After a relapse of the Tourism and Technology Summit Africa following the COVID-19 impact of 2020, the first of its kind two industry event is returning with a virtual edition as its third edition.
The virtual summit, which is being organised by Brandworld Media in partnership with TechnologyMirror, and with the theme: Africa As a Smart Tourism Destination, will focus on the role Smart Tourism can play in achieving transformation.
Holding on the HOPIN Event App on September 3th, the summit is in furtherance of the initiative of the organisers to drive the digital transformation of the tourism and hospitality industry in Africa.
According to a statement from the Convener, Clara Okoro and the Communications Consultant for the Summit, Isaiah Erhiawarien, participants are invited to register at https://hopin.com/events/tourism-and-technology-summit-africa and https://www.tourismandtechnologysummit.com.
The statement said that the virtual summit will offer participants insights into how to collect and use data derived from physical infrastructure, social connectedness and organizational sources (both government and non-government), and users in combination with advanced technologies to increase efficiency, sustainability and experiences.
The Statement explained that the information and communication technology tools used for smart tourism include IoT, mobile communication, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. It combines physical, informational, social, and commercial infrastructure of tourism with such tools to provide smart tourism opportunities.
Speaking further on the enhance of the summit, Clara said that the travel, tourism and hospitality space in Africa’s post COVID-19 era has been impacted by technology adding that it is now the centrepoint of many organisations operating in the sector.
Clara, also a founder and chief operating officer at My Beautiful Africa a Travel Tech Company based in Lagos Nigeria and organisers of the Tourism and Technology Summit Africa, disclosing further that internationally renowned Digital Strategist, Shirley Nzeh, will delay the keynote address with the topic Digital Technologies as a Driver for The Tourism Industry in Africa.
Shirley is a Ghanaian-born Business Professional and Entrepreneur living in the UK. She helps companies manage, Risk, Change, increase profitability and has delivered global transformation programs for top-tier consulting firms and Fortune 500 companies.
Also speaking at the event: are John Lee Cofounder Work From Anywhere, Arome Ibrahim, 360 vr Developer, Experis Immersive, Paula Carreirao, Asksuite and Stephanie Nelson of Nelson Legacy LLC.