Morocco aims for Tech Renaissance at GITEX Africa

The UAE’s renowned tech conference, GITEX Global, took place in Africa during the first week of June.

Morocco has recently seen great success in its cybersecurity fields, with hundreds of African startups coming out of the country. Larger global companies too are turning their eyes to Morocco, such as credit-card company MasterCard and international tech giant Huawei.

Young entrepreneurs met with larger investors to discuss funding opportunities and demonstrate their products and services to a lively audience.

Opportunities across Africa were highlighted, whilst consumers and businesses alike discussed connecting Africa to the tech ecosystem that rules the world economy. The goal of the conference was to discuss innovations and create a bolder future for Africa.

In 2022, Morocco accounted for the least startup funding in North Africa, raising $18m compared to $119m, $152m, and $823m for Tunisia, Algeria, and Egypt,

GITEX AFRICA is held under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, under the authority of the Moroccan Ministry of Digital Transition and Administration Reform and hosted by Digital Development Agency (ADD).

Gitex Africa was a huge success.

“This is the largest tech show in Africa,” commented Trixie LohMirmand, executive VP of the DWTC. More details of the conference can be found on the official site.


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