In a landmark collaboration that signals a new era for the advancement of the new media landscape in Africa, Avance Media’s founder, Prince Akpah, and WatsUp TV Founder & CEO, ABD Traore, have announced the launch of New Media WKND.
This first-of-its-kind three-day conference is set to take place in November 2023 and promises to significantly contribute to the development of the new media industry on the continent.
As a conference, New Media WKND aims to provide an all-encompassing platform for tech geeks, industry experts, influencers, and professionals to converge, exchange insights, connect and form alliances that will boost the new media industry forward.
According to Avance Media Managing Director, Prince Akpah, with the ever-evolving digital landscape in the world and burgeoning industry in Africa, the New Media WKND conference is strategically designed to address the latest trends, cutting-edge technologies, and best practices in digital technology innovations, artificial intelligence, social mediaand algorithms, digital communication, blogging, content creation, and monetization.
“This event will highlight the present state of the industry but also about envisioning its future possibilities,” he said.
On his part, founder of WatsUp TV, ABD Traore, highlighted the objective of the New Media WKND to bring together tech and digital media enthusiasts from across the African continent.
He said, “The conference will host a myriad of engaging activities, including enlightening presentations, thought-provoking panel discussions, interactive workshops, and captivating exhibitions. Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to network with industry influencers and celebrities, fostering valuable connections and collaborations.”
In a move that underscores the event’s commitment to accessibility and connectivity, New Media WKND will offer free WiFi to all participants, ensuring seamless engagement throughout the conference. Additionally, the event will facilitate discussions with government agencies, providing them with insights into how they can better support their members in navigating the ever-evolving new media landscape.
New Media WKND is a pivotal event that signifies the dawn of a new era in the African media landscape. With its comprehensive approach to exploring and harnessing the potential of new media, this conference is poised to be a catalyst for innovation and progress.