Nairobi’s Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) is the venue for the upcoming EACO Congress and Expo scheduled for June 26 – 28, 2013.
The Congress will run under theme “Making Broadband work for Socio-economic growth in Africa.”
Related Meetings will take place along the sidelines of the premier EACO exhibition from 24th – 28th June 2013 simultaneously at the same venue.
The Congress is the highest decision making organ of EACO held on an annual basis on a rotational basis among the five East African member States. It brings together Regulators and Operators of Broadcasting, Postal and Telecommunications/ICT services. Kenya is the host of the EACO Congress in the year 2013.
This year, EACO will hold the debut exhibition that will provide a platform for creating networks and sharing knowledge with the ICT fraternity in the East African region.
The exhibition will present a new opportunity for EACO member organisations and the ICT sector as a whole in the East African region to show case the socio-economic benefits that the sector presents to the citizens in our region. The exhibition is meant to highlight the reach and role of ICT’s as well as best practices in various aspects of life ranging from health, education, economic activities, and other developmental opportunities.
The ICT sector will converge to show case the socio-economic benefits that the sector presents to the citizens in the East African region. The EACO Exhibition will bring together a mix of sector leaders from the public and private sector as well as the non-profit sector. With the exhibition taking place along the sidelines of the Congress, it creates opportunity for networks with government officials, CEOs and key players from local and international technology companies, manufacturers, operators, content and applications providers, and major media players. The 20th EACO Congress and Exhibition are hosted by EACO and Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK).
EACO was established to strengthen and promote cooperation in the development and provision of postal, telecommunications and broadcasting services in the East African Community. It was constituted by the five East African countries with the objective to harmonise policy and regulatory frameworks in the region; promote the development of broadcasting, postal and telecommunications/ICT services and regulatory matters; and devise ways and means to achieve fast, reliable, secure, affordable and efficient communications services within the Community. Members of EACO comprise of National Regulatory Agencies and ICT operators in their respective jurisdictions within the East African countries. These include telecommunications, internet, postal, broadcasting, among other ICT service providers.
The EACO Secretariat is hosted by the Republic of Rwanda, under the auspice of the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority.