The event will explore the region's telecoms market and debate areas central to the market's growth.
Some 10 000 visitors are expected to attend the event, which will feature an exhibition where participants from across the region as well as top-level global players such as Siemens, Alcatel, Vodafone, Cisco Systems, Oracle, Flag Telecom, Thuraya and Orascom Telecom will demonstrate a broad range of products and services.
The initiators say that industry leaders from the private sector, governments, regulators and finance will share their vision on key regional topics including successful business models, new infrastructure solutions, the impact of market liberalisation, investment strategies, the management of Internet resources in an African context, appropriate technologies for countries of the region and more.
Keynote speakers will include Conny Kullman, CEO of Intelsat, Marc Mesle, Vice President Africa of Orange, Michael Kutschenreuter, Chief Financial Officer at Siemens, Naguib Sawiris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orascom Telecom, H.E. Dr Ahmed Mahmoud Nazif, Egypt's Minister of Communications and Information Technology and Dr Jabulani Dhliwayo of the New Partnership for Africa's Development Council.