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Exhibitions India takes annual Convergence exposition to Africa

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NEW DELHI: Over 120 participants and top executives from over 300 companies are taking part in the first-ever Convergence Africa World 2015, which opened in Nairobi, Kenya, today.

The exposition has been organised by the Exhibitions India Group, which organised the internationally recognised Convergence India expositions annually in the capital in recognition of Africa as the next global economic growth engine.

The exhibition is being organised at Oshwal Centre in Nairobi from 17 to 19 June. Exhibitions India Group has partnered with local Nairobi-based organisation AfriExpos for the show.

A first of its kind in Africa, the three-day exhibition and conference will showcase the convergence of telecoms, digital media, broadcast and IT industries. The inaugural expo is intended to facilitate B2B contacts, joint ventures, technology transfers, and financial investments, thereby presenting the most comprehensive one-stop shop in Africa.

Some of the companies exhibiting at Convergence Africa World 2015 include Airtel, MediaGuru, RiverSilica Technologies, Matrix Comsec, Conax AS, Horizon Broadcast Electronics, ABOX42 GmbH, and Birla Ericsson Optical Limited. 

The use of ICT in Africa is growing rapidly. African countries are harmonizing policy and regulatory frameworks for smooth transition from analogue to digital broadcasting. As digitization spreads, internet on mobile phones will increase 20-fold in the next five years. This is double the rate of growth in the rest of the world.

The Convergence Africa World 2015 will provide a platform for anyone who wants to break into or confirm their positions in the telecoms, media & ICT industry in Africa.

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