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Tech in Ghana will host its fifth conference in the UK on Monday 10th June, as an official part of London Tech Week (LTW) 2019.
Ghanaian tech companies including Zeepay, Farmerline, BlueSPACE and eCampus are set to participate in the upcoming edition of our flagship event held twice a year in Accra and London; bringing together founders, government officials, investors, and industry stakeholders since its launch in 2017.
For the first time, the conference will be staged as part London Tech Week (10th – 14th June) – Europe’s leading technology and startup festival providing a platform for creating partnerships across multiple events taking place in the City, attracting over 50,000 delegates worldwide.
In line with Tech in Ghana’s 2019 theme, Connecting Our Global Networks: People, Opportunities and Industries, TIG founder Akosua Annobil explains: ‘Placing this year’s Tech in Ghana event in to the heart of London’s biggest global technology festival was a very deliberate decision as it provides a valuable opportunity for exposure and collaboration for participants beyond our conference.’
In a new format, Tech in Ghana London 2019 will feature just one panel session focused on digital financial inclusion, moderated by former Head of Research for Ecobank UK, Dr Tedd George, and featuring Vodafone Ghana, WorldRemit, Zeepay and BlueSPACE Africa.
Other features include insightful presentations from speakers such as Gideon Brefo, Co-founder and Head of Operations of Kumasi-based startup hub hapaSpace; Kenechi Okeleke, Lead Analyst for GSMA Intelligence; and Cecil Nutakor, founder of online mobile learning platform eCampus.
A variety of deep-dive sessions focused on tech topics such as blockchain, social commerce, knowledge & skills exchange, and digital trade will make up the second half of the day to encourage meaningful networking and valuable opportunities for collaboration; ahead of a networking drinks reception.
Breakouts will be hosted by representatives from the Accra Digital Centre, MyTicketGH, Enza Capital, KudiGo, On Point Property Management and more from both Ghana and the UK.
Tech in Ghana London supporters and partners include the Ghana High Commission UK, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Tech London Advocates, Invest in Africa, Apps Africa and African Review magazine to name a few.
The conference is set to be streamed live, while Accra-based media partner Kwese TV will screen highlights from the event in Ghana later this year.
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