Specialised Exhibitions has entered into a joint venture with Imago Communications to bring an award-winning new expo concept to South Africa. IP Africa '09 will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre from 30 September to 1 October.

Specialised Exhibitions chief operating officer Gary Corin says IP Africa '09 will change the face of ICT expos in South Africa forever.
"The market for IP Networking is growing rapidly. The biggest challenge for network providers is not developing relevant products and services, it is the art of reaching the right customers. Like every event organised by us, IP Africa '09 is extremely focused and offers exhibitors a unique opportunity to meet such an audience easily."
IP Africa '09 is a comprehensive event, covering the four key areas of mobility & wireless, unified communications, virtualisation and the underlying network infrastructure & security. It is designed and targeted at CIOs and decision-makers investing in technology and solutions that deliver true enterprise flexibility.
The show will feature more than 60 education sessions presented by industry experts, providing education and information on all of the latest trends and developments around convergence.
Corin says the event is different to any other exhibition ever held on the African continent and its success has been proven abroad. "The format is based on the UK model through which the entire event packaging yields a better return on investment, it is more conference driven and includes meeting modules to allow for one-on-one interaction."
At the heart of IP Africa '09 is the Education Seminar programme with four theatres covering key convergence themes. It is designed for business and IT professionals involved in implementing converged IP network solutions. Industry experts will provide visitors with guidance on the essentials of converged IP networking and customer case studies will help them identify the best practical solutions by providing an insight into how leading commercial organisations and government are addressing convergence.