EMEA Industry Leaders and Innovators to Gather at Datacloud Europe

Invest in Datacentre Africa, collocated at Datacloud Europe - taking place 8 June in Monaco - is the inaugural summit for African data centre hosting and cloud investment

The inaugural summit for African data centre hosting and cloud investment will take place at Datacloud Europe in Monaco on 8 June, 2016. Following the huge interest in the event from Middle Eastern investors and enterprises the summit will also assess the energy, scalability, security, architecture and software challenges confronting data centres and cloud transition for Africa, with Middle Eastern collaboration.

This timely event will explore the next phase of data centre development across the continent. Invest in Data Centre Africa uniquely brings together the leadership of operating companies across the continent together with investors, hedge funds, private equity firms, banks, financiers, regional growth funds, government investment agencies, and legal counsel. Africa’s data sector is exploding with more and more companies choosing to host within their own borders. With its proximity to the horn of Africa and much of the continent the Middle East is perfectly placed to be part of what has been described as ‘The Data Gold Rush’.

As BroadGroup Managing Director, Philip Low has noted: “This year’s Invest in Datacentre Africa is the first event of its kind. It will be tailored for international and Middle Eastern investors who are interested in expanding their reach throughout Africa, and for Middle Eastern companies interested in establishing an African presence.”

Subsea cabling is an important factor in driving further data centre investment in Africa and is expanding between the continent and the Arabian Peninsula. Further investment is occurring as African financial institutions and government bodies in particular seek to ensure their data centres more resilient. Oil rich countries such as Nigeria and Angola have some of the most advanced data centres on the continent. The congress will also debate issues relating to the further collaboration between Africa and the Middle East, including:

·         For investors, where are the next hot spots?

·         How will infrastructure opportunities - fibre, network, cloud, data centre - be evaluated and financed?

·         What is the risk?

·         What currently prevents the internet giants from building infrastructure in Africa?

The summit is a key opportunity to explore industry insights and the reality of business collaboration between Africa the Middle East.

Join the world’s leading public and private sector professionals for educational sessions, a world-class conference and networking opportunity. The programme will highlight business opportunities in Africa and the Middle East in light of the data global expansion throughout the region.

For more information and to register, visit www.datacloudcongress.com/africa.