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    GITEX Africa 2024: Marrakech Gears Up for Africa’s Largest Tech Showcase

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    Anticipation is building in Marrakech as the city prepares to host the second edition of GITEX Africa, the continent’s premier technology and startup exhibition. Taking place from May 29th to 31st, 2024, the GITEX Africa event is expected to attract global leaders, government officials, industry giants, emerging businesses, investors, and academics from 130 countries.

    Held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI and overseen by the Moroccan Ministry in charge of energy transition and management reform, GITEX Africa is organized in partnership with the Moroccan Agency for Digital Development and Kaoun International, a subsidiary of the Dubai World Trade Center. Kaoun International also organizes GITEX GLOBAL in the United Arab Emirates, the world’s largest and most influential tech and startup event.

    With a purpose-built venue in the heart of Marrakech, GITEX Africa is set to welcome 1,400 international exhibitors, marking a 70% increase from last year’s inaugural event.

    Artificial Intelligence Takes Center Stage

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to be a major theme at GITEX Africa, as its transformative potential across various sectors, from cybersecurity and cloud computing to finance, healthcare, and agriculture, continues to capture attention. The event’s “World Future Health Africa” initiative aims to accelerate the digital health revolution on the continent, highlighting AI’s impact in this crucial area.

    Showcasing Africa’s Startup Ecosystem

    Over 700 startups, including 200 from Morocco, will be showcased at GITEX Africa, representing the most innovative ventures from 45 countries. The event will provide a platform for these startups to connect with 350 investors from 35 countries, who collectively manage investment assets worth $200 billion.

    Ghaitha Mazwar, Morocco’s Minister of Digital Transition and Administration Reform, emphasized the significance of this year’s event, stating, “This session aligns with our country’s ongoing efforts in digital transformation, in line with the royal directives calling for optimal investment in the vast development opportunities offered by digital transformation to African countries.”

    Launch Base Africa will be providing comprehensive coverage of GITEX Africa 2024 edition.

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