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29 - 31 October 2024, Kigali

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2023 in Numbers

  • 230+

    Speakers

  • 1400+

    Companies in Attendance

  • 45%+

    Senior Level Attendees

  • 90+

    Hours of Content

  • 90+

    Countries

MWC Kigali 2024 Themes

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MWC Kigali 2023 Report

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2023 Keynote speakers

  • H.E Paul Kagame

    H.E Paul Kagame President, Republic of Rwanda
  • Mats Granryd

    Mats Granryd Director General, GSMA
  • Dr Jean Kaseya

    Dr Jean Kaseya Director General, Africa CDC
  • Segun Ogunsanya

    Segun Ogunsanya Group CEO, Managing Director of Airtel Africa plc, Airtel Africa
  • Philip Song

    Philip Song Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Carrier BG
  • Sipho Dlamini

    Sipho Dlamini President, Africa & Middle East, Gamma
  • Doreen Bogdan-Martin

    Doreen Bogdan-Martin Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • Ekele Kanu

    Ekele Kanu Head of MNO Partnerships, EEMEA, MasterCard
  • Jerome Henique

    Jerome Henique CEO, Orange Africa
  • Hon. Mrs Paula Ingabire

    Hon. Mrs Paula Ingabire Minister of ICT and Innovation, Rwanda
  • Bocar Ba

    Bocar Ba CEO, SAMENA Telecommunications Council
  • Lacina Koné

    Lacina Koné Director General and Chief Executive Officer, Smart Africa
  • Derrick Ashong

    Derrick Ashong CEO & Founder, Take Back the Mic
  • Philip Besiimire

    Philip Besiimire MD, Vodacom Tanzania
  • Louis Manu

    Louis Manu Co-Founder & CEO, Wi-flix
  • Darren Zhao

    Darren Zhao President, MEA, ZTE Corporation
  • Ebenezer Twum

    Ebenezer Twum Asante SVP Markets, MTN Group

MWC Kigali 2023 Highlights

Mastercard

“With Africa’s digital transformation in a dynamic state of acceleration, we at Mastercard truly understand that in order to broaden financial inclusion in a digital business landscape, we must differentiate and do things in bold, new ways. We achieve this through strategic partnerships and diversification, allowing us to connect more people to a burgeoning digital economy.”

- Ngozi Megwa, Senior Vice President, Digital Partnerships EEMEA at Mastercard

MTN

“In an era marked by unprecedented challenges, the need for innovation, digital transformation, and financial inclusion has never been greater. MTN is steadfast in our commitment to leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress. We do this in collaboration with stakeholders who share our vision of empowering communities, restoring dignity, and fostering shared prosperity. We invite you to join us at MWC Kigali, as we explore solutions shaping a better, more connected and inclusive future where technology serves as a catalyst for positive change.”

- Ralph Mupita MTN Group President and CEO

Orange

"In the heart of a dynamically expanding continent with almost 1.5 billion people, Orange Middle East and Africa is on a mission to increase digital inclusion. At Orange, we are convinced that as Africa embraces digital transformation, it can better tackle global challenges in education, energy and health. Being a part of MWC Africa 2023 gives us another opportunity to contribute to a more inclusive and digital Africa."

- Jérôme Hénique, Executive Director, CEO Orange Africa and Middle East

ZTE

"ZTE is presently in the second year of its strategic expansion committed to be the Driver of Digital Economy, we are pleased to participate as a founding partner in the 2023 MWC Kigali for the fourth consecutive time. This event provides us with a valuable opportunity to interact with global thought leaders, exchange exclusive perspectives, and showcase our highly adaptive solutions designed to promote inclusive digital growth in Africa."

Darren Zhao, SVP, President of MEA, ZTE Corporation


Huawei

"Connectivity holds diverse meanings for individuals. Whether it's accessing new information, forging fresh networks, or uncovering new opportunities, digital access serves as the cornerstone for personal growth and business innovation. At Huawei, our vision and mission is clear: to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. We are deeply committed to advancing digital inclusion in Africa, where our goal is to empower communities, foster innovation, and facilitate positive change in Africa through technology."

- Dr. Philip (Xiaodi) Song, Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Carrier BG

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