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Event Overview:

"TechConnect Addis" is a groundbreaking two-day event hosted by the Addis Ababa City Innovation and Technology Development Bureau (ITDB). This event serves as a platform for bringing together tech enthusiasts, innovators, industry experts, government officials, and the community to explore the transformative power of technology in shaping the city's future.

Day 1: TechExpo and Innovation Showcase

The event kicks off on October 15 with an exciting TechExpo that features the latest advancements in various fields of technology. From cutting-edge startups to established tech giants, participants can interact with innovative products, services, and solutions that are changing the way we live and work. It's an opportunity to witness firsthand the impact of technology on different aspects of life, from education and healthcare to transportation and sustainability.

The Innovation Showcase, running parallel to the TechExpo, highlights homegrown talents and their contributions to the city's technological landscape. Attendees will be inspired by local startups and inventors who are pushing boundaries and demonstrating how innovation can create positive change within the community.

Day 2: TechTalks and Smart City Symposium

The second day of the event, October 16, shifts the focus to insightful TechTalks and a Smart City Symposium. Renowned experts, industry leaders, and thought influencers will take the stage to share their experiences and visions for a tech-driven future. Attendees can expect engaging discussions on topics like sustainable urban development, digital inclusion, cybersecurity, and the role of AI in shaping the city's landscape.

The Smart City Symposium brings together government officials, urban planners, and technology experts to explore strategies for making Addis Ababa a smarter and more connected city. Discussions will revolve around leveraging technology to improve service delivery, enhance citizen engagement, and address urban challenges while ensuring sustainability and inclusivity.

Networking Opportunities and Workshops:

Throughout the event, attendees will have ample opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals, potential collaborators, and industry experts. Interactive workshops will provide practical insights into various technological domains, offering participants a chance to deepen their understanding and skills.

Closing Ceremony and Vision Statement:

The event concludes with a closing ceremony that summarizes the key takeaways from the TechConnect Addis event. The ITDB will also present a vision statement that outlines the bureau's roadmap for harnessing innovation and technology to achieve its ambitious goals of transforming Addis Ababa into a smart, sustainable, and resilient city by 2025.

Join Us in Shaping the Future:

"TechConnect Addis" is more than just an event; it's a platform for dialogue, collaboration, and inspiration. Whether you're a tech enthusiast, an entrepreneur, a policymaker, or simply curious about the potential of technology, this event offers something for everyone. Join us on October 15-16, 2023, at the Addis Ababa Conference Center, and be part of the journey to make Addis Ababa a shining example of how technology can drive positive change in urban environments. Together, let's ignite innovation for a smarter future!



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  • Millennium Hall

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