More Africa NewsMTN Group Confirm Headline Sponsorship of 18th annual IAD Summit- Ethiopia

February 25, 2020by myles0

MTN Group has confirmed their support for this year’s Innovation Africa Digital (IAD) Summit 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 share their insights on the future of ICT in Africa in what will be a momentous year for Ethiopia with the long anticipated liberalisation of its ICT sector.

Quote from MTN:

Commenting on the sponsorship, Vice President, Southern & East Africa and Ghana Region, Ebenezer Asante says, “As a pan-African company with operations in 17 African markets, we continually seek opportunities to engage with like-minded stakeholders to help enable innovation and accelerate infrastructure development to bring more Africans into the digital world. We are proud to once again be the main sponsor of the IAD summit, especially at this time when Ethiopia is opening up its ICT sector, which will no doubt enhance digital inclusion for millions of Ethiopians.

Quote from Extensia CEO Tariq Malik:

Extensia is proud to confirm MTN as our headline sponsor at this year’s IAD summit. This is the second consecutive year that MTN have taken the headline sponsorship role, demonstrating their continued commitment to the sustainable 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 2020

The 18th annual IAD Summit continues with the important theme of Accelerating National ICT Agendas. IAD 2020 will explore and embrace the opportunities presented by cloud, 5G, Fin-Tech, Artificial Intelligence and Rural Connectivity and addressing the policy and regulation strategies that will lead the continent into the new decade. Global ICT leaders will share thoughts, ideas and best practices with an audience of up to 500 Ministers, Regulators, Service Providers and Major End Users from across Africa. The Summit will provide an opportunity for all participants to join the government of Ethiopia in celebrating an historical time in the liberalisation of their ICT sector. IAD 2020 is hosted in partnership between Extensia and the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MiNT) Ethiopia.

About MTN;

Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a leading emerging market operator with a clear vision to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world to our 244 million customers in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East. We are inspired by our belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code “MTN”. We are pursuing our BRIGHT strategy with a major focus on growth in data, fintech and digital businesses. 

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 18 years with the IAD summit being this flagship event hosted annually for the past 18 years in 9 different countries.

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