AITEC & XL Announce Extensive ICT Events for Nigeria

18 July 2007

AITEC Africa & XL Management Services announce extensive ICT conference programme for Nigeria

AITEC Africa, the leading organiser of ICT conferences and exhibitions in Africa, and XL Management Services of Nigeria, which provides high-quality outsourcing and travel services in West Africa, have announced a programme of specialised ICT exhibitions and conferences.

In September they will hold the West African Satellite, Wireless Broadband & VoIP Conference. “This will provide a valuable platform for Nigeria’s ICT community to share knowledge with each other and with international experts on the latest best practices in these rapidly evolving areas of ICT,” said Sean Moroney, AITEC chairman, when announcing the programme at a press conference today. “We are working closely with Nigeria’s professional bodies to identify the key topics to be covered in the conference programme.” Supporting organisations for the event include the Nigeria Chapter of the Society for Satellite Professionals International, the Nigerian Internet Group, the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), the Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators in Nigeria (ALTON), the ISP Association of Nigeria (ISPAN) and Paradigm Initiative Nigeria. The theme of the conference is: ”Broadband Bridges across Africa – First Mile and Last Mile Solutions”.

This event will be followed in October by the Nigerian Outsourcing & Contact Centre Conference, which will be held in Abuja under the auspices of NITDA (the Nigerian IT Development Agency). This conference is intended to kick-start Nigeria’s nascent outsourcing industry, and will attract a wide range of international experts in this field – as well as identify the country’s rapidly emerging outsourcing enterprises and entrepreneurs – providing them a platform to showcase the existing services they can offer to domestic and international clients – as well as to learn about best practices and technology from international speakers and exhibitors.

Then in November AITEC is introducing to Nigeria its highly successful African Banking Technology Conference, which it last held in Kenya in February. With the theme, “Deploying ICT for World Class and Inclusive Banking Services”, this event will bring expert speakers on ICT deployment in the banking sector – a vital area of focus for the country’s rapidly expanding banking sector.

The first event to be held in 2008 will be the ICT in Oil & Gas conference in March, with the theme, “Securing a digital future for Africa’s hydrocarbons industry”. Tara Systems, through its ISP Metro Nigeria, is the Internet sponsor for all AITEC’s Lagos events.

The AITEC programme line-up is as follows:

· The West African Satellite, Wireless Broadband & VoIP Conference & Exhibition (SatWiBB & VoIP West), Muson Centre, Lagos, 17-18 September
· The Nigerian Outsourcing & Contact Centre Conference & Exhibition, 17-19 October
· The African Banking Technology Conference & Exhibition, Muson Centre, 13-14 November
· ICT in Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition, Muson Centre, Lagos, 13-14 March 2008

About AITEC Africa
AITEC has been holding ICT exhibitions, conferences and training courses in Africa since 1990 in a wide range of countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Mauritius, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda and Botswana. AITEC also publishes the continent’s longest established ICT magazine, Computing & Communications Africa, launched in 1987.

About XL Management Services Limited
XL Management Services Ltd is a major diversified outsourcing company providing a wide range of support services covering HR outsourcing, courier and logistics support, travels, tours and event management; security, escort and protocol services; project and facilities management, and cash management services. XL Management Services has over the years leveraged on cutting-edge IT to deliver value to clients in the financial services and oil and gas sectors in Nigeria and the West African sub-region.

In Nigeria: XL Management Services Limited, Tel +234(0)1-461-2077,

International: AITEC Africa, Tel +44(0)1480-880774,\

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