GITEX Africa Morocco 2024: Accelerating Innovation and AI for the Continent’s Future

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The tech and start-ups summit aims to accelerate relationships and advance Africa’s future objectives of boosting its entrepreneurial innovation economy. Africa’s development as an emerging international force in digital transformation, along with the prospects for Artificial Intelligence (AI), will take center stage at GITEX Africa, launching in Morocco next week.

The second edition of GITEX Africa Morocco is scheduled for May 29-31, 2024, in Marrakech. It will bring together global leaders and experts, governments, enterprises, big tech, start-ups, investors, and academics from 130 countries.

Organized by KAOUN International, the foreign affiliate of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), which also hosts GITEX GLOBAL in the UAE, this year’s summit focuses on the AI phenomenon and its potential to disrupt various industries, including cybersecurity, cloud and IoT, banking, telecoms, agriculture, and education.

Around 700 global start-ups from 45 countries will exhibit at the event. Morocco’s Minister of Digital Transition and Administration Reform, Dr. Ghita Mezzour, stated that the second edition of GITEX Africa Morocco is part of the country’s digital transition efforts. Mezzour emphasized the necessity of leveraging the immense development prospects that digital transition brings for African countries.

“This edition will further consolidate Morocco’s position as a regional digital hub, creating an environment conducive to attracting more investments and stimulating job creation,” Mezzour stated. He noted that the potential for AI to overcome conventional hurdles to economic development in Africa will dominate discussions at GITEX Africa Morocco 2024.

According to tech leaders, the AI revolution is projected to add $1.2 trillion to Africa’s economy by 2030, increasing its GDP by 5.6 percent. Trixie LohMirmand, CEO of KAOUN International, stated, “The recent developments in AI have created new opportunities and impetus for Africa in its digital transformation mission.”

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