“I was very pleased with the Summit and all the positive feedback it received from the delegates. Once again, thank you for having the confidence to hold the Summit in Zimbabwe. It far exceeded my hopes and expectations.”
Senator David Coltart – Minister of Education, Sports, Arts & Culture, Zimbabwe

“Thank you very much for your experienced organisation in putting together a fantastic summit. It was so beneficial for us and I am sure for all the delegates involved. It is quite an achievement to have gotten all those African ministers together in one room and a great start to implementation of ICT in education in most of those African countries. A huge big step for Africa! Congratulations and thank you most sincerely.”
Arj Swears – Director, Schoolbooks 4 Africa, Zimbabwe

“The summit was very productive – a perfect opportunity to connect with potential partners in government and foundations and with those who are doing the technical work in the field.  The one-on-one meetings in particular created a space for having the sort of substantive conversations that are needed to move forward in concrete ways.”
Dr Mark Peterson – Senior Technical Advisor, Health & Education, USAID

“This summit provided a unique opportunity to meet face to face key decision makers from Southern African countries active in the implementation of ICT for Education. I did personally appreciate very much the accessibility of high level delegates and the one-to-one meetings as organized by AfricanBrains.”
Lahcen Tazeroualti – Regional Sales Manager Middle East & Africa, PolyVision

“It was a fantastic event; impressive range of delegates, vibrant networking opportunities and a really effective design. The round table ‘speed dating’ sessions were particularly effective in establishing synergies and incubating ideas.  I am already following up with three organisations that I met through these sessions.”
Jill CoatesDirector, British Council, Harare, Zimbabwe

“The format of the conference from NEC Display Solutions point of view was a great success and the level of the delegates attending the conference was well worth the expense. The hosting of the event by the Minister of Education of Zimbabwe and the venue play a large part in the success of the event. NEC Display Solutions is looking forward to the next event and will defiantly want to participate again. Thank you to you and your team for a well organised event.”
Craig Butterworth – Business Development Manager, Southern Africa Office, NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH

“One of the better conferences I have been to in a long time.”
Kelvin Reynolds – Regional Manager, Southern Africa, Epson Europe Bv

“HP MultiSeat Computing Solution is the best for the educational institutes in Zimbabwe. It was well received by the delegates at the conference and will provide more flexibility, efficiency and scalability to the users. First Pack Marketing would want to thank AfricanBrains for such an event and we hope to see you again in 2013. We discussed various deals with the various Government Ministers and representatives from the SADC region.”
Charles Munemo – Business Development Manager, First Pack Marketing, Zimbabwe

“We have found AfricanBrains and all its partners delivering high standards of service, we were impressed with the level of attendance and commitment to agenda time line. The one-to-one meetings were extremely successful initiating a two way discussion with decision makers; we are looking forward to work more with AfricanBrains.”
Ahmed Rostom – Customer Development Manager, Africa, Middle East, Turkey & Central Asia, Elsevier

“We thank your organization for organizing the wonderful Education Summit and the format meetings that was set-up was phenomenal.”
Kauxique Maganlal, ICT Manager, Ministry of Education, Mozambique

“This was the second event HMH supported with AfricanBrains, and given the excellent organisation and turnout I doubt it will be the last.”
Scott Topliss – European & Sub Saharan Territory Manager, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

“The summit was an eye-opener with regard to the amazing things that are going on in education in Africa.  Although there’s clearly much still to be done, the way forward has certainly been plotted.  It’s going to be interesting monitoring the actions various countries take over the next year or so, in the direction of educational ICT.”
Bernita Naudé – Publishing Director, South Africa, Macmillan

“We would like to thank AfricanBrains for the opportunity of participating in the last ICTE Summit in Victoria Falls and the impeccable organization of the event. We certainly had a very productive time with many successful meetings and valuable contacts made. We are looking forward to seeing everybody again in 2013.”
Laura Dominguez – Business Development, EduMonde, South Africa

“Thank you very much for a very well organised and very beneficial event.”
Roith Rajpal – CEO, Mindset Network (NPC), South Africa

“I found the Southern African ICT Summit for Education an extremely valuable forum for ‘connecting’ the technology stakeholders with decision making practitioners and relevant government officials.  Enabling the visibility of the different African countries ICT strategies was most helpful and the learning, both formal and informal, across the various stakeholder groups was effective and of high value.”
John Thole – Steering Committee, Edunova, South Africa

