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Last week during AfricaCom, we hosted MEF Connects Africa 2014 – an exclusive networking evening celebrating the amazing growth and innovation of mobile pioneers in the Sub Saharan Africa market, hosted at the Pepper Club in Cape Town.

Supported by Mahindra Comviva, Mozilla, TIMWE and Viacom International Media Networks, the event brought together industry thought leaders for an evening of networking and discussion about Innovation in one of the world’s fastest growing economies. We had a terrific panel moderated by Russell Southwood, CEO of telecoms research consultancy Balancing Act featuring key mobile industry figures, including Patrick Allainguillaume, Global Market Unit Head at Mahindra Comviva, Pedro Salgueiro, Managing Director of M-Money at TIMWE, Rick Fant, VP, Planning and Ecosystem at Mozilla, Adia Sowho, Head of Digital Media at Etisalat Nigeria and Oliver Nitz, SVP Mobile Brand Licensing North & International at Viacom International Media Networks. Attendees were also treated to a preview of MEF’s forthcoming 2014 Global Consumer Survey which will be officially launched at MEF Global Forum 2014. mef-africa-sponsorsCheck out photos from the event below.

This week, the MEF team is in San Francisco for the 2nd annual MEF Global Forum where we carry on the discussion of Africa’s role at the forefront of mobile innovation at Day Two’s Global day, with a spotlight on Africa in the regional tracks, featuring 70TH Precinct, Terragon Group, SpinletMobiliseAfrica and Etisalat Nigeria. The MEF Africa office was launched in association with Vodacom in 2012, and aims to help promote African mobile growth and showcase innovation.