EastAfricaCom 2013

eacomTerrific show this week.  Here’s a summary from Informa – and if you’re not already in the linkedin group then you should join! It’s called East Africa Com: Telecoms, ICT & Media Group.
Dear East Africa Com Group Member,

After two days of engaging discussions and networking, the 9th annual East Africa Com conference and exhibition closed in Nairobi, Kenya on the 22nd of May 2013.

The sessions covered the services that are most likely to impact data growth in the region: content, mobile money, e-health, TV, mobile marketing and apps. Some keywords were repeatedly mentioned when discussing how to make services successful: affordability, user-friendliness and simplicity. Betty Mwangi-Thuo from Safaricom (who gave an update on the ever successful mpesa) also highlighted the importance of partnerships to ensure the success of services.

The topic of e-health was covered by a presentation from a representative of Ogra Foundation, the event’s charity partner, which works with and for vulnerable communities in Kenya to improve and promote health.

The event ended with the AppGig, a new session dedicated to developing, promoting and monetising apps for East Africa. A lively panel discussion covered both technical and commercial issues. The audience had a chance to share their favourite apps for the region, ranging from traffic news to education and health.

Thanks for tweeting and using the hash tag #EastAfricaCom @allaboutcom

The East Africa Com team received a record breaking 500+ tweets over the course of the two days, which surpassed last year’s tweet record by 68%.

We look forward to reading your tweets next year!

You can still tweet about your experience this year using #EastAfricaCom @allaboutcom on twitter!

See You Next Year!
To get involved early for the 2014 show,
please visit our website: http://eaafrica.comworldseries.com/

East Africa Com 2014
20-21 May 2014
Safari Park Hotel
Nairobi, Kenya

Frost & Sullivan briefing on Nigeria and Kenya

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Analyst firm Frost and Sullivan recently held an analyst briefing titled:  African Growth Series – Africa’s East and West Growth Frontiers.

The briefing covers Nigeria and Kenya…”As the new gateways to emerging markets within their respective regions, these two counties possess numerous domestic market opportunities across various industries. Given their prospects, what are the core opportunities that exist within these two unique markets?”

The briefing discusses the longer-term growth opportunities and predictions for Kenya and Nigeria; highlights some of the greatest challenges to operating in specific industries there and identifies principles and solutions to achieve successful and sustainable growth.

It’s well worth a listen. You have to register on BrightTalk first though to see the ppt and hear the analysts:   http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/analyst-briefing-detail.pag?mode=open&sid=275195139