After calling off the 2020 International ICT Expo due to Covid-19 restrictions, the ICT Association of Malawi (ICTAM) is set to host the event in August this year.
The three-day event will be hosted at Bingu International Conference (BICC) in Lilongwe, from August 25 under the theme "Mobilizing Businesses with digital technologies beyond the COVID-19 crisis'.
ICTAM inaugurated the International ICT Expo in 2019 to create a market place for stakeholders to showcase various ICT developments as well as spearheading critical conversations to influence policy in the ICT sector.
ICTAM president Bram Fudzulani said on Monday that the ICT Expo is of great significance to Malawi’s ICT industry in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
He stated the forum will highlight some of the wins and challenges experienced during the pandemic and will draw lessons on how Malawi can move forward as a nation.
“The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the critical role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for continued functioning of societies and has also brought to the fore the startling digital inequalities within communities,” Fudzulani revealed.
He further said the conference will focus on the recent digital transformations that have provided solutions to some of the challenges caused by global pandemic.
According to Fudzulani, activities at this year’s expo will include exhibitions, presentations and networking sessions among others.
It is ICTAM’s hope that through this forum, stakeholders will be able to share lessons that will influence policy changes for the development of the country.
ICTAM is partnering with several organizations including government and the private sector to ensure that the event is a success.