The African continent’s most influential connectivity event

29 - 31 October 2024, Kigali

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With 5G connections growing from two million in 2022, to a predicted 358 million by 2030*, connectivity is rapidly transforming the African continent. Only at MWC Kigali can you mix with international business leaders and high-level government ministers, who are shaping our connected future.  

Attend MWC Kigali and find out about key growth areas like mobile money and the evolution of AI. Learn how you can be part of Africa's ongoing digital transformation and leave with fresh ideas, qualified business leads and a wealth of knowledge to keep you one step ahead. 

*(GSMA Intelligence

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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2023 Keynote speakers

  • H.E Paul Kagame President, Republic of Rwanda
  • Mats Granryd Director General, GSMA
  • Dr Jean Kaseya Director General, Africa CDC
  • Segun Ogunsanya Group CEO, Managing Director of Airtel Africa plc, Airtel Africa
  • Philip Song Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Carrier BG
  • Sipho Dlamini President, Africa & Middle East, Gamma
  • Doreen Bogdan-Martin Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • Ekele Kanu Head of MNO Partnerships, EEMEA, MasterCard
  • Jerome Henique CEO, Orange Africa
  • Hon. Mrs Paula Ingabire Minister of ICT and Innovation, Rwanda
  • Bocar Ba CEO, SAMENA Telecommunications Council
  • Lacina Koné Director General and Chief Executive Officer, Smart Africa
  • Derrick Ashong CEO & Founder, Take Back the Mic
  • Philip Besiimire MD, Vodacom Tanzania
  • Louis Manu Co-Founder & CEO, Wi-flix
  • Darren Zhao President, MEA, ZTE Corporation
  • Ebenezer Twum Asante SVP Markets, MTN Group

MWC Kigali 2023 Highlights

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
 

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


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