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Unprecedented Delegation of CIOs to Attend GDS International’s Fourth Chief Information Officer Summit Africa in May

May 1, 2013

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

On the 8th – 10th May 2013, 65 of Africa’s foremost executives from across the CIO
space will convene at the five-star Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa for what promises to
be the best IT event of the year – GDS International’s [http://www.gdsinternational.com ]
fourth Chief Information Officer Africa [http://www.cioafricasummit.com ] summit.

GDS International’s globally renowned summits provide cutting-edge solutions to the
most pressing issues faced by executives in the IT space. Making full use of every minute,
the summit’s highly effective ‘tried and tested’ business model ensures enormous ROI and
value for money. Comprising lively working-lunch roundtable discussions with exciting
peer-led panel discussions and closed-door meetings, this year’s summit promises to
eclipse last year’s event, and indeed, all other IT summits in the region.

CIO Africa is an invitation event, to ensure that only the highest calibre executives
will be in attendance. Confirmed for the upcoming summit are Louis Nel, CIO for MTN South
Africa; Mwende Gatabaki, Adviser to First VP & COO: Corporate Business Technology for
African Development Bank Group; Mark Tarlton, Group CIO for Barloworld; Malcolm Laing,
Group CIO for Investec; and Strini Mudlay, VP- Group Head of IT for Goldfields.

Noreen Momin, CIO Africa [http://www.cioafricasummit.com ] Summit Director for GDS
International [http://www.gdsinternational.com ], the global events company behind the
summit, said: “As Africa experiences continual economic growth, companies in the region
are striving to place themselves at the forefront of their industry and position
themselves as global players. The IT revolution is well underway across Africa, and with
this in mind, the fourth annual CIO Africa Summit this May, in Cape Town, will bring
together 65 of the most innovative minds in IT, who will be actively involved in senior,
peer led discussions currently surrounding the IT industry. The CIO Africa Summit works
intelligently to ensure innovative solution providers will be joining these decision
makers on site to learn and understand how these organizations are utilising IT to achieve
competitive advantage.”

She continues: “The CIO Africa summit prides itself in delivering a world class summit
experience for both delegates and vendors alike and we are confident this view will be
resonated through all participants on site!”

For more information, please visit http://www.cioafricasummit.com

About GDS International

GDS International [http://www.gdsinternational.com ] creates engagement opportunities
for business, onsite and online. We bring senior executives together, face-to-face, at
exclusive summits, conferences, and on virtual private roundtables to advance their
business with brilliant results. We create tangible business opportunities: networking
platforms that help to establish thought leaders, stay in touch with existing partners,
and stay abreast of crucial market, technology and regulatory developments.
We’re almost
20 years old. Our headquarters are based in Bristol, UK, with subsidiaries offices in Sao
Paulo, New York, Miami and Sydney.

For more information about GDS International or any of its many products please visit


Contact & press partnerships information: Charlie Bestall, Summit Marketing Manager

charlie.bestall@gdsinternational.com / +44(0)117-921-2754

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