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Mobile Web Africa set for Johannesburg in September

by Robin Okuthe
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Mobile Web Africa is scheduled for September 10, 2014 at Randlords in Johannesburg, South Africa.

All Amber, the event’s organizers, announced numerous key partnerships, new measures and an excellent venue to uphold the idea of establishing new standards of excellence for technology conferences continentwide.

The first Mobile Web Africa event was held in October 2009 in South Africa and five years on Matthew Dawes, the founder of All Amber is keen to ‘give a special conference experience’.

The events industry in SA has massively grown since the event was put together, says Dawes.

“It is important for me to see that my objective since 2009 to facilitate the development of mobile services, data and products industry throughout the continent has come to fruition. I am optimistic that the events All Amber has organized throughout Sub-Saharan Africa have led to that growth,” he added.

Expected to grace the event include Tomi Ahonen, Chika Nwobi, Emma Kaye, Gustav Praekelt, Robert Lamptey, Nanjira Sambuli as well as market-leading organizations including Deloitte, KPMG, Standard Bank, Yahoo!, Mahindra Comviva and Junk Mail.

The event will also feature Mobile Monday South Africa, AppCircus and Intel holding a mobile app contest where Africa’s leading app developer will win the opportunity to represent the continent on the world stage at Mobile world congress in Barcelona.

In the evening, Mobile Web Africa will host the inaugural Standard Bank MMA SMARTIES Awards.

Mobile Web Africa conferences have been split up into eight sessions in two days. The sessions include mobile content, users & consumption; smart cities and smart living, the debate around the future of mobile money, driving thought leadership in mobile marketing, the landscape for digital entrepreneurs across Sub-Saharan Africa, thought leader interview and address, showcase presentations and the leaders of mobile.

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