Tech Meets Media Africa Conference Postponed
The organizers of the Tech Meets Media Africa Conference have announced a postponement of the event due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
In an email addressed to all speakers and participants of the conference signed by its Curator Ndume Green, they stated: “We had projected that by the end of April 2020 the whole thing would have subsided but the reverse is the case so far. And as at today, there is no verifiable projection of when this will end”.
Dubbed “Port Harcourt 2020” after its host city, the event which was originally scheduled to begin on the 25th of June in the Rivers State capital Port Harcourt with master classes in media technology, branding and artificial intelligence (AI) was to be climaxed with the main conference on June 26th with five sessions on global issues around technology and media and a fireside chat on June 27th.
According to Ndume Green: “Over the last 12 months, myself and my team have dedicated huge energy, efforts and resources at our disposal to putting together what was going to be Africa’s biggest gathering of tech and media frontiers. Unfortunately, while this was going we never anticipated the world was going to come to a standstill till now courtesy of the COVID-19 outbreak. It is on this note that I hereby inform you of my team’s decision after a meeting on Sunday the 3rd of May to postpone the conference till further notice while we continue to monitor events on the Coronavirus pandemic. However all tickets and registrations remain valid”.
Close to one thousand participants had registered from different parts of the world as at the 5th of May 2020.