GITEX Africa 2024 Set to Advance Technology & Innovation

GITEX Africa, the continent’s preeminent technology and startup event, is set to convene in Marrakech, Morocco, marking a significant platform for pivotal discussions and collaborative initiatives in the tech sector. Scheduled from May 29th to 31st, 2024, the event is held under the esteemed patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco.

Organized under the auspices of the Moroccan Ministry of Digital Transition and Administration Reform, and hosted by the Digital Development Agency (ADD), this second edition builds upon the resounding success of its inaugural event in 2023, acclaimed by the global tech community as a premier launchpad for technological innovations.

GITEX Africa 2024 anticipates the participation of numerous stakeholders from across the continent, fostering substantial dialogue and partnerships geared towards advancing technological innovations in various sectors. Embracing themes such as cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity, digital healthcare, and financial technology, among others, the event aims to accelerate the digital transformation landscape in Africa.

Dr. Ghita Mezzour, the Moroccan Minister of Digital Transition and Administration Reform, emphasized the continent’s enthusiastic adoption of the digital revolution and Morocco’s commitment to fostering cooperation in the digital sphere. Plans for an expanded venue to accommodate the growing demand from exhibitors underscore the event’s evolving stature.

Echoing these sentiments, Mr. Mohammed Drissi Melyani, the General Director of ADD, highlighted Morocco’s role in supporting Africa’s digital transformation journey and enhancing the competitiveness of its digital ecosystems.

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GITEX Africa, organized by KAOUN International, a subsidiary of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), is further augmented by the introduction of World Future Health Africa, aligning with the continent’s burgeoning digital health revolution. This co-located event, held in collaboration with various Moroccan ministries and agencies, underscores the commitment to advancing healthcare through technological innovation.

Trixie LohMirmand, CEO of KAOUN International, reiterated the event’s significance in fostering global collaboration and knowledge sharing, particularly in emerging fields like artificial intelligence (AI).

Notable exhibitors, including Epson, Honeywell, Kaspersky, and Lexar, are poised to return for the second edition, reaffirming their commitment to advancing technological solutions tailored for the African market. Their participation reflects the growing interest in Africa’s digital economy and the opportunities it presents for innovation and investment.

Similarly, regional pioneers such as Maroc Data Centre, Zen Networks, Dataprotect, and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) will showcase groundbreaking innovations, highlighting Morocco’s leadership in technological advancements.

The event’s North Star Africa startup showcase is expected to attract a diverse array of entrepreneurs and investors, catalyzing the growth of the region’s startup ecosystem. With an anticipated surge in venture capital investment, Africa stands poised to witness a new wave of innovation-driven enterprises addressing its most pressing challenges.

In addition to networking opportunities, the Supernova Challenge will offer startups a platform to compete for valuable prizes, further fueling entrepreneurial endeavors across the continent

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