World Electronics Forum (WEF), through Consumer Electronics and Technologies Industry Association of Africa (CETIA), has granted the Country Hosting Right (CHR) for the 19th World Electronics Forum 2014 to Nigeria.
In addition, Digital Africa Global Consult Limited has been nominated as the organiser of the forum.
With this announcement, the 19th World Electronics Forum will hold in Lagos alongside Digital Africa 2014 from May 20 to 22.
The annual Digital Africa Conference and Exhibition is aimed at helping Africa to transit from being merely a consumer to becoming a major producer of ICT products, services and innovations.
Commenting on Nigeria’s choice as the forum host nation, Tony Smith, president of WEF, said: “We look forward to bringing the decision makers of the world ICT and consumer electronics industry to Nigeria this year, and we believe that this is a tremendous opportunity for Nigeria and the rest of Africa.
“Nigeria has demonstrated its vast investment potentials by becoming the largest telecom market in Africa and the Middle East. The major goal of the 19th World Electronics Forum is therefore to engage the African telecommunications and IT markets, using Nigeria as the window.”
Dr Evans Woherem, chairman of Digital Africa Global Consult Limited, said: “We are very delighted to use our Digital Africa platform to bring the world’s leading technology stars not only to meet hundreds of credible business leaders and entrepreneurs drawn from Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Egypt, South Africa and the rest of the continent. When it comes to the digital industry today, Africa is the last frontier and the toast of the rest of the world.”