Robert Aouad


Isocel Telecom, Benin

Asif Aziz

Group Marketing Director

Expresso Telecom

Omar Cissé


CTIC Dakar

Tidjane Deme

Lead for Francophone Africa


Amadou Makhtar Fall

International Policy Analyst,


PJ Phike


MTN Guinea

Carsten Philipson

Principal Investment Officer, Global Telecom, Media and Technology

International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group)

Samba Sène

Director, Technocentre Africa

Orange Côte d’Ivoire

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Exploring Evolution and Innovation in West Africa's Communications Industry

Join the spear-headers of West Africa’s communications ecosystem. 

Many say that the new submarine cable links and satellite initiatives can provide sufficient connectivity capacity to the entire West African region for the foreseeable future; but the challenge is now to roll this connectivity out.

In light of the undeniable boom in demand for telecoms services and especially data traffic, what remains to be done to deliver quality connectivity to the regions’ population and business community? Service providers will also need to innovate and work with new partners to generate profits and manage costs.

We have our finger on the pulse of West Africa’s communications sector, so join our elite operator guests, vendor partners, regulatory and OTT contributors, and our own expert analysts and stay on top of current and future developments.



This year we are honoured to be working with the likes of Sonatel, Airtel, Expresso Telecom, ECOWAS, Orange, Azure Telecom, Isocel Telecom, Wifly...  Take a look at the full programme and discover the powerful insight these leading players will be sharing in the Connecting West Africa conference.


Connecting West Africa provides detailed insight into the telecoms sector of the region with a particular focus on infrastructure and strategy. Speakers from the major regional telecoms operators, hardware and software vendors, regulators, influential public and private entities and innovative content providers, offer a unique view all, stakeholders in the market need to engage.


With our finger firmly on the pulse of market evolutions, Connecting West Africa focuses on the most relevant including broadband and LTE advancements, cost-efficiency strategies, fibre and satellite technologies, how data is shaping the industry, etc.


As well as our powerful speed networking sessions, you can also connect with the industry via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube in the run-up to Connecting West Africa, throughout it, and afterwards as well. Our creative sponsorship packages also provide flexible solutions so that all stakeholders across the region’s fast-evolving communications space can get involved. With all this and more Connecting West Africa 2014 is definitively the place to be!


2 days out of the office in June will provide a blue-print for success for your business for the rest of 2014 and beyond ...  

Last year's attendees describe the value they derived from the show ...

Great event!!! All topics were relevant and it is good to discuss the challenges facing mobile network operators! Keep up the good work!”
PJ Phike, CEO, MTN Guinea

““The Connecting West Africa Conference allows you to not only connect on the issues confronting the west African telecom sector, but also connect with the companies and individuals that can help you connect to solutions to your needs.”
Kolubahzizi Howard, Director of Strategy, Liberia Telecommunications Authority

"The 10th annual Connecting West Africa, proves as an
event, its high standards by regularly bringing together world leaders in the ICT
industry of West Africa and gives birth to great ideas of technological developments
in the region.”
Ahmedou Ahmed Sidi,  CCO, Mauritel Mauritania

"Efficiency! Efficiency! Efficiency! This event, has
provided an insight into the challenge for all MNO in terms of exponential growth in
bandwidth demand and how to balance network efficiency and profitability. Thank
you for the great opportunity!”
Ismail Ibrahim, Satellite Services Manager, MTN Nigeria

Who attends?

In 2013 Connecting West Africa (formerly West and Central Africa Com) welcomed:

  • 500 attendees through the door
  • 54% C-Level / Director / Head delegate attendance
  • 52% operator delegate attendance
  • 35 countries
  • 150 companies


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Make contact, do business and share: 

  • 500 senior-level Operator decision-makers

  • 54% C-Level attendance

  • 52% operator delegate attendance

  • 35 countries

  • 150 companies


Find out more download the conference agenda here

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Take actionable insights back to the office ...

  • Connecting West Africa – the ONLY place to learn, network and do business across the whole region
  • The only event dedicated to West & Africa’s Entire Digital Ecosystem with senior level representatives from mobile and fixed-line operators, internet service providers, satellite players, regulators, investors, telecoms solution vendors and content providers
  • Outstanding Networking Opportunities meet with 500+ Decision Makers from across West and Central Africa and share best practice to grow your business
  • Expand your knowledge of the latest business models and technologies in the high-level conference
  • Enjoy enhanced networking time over 2 days, including extended breaks and speed networking
  • Explore new ways of working with other players in the digital ecosystem to improve your business’ performance
  • Meet first-hand leading international vendors showcasing the latest technologies in the co-located exhibition


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Interesting topics, good quality of contacts and participants. Conference room was great as well as the audio and translation

Kamal Okba, General Director, Mauritel, Mauritania

The opportunity provided by this conference was invaluable i.e meeting the decision makers in the Telecoms industry in Africa 

Ajibola Aiyedogbon, Software Developer, MobileXcetera, Nigeria

I love the event, the quality of the speakers, the quality of the panels and the good networking environment. For me it was a good experience and I want to be here again next year!

Verone Mankou, Chairman and CEO, VMK, Congo

I would like to thank you all for the initiative of inviting telecom operators and suppliers to exchange ideas and exhibit technology.

Diop Khadim Rassoul, Field Operations Director, Expresso, Senegal

It is a very interesting event for operators to share their experiences and discover new solutions and innovations in the market. I really appreciated the topics chosen this year, specially the telephone and tablets in Africa.

Massamba Mbaye, Commercial Director, Orange Guinea

I am truly satisfied on the quality and organisation of the event. Great opportunity for solutions to problems in the telecoms Industry. 

Sako Yaya, Head of IP/Wimax, Orange Bissau, Guinee

Speaking Enquiries

Julie Rey Tel: Tel: +44 207 017 5394

Sponsorship & Exhibition Enquiries

Jean-Pierre Bird Tel: +44 207 017 5823

Marketing Enquiries

Veronika Pete Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 5818

Registration Enquiries

Customer Services Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 5506