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Strategy & Insight For The African ISP Sector

ISPA and UniForum SA (the co.za registrars) are proud to announce their 7th iWeek annual conference and exhibition, the Internet industry’s premier conference to be held from 17 - 19 September 2008 at:

The Forum,
Wanderers Building,
The Campus,
57 Sloane Street in Bryanston,
Johannesburg.

Venue map: Download the PDF

iWeek has become a critical calendar entry for everyone with a stake in the Internet sector as a broad spectrum of attendees ranging from appointed legislatory bodies to product resellers adjourn with leading thinkers and key decision makers to dissect and discuss new trends, challenges, and opportunities emerging in the arena.

This specialist conference attracts the cream of the Internet sector crop, directing their considerable talents towards the broad-based upliftment of the SA internet provision fraternity as a whole which will largely define a healthy, strong Internet sector by sharing information on new technologies and revealing successful Internet business practices.

This year the iWeek conference will assist the Internet industry in taking the next steps, which will accelerate its economic potential and enable those vendors and ISPs armed with this foreknowledge to capitalise on the fast-paced advancements driving the sector globally. The event will include updates in new technologies and key business aspects, while providing the arguably even more invaluable ideal platform for networking with other key players, both providers and consumers, in the Internet business.

Please note: registrations close at 12:00 on Friday 12 September 2008


Should you have any queries please contact | iWeek (at) ispa (dot) org (dot) za


Why sponsor and exhibit at iWeek 2008?

  • Market your organisation to a variety of companies both large and small
  • Expose your products and services to a focused audience
  • Maximise your marketing investment with the best combination of networking opportunities as this is an industry specific conference
  • Meet and reinforce relationships with current customers
  • Establish new leads with potential customers
  • Network with IT decision makers
  • Be among the first to learn of new forces which will drive the future of the internet in SA
  • Access is provided to speaker's presentations, providing insight into local and international trends

Who will attend?

The event attracts corporate IT and network executives, senior managers, strategists and product vendors, and this year attendees will also include a large number of the ICT-focussed legal fraternity interested in the various legislative procedures surrounding the industry as well as tertiary education representatives keen to get to grips with the latest Internet technologies along with key government department Internet stakeholders, who will be sharing and discussing directions to grow into and the regulatory environment needed to spur these moves. Small start-up Internet Cafés and new BEE ISPs will, in particular, find a wealth of valuable knowledge, contacts, and exposure ideal for fast-tracking their growth at iWeek 2008.

  • Corporate IT management
  • Financial institutions
  • Technology companies
  • Local and international telecommunications providers
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Access Service Providers
  • Wireless Internet Service Providers
  • Start-up BEE ISPs
  • Infrastructure and facility providers
  • The Department of Communications
  • The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
  • International Internet Industry Alliance (IIIA)
  • The business and technology media providing an opportunity for exposure

iWeek 2008 programme:

Looking to learn how to negotiate the ADR process in the most effective manner, wondering how SAFACT will affect the critical content being provided or interested in how frequency allocation is and ought to be handled as we move deeper into the mobile era? These questions, and a host more with answers critical to how the Internet industry evolves in our environment, will all be answered at iWeek by our panel of learned experts.

The event attracts corporate IT and network executives, senior managers, strategists and product vendors, and this year attendees will also include a large number of the ICT-focussed legal fraternity interested in the various legislative procedures surrounding the industry as well as tertiary education representatives keen to get to grips with the latest Internet technologies along with key government department Internet stakeholders, who will be sharing and discussing directions to grow into and the regulatory environment needed to spur these moves. Small start-up Internet Cafés and new BEE ISPs will, in particular, find a wealth of valuable knowledge, contacts, and exposure ideal for fast-tracking their growth at iWeek 2008.

Some topics will include:

  • How Africa is (or should be) preparing for IPv6 – what the future holds for IPv6 on the continent
  • IPv6 and international trends
  • International trends in DNS
  • Internet trends: A Google perspective
  • Opportunities for ISPs: Connecting the unconnected
  • Navigating the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process: New Zealand and South Africa
  • Protecting Intellectual Property: ISPs – Villains or victims in the fight against piracy
  • How the FPB sees the role of ISPs in end-user education, site filtering and illegal content
  • The Australian experience: ISPs and filtering
  • Interception: A tour of ISP requirements around the world
  • The global fight against spam: An update from the trenches
  • Spam: The impact on Internet service delivery in Africa
  • What differentiates a successful ISP from a failing ISP? Strategy and Insight for the African ISP sector
  • Avoiding the 50 most common mistakes that experienced WISPs have already made

Training sessions coinciding with iWeek will include:

  • The Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • DNS

Should you have any queries please contact | iWeek (at) ispa (dot) org (dot) za