MTN Group Confirm Headline Sponsorship of 17th annual Innovation Africa Digital (IAD) Summit- Ethiopia

Press release – April 17th 2019

Re – MTN Group Confirm Headline Sponsorship of 17th annual IAD Summit- Ethiopia

MTN Group confirm their support for this year’s Innovation Africa Digital (IAD) Summit 10-11 June at the Sheraton Addis, Ethiopia. As Headline Sponsor, MTN senior executives will join a stellar line up of top executives to speak at the summit and attend as VIP delegates.

Quote from Extensia CEO:

Extensive is proud to confirm MTN as our headline sponsor at this year’s IAD summit. MTN have taken a lead role in many of our previous summits, demonstrating their continued commitment to the positive growth of telecom and ICT across Africa. The unprecedented delegation and speaker contribution MTN are committing to this year’s IAD summit is most welcome and will ensure that this year’s summit, coinciding with the exciting announcement of planned liberalisation of the ICT sector in Ethiopia, will be arguably the most important Telecom and ICT event in Africa in 2019

The 17th annual IAD Summit addresses the need for African Countries to accelerate the development of their ICT Maturity. With only 3 sub Saharan African countries in the top 100 of the ITU’s Global ICT maturity index there is much work to do and tremendous opportunities ahead. Each country is looking towards 2030 sustainable development goals and the foundations for the achievement of many of these goals can be supported by a healthy ICT ecosystem. Each country has it’s own distinct identity and own objectives driving their ICT agenda and the IAD summit provides an opportunity to identify best practices and innovative strategies for accelerating these agendas. Global ICT leaders will share thoughts, ideas and best practices with an audience of Ministers, Regulators, Service Providers and Major End Users from across Africa. At an historical time in the development of Ethiopia’s ICT liberalisation, IAD 2019, hosted in partnership between Extensia and the recently formed Ministry of Technology and Innovation (MiNT).

About Extensia: Extensia is a trusted advisor to many ICT policy makers, regulators, service providers and major end users from across Africa. Extensia has hosted high-level business summits and facilitated business deals across the continent over the past 17 years with the IAD summit being this flagship event hosted annually for the past 17 years in 9 different countries.

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