GITEX Africa 2024: Where Tech Meets Africa

A delegation from Luxembourg attended GITEX Africa 2024 in Marrakech from 28 to 31 May. The event brought together visitors not only from across Africa but also from the UAE, China, South Korea, Japan, and France.

Held under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, under the authority of the Ministry of Digital Transition and Administration Reform, and in partnership with the Digital Development Agency (ADD), GITEX AFRICA Morocco is organised by KAOUN International, the overseas affiliated company of the Dubai World Trade Centre and organiser of GITEX, the world largest tech event brand.

His Excellency Aziz Akhannouch, Head of Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, presided over the opening ceremony of the show, welcoming over 1,400 exhibiting tech companies and start-ups, more than 350 leading investors, more than 600 conference speakers, and 100 government entities. The event convened tens of thousands of attendees from more than130 countries.

12 companies joined the trade fair visit to GITEX, alongside the Chamber of Commerce, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Luxinnovation, the LHoFT and the University of Luxembourg. The delegates were impressed with the high number of quality exhibitors and panelists from around the globe. The event served as a unique opportunity to assess AI’s role in Africa’s digital transformation surge.

The delegation made the most of their stay in the region by visiting the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University. The visitors were introduced to the University's coding school, Green Energy Park, Green Smart Building Park, and various labs, setting the University at the forefront of experimentation, research and innovation on the African continent. 

The Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office - Casablanca and the Chamber of Commerce co-hosted a networking cocktail with the local tech/IT community, allowing for further business partnership opportunities for the delegates.

The next edition of GITEX Africa will take place from 14 to 16 April 2025. In case of interest, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at