Transforming Africa into an ICT Hub and a Globally Competitive Digital Economy

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Event Overview

The ICT sector has proven to be a robust driver of GDP Growth in Countries across the Globe from developing countries such as India and the Philippines to developed nations such as the United States of America and Ireland, the ICT sector has been contributing to the success of each of these nation’s economies, the advancement of its people’s skills as well as capabilities and positioning their nation’s as a hub for global firms to more efficiently do business.

The ICT sector is both socially as well as economically relevant to the African Continent and it has been a major economic driver in the Sub-Saharan Africa region over the past decade and although the mobile and internet penetration remains comparatively low in Africa, never before in the history of the continent has the population been as connected as it is today.



The opportunity in ICT for Africa has been very significant, provided that the ICT market continues its impressive double-digit growth, expenditures in ICT within Africa could exceed US$150 billion. Ultimately, Africa’s success will depend on how well it would be able to leverage its comparative advantages and harnesses the key drivers of growth. Raising the level of human development, particularly in science and technology, will be a ‘major game changer’. The expansion of Africa’s middle class, one-third of the continent’s total population is bound to spur developments in a range of areas, some of which are already evident and include growth of the private sector and the knowledge economy.

The ICT revolution, embraced by Africa’s youthful population, has spurred innovative approaches to information, micro-finance and the mobilization of rural producers via the mobile telephone networks. It is expected that this will continue to propel future growth. Africa’s socio-economic transformation will require enormous human and financial resources. Overseas development assistance has been a key input in Africa’s development, but the goal must now shift towards home-grown solutions and financing.



Nevertheless, although the current performance indicators and financial predictions are largely positive there are still some challenges for the continent in the ICT sector. A number of African countries have made progress on access to ICT services but the continent largely lags behind the rest of the world in terms of ICT readiness. The ITU Development Index, for instance, indicates that the African region has made slower progress when compared to other regions. According to the ITU, most of the limited gains have taken place in providing greater access to ICT.

Hence we at TraiCon will be hosting the hosting the World ICT Forum – Nairobi 2019 which is scheduled to happen on the 8th and 9th July 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya and We TraiCon would like to request all the key Government Leaders and Private Stakeholders to Support this initiative by actively participating in this prestigious gathering in July.

Why Kenya?

  • The Kenya Vision 2030 is the national long-term development blue-print that aims to transform the country into a modern, globally competitive, middle income country offering a high quality of life for all citizens by the year 2030. It has been guided by a Vision of becoming “a globally competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life by 2030”with an overall theme of “Transforming Kenya “ which focuses on devolution, socio-economic development, equity and national unity”.

  • The ICT theme, which was one of the foundations for national transformation in the first medium term plan (MTP) (2008-2012) is “strengthening the foundation for a knowledge-based economy”. Taking into consideration Vision 2030 and its MTPs, the vision of this Master Plan is to transform Kenya into an ICT hub and a globally competitive digital economy”.

  • Although there are a few challenges and opportunities for the success of the Vision 2030. There are few critical things that need to happen in order to lay the foundation for transitioning Kenya into a Knowledge Society and positioning the country as a regional ICT hub.

  • As per recent studies it is expected that Information and Communication Technologies are going to play a very vital role in boosting Intra-African trade while also supporting Africa’s integration Agenda.

  • It is expected that in the new industrial revolution will be majorly benefited by the incorporation of the latest ICT Solutions which would be a key driver and act as catalyst as these technologies would help to enhance the government’s efforts in developing a global digital economy.

  • The Africa’s regional and intergovernmental organizations must support to accelerate e-commerce. It is expected that e-commerce industry has presented Africa with a massive opportunity to increase its share of global trade noting that extensive mobile signal penetration would offer the youth with the continent’s opportunities to access the global markets.

  • While, it has been noted that Africa’s share of the global e-commerce market remains insignificant and called on the African region to deploy adequate resources towards the development of ICT infrastructure and in particular broadband. One of the major concerns for the Digitalization is the low penetration of broadband in the African region.

  • It has been pointed out that access to broadband will have major potential to accelerate the achievement of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals that will minimize poverty levels in the continent.

  • While ICTs are generating innovative and entrepreneurial potentials across the continent giving a new sense of hope and optimism to Africa, there has been a major emphasis on the critical role played by the private sector in driving the mobile revolution in Africa saying that what remains is for governments and policy makers in the region to put in place the right policies to encourage and sustain investments.

  • While the government has identified technologies as critical enablers and drivers of Kenya economic blueprint – the Vision 2030 and in the implementation of the Big 4 Agenda that focuses on enhancing manufacturing, food security and nutrition, universal health coverage and the development of affordable housing. The role of technologies is said to be the future for developing a sustainable and a knowledge based societies.

