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Ghana’s biggest telco MTN has joined a roster of supporters backing the fourth Tech in Ghana Conference (TIGC) to be held in Accra on 27-28th November 2018.
Supported by the Ministry of Communications and Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), sponsors and participants of the event already include local and global companies such as WorldRemit, Ecobank, KudiGo, GSMA Intelligence, DEXT Technologies (below), BlueSPACE Africa, Stanbic Bank, Farmerline, Bloom Impact, iSpace, Jumia Travel and many more.
Over 300 delegates are expected to visit Tech in Ghana at the Accra Digital Centre to join and hear discussions about Ghana’s dynamic and rapidly growing tech industry, and explore topics including mobile money, scaling businesses globally, rural connectivity and entrepreneurship.
A tech marketplace exhibition, special guest speakers and tech innovation showcases will also be part of the two-day programme.
Other features include a presentation from the Director General of the AITI-KACE (Advance Information Technology Institute – Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence) who is set to pay tribute to much-loved Ghanaian diplomat Mr Kofi Annan.
While students from Ashesi (below) and Lancaster University will showcase the innovative technologies they’ve built during their years of study.
ICT teacher Richard Appiah Akoto from Kumasi (below), who went viral on social media after posting pictures of himself drawing a Microsoft Word window on a blackboard, is also due to attend and share his story and update about his school’s progress.
A panel focused on hubs outside of Accra is another anticipated highlight, in addition to a new Tech in Entertainment panel – details of which will be released incoming weeks.
Early booking is advised. Tickets for the event are now on sale via Ghana’s popular platform Egotickets, which accepts payments via all Bank Cards, MTN Mobile Money, Airtel Money, Vodafone Cash, and Tigo cash.
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