Two of the key regional players in the mobile web development space have committed to support the Mobile Web East Africa conference in Nairobi. iHub and m:lab East Africa have pledged their support for the East African event for mobile developers and entrepreneurs.
The two have emerged as the leading institutions for the incubation of entrepreneurs, research and development of mobile web applications.
The conference comes at a time when Kenya’s prominence in web and mobile development is on the rise globally. Several innovation and incubation centers have opened their doors to young developers and entrepreneurs while more companies are now developing or deploying customized web-mobile apps to support operations.
Mobile Web East Africa will focus on facilitating the growth of the mobile ecosystem in the region through interaction and relationship building.
“The conference is bound to bring together key stakeholder contributing to the growth of the mobile web and related economic platforms in the region,” said John Kieti, manager of m:lab East Africa.
“It is complementary to the work we are doing at m:lab East Africa to help nurture mobile entrepreneurship so it was an easy decision to formally support the conference.”
Mobile Web East Africa, organized by All Amber, will have interactive round table sessions and has attracted acclaimed local and international mobile-web strategists.
Hamilton Juma, Manager of *iHub said the conference will help foster the growth of the ecosystem.
“iHub is really pleased to be linking up with All Amber on Mobile Web East Africa 2012. It’s a fantastic event, so we’re glad to be a part of it and to have some of our members demonstrating their work.”
The event will be held at the Southern Sun Mayfair hotel in Nairobi on 22nd and 23rd February 2012. Due to the interactive roundtable seating format, attendance is limited to 140 people; the venue is already over 2/3 full so early booking is highly recommended. Registrations can be made at www.mobileeastafrica.com and start-up companies and application developers are eligible for a 50% discount on attendance.
iHub and m:lab East Africa joins other partners that have pledged their support for the conference including CapitalFM which will be live streaming the event.