Meet WIOCC in May at ITW