Africa is poised to become a global tech powerhouse and at the heart of this transformative journey is the upcoming Global Tech Africa (GTA) conference in Lagos, Nigeria. This is set to be a milestone event that unites the continent’s critical stakeholders for innovation.
In a world increasingly driven by technology and innovation, Africa has emerged as a beacon of untapped potential.
The Global Tech Africa (GTA) conference, slated for November, aims to explore the boundless opportunities Africa offers for harnessing technology as a catalyst for growth and development.
The story of Africa’s technological renaissance is one of resilience and staunch determination. From tech hubs in Lagos to startups in Nairobi, Africa’s tech ecosystem is fast expanding. The continent, meanwhile, still faces considerable challenges.
Access to basic infrastructure, funding, and skills shortages are hurdles that must be overcome, and The Global Tech Africa conference seeks to address these challenges head-on.
GTA is an ambitious initiative that brings together a diverse array of stakeholders, including government officials, entrepreneurs, investors, and educators with the overarching goal of delivering life-changing innovation and spreading it continent-wide.
The conference, which is scheduled to begin from the 16th to 19th November, will bring more than 35 countries together, including 10,000+ participants with more than 60 exhibits at the event.
Africa’s brightest tech-savvy starlets will be in attendance, where they will have the opportunity to gain investment and tailored guidance from experts across finance, technology, and bureaucracy.
In Nigeria and Kenya, there are already innovation centres that serve as breeding grounds for technological advancement, fostering cultures of creativity and entrepreneurship. Several such initiatives are partnered and overseen by global behemoths like Google, The World Bank, and Meta, among others.
GTA 2023 intends to leverage both local and international investors to ensure that funding is available for promising startups and tech companies. The prospect of economic growth in several African countries is absolutely huge, and developing regions may receive a historic boost.