All set for AfricaCom awards tomorrow

africacom.gifALL is set for the annual AfricaCom, the continent’s leading telecommunications event.

The event kicks of in the resort city of Cape town in South Africa and thousands of delegates, speakers and exhibitors are expected to attend.

Now in its 11th year, this event has comprised a high-level conference and co-located exhibition and year-on-year continues to be the best place to meet existing clients and build new contacts in the region.

More than 3 500 participants, 180 exhibitors, more than 80 expert speakers are expected to participate.

Organizers are hoping to build on last year’s success.

“The 2007 event attracted over 3,000 top level speakers, delegates, visitors and exhibitors. Over 40% of attendees were at board director level, 109 operator companies attended and over 90 companies were
represented across Africa or internationally,” said Informa plc, the organizers of the event.

Among the participants at the event are Vodafone, Vodacom, MTN and Virgin Mobile.

“This event is one of a kind in Africa. If you want to meet people, to meet the vendors, to learn, this is the place to come,” said Michael Joseph, chief executive officer of Safaricom, Kenya.

AWorld Wide Worx official concurred.

“At the last edition, I found the quality of the delegates and speakers exceptionally high, and I could barely walk five steps without meeting somebody in the industry worth talking to,” he said-