Published On: Wed, Sep 14th, 2016

Nigeria poised to become technology investment hub

africa-internet-groupLAGOS, (CAJ News) – LEADING strategy and investment heads from technology  and telecommunication giants will next Tuesday converge in Lagos to discuss strategies for investment and regional growth.

Among these are leaders from Africa Internet Group, Airtel, Etisalat, Google, Intel, Nokia, Vodacom and Uber, who will converge under the aegis of the TMT Finance Africa 2016.

Poised to become the technology and investment hub for Africa, Lagos, will play host to the event for the first time, which will see more than 150 regional and international telecom, media and technology leaders, investment bankers, investors, advisers and government representatives meet for a series of panel debates, networking sessions and private roundtable discussions.

Ben Nice, Director of TMT Finance Africa 2016, said Nigeria was fast becoming one of the most innovative and dynamic places in the world for technology and mobile connectivity.

“We are delighted that household names such as Google, Uber, Intel and  Africa Internet Group will be represented at the conference alongside some well-known Nigerian tech and media companies such as Sliide, iRoko and Andela, which is backed by Mark Zuckerberg’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative,” he said.

“However, there are still many challenges that some of these companies face, including a lack of access to adequate financing, which is where TMT Finance Africa in Lagos should help to plug the gap and get the dialogue going between the genuine decision makers.”

Meanwhile, leading investment banks will be represented by key institutions such as Access Bank, Africa Finance Corporation, Barclays, Citi and First National Bank.

Over 80 C-level speakers are confirmed for the conference.

CAJ News

Featured Video