On December 11 and 12 Russian technology companies paid a business visit to Johannesburg, the largest city of the Republic of South Africa, to develop business contacts with potential clients from the African continent.
The Russian delegation was represented by Alexander Pavlov, Advisor to the Minister of Digital Development, Communications with Mass Media of the Russian Federation, and representatives of the ICT companies, such as SearchInform, Protey Science and Technology Centre, T8 and Prototypes EdTech LLC, among others. Tech Global experts presented the solutions on behalf of a number of Russian companies.
South Africa was represented by the following key speakers: Robert Nkuna, Director of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services of the Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services of South Africa; Mimi Bulelwa Tau, Director of the Department of International Relations and Trade of the Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services of South Africa; Kganki Matabane, General Director of Black Business Council. Over 20 South African companies and government officials took part in the negotiations with the Russian companies.
During the business visit Russian companies presented their solutions in full detail and discussed opportunities of expanding access to African markets. Tech Global representatives shared with their foreign colleagues what support mechanisms the Development Institute can provide to Russian companies and their South African partners when launching new products onto the markets of South Africa and the African continent.
"South Africa is a market with a great potential for launching Russian ICT products, solutions and services. We will actively continue our work in this area and we hope that it will contribute to implementing successful complex projects in the very near future," said George Mikaberidze.