When: 23 – 25 Fabruary, 2018
Where: Sofitel Hotel Invoire Abidjan, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Endorsed by the Ministère de l’Economie numérique et de la Poste from the République of Côte d’Ivoire, the inaugural edition of SMART CITY AFRICA will take place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on Fabruary 23 – 25, 2017 at Sofitel Hotel Invoire Abidjan. Delegates attending SMART CITY AFRICA Abidjan will have a unique opportunity to:
- Establish face-to-face contact with key decision makers and strategic influencers
- Promote and showcase innovative urban technologies
- Explore investment, partnership and new technology development opportunities
- Learn from expert speakers and industry specialists.
The 3-day event consists of:
Internationally recognized smart city experts speak about important urban technology, as well as identify strategies and cutting-edge ideas with the potential to improve services and bring rapid changes in Côte d’Ivoire. Open to all delegates, the fast-track, compact conference program will be specifically tailored for civil servants, entrepreneurs and innovators.
BUSINESS MEETINGS + PRODUCT/SERVICE SHOWCASES
These sessions will be held in a restricted lounge with individual meeting tables. Meetings will be organized in-house, prior to the event by our multilingual matchmaking staff on behalf of eligible delegates. Vendors will be able to conduct business and showcase smart solutions to buyers and industry leaders.
SMART PITCH DAY PROGRAM*
This program’s objective is to accelerate the development of start-ups engaged in Africa’s nascent smart urban solutions ecosystem. Innovators and entrepreneurs with eligible projects will have an opportunity to pitch their project and present their ideas in front of potential backers and urban technology industry key players.
EVENTS AND AWARDS
These networking functions include numerous PR functions as well as the following anchor parties: THE WELCOME COCKTAIL PARTY, THE GUEST COUNTRY GALA DINNER PARTY, and AWARDS CEREMONY.
*Eligible projects for the SMART PITCH DAY PROGRAM must be submitted in advance. See more information here.
BASIC LEAD is a full-service marketing agency that helps companies and investors engage with everyone across Francophone Africa who influences buying decisions that create B2B sales in fast-growing industries. We have offices in Los Angeles and Abidjan, and organize markets and road-shows, publish electronic and print magazines, and assist companies in defining their market-entry strategies for Francophone Africa.
For further information
For further information about the Smart City Africa, visit the official website.