Transform
Key topics for discussion
DIGITAL: The adoption of business to a new digital era requires a redesign of internal organizational processes. Industry 4.0 offers a whole new world of opportunities, new products and services for a digital society
Internet of Things (IoT): The interconnection between everyday objects and the internet increases day by day. It is an era where information is obtained from sensors and then is integrated into production process
Smart Cities: The Transformation of cities through sensors and connected devises, leading to better lives for its citizens
Social Innovation: Creating better societies
The event would bring together over 300 companies from India and Africa for the conference and attract over 2000 visitors for the exhibition. This mega event is a must attend on your calendars simply because it encapsulates strategies and learnings that transcend the two most important present day industries which have the potential of unlocking huge demand of ICT services across multiple domains. It’s the place to network, meet and shape the future!
Convergence of IT and Telecom (unlocking huge demand in ICT)
The telecommunications industry is in the midst of a major transformation. This new paradigm offers tremendous opportunity that can drive innovative offerings which can cater to the evolving needs of consumers, service providers embarking on comprehensive transformation to streamline operations and improve their competitive position.
Digital Transformation in Africa and India
Digital transformation may be thought as the third stage of embracing digital technologies: digital competence → digital literacy → digital transformation! As Digital transformation re-invents our lives and changes all aspects of human society as we know it, it is now the time to embrace technology which connects all and is simplified but yet improved.
Key Highlights of the Event
The Indo Africa ICT Expo is focused to enhance Indian trade and investment flows from/to Africa
The India ICT Show 2018 is intended to:
A world class conference & Trade Show
Showcasing the new products & technology of Indian Companies
Facilitate B2B meetings for the Indian companies to meet the buyers from the region
Open dialogue between and create a platform of interaction for African officials and the private sector and their
counterparts in India
To discuss the upcoming trends in the ever-evolving ICT Sourcing market.
Continue and be the ideal platform for decision-makers and business leaders to interact and do business
The perfect stage to present delegates with a better understanding of the opportunities present in Africa, a richer picture of its business and investment climate
The exhibition at the Indo Africa ICT Expo 2018 will provide an excellent platform for you to showcase your products and services in the IT and the Telecom domain.
Country pavilions from Africa at the exhibition
Over 80 stalls at the exhibition
Over 60 companies from India participating at the exhibition
Invited companies from Africa
Showcase Innovative and diversified Products & Services and have live demos
B2B platform for the exhibitors
One-on-One Business meeting
Interaction with the company representatives
On the spot deals
Offers company the opportunity to understand the industries better through exhibition and networking activities.
The subsidized cost under the MAI (Marketing Access Initiative) Scheme of Department of Commerce, Government of India for participation at the event is as given below:
Companies from Africa 3 x 3 Meters US$ 1,500.00
Companies from India 3 x 3 Meters Rs. 75,000.00
Companies from Africa 3 x 2 Meters US$ 1,000.00
Companies from India 3 x 2 Meters Rs. 50,000.00
Companies from Africa 2 x 2 Meters (Pod Space) US$ 475
Companies from India 2 x 2 Meters (Pod Space) Rs. 30,000
Raw space Rs 6500/ Sqmt and US$ 100/ Sqmt (Minimum Space 9 Sqmt)
Vertical & Sectors in Focus
Telecommunications & Networking solutions and equipment
Mobile Devices & Accessories
Network Operations & Infrastructure
Mobile Software Application
VoIP service providers
Value added services
Machine to machine Communication
Training and skill development
Quality of Services
Telecom Regulatory Issues including Technical audits
Telecom & IT Consultancy
5G / 4G / LTE
Telecom Energy & Power System
IT- Software & Hardware
50+ Telecom & ICT companies who showcased their products and solutions
2000+ visitors were there in the EXPO
757 companies attended the expo and conference from India and Africa
350+ CEO, CTO, MDs, Owners, COO, Director level senior officials attended the EXPO and Conference
India's Hon'ble Minister of Communications, Mr. Manoj Sinha, mentioned in the third edition of the Indo-Africa ICT Expo in Lagos has special significance, not only for India and Nigeria, but also for the entire Africa. He mentioned “I strongly believe that the vast experience gained by India in setting up of ICT infrastructure can be leveraged by the governments as well as the private business enterprises in Africa. To explore synergies on the ground in ICTs, more than 50 ICT companies from India are participating in this ICT Expo”. Citing the key capabilities of Indian companies and what they can offer Nigeria, the Minister said that India companies have developed the engineering capabilities and experience with smart innovations. “They have the ability to train employees at scale; innovative business models at low cost. This makes them well-positioned to support the booming African ICT sector” he said. “We are fully committed to share our ICT experiences, expertise and software skills with other countries in the developing world. India is also willing to explore opportunities of financing the emerging opportunities”.
Nigerian Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu who led the ministers from India, Ghana, Ethiopia and top officials from Rwanda, Kenya and other African countries to inaugurate the conference, in his keynote address at the event expressed the country's readiness to partner with India in all possible areas to achieve a digital economy Nigeria.
Shittu, who allayed fears of stakeholders in the ICT industry about the Indians coming to hijack the industry, said the coming of the Indians was sequel to discussions he had with the Indian business community in Geneva early this year, where they promised to come and invest $4 billion in the Nigerian IT industry. As part of India's commitment to Nigeria, Shittu said India is also financing a solar-based rural Digital connectivity project that would cover 1000 rural areas in Nigeria. The Minister however, used the opportunity to invite Indians to invest in the key Nigerian ICT projects, which include the establishment of ICT University and ICT development bank to cater to the specific financing needs of the ICT industry in Africa's biggest market.
Organizer of Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2018
Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) has been set up by the Government of India to promote and support export of Telecom Equipment and Services.
TEPC as a Council plays a critical role in furtherance of Telecom export from India and assist Indian member companies in easy facilitation of their respective exports. The Council caters to the complete Telecom Ecosystem including complete range of Telecom Hardware Manufacturing/ Telecom Service Provision/ Telecom Software & Applications/ Telecom Training & Consultancy/ Telecom Infrastructure covering all type of Networks as could be applicable in any country.
TEPC recognizes the strengths of building a design-led manufacturing ecosystem for telecom products and services. TEPC is further committed to support the creation of domestic products and enable manufacturing with high domestic value-addition. As India is poised for another digital revolution through he massive thrust on “Make in India” initiative & launch of “Digital India” campaign, a large opportunity for innovative products and services is available in the Indian Telecom industry.
For more information visit www.telecomepc.in
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