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GITEX Africa attracts over 900 exhibitors, startups, others

By Guardian Nigeria
10 May 2023   |   3:01 am
Ahead of the maiden edition of GITEX Africa, scheduled for Marrakech, Morocco, the organisers disclosed that over 900 exhibitors, start-ups and visiting delegations from 95 countries would gather for the tech startup event.

Ahead of the maiden edition of GITEX Africa, scheduled for Marrakech, Morocco, the organisers disclosed that over 900 exhibitors, start-ups and visiting delegations from 95 countries would gather for the tech startup event.
 
The organisers said participants would gather for three days of intensive outcome-focused public-private sector collaborations. They stated that the inaugural GITEX Africa would hold from May to June 2023.
    
They noted that GITEX Africa was being held under the high patronage of His Majesty, King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco, and hosted by the Digital Development Agency, the public entity leading the Moroccan government’s digital transformation agenda under the authority of the Moroccan Ministry of Digital Transition and Administration Reform.
     


In a statement, the Minister of the Moroccan Ministry of Digital Transition and Administration Reform, Ghita Mezzour, said: “The Kingdom of Morocco is honoured to host the 1st edition of GITEX Africa Morocco in 2023, an event which constitutes a real opportunity for our country to deepen the efforts made and the work carried out in recent years in the field of digital transition and technological innovation.
   
“It falls perfectly in line with the efforts of the Kingdom of Morocco to strengthen South-South cooperation in the digital field and to contribute to the influence of the African continent on the international level.
    
“GITEX Africa Morocco will thus aim to promote multi-sector technological innovation and the digital transformation of the continent, according to the orientations of His Majesty King Mohammed VI.”

The General-Director of the Digital Development Agency, Mohammed Melyani, added: “As the African continent is beginning to create an enabling environment for technology innovation to thrive, GITEX Africa Morocco is a real opportunity to gather the tech moguls and promote investments and we are deeply engaged to contribute to this first edition’s success.”
    
According to the organisers, GITEX Africa 2023 is affiliated with GITEX Global. The Chief Executive Officer, Kaoun International, organisers of GITEX Africa, Trixie LohMirmand, stated that the event was a validation of the world’s confidence and optimism in the growth of the African digital economy.

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