Mobile Web Africa is returning to South Africa on the 10th and 11th of September in Johannesburg. The organisers, All Amber tell Appsafrica.com about the event and how it is setting a new standard of excellence for technology conferences on the continent.
Africa’s tech progress
Mobile Web Africa (MWA) one of the leading tech conferences in Africa since 2009 has now cemented its place in the African tech scene. Five years on, and All Amber founder Matthew Dawes is keenly aware of the need to deliver an exceptional conference experience. “It’s remarkable looking back five years to when Mobile Web Africa was first launched. The events industry in SA has developed massively since we put together that event. For me, it’s important to see that my objective back in 2009 to facilitate the growth of the mobile data, services and products industry across the continent has come to fruition. Mobile Web Africa 2014 is all about showing the progress the region has made,” Dawes tells Appsafrica.com.
Top industry speakers
“Bringing Tomi Ahonen back to Jo’burg is a massive plus for the conference. He’s a global mobile industry rockstar and will be delivering material looking at the next stage of growth. The range and breadth of the contributors is outstanding. We have confirmed individuals such as Gustav Praekelt, Emma Kaye and Chika Nwobi (who is coming in from Lagos specifically for the event); Robert Lamptey from Saya in Ghana is an incredible presenter; Nanjira Sambuli from the iHub in Nairobi is going to discuss ICT4D and innovation; and then you’ve got market leading organisations including Standard Bank, Junk Mail, KPMG, Mahindra Comviva, Yahoo! and Deloitte.
Mobile app competition
As reported earlier by Appsafrica Intel, AppCircus and Mobile Monday South Africa for a mobile app competition. Africa’s leading app developer will win the chance to represent the continent on the world stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Intel is also generously providing complimentary tickets for 10 leading start-ups and developers.
MMA SMARTIES Awards
In addition, Mobile Web Africa will be hosting the inaugural Standard Bank MMA SMARTIES Awards on the evening of 10 September. This will be an evening highlighting the work that is leading the industry in taking mobile marketing to the next level, and represents an ideal collaboration. Year-on-year the event has delivered crucial business development opportunities and Randlords is the perfect environment for Mobile Web Africa 2014.
The Mobile Web Africa 2014 agenda is available to view here .