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16.04.2016 Social News

Airtel to sponsor TEDxAccra conference

By GNA
Airtel to sponsor TEDxAccra conference
LISTEN APR 16, 2016

Accra, April 16, GNA - Airtel, Ghana's fastest growing telecommunications network and leader in data and digital innovation is headlining TEDxAccra - the preeminent annual event in Ghana where thinkers and doers gather to create and share ideas.

The event, affiliated to the world's most distinguished and celebrated platform for sharing ideas TED, is set to attract thousands of Ghanaians to the second of its highlight event during the conference week, at the National Theatre on Saturday April 23.

A statement issued in Accra by Mr Richard Ahiagble, Head of Corporate Communications said the theme, rethink, this year's event features scores of accomplished speakers who would challenge attendees to rethink possibilities in a week of sharing ideas, climaxed by two speaking events on Wednesday, April 20, and Saturday April 23.

Speaking to Airtel's association with TEDxAccra, Ms Rosy Fynn, Marketing Director at Airtel said: 'We are delighted to be partnering TEDxAccra as headline sponsors for this year's event.'

'This association is in line with our commitment to unlock potentials by creating the platform for Ghanaians to connect, share ideas and create possibilities together.

'As the industry's leader in data, digital and service innovation, we understand too well the importance of such a platform to birthing breakthrough ideas.'

It said Airtel is making available its innovative Airtel Money platform to enable patrons purchase tickets at the convenience of their homes or offices.

'To purchase a ticket via Airtel Money, customers only need to dial *500#, select 'Buy Goods option', select other and enter the nickname TEDxACCRA and an electronic ticket will be sent to them via txt message. Customers can also obtain tickets from any Airtel shop or retail outlets.

'Airtel customers participating in the event would be treated to an unforgettable experience throughout the Saturday April 23 session as they storm the National Theatre with their benefit partners to reward customers for their partnership and loyalty.

'Non Airtel customers would also be exposed to our superior offers at the session,' Mrs Fynn said.

Mr Daniel Antwi, Business Manager at TEDxAccra indicated that 'the purpose of the event is to create hope and possibilities for the future leaders of Ghana and Africa as a whole. We want to use our platform to 'inspire the minds that inspire our continent'.

As part of the plan to extend the reach of the event, the Smartphone Network in collaboration with organisers of TEDxAccra would activate a live-streaming center at Kumasi Hive powered by Airtel's unbeatable high speed internet to give patrons in Kumasi a delightful and immersive experience.

TEDxAccra is an annual event, where thinkers and doers of our community gather to create and share ideas.

It seeks to develop and leverage the TED experience at a community level, bringing together innovative thinkers to connect and discuss great ideas.

At TEDxAccra, participants would take part in a TED-like experience that would ultimately equip and inspire them into boundless possibilities.

GNA

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