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AfriLabs; the largest network of technology and innovation hubs in Africa is holding its Annual Gathering this year in Cairo, Egypt from the 18th to 20th of October 2017. The AfriLabs Annual Gathering is the biggest convergence of key stakeholders in the African technology ecosystem who come together for 3 days to network, share ideas & experiences showcase disruptive innovations and build partnerships.

This year’s them ‘Smart Cities’ is centered on employing Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) applications to improve the difference aspects of daily life like Data analytics, Water/Waste Management, Buildings & Infrastructure, Energy Management, Transportation, Cyber Security, etc.

The attendees from the innovation hubs, startups, government’s representatives, and cities administrations, economists and scientists will work together to put a vision for the next generation of African cities.

The host of this year’s gathering is District, a member of the AfriLabs network in Egypt. Registration is now open for the gathering, which will be held at The French University in Sherouk City, Cairo.

We are extremely proud and happy that AfriLabs community voted for District and Egypt to host the AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2017. We will work with AfriLabs using our network, time, and expertise to make this event one of the biggest in Africa. This year, we are targeting the theme of transforming cities in Africa to smart cities.

The summit will highlight insights and business opportunities for startups to enhance African infrastructures and technologies respecting the African ecosystem and priorities; people, needs, resources, culture, and economy,” Moetaz Helmy, District.

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