THIS SECTION IS FOR GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES
The internet of things can no longer be ignored from our daily lives. All digital services such as the cloud, mobile apps and hosting services are within the walls of a data center. Africa is an emerging data center hub in the world and is steadily growing by 15% annually. Many foreign companies therefore choose Africa as the data distribution point and as the location for their headquarters. Datacenters, a sector to be reckoned with an adequate digital infrastructure is therefore an important location factor for companies and a precondition for the international competitive position of Africa: now no less than 20% of all foreign investments relate to the digital sector. And at national level, data centers are also the foundation of our now digital economy, with an annual contribution of 1 billion to the GNP. This is an essential sector, of which we must continue to stimulate growth and development. The following policy-related questions are important here:
- What does the growth of data centers mean for our continent and your region?
- What is involved in the establishment of data centers?
- What place does a data center have within a zoning plan?
- How can data centers be used for the energy transition, for example by means of residual heat?
- How can an attractive business climate be created for data centers and what infrastructure is needed for this?
- What adjustments should be made at policy level to maintain and stimulate the development of the digital infrastructure?
Your Available Target Groups
- Data Centre Professionals
- Data Centre Owners
- Educational Institutions
- Data Centre Design and Build Professionals
- Government Ministries
- Data Centre Users
Data Centre Africa Conference is designed to deliver the future vision of the African Data Centre industry.