Connect-to-Connect Summit 2016 set for Pretoria, South Africa next week


Pretoria, South Africa is set to host the 2016 edition of Connect-to-Connect Summit (C2C 2016) which will feature an innovative conference programme combining keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops, advisory clinics, private business meetings and high-level networking opportunities, thereby enabling attendees to tailor their experience to reflect their most pressing demands and objectives.

‘Invitation only attendees’ will include CXOs from Service Providers, Heads of Regulatory Authorities, Ministers of ICT and High Throughput Users of ICT from across Sub-Saharan Africa and a carefully selected host of solution providers, vendors, consultants and investors who can support business needs and infrastructure development across the region.

The 3-day conference, running from July 19 to 21, has been organised by Extensia.

C2C is in recognition of the fact that levels of investment will be dependent on regulatory clarity to provide the necessary market conditions for operators to maintain both the positive revenue trends and  the levels of profitability required to justify investments of the above magnitude. The associated benefits of accelerating infrastructure spend, reaching the unconnected and improving quality of service to high throughput users of ICT is well documented. Such investment must be encouraged by policy makers and regulators who are looking for ICT to contribute to national development objectives. As with all investments, risks must be mitigated and return on investment must be optimised.