Summit cements Lagos as IT investment hub

May 27, 2016 8:04 am3 commentsViews: 17

LAGOSLAGOS, (CAJ News) – LEADERS drawn from government, media, legal and the  private sectors will gather in Lagos in September to assess opportunities  for investment and partnerships across Africa.

TMT Finance, the global telecommunications investment agency, and IHS  Towers, the mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa,  Europe and the Middle East, have announced the inaugural event, to be held  as the TMT Finance Africa.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with IHS, and bring the  conference series and our global network of industry and finance  executives to Lagos for the first time,” said Dominic Lowndes, Managing  Director of TMT Finance.

He said Lagos had become a critical hub for investment in telecommunications infrastructure and services across Africa and the event
would assess some of the most exciting opportunities for partnership and investment worldwide.

Over 20 speakers have already been announced for the event, including key C-level financial decision makers from MTN, Bharti Airtel, IHS Towers,  MainOne, Standard Bank, IFC World Bank, First Bank Nigeria, Africa Internet Group and Access Bank.

In total, over 50 key speakers will be announced.

IHS Towers Co-founder and Interim IHS Nigeria Chief Executive Officer, Mohamad Darwish said Nigeria, being Africa’s largest economy, had always  been a large hub for investments into Africa, and the Lagos event was  proof of this continued phenomenon.

“As telecommunications, media and technology continue to converge, sustaining investment in development is critical to the sector. We hope that this conference will create a valuable platform for all players in the region to contribute to an exchange of ideas,” said Darwish.

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