Preparations for this year’s ICT Africa expo are underway and from indications by the organisers the event promises to be bigger and much more encompassing than previous ones. ICT Africa 2010 is slated for 13 September and will run for 3 days.
ICT Africa is an annual ICT event to showcase products and services and is traditionally organized by the Computer Suppliers Association of Zimbabwe (COMSA). The event is in its 13th year running.
This year’s event will run under the theme “ICTs in Africa: Prospects for Development”. Usually it’s just local ICT players exhibiting but according to COMSA vice chairman, Atwell Mukusha, we will have exhibitors from South Africa, Gambia, Zambia, Kenya, Burkina Faso and other countries in the Southern Africa region.
Mukusha also says that a conference where topical issues will be presented by industry notables and some plenary sessions held will run alongside the exhibition this year. As is the tradition, day one and two will open for business and day three for the public and school pupils. Entrance is free on all the days.
Exhibitors are usually interested with the exhibition fees for the event. Mukusha wouldn’t give figures but says the charges will be released in the coming two weeks.
On what people attending should expect, Mukusha had this to say:
Delegates attending this year event will have a chance of meeting ICT players and discuss their needs and hopefully get the solutions to fulfill their needs. There will be conferences targeting all sectors of industry, education, health, mining, manufacturing, security, legal, financial. We also going to have the Career Guidance sessions for the school children.
COMSA is working with the Zimbabwe Ministry of ICT and Computer Society of Zimbabwe to organize the event. Mukusha is also the current President of the Computer Society of Zimbabwe.
Like Last year, we’ll keep you abreast with issues around the expo. We’ll have a whole page on the site dedicated to articles and news on ICT Africa 2010.