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Informa can at AfricaCom

Tom Cuthell, Portfolio Director, Informa Tech, London

AfricaCom is all about “connecting the unconnected” by giving more people across Africa the technology to be able to access the internet. The World Bank tells us that every 10% of broadband penetration can lift GDP by up to 1.4%, and we believe it can benefit the poorest portions of society by providing access to education, banking services and stimulating small business growth.

And, with 9 out of 10 attendees telling us that “economic empowerment and social mobility through digital technology” inspires them, AfricaCom is contributing to SDGs 1, 8 and 10 through bringing together our 14,000 delegates every year.

AfricaCom has also been a platform for collaborations between our Informa Tech and Taylor & Francis Divisions. We provided attendees with a free online collection of resources on social enterprise and sustainable development, which supports on going learning in our markets.