Samsung innovation on show in Cape Town
COMPUTINGBy BiztechAfrica - March 16, 2012, 9:32 a.m.
Cape Town, South Africa, is preparing to host the 2012 Samsung Africa Forum, a four-day spectacular where Samsung showcases the latest innovations across all of its product categories including audio visual and home appliances, mobile phones, digital cameras and IT solutions.
The strategy behind the Africa Forum is geared to allow consumers, business partners and associates, media and government as well as consumers to experience the brand and appreciate the company’s leadership position both locally and across Africa.
“As one of the largest and most comprehensive product showcases in Africa, we are certainly very excited to host our 3rd annual Samsung Africa Forum and share the company’s strategy to expand the African market and deliver connectivity and content across multiple devices and product portfolios,” said George Ferreira, Vice President and COO of Samsung Electronics Africa. “More than ever, consumers are leading dynamic lifestyles that require technology to enrich their lives and Samsung are looking to achieve this through new product innovations, continued investment in research and development, and by driving corporate and social responsibility programs in the broader African region.”
The Forum will be taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 22 – 25 March and will focus on demonstrating new technologies that inspire new directions and that are built on the felt needs and demands of the people across the African continent.
In addition to the formal partner days, the Samsung Africa Forum will also feature an open public event, Samsung Connect Cape Town, for consumers on the last day of the conference – 25 March – to give consumers first-hand exposure to technology products from Samsung and insight into key trends within the consumer electronics space. The key technologies and products Samsung will showcase will closely match the products showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas during January this year. Aside from Samsung’s Smart Technology, which ensures easy and flexible connectivity for all its products, Samsung will also announce new products for South Africa.
The Samsung Connect Cape Town event will deliver the ultimate connection between music, technology, lifestyle and people. Bringing the latest smart technology to life, Samsung will immerse consumers in live music performances, from t Volume, Aking and Auriol Hays, art shows by Michael Edwards and Julian Goldswain and international chef demos to show how technology can enhance how we live, work and play. Additionally, there will be a T-shirt design printing area where consumers can get selected designs from artist, Jaco Haasbroek, printed out.
Samsung Connect Cape Town will expose people to the future of technology innovation in an uniquely entertaining way. Entry into the event is free.
Follow the Forum on Twitter with the official hashtag – #SamsungAfricaForum
MORE COMPUTING NEWS
Ghana to benefit from Solar Powered Internet School projectGhana is soon to benefit from Samsung's Solar Powered Internet School project, which is taking ICTs to schools across Africa. Read More
Schneider Electric introduces Smart-UPS fifth generation range to Southern AfricaSchneider Electric has announced that two next-generation models of its Smart-UPS uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units are now available locally. Read More
PC & console games revenues declineGlobal revenues from PC and console games will decline from $46.5bn this year to $41bn by 2019, but will continue to account for over 50% of industry revenues, says new research. Read More
How the cloud can power entrepreneurship and urbanisation in AfricaCloud computing is not only fundamentally changing the way business operates, it is also driving a new wave of job creation opportunities, says SAP Africa. Read More
First Pan-African Women in Tech virtual meetup in AugustThe first ever pan-African Women in Tech meet up will take place as a virtual event in August, supported by simultaneous live viewing events in Uganda, South Africa and Ghana. Read More
Schneider Electric announces winners of Go Green in the City 2014Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has announced the winner among the 24 finalists in its global business case challenge, Go Green in the City. Read More
VMware named a leader in 2014 Magic Quadrant for x86 server virtualization infrastructureVMware is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure for the fifth year in a row. Read More
Acer announces management change in EMEAAcer has announced that Luca Rossi will be appointed president for Acer Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Read More
MEA external storage market: the slump before the surgeThe Middle East and Africa external storage market may have suffered a marginal 2% year-on-year decline in revenue during the first quarter of 2014, but the downturn can be attributed to an annual quirk in the market, says IDC. Read More
Togo anxiously awaits locally-made laptops, smartphonesStudents, office employees and business people in the West African nation of Togo are anxiously waiting for the first batch of locally-manufactured IT equipment to hit the market. Read More
FEATURED STORYWidening ICT skills gap: Cause for concern
Nigeria's FDI gains could be eroded by the widening gap in indigenous skilled ICT manpower, writes Kokumo Goodie.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture
In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.