AfricArena Tech Conference Ready To Take Over South Africa
Silicon Cape and Wesgro will be hosting the AfricArena 2018 International Africa Tech Conference. The event will take place on 15th and 16th November in Cape Town for the second year in a row. The two organizers will also incorporate the 2017 conference winners into the world tour of their investors. The 2018 conference will work under the themes SmartTravel, SmartAgri, SmartCity, SmartSkills, SmartCommerce, and SmartMedia. Startups from across Africa will be taking part in the prestigious conference.
The duo made the announcement during the official Press Conference. It was held by Wesgro at the InvestSa offices in Cape Town. Furthermore, there was a panel of discussions on the best ways of carrying out business in the continent. There were several panellists on that day that included; Kerry Petrie from Silicon Cape, AfricArena’s founder Christophe Viarnaud, Alexander Fraser from VC4A. Also present were Guardian Gabriel’s founder Xabiso Lombo, Victoria Jackson from MEST and RCS’ Head of Innovation Acceleration Rudi Visser.
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The 2018 event has received the backing of main international participants. Furthermore, firms like Silicon Cape, Saint Gobain, Air France KLM, VC4A, Vinci Energies, RC and Saint Gobain, showed their support. Local players from African ecosystem like ABAN, French Chamber of Commerce, BPI France, La French Tech, Startupbootcamp Africa, SAVCA, and MEST have also come together to ensure that the event is successful. Methys’ CEO and founder Christophe Viarnaud, was happy with the role of the 2017 conference on the African startup industry. Due to that, they promised to give more support to the conference. According to Viarnaud the startup gave more than $2 million to support the conference in impact and especially in commitment. He adds that the startup has decided to reduce their commitments by double-digit. Therefore they will increase their impact.
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