iHub_ and m:lab East Africa add Support to Mobile Web East Africa 2012
UK based All Amber, organisers of Mobile Web East Africa, have officially announced partnerships with Nairobi’s Innovation Hub (*iHub_) and m:lab East Africa for Mobile Web East Africa 2012. Both iHub and m:lab East Africa have agreed to support the MWEA 2012.
Mobile Web East Africa is the region’s edition of the interactive mobile focused events in sub-Saharan Africa whose key focus is on facilitating the growth of the mobile ecosystem in the region through interaction and relationship building.
Commenting on the developemnt, John Kieti, Manager of m:lab East Africa, said:
“Mobile Web East Africa is bound to bring together key stakeholders contributing to the growth of the mobile web and related economic platforms in the region. It is complementary to the work we are doing at m:lab East Africa to help nurture mobile entrepreneurship so it was an easy decision to formally support the conference.”
On behalf of iHub, Hamilton Juma who is a manager at the innovation hub said:
“As a part of our remit to foster the growth of the ecosystem, the *iHub_ is really pleased to be linking up with All Amber on Mobile Web East Africa 2012. It’s a fantastic event, so we’re glad to be such a part of it and to have some of our members demonstrating their work.”
Matthew Dawes, Founder & Managing Director, All Amber noted:
“The confirmation of support from these two organisations can be seen as a major piece in this year’s Mobile Web East Africa 2012 jigsaw. Events like this rely on partnerships with key industry organisations; I can’t think of another conference which has attracted this array and calibre of supporters.”
Mobile Web East Africa will be held at the Southern Sun Mayfair hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on 22nd & 23rd February 2012. Due to the interactive roundtable seating format, attendance is limited to 140 people; the venue is already over 2/3 full so early booking is highly recommended.
Some of the confirmed speakers for Mobile Web East Africa 2012 are;
- Emma Kaye, CEO, Bozza
- Paul Kukubo, CEO, Kenya ICT Board
- John Waibochi, CEO, Virtual City
- Mark Kaigwa, Partner, Afrinnovator
- Joseph Sevilla, Director, @iLabAfrica
- Judith Owigar, President, Akirachix
- Paul Stemmet, COO, World of Avatar
- Neil Ahlsten, New Business Development – Africa, Google
The main sponsor for the Mobile Web East Africa is Kenya ICT Board.
You can register for Mobile Web East Africa here www.mobileeastafrica.com. Start-up companies and application developers are eligible for a 50% discount on attendance.