“The ICT on Education Summit 2012 in Zimbabwe was an innovative and powerful strategy towards building an African community capable of create real improvements in education all over the continent.”
Pedro Cuéllar – Project Manager, One Laptop per Child, Rwanda

“The summit was very well organised and provided excellent networking opportunities.”
Colleen McCallum – Managing Director, Cambridge University Press Africa, South Africa

“The summit offered a marvellous opportunity to interact with key policymakers and others from all over sub-Saharan Africa – the individual appointments were an excellent idea. The hotel was in a lovely location – warthogs, monkeys, impala and water buck wandering around the golf course were very entertaining. The conference dinner was a truly magnificent occasion, with the singing, dancing and drumming creating a jovial and inclusive atmosphere, and the food being scrumptious and plentiful.”
Dr Sara Hennessy – Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development and Pedagogical Innovation Centre for Commonwealth Education, Cambridge University Press, UK

“Thank you very much for the excellent Summit. It helped confirm the strategies we are working on for the future. I hope to attend more of your education programmes in the future.”
Daniel Pswarai – Headmaster, Midlands Christian College, Zimbabwe

“The summit was a platform for progressive networking and business relationship building. The results of summit interactions are showing phenomenal business potential. The organisation was spot on.”
Martin Mushambadope – Head of Commercial Services, Liquid Telecommunications, Zimbabwe

“AfricanBrains, thank you so much for a wonderful Summit. I commend you for bringing the World to Zimbabwe. The one-on-one meetings were excellent as they created effective business opportunities. I believe that Zimbabwe and the SADC region are lot richer from the experiences shared during the Summit.”
Itai Masimirembwa – President & CEO of eLearning Solutions, Zimbabwe

“The summit was well designed, impeccably organized, and proved to be extremely productive. The one-on-one sessions, in particular, provided opportunities to speak with senior individuals in an intimate setting that would be difficult to arrange in any other forum.”
Jay Kloppenberg, CEO, African School for Excellence, South Africa

“Thanks AfricanBrains, the summit was very good, as it managed to bring together Ministries, NGOs and private sectors from different countries and continents. It was a very rare opportunity for engagement of private sectors and government officials. More of these, I bet Africa will be transformed in terms of technology and its education system. I benefitted a lot as innovative ways of using ICT in education were discussed. The summit was well organised.”
Shame Bope – IT Support Officer, CAMFED Zimbabwe

“This ICT Summit not only met, but exceeded all of my expectations.  The amount and quality of information that I gained will irrefutably assist us in developing our own policies regarding ICT for Education.  AfricanBrains’ event management and set up always gave the delegates an opportunity to do business. Well done and we are looking forward to a follow up Summit soon.”
Atwell Mukusha – President, Computer Society of Zimbabwe

“Well organised and very insightful of developments taking place in the Southern African region. Will no doubt attend all future events of a similar nature.”
Kudzai Mauwa – Brand Manager, Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe

“The summit was very well organised and very relevant issues were presented.”
Runesu Kwaramba – Senior Manager, Marketing and PR, CBZ Bank Limited, Zimbabwe

“The summit was well organized and the concept provides for a win-win outcome for all attendees.  Within the space of two days, a minister (together with the ministerial delegation) can get an overall picture of what industry has to offer.  On the other hand, a commercial company has the opportunity to meet with a number of ministries within the space of two days.  It is hardly possible to meet with a minister and his/her ministry officials at the same time in one country.  It takes months of negotiations and arrangements just to have an initial set of meetings with the minister and ministerial staff in any particular country.  And here, at the conference, we could save the airfare, accommodation cost, and lots of time by having all these delegations served to us on a silver platter.  Now that the initial contacts have been established, and arrangements made for follow-up meetings, we are fast-tracked to conduct our business.”
Kobus van Wyk – Head: e-Learning Initiatives, Mustek, South Africa

“This summit was very useful in that it brought all the ministries from the various countries and the service providers all in one place and allowed the chance of one to one meetings. These 20minute one to one meetings were very effective as it was neutral ground for both the ministries and the service providers. A lot was achieved in a short space of time. More events/summits of this nature are needed to promote ICT skills!”
Viola Dondo – General Manager, ICDL in CSA Trust, Zimbabwe

“The event was extremely well-managed and informative; with the afternoon round-table meetings providing an opportunity for valuable face-to-face meetings with delegates and sponsors.”
John Picknett – Managing Director, 1886 Investments Limited, UK