Gitex Africa: SMEs, Tech giants and Startups converge in Morocco

The first edition of Gitex Africa was launched in Marrakech, Wednesday, May 31. Executives from the technology and innovation sectors gathered in Morocco to discuss the digital economy. 900 companies and 250 speakers from 95 countries participated in the exhibition.

Although the digital economy is booming in Africa, the diffusion of technology is necessary to accelerate infrastructure development and generate inclusive growth.

“One of the goals of this meeting was to make the most of digital opportunities and develop the digital economy,” said the CEO of the Digital Development Authority. “We need to invest in skills development to drive innovation and growth in Africa. In addition, more than 250 investors are expected to discuss how to fully exploit the potential of the sector.”

This mega event offers international tech giants a unique opportunity to participate in the digital ecosystem. Tech startups and innovative SMEs can also take advantage of the opportunities presented by the growing digital economy.

Liberating digital technology

“Huawei’s participation today at Gitex Africa is built around the theme of ‘Digital Liberation for a New Africa’,” said Huawei Africa Vice President of Cloud & AI – Huawei . “This topic can be divided into three pillars.

The first is ‘digital infrastructure’; the second is ‘new values’: how to create value for government services on the Internet. And the third pillar is the ‘new business model’.” entrepreneurship’: in other words, how to support the skills and startup ecosystem”, concludes Mounir Soussi.

“Joining gives us the opportunity to get out of the office, meet potential clients and future partners, and talk about our projects. The company’s Director of Sales and Marketing Armand Sylla said that ACCEL Technologies is based in Senegal but aims to provide solutions even outside of Senegal.

Gitex Africa can already be considered the largest technology fair on the continent. It will become an annual event like its big brother the Gulf Information Technology Fair or Gitex in Dubai.

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