Africa Summit Announced For Monaco Data Center Conference

London/Monaco 15 November 2016 - The Africa Summit will once again take place at Datacloud in Monaco June 7-8 2017.  With a reputation as the leading international deal making forum for senior data center and cloud executives, the summit promises to bring fresh impetus to businesses looking to invest in the continent’s data economy.

Invest in Data Center Africa -collocated at Datacloud Europe – will meet at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco on 7th June 2017 to discuss current and future investment in Africa data centers, connectivity via subsea cables and dark fiber, energy supply, cloud, IT investment, risk and the availability of funding.

“We have seen recent evidence of build announcements and early signs of M&A”, commented Steve Wallage, managing director, BroadGroup Consulting. “There is a need to create a new digital infrastructure particularly for under-served economies which in turn will help to drive eco-systems and growth. The summit is unique because it focuses the attention of legislators, investors and businesses on how to make data centers happen across the entire continent.”

Research by BroadGroup pointed to countries favouring the development of economic trade zones, but without including data centers and digital infrastructure as core to those plans. The firm believes these policies hinder more rapid economic growth.

Infrastructure investment and challenges faced by Africa will take center stage during the Summit with energy being among them. Case studies and empirical examples will be showcased, contributing to a realistic perspective for data center investors.

Datacloud 2017 is Europe's foremost networking and business deal making forum for data center and cloud players, their customers, investors and suppliers. Attracting 1800+ executives from more than 60 countries as well as 100+ exhibiting companies, delivering a unique networking opportunity to secure real-time deals.

Data center owners, cloud service providers, energy firms, law makers and regulators will participate alongside investors in what will be EMEAs largest networking event including this highly targeted summit for Africa.