iWeek is South Africa’s leading annual Internet industry conference, and has been held each year since 2001.
iWeek, South Africa’s leading annual Internet industry conference celebrates its 15th Year of existence at the Wanderers Club, Johannesburg, South Africa from 19 – 23 September 2016. This is such an auspicious occasion as co-hosts ISPA and INX-ZA look back on the enormous changes that have taken place in the industry since that first small gathering in 2001.
The conference and the audience have evolved along the way and for some years now, the event has been supported by a number of partners, which include the Wireless Access Providers’ Association (WAPA), the ZA Central Registry, the ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA), and South African chapters of the Internet Society. 2015 saw a bumper year in the number of delegates passing through the doors.
What’s more, ISPA will be celebrating its 20th birthday and WAPA its 10th birthday. INX-ZA will also be celebrating the 20th birthday of the Johannesburg Internet exchange. This is therefore the perfect occasion to represent and market your organisation as the industry comes together for this unique year of celebration.
A wide variety of tutorials, seminars, training sessions and workshops running in parallel to the plenary events will be provided by the partners, ensuring that a range of interesting and relevant topics are presented to industry.
Some of the topics covered include:
- Communications / Internet policy and regulation in South Africa
- Trends in fixed line and wireless Internet services
- Global Internet governance developments
- Domain name developments (globally and for .ZA)
- Internet exchange points
- Internet industry trends
Both ISPA and WAPA hold their Annual General Meetings as part of iWeek, attracting members from both organisations to the event. Other participants include the Wi-Fi Forum SA and the South African ICT Industry Associations’ Forum. Attendees to iWeek each year are ISP and WISP representatives, managers and business owners. In addition, iWeek also attracts a broad selection of Internet governance stakeholders, the legal fraternity, hardware vendors, academia, representatives from non-profit organisations working in the Internet space, and important government representatives.
Sponsorship allows your organisation to market its services to the core Internet audience in South Africa, and position itself as an active player in the industry. It provides an excellent opportunity to network with leading industry stakeholders, developers and customers. Participation should be considered by equipment vendors, wholesale Internet service providers, and providers of ISP support services. As well as a selection of general event sponsorship opportunities, iWeek has a number of cost-effective tables available at the conference venue for the duration of the event.
Make sure that you register early. Make participation this year a MUST!
The conference is free to attendees.