Event Highlights


30 Sponsors & Exhibitors


Over 200 Attendees


14 Knowledge Based Case Study Presentations


Product Launches & Showcases


Highly Interactive Panel Discussions


Educative Workshops


Networking Sessions

Delegate Profile

The World ICT Forum is a Global Platform that has been carefully designed to deliver maximum value in terms of Time and Return on Investment to all the Participating Key Stakeholders attending this forum from various sectors including – Manufacturing, Logistics, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Healthcare, Agriculture, Information Technology, Telecommunication, Construction, E Commerce and so on.

The Most Ideal Attendees you would meet at the World ICT Forum Kenya 2019 will include –

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Sponsors & Exhibitors Profile

Information Technology & Security

  • Cloud & Big Data
  • Internet of Things
  • Data Centre / Storage
  • Network Security Systems
  • Cloud and Virtualization
  • Hosted / Managed Services
  • Modules / Sensors
  • Augmented Reality
  • CCTV Surveillance
  • Sensors Networks
sponsor-exhibitor profile
  • Computer Hardware & Peripherals
  • Digital Signatures & Biometrics
  • Digital Solutions for Smart Homes
  • IP Camera & Encoders
  • Laptop Tablets & Notebooks
  • Printers & Scanners
  • Smart Cards / RFID
  • Software Solutions
  • Co-location Centre
  • Unified Communications & Collaboration

Telecom & Mobile Communication

  • Carriers / Operators / ISPs / MVNOs
  • Bridges, Routers & Switches
  • Broadband Communication Networks
  • Cable & Cabling Systems
  • Content Delivery Network
  • Fiber Optics Products & Systems
  • Measuring & Testing Instruments
  • Microwave Systems & Equipment’s
  • Mobile Equipment’s & Accessories
  • Mobile Health & Security
  • Data Communication
  • Transmission Equipment
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  • RF Connectors & Antennas
  • Telecom Energy & Power
  • Telecom Fibers & Accessories
  • Telecommunication Services
  • Telecommunication System & Equipment’s
  • Transmission Equipment & Systems
  • Infrastructure and Network Providers
  • FTTH Solution providers
  • Wearable’s and Devices
  • Mobile Components
  • Telecom Solution Providers
  • Mobile Application Developers

Benefits of Attending

As a Sponsor & Exhibitor

Showcase your expertise and align your business with organizations wishing to develop their presence in African Continent Information and Communication Technology space. Be a part of Kenya’s only business event focusing on the digital society and connected living.

Targeting the major industries and verticals disrupting connected living by IoT, IOE and ICT Technologies including, Smart Cities, Insurance, Retail, Utilities, Telecoms and Connectivity.

Take to the stage and educate your audience on how your companies’ technology can drive the development of Smart Cities. Be seen alongside and network with some of the leading names in the ICT Sector.

Media coverage and brand exposure with industry leading publications and news sources in attendance. Stand out from the crowd and connect with the right partners and investors.

Take part in more engaging and extensive networking sessions across the show including meetups, luncheons, panel discussions, round tables, workshops and much more.

As a Delegate

Meet and interact with the "Who's Who" of Information And Communications Sectors and Implementers of ICT Projects in the African Region

Learn about latest developments, insights, challenges and opportunities impacting the Development of ICT Sector.

Share your knowledge and expertise on ICT Projects with industry peers

Discover how new ICT Solutions can drive the digitalization of Industries

Hear from leading innovators and industry experts on the latest in Trends and play an active role in the various ICT dialogues

Our Speakers


Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana

Executive Director

Ministry of Information and Communication Technology


Dr. Bitange Ndemo


Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence Taskforce
Government of Kenya

John OMO

John OMO

Secretary General

African Telecommunications Union (ATU)


Dr. Kasirim Nwuke

Chief for New Technologies and Innovation Section

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa


Eng. John Tanui

Chief Executive Officer

Konza Technopolis Development Authority


Eunice M. Kariuki

Director of Partnerships and Innovation

ICT Authority


Dr. Gilbert Mugeni

Head of Innovation, Research & Development

Communications Authority of Kenya (CA)


Idi Masoud

Asst. Director, Enablers & Macro

Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat


Walid Hassan Gad


Chamber of Information Technology & Telecommunications


Tony Ojobo


African ICT Foundation


Dr. Amit Thakker


Kenyan Healthcare Federation


Titus Mengich Kimaiyo

Chief Officer -ICT & E-Government

County Government of Uasin Gishu


Mairura Omwenga


Town and County Planners Association


Amos Mulievi

Head of ICT

Agriculture and Food Authority


Otieno Antony

Secretary General

Internet Society Kenya Chapter


Boniface Akuku

Director - ICT

Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization

Our Sponsors & Partners

Our Sponsors


Our Partners

Government Partners

Supporting Partners

Association Partners

Our Media Partners


Kenya is rapidly becoming an excellent destination for good business returns. It is the communications hub for East Africa, and the main transport hub to most of the African countries in the region. A wide range of international and foreign firms, including the United Nations, maintain regional headquarters in Kenya, and the country has a wealthy supply of natural resources and educated manpower.

Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi

Mkungu Cl, Nairobi, Kenya

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