Introducing GAT Summit 2022: Africa’s largest government and tech convo

Omoleye Omoruyi
This year’s event has been jointly organized by 3 media platforms: Technext, Ripples and Voice of the People 90.3fm
Introducing GAT Summit 2022: Africa's largest government and tech convo

We are pleased to introduce to you our maiden regulation event, the GAT Summit (Government and Tech Summit) 2022. It is billed to hold on Thursday, July 28, 2022. With a proposed physical audience of at least 1,500 and a virtual attendance of at least 3,000, the event is billed to be the biggest gathering of government policymakers, political influencers, tech industry players, and enthusiasts in Africa.

The one-day event will provide an opportunity for players in the African tech ecosystem to engage with government stakeholders on contemporary issues affecting the tech industry. Going forward, GAT Summit will be an annual event where tech industry players will have the opportunity to openly discuss the effect of regulations with policymakers across Africa and proffer solutions that will accelerate growth.

This year’s event will feature panel conversations about major issues around three sub-sectors of the ecosystem: financial technology (Fintech), Media regulation and technology for governance (Govtech).

Introducing the GAT Summit: The maiden edition of the largest government and tech gathering

This year’s event has been jointly organized by Technext, one of Africa’s leading tech-driven media platforms, Ripples Nigeria, African multimedia online news platform and the Voice of the People 90.3FM, a Lagos-based people-focused talk radio.

Why the GAT Summit?

The ship of innovation in Africa has reached the port. In fact, you hear concepts like ‘Africa Rising’ and investments by out-players in novel ideas by continental indigenes tell the story of the journey better. There are arguments that it is overwhelming at this point, but discovery is always unstoppable.

We see tech disruptions across all fields these days. In finance, in the media, in government, in agric, in education, in biology, etc. And with this come arguments that these innovations cannot be left to float around, as it’s not clear that tech leaders today have the same commitment to align technology with a public purpose – the reason for regulations.

There is also no objective understanding between the different generations on the ship. Besides that, many are inherently distrustful of government and believe that the ‘greater good for the greater number’ will emerge through a popular and supposedly freer mechanism. 

Read also: Editorial: Are there really too many fintech companies in Nigeria?

So, the idea of a GAT Summit has been birthed to ease the recurring friction between tech innovators and government, facilitating meaningful and constructive engagement – all to ensure that Africans and indeed the regulators and the regulated, derive the utmost benefits of innovation.

How you can participate

Attend: The GAT Summit will be a hybrid event (a combination of physical and virtual participation). So, you will be able to attend from anywhere in the world! Kindly indicate your preferred mode of attendance and the team will make unique preparations for you

You can get your ticket here.

Introducing GAT Summit 2022: Africa's largest government and tech convo

Be a sponsor: The GAT Summit event will provide a visible platform for key players in the tech ecosystem across Africa to reach an audience of young, enthusiastic and ready Africans all in one place.

We invite you to take advantage of this platform to strategically position your brand for audience-fit visibility, top-of-the-mind awareness and for adoption and profitable sales conversion. It means that your brand identities will be on communication materials before, during and after the event. And, you will be given opportunities to come along with display materials at the summit.

We will also sell networking possibilities. Imagine we told you that 1,000 attendees are just a baseline number, and we are giving you the opportunity to interact with customers and leads at the event?

Introducing the GAT Summit: The maiden edition of the largest government and tech gathering
Introducing the GAT Summit: The maiden edition of the largest government and tech gathering

We are happy to provide additional information about the benefits and investment options at your request. Kindly send an email to [email protected] or call +234 813 489 9932.

Be a volunteer: If you are happy to explore new skills or try out challenging tasks in event planning, campaign management, event execution and event reporting, this is your big opportunity. We will accept your offering and provide a platform to try and give.

If you are still interested, please fill this form.

Note: This is not a paid engagement!

Be a town crier: the GAT Summit has not happened but it already looks exciting. It is where pending issues will be discussed. It is also a networking opportunity for players in the tech industry, not forgetting that there will be lessons to take home from the mouths of innovators and policymakers.

Be part of this chapter of history and spread the word!


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