International trade event Africast is set to hold its 12th biennial conference of Africa broadcasters and exhibitors in Abuja this month.
The international trade conference and exhibition runs between October 23 and 25 in the Ladi Kwali Hall at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers.
The event is aimed at providing a platform for manufacturers of broadcasting equipment with the opportunity to showcase their products and services. It is also a way for broadcast professionals to be informed about the latest trends in broadcasting in the international market.
Launched in 1996 by Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Africast is aimed at professionals, academics and policy makers. Focusing on The Dynamics of Broadcasting in the Digital Era, the 2018 event will also discuss how best digital switch-over can be delivered across Africa.
Nigerian companies at the event will include Channels TV, Zoommobile Telecomms, Viewer Communications, Zuma Radio, BT4 Media Group and Voice of Nigeria.
Maimuna Jimada, coordinator of the event and senior officer at NBC, said: “Africast has fast become the biggest and most comprehensive broadcast and media industry event on the continent and offers a unique platform for knowledge sharing and networking for digital broadcasters, broadcast regulators, communicators, broadcast content providers, equipment manufacturers and vendors, policy makers and other stakeholders from all over Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the world.
“At Africast 2018, our guests will experience three days of varied participation of up to 1000-plus delegates from across the globe. It is a platform for world-class exposition, showcasing the very best in creativity, innovation and technological advancements in Africa’s broadcast and media ecosystem.”
There will be keynote presentations, discussions, expert roundtables, networking opportunities, masterclasses, a content market with exclusive screenings of African content and an expo showcasing the latest broadcast and media technologies. Exhibitors from countries including China and Japan will attend.