Innovation Dinner confirms MTN and HP


Africa’s leading ICT business dinner series has secured Africa’s leading telecoms company, MTN Group, and Hewlett Packard (HP), as sponsors for the February 23, 2011 edition of the Innovation Dinner to be hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Launched in 1994, JSE Security Exchange listed-MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group with 21 operations in Africa and the Middle East, boasting over 134 million subscribers.

Says Christian de Faria, MTN Group Senior Vice President: Commercial and Innovation: “MTN is pleased to be part of this initiative that gives expression to the innovation ethos. As technology becomes more convergent and broadband capacity gets more enhanced and cheaper – thanks to substantial investments in submarine cables and optic fibre networks – MTN is always exploring ways of turning the handset into a one-stop-shop that makes work and play for our subscribers more seamless and pleasurable.”

As the world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. HP is also a three-time sponsor of this exclusive event.

Corporations who associate themselves with the Innovation Dinner series experience multi-faceted benefits that directly impact their bottom line by strengthening their brand position and allowing them to bond closely with key customer groups that conventional marketing channels cannot present.

The Innovation Dinner series, which takes place once every two months, is the premier gathering for IT Executives across all industries in Africa. Designed for Africa’s ICT professionals, entrepreneurs and senior business people, the event is a great opportunity for networking, information gathering and strategic planning.

Once every two months, ICT business leaders meet in an intimate and relaxed environment. to create new relationships and promote their organizations.

The agenda of the dinners offer various mediums of discussion in order to promote maximum take-away from the event.

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