Video Testimonials from Innovation Africa Summit 2012 Delegates

Check out these testimonials from delegates who attended the AfricanBrains Innovation Africa Summit, 5-7 October 2012, Cape Town, South Africa. For speeches & videos presentations from the Summit please visit

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“Innovation Africa has afforded Wiley a perfect opportunity to meet with the key stakeholders and decision makers across many African countries within the education sector. It has also given us the opportunity to represent our diverse portfolio of print and digital solutions that many of the education ministries are interested in at many different levels. We certainly enjoyed the presentations that happened in the mornings and in the afternoons the meeting schedule has been perfect for us.”
Geoff Naylor – General Sales Manager, John Wiley & Sons

“What’s great is the ability to actually interact with the people we need to.”
Paul Fitchet  Manager, Greater Africa Region, Acer

“This conference, just the whole structure of it, is probably the most valuable conference we go to. The ability to meet so many important role players and decision makers from across Africa in one place in an environment where people are listening and take away actions and the knowledge that we can share is very powerful. It would cost us a fortune if we had to fly around Africa and have those meetings with the same people back in their home bases.”
Garry Hodgson Education Sales Manager, Mustek

“We’ve met with senior politicians that can make differences from Zimbabwe, from South Africa, from Burundi, from Kenya and from several other countries. You just never get this access elsewhere.”
Scott Topliss Territory Manager, sub-Saharan Africa Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

“I would certainly come again and recommend this conference to anybody else who is working in the education field.”
Martin Rist Education Business Manager, Middle East & Africa, HP

“We are delighted to be here because it allows us the opportunity to meet many different ministers and ministry institutions that can really share with us what their goals and needs are for their country.”
Orfhlaith Ni Chorcora Senior Director, Business Development ECE/MEA, Oracle

“In this Innovation Africa meeting we are developing relationships with many different countries which we have yet to be going into and the meetings that we’ve held today have been very useful in doing that.”
Ben Sangari Director Africa Operations, Sangari

“This is a perfect venue for us to come and speak about our products and just as importantly it’s good for us to understand the requirement of the education market here in Africa.”
Michael Hunt Head of Regional Sales, Africa & Israel, EITD, Epson

“I found it a very productive conference and something I would endorse.”
Aubrey Lindemann Managing Director, Imaging Innovations, Promethean

“We’ve made some terrific contacts both on the provider side as well as the ministerial side. It has been very interesting to listen to the input from the different countries, to sit down and meet with them and find out their needs. We’ve had a very warm reception; we’re very grateful for it and very happy with the opportunity to interact everybody.”
Sandra Claassen Training Material Development Manager, Softline Pastel

“It feels a bit like speed dating but it’s actually been really, really useful for us. Trying to get access to ministers and ministerial colleagues as you travel around Africa is extremely hard, and for this it brings all those people into one room at one point in time and over the course of two days we’re able to access a set of meetings that we can’t do easily within a year of travelling around Africa, so for us it has been extremely useful.”
Peter Gray Chairman & CEO, John Smith International