Rabat – The second edition of GiTEX AFRICA MOROCCO, the largest tech and startup exhibition on the continent, is set to take place from May 29 to 31 in Marrakech. With more than 1500 exhibitors from over 130 countries, the event promises to be a significant milestone in the African tech industry.

Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, this prestigious international event aims to be a global showcase for technology, innovation, and networking. It will also serve as a unique acceleration platform for startups and innovative SMEs worldwide.

Initiated by Kaoun International, the international subsidiary of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), and organized under the aegis of the Ministry of Digital Transition and Administration Reform in partnership with the Digital Development Agency (ADD), GiTEX AFRICA MOROCCO 2024 aspires to become a central hub in Africa. It will foster discussions on the latest tech developments in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, telecommunications, finance, health, c
ybersecurity, and cloud computing.

Speaking at a press conference, Ghita Mezzour, the Minister Delegate for Digital Transition and Administration Reform, highlighted the unprecedented enthusiasm for this year’s exhibition. “With over 130 countries represented, more than 1500 exhibitors, 800 emerging companies, and an expected turnout of over 50,000 visitors, the scale of participation reflects the confidence in Morocco’s positioning as a regional digital hub,” she stated.

The event underscores Morocco’s commitment to reinforcing its leadership in the tech sector across the continent. “This exhibition aligns with the High Orientations of His Majesty the King, aiming to boost the country’s digital ecosystem and support the significant potential of young Moroccan talents,” Mezzour added.

A highlight of the 2024 edition will be the “World Health Future” event, dedicated to the latest innovations in the health sector. This event will feature leading international startups specializing in digital health, contrib
uting to the development of this critical sector in Africa.

The exhibition will also focus on advancements in Artificial Intelligence, with numerous startups showcasing innovative solutions. The goal is to converge views on policy-making to regulate AI use in Africa, ensuring it benefits the continent’s development.

Sidi Mohammed Drissi Melyani, Director General of ADD, emphasized the continuity from the successful 2023 edition. “Efforts have been made to ensure the success of this edition, allowing participants to exchange experiences, conclude agreements, and contribute to the development of their respective countries,” he noted.

Melyani added that GiTEX AFRICA MOROCCO 2024 aims to promote the Moroccan startup ecosystem and attract international digital investment to Morocco and the broader African continent.

Trixie LohMirmand, CEO of Kaoun International, pointed out the significant growth in local participation. “Morocco, committed to digital transformation, will be represented by over 500 local compan
ies, marking an 85% increase compared to the first edition of GiTEX Africa,” she said. This growth underscores the maturity and strengthening of Morocco’s technological ecosystem.

GiTEX AFRICA MOROCCO 2024 will feature prominent experts, renowned specialists, and political decision-makers, who will share their knowledge around three main themes: “Building a Unified Digital Africa,” “Connectivity,” and “Digital Cities.”

Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse

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