Mobile West Africa 2014

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I missed the 2013 edition of Mobile West Africa. I was away from Nigeria at the time. I do regret missing the 2013 edition. My notes from the 2012 edition are still with me. I continually refer to them. Before I go on to the press release, I will give a personal endorsement “If you attend one event this year, make it Mobile West Africa”. Now on to the press release: 

Mobile West Africa 2014 brings world’s most influential mobile expert to Nigeria next month

Tomi Ahonen, the man measured by Forbes as the world’s most influential expert in mobile, will be taking to the stage and sharing his esteemed vision of the future of mobile at the Mobile West Africa 2014 conference, taking place in Lagos on 13-16 May at the Four Points by Sheraton on Victoria Island. Mr. Ahonen will also deliver a dedicated full-day workshop on Friday, 16 May titled “How to make money in mobile”.

Additionally, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, considered as the key figure in bringing about the mobile data revolution in Nigeria, will be presenting his perspective during the keynote session. Mr. Ahonen and Dr. Ndukwe will be joined by senior industry pundits including the CEO & MD of Airtel Nigeria, the Founder of SPARK and iROKO Partners, and representatives from Nokia, DSTV Digital Media, Nigerian Breweries, PZ Cussons and Praekelt.

Organisations such as Eskimi, VConnect, Co-Creation Hub, MTech, ConnectNigeria, SureGifts, and TomTom Africa have pledged their early commitment to the conference, which is regarded as the leading technology event in West Africa, and delegate tickets are selling quickly.

Event founder Matthew Dawes commented “When we first debuted Mobile West Africa way back in February 2011 it was a different era. West Africa’s smartphone penetration was low, Nigeria’s first incubation space (CcHUB) was yet to be launched, the eCommerce boom was still years away, and mobile money was far from reality. It has been a remarkable few years and I would hope that in some way the event has contributed to that growth.

I want MWA2014 to be a joyride – celebrating past successes, critically analysing the industry’s future direction and opportunities, and to again be the conference to come and do business at. Having the likes of Tomi Ahonen and Dr. Ndukwe confirmed signifies our intent to further cement the event’s position as the best in the region.”

About All Amber

All Amber was founded in 2009 by Matthew Dawes to produce interactive, discussion-based events specifically aimed at high-level strategists in mobile technology across Africa.  To date, All Amber events are industry leading and highly acclaimed.

All Amber events provide abundant networking opportunities, which have been proven to lead to growing business and new partnerships.  This is achieved by:

  • A highly interactive roundtable seating format to facilitate genuinely constructive discussion and networking
  • Panel discussions featuring senior strategists from the industry’s most important companies
  • Networking sessions designed to encourage maximum interaction between attendees

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Media contact:

Andrew Mowbray

Communications Director, All Amber


The International Space Apps Challenge


sa_logo_circle_lagos_CALABARThe first time I heard about The International Space Apps Challenge was in 2013. I was in Ghana at the time. It held in Benin and I remember making a promise to myself that I would participate if it ever held in Nigeria.

The International Space Apps Challenge this year holds in Nigeria in both Lagos and Calabar.

This TechCabal article gives most of the gist. This post will cover how to register for the event.

To register:

  1.  Go to the registration link
  2. Search for the location you want to attend the event in. In my case, it is LagosLagos
  3. Click on the sign me up to attend buttonSignup
  4. Click on the Register Now Button
  5. Fill the sign up form and click the Sign Up button at the bottomsign up form
  6. You will be redirected back to the main page
  7. Check the email you enteredemail
  8. Click the confirm email link
  9. You should see thisconfirm email
  10. Go to the Menu and click on the Register Linkregister
  11. Now you will see the location you choseregister lagos
  12. Click the I Want To Attend Space Apps Lagos button
  13. You will get your confirmationconfirmation
  14. Check your email to view your confirmationfinal
  15. Save the date, you are going.

So that is how you register for The International Space Apps Challenge taking place in Lagos on April 12th and 13th.

I hope to see you there.