APO, the Preferred Choice


African Press Organisation is the official wire service for AfricaCom, connecting West Africa and NigeriaCom 2013, Africa’s leading telecoms events

THE Com World Series, part of Informa Telecoms and Media, has appointed the African Press Organisation, APO, the official wire service for three major telecommunication events holding in different countries in Africa. They are AfricaCom 2013, Africa’s leading telecoms event, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from November 12 to 14, Connecting West Africa, which will take place in Dakar, Senegal, June 11 to 13, and NigeriaCom holding in Lagos, Nigeria, from September 17 to 18.

As the official newswire, APO is offering exhibitors of the three events a 20 percent discount off news release distribution. AfricaCom, Connecting West Africa and NigeriaCom’s press releases will be distributed via Africa Wire®, the service for press release wire distribution and monitoring in Africa, reaching more than 25,000 media contacts, bloggers, social networks, and redistributing content to more than 50 African websites.

The African Press Organisation is the leading press release wire in Africa, and the global leader in media relations related to Africa. With headquarters in Dakar, Senegal, APO owns a media database of more than 25,000 contacts and the main Africa-related news online community. It offers a complete range of services such as press releases, wire and monitoring services, online press conferences, interactive webcasts, media interactions, strategic advice, public diplomacy, government relations, and events promotion. Used by some of the world’s largest technology companies, including Orange, Airtel, Microsoft, Symantec, Tigo, Main One Cable, Mahindra Comviva, and more, Africa Wire® guarantees the most extensive reach to Africa, helping APO’s clients engage with their audience in all parts of the continent.

Eloïne Barry, APO executive director, said  “APO is delighted to have been named official wire service for events as prestigious as AfricaCom, Connecting West Africa and NigeriaCom. This once again shows the unrivaled capacity of APO to not only reach mainstream media but industry-specific publications across Africa.”

Julie Rey

Julie Rey, research director, Com World Series: said “we are pleased to work with APO on AfricaCom, Connecting West Africa and NigeriaCom; these events already have a great reach in Africa’s business community and we are looking forward to expanding it further through this partnership.”

The Com World Series is a world-class series of congress and exhibitions delivering next generation solutions for the telecoms, media and technology industries in developing markets. Event locations for 2013 include Senegal, Nigeria, Dubai and South Africa and will attract more than 10,000 senior-level delegates.

Informa Telecoms and Media is the leading provider of business intelligence to global telecoms and media markets. Its aim is to provide actionable, strategic advice and forecasting on all aspects of converging mobile, fixed, entertainment and IT markets. Driven by constant first-hand contact with the industry, our team of analysts and researchers produce more than 300 annual events and intelligence services including news and analytical products, in-depth market reports and data sets.  We are proud of the role we play in bringing the industry together and keeping 100,000 individuals better informed.

— Jun. 17, 2013 @ 01:00 GMT

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