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Africa's defining data centre, cloud and edge forum for providers, their investors and customers is launched for 2018

London/Marrakech 19 December 2017 - BroadGroup, the international leader in premier IT infrastructure events is excited to announce the launch of the leadership summit for Africa’s data centre, cloud, fiber and edge infrastructure leadership, 28 September 2018 in Marrakech.

Recognizing the challenges for Africa’s digital economy and growth this forum establishes for the first time a unique opportunity for companies engaged in creating new IT ecosystems, their investors, financiers and government agencies to meet, network and collaborate.

Driven by huge demand for mobile data, recent investment in connectivity, the gradual emergence of internet exchanges, and a shift to local content hosting, investors have responded with the construction of a number of high quality facilities and partial use of new digital parks, but Africa remains a vast latent opportunity.

As a leadership forum, attendees will include senior executives managing data centre businesses from across the continent, subsea and terrestrial fiber providers, satellite services, content and solutions providers, telcos, constructions firms, power grid and innovative energy suppliers.

“Datacloud Africa is focused on investing, powering, connecting, and deploying data centres across the continent,” commented Gregory Gerot, vice president and managing director of BroadGroup. “It will bring together engaged leaders and investors with a single objective to create a new pathway for practical outcomes to accelerate data centre development.”

Datacloud is a widely respected forum focused on data centre and cloud with regional networking events in Europe, Nordic, Ireland, Asia and China. Recognized for providing deep content and great networking, the event has built its reputation as a place to do deals.

Datacloud Africa takes place at the Four Seasons hotel in Marrakech 28 September 2018. The event will include a special Awards ceremony.

To keep updated about the event please visit www.datacloudafrica.com or contact BroadGroup.

About BroadGroup
BroadGroup is an Information Media Technology and Professional Services provider and a member company of FTSE 250 Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. Established in 2002, the company has achieved recognition and growth through delivering quality research and events across the IT infrastructure sector. Its Data Centre and Cloud practice is the market leader in providing commercial due diligence, research and analysis for the sector. The company’s event portfolio brands include Datacloud, Datacloud Awards, Finance and Investment Forum and Dark Fibre Convention which deliver high quality international networking and business opportunity events. The company also owns the leading online information source, magazine and specialist forum Data Economy. www.broad-group.com www.data-economy.com

Enquiries: enquiries@broad-group.com