The inaugural GITEX Africa has sold out, and the event’s organizer, KAOUN International, is in the final expansion phase to meet the high level of global tech interest in Africa. The purpose-built super venue, located in Marrakech, Morocco, will host Africa’s largest and most influential tech and start-up event.
The event will take place from May 31 to June 2, 2023. The conference will welcome over 900 exhibitors, start-ups, and visiting delegations from 95 countries for three days of intensive public-private sector collaborations in the world’s next biggest digital economy.
GITEX Africa is held under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco and hosted by the Digital Development Agency (ADD), the public entity leading the Moroccan government’s digital transformation agenda. H.E Dr Ghita Mezzour, Minister of the Moroccan Ministry of Digital Transition and Administration Reform, said that GITEX Africa Morocco would aim to promote multi-sector technological innovation and the digital transformation of the continent, pursuant to the Orientations of His Majesty King Mohammed VI.
The African Union’s mission to unify the continent into a secure Digital Single Market by 2030 has roused optimism among GITEX Africa exhibitors. They are hopeful about the proliferation of trends shaping the continent’s tech ecosystem, including increased internet connectivity, a rampant start-up scene, the rise of artificial intelligence, and a flourishing fintech sector.
IBM and Kaspersky, two of the global tech industry’s major players, will participate in GITEX Africa 2023. The former will utilize the event to amplify its commitment to the continent, while the latter will share its expertise and knowledge needed for protection against cyberthreats, which are constantly growing in both volume and sophistication. Several major players from Morocco’s tech landscape, including Maroc Data Center (MDC), MTDS, Ribatis, and CASANET, are also part of the exhibitors with a joint mission to elevate Africa’s thriving tech revolution.
GITEX Africa has partnered with North Star, the world’s largest start-up event, to deliver North Star Africa. The event will converge more than 400 start-ups, including 100 Moroccan start-ups, from across the globe to extend engagements, build connections, and scale imaginations in an African tech ecosystem where investment reached US$6.5 billion in 2022.
Leadership dialogues and outcome-focused meetings will dominate GITEX Africa’s power-packed multi-sectoral conference program, including The GITEX Africa DIGITAL SUMMIT and the GITEX AFRICA CEO Forum. The GITEX Africa DIGITAL SUMMIT will unify 250-plus government and private sector leaders, policy makers, investors, and academics to steer Africa’s transformation into a single digital market. The conference program includes critical themes ranging from analyzing the current state of play in the continent’s digital economy to fast-tracking an integrated and inclusive digital public infrastructure.
According to Trixie LohMirmand, CEO of GITEX Africa’s organizer KAOUN International, the fact 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. She said that every company with an internationalization strategy must partake in the digital revolution of the world’s most watched continent.