Connecting Africa & the International Trade Centre: Championing the Internationalisation of Tech SMEs in East Africa

Spearheading ‘trade impact for good’.

SMEs in East Africa have seen encouraging growth in recent years, especially in the areas of IT, with ecosystems such as the Silicon Savannah forecast to be worth more than $1billion in the next 3 years. This development has been enabled by organisations such as Intracen (ITC), which is dedicated to supporting the internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises.

In a brand new report, the Connecting Africa series of leading Pan-African telecommunications and technology events and the UN’s Intracen organisation have collaborated to document the internationalisation of East African SMEs.

From building a more conducive ecosystem for SMEs to thrive, becoming a key driver for tech innovation and women-owned businesses, to facilitating effective public-private partnerships – Connecting Africa explores how the UN’s Intracen (ITC) organisation are pioneering IT and IT-enabled services in East Africa.

East African SMEs featured:

  • SawaSawa – The custom software, design and development house
  • Hostalite – Providing domain registration, web design and e-commerce solutions in East Africa
  • Vantage – The Ugandan communications agency
  • Bunifu – The Kenyan information security solutions company

Access the full report here.

By downloading this report, readers will also receive a 20% discount to one Connecting Africa event of their choice.

Connecting Africa and ITC have also partnered for the 14th annual East Africa Com (17 – 19th May, Nairobi). ITC are headlining the speed networking agenda at this year’s event, which serves as an opportunity for them to meet large companies, whilst also promoting inter-regional and international business networks for SMEs.

About Connecting Africa:
Connecting Africa is the largest and most influential series of African-focused technology and telecommunications events on the continent, produced by KNect365 – an Informa company. Comprising of the leading regional events of East Africa Com, West Africa Com and Nigeria Com and the largest African tech and telco event – AfricaCom, the series welcomes over 12,000 attendees through its doors each year.

Find out more about the Connecting Africa series of events:
East Africa Com
17 – 18 May 2017
Radisson Blu, Nairobi

West Africa Com
11 – 12 May 2017
Radisson Blu, Dakar

Nigeria Com
20 – 21 September 2017
Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lagos

Africa Com
Festival – 6 – 10 November 2017
Conference and Exhibition – 7 – 9 November 2017
CTICC, Cape Town