The event is being held in collaboration with Morocco's Digital Development Agency (ADD), under the authority of the Moroccan Ministry of Digital Transition and Administration Reform, and under the patronage of King Mohammed VI of Morocco.
GITEX is held annually in Dubai and announced the launch of its African edition in 2022.
GITEX AFRICA 2023 is the largest tech/start-up event in Africa with over 900 entities anticipated guests, from over 100 countries, and tens of thousands of attendees from all over the world.
The key focus is advancing Africa's digital transformation agenda and infrastructure for tech solutions.
“The Kingdom of Morocco is proud to host GITEX AFRICA under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI. We’re witnessing a historic event, the first-ever edition of GITEX AFRICA, and the largest tech networking and learning business event in the African continent,” said Ghita Mezzour, Moroccan Minister of the Digital Transition and Administration Reform.
Mezzour added that GITEX AFRICA connects African startups and programmers with global investors, incubators, as well as public and private sector actors.
'Empowering the New African Generation'
GITEX AFRICA showcases Africa's digital movement, with initiatives like Smart Africa's plan for a single digital market by 2030, propelling the continent's global digital economy.
“For too long, the world’s second-largest continent has been under-stated and overlooked for its profound digital opportunities and aspirations,” Trixie LohMirmand, CEO of KAOUN International stated.
“At GITEX AFRICA, our mission is to curate an event that will serve the purpose of the African community in accessing business development, and investment and learning opportunities. We focus on empowering the new generation of tech and creative talents to augment the culture of entrepreneurship and provide a single occasion that shall bring together the public and private sector leadership to build tangible meaningful outcomes," LohMirmand stressed.
GITEX AFRICA will deliver a structured, curated scouting platform for global investors.
Over 250 speakers from 50 countries at GITEX AFRICA will discuss transformative topics on Africa's digital agenda, including AI, fintech, healthcare, energy, innovation, sustainable development, and start-ups.
GITEX Global reports Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Morocco, and Nigeria host 50 percent of Africa's tech hubs.
Egypt's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has been overseeing a strong digital transformation strategy.
Egypt's strategy focuses on upgrading information infrastructure, including big data centres for secure data hosting and collaboration across sectors.