“Egypt is building up an ICT event that will be the hub of the industry in Africa and the region… this event is called Cairo ICT”
Cairo ICT is about to kick-start its 18th round, with a totally new direction towards bringing professionals together, seeking to build up the future of humanity through technologies that have become easy to access by most human beings.
With a focus on two of the fastest growing regions in the world – the Middle East and Africa – Cairo ICT is blessed to be sitting in the heart of this region, with access never as simple within a goldmine of potential users from governments to institutions and from individuals to businesses; and the region has an unquenchable thirst for progress.
“In the Heart of Tomorrow” is the slogan for this round, scheduled for November 4 – 7, at the Cairo International Convention Centre, hinting at the type of technologies that will be presented by world leaders in telecommunication, Information Technology and Media. These domains with their sub-headings from Security Apps to E-payment and Financial Inclusion practices, and from Cloud Computing and Big Data to Connected Communities shall create an experience along four days that will not be forgotten.
Under the auspices of H.E. Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Atef Helmy, Cairo ICT promises visitors they will not only experience the latest technologies and their applications, but will find an unmatched venue for meeting the right peers, partners and potential clients.
High level regional and international presence is reaching its peak in the 2014 round of Cairo ICT, with names and faces that rarely meet in one place at the same time. And they will be there to network with you alongside top officials from all corners of the African continent, who have started to make their annual visit to Cairo ICT an annual exercise.
Your calendar needs a tick on all four days from 4 to 7, as one or two days may not be enough to visit, explore, network, discuss and listen to the star-studded event of technology of the region. So, book your calendar now!
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AfICTA Summit 2014 – “Deepening Intra-African ICT Enabling”
Africa Information & Communication Technologies Alliance (AfICTA) is a private sector-led alliance of ICT Associations, Multi-national Corporations, Companies, Organizations and Institutions in the ICT sector in Africa, with a mission to encourage multi-stakeholder dialogue fostering accelerated and ICT enabled development in Africa and the use of cutting-edge innovative technologies including mobile, computing and satellite technologies to achieve an Information society in Africa.
AfICTA conference includes round tables and panel discussions about several pressing issues such as; Smart Africa transformational policies, Africa’s solutions for e-government, e-health, e-learning, e-agriculture, in addition to issues like Internet Governance and Cyber security
With 30% of the over 1billion Africans on the Internet, Africa is growing smart and there is need for the growth to be fostered through market driven policies and e-Strategies that promote intra-African trade (currently less than 8%). There is need to engender wider adoption and replication of success stories across Africa and thus connecting more Africans to the global information superhighway.
Case study presentations and interactive panel discussions will highlight emerging technology strategies with practical insight and experiences that will help today’s ICT managers succeed in delivering real to the ground solutions of societal pains.
The Summit is designed to address realistic opportunities to both the Egyptian & African ICT industry executives. We are planning over 300 business meetings B2B, B2G, G2G. You will have the opportunity to meet top executives over the continent
PAFIX 2014 – E-payment and Financial Inclusion Forum and Exhibition
The payment system is an operational network – governed by laws, rules and standards that provide the functionality for monetary exchange. The payment system is the infrastructure (consisting of institutions, instruments, rules, procedures, standards, and technical means) established to effect the transfer of monetary value between different parties. Its technical efficiency determines the efficiency with which transaction money is used in the economy, and risk associated with its use.
What makes it a “system” is that it employs cash-substitutes and with the advent of ICT, alternative electronic payment systems have emerged, including internet banking, e-commerce, m-commerce and mobile cash payment systems.
“Financial inclusion”, a term that has gained importance worldwide since the early 2000s, as its absence – known as financial exclusion – has direct correlation to poverty. Financial inclusion is no longer a fringe subject. It is now recognized as an important part of the mainstream thinking on economic development based on country leadership.
Those two headings “e-payment” and “financial inclusion” are the main element of “PAFIX”, the First Payment and Financial Inclusion Forum and Exhibition taking place within Cairo ICT 2014, under the auspices of H.E. Hisham Ramez, Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt.
PAFIX marks an important milestone in how those driving and adopting innovative e-payment solutions and practices share information to create common goals that unite progress with clarity of purpose. This unique forum encapsulates the players and thought-leadership that are setting the agenda for the future, and propels industry dialogue forward to ensure the continued strength and integrity of the payments ecosystem and their responsiveness to the customer.
Consumer Electronics Show – The B2C Zone for ICT
The Consumer Electronics hall will be the largest in the history of Cairo ICT, bringing together
all the main players, whether vendors, power retailers or extended retailers in the fields of:
Audio/video products, Audio Accessories, Automobile Electronics and Home Entertainment Systems
Information Technology & Telecommunications
Tablets, PC Accessories & Peripherals, Memory Banks, Computer Equipment, Computer Furniture, Communications, Desktops, Digital Imaging, Digital Receivers, Digital Technology Products, Laptops, Mobile Phones & Accessories, Monitors, Notebooks, Personal Computers, Mobile b
undles, DSL subscriptions
Cameras & Photography Equipment, Electronic Fashion Accessories, Lifestyle Products & Accessories, Wireless Devices.
Gaming & Entertainment
DVDs, Blue-Ray, Electronic Games & Entertainment, Gaming Consoles, Game Developers & Resellers, Gaming Hardware/Software, Media Sound Cards, Mobile Gaming, Movies, Multimedia, Online Gaming, PC Games, Video Games
Cairo ICT 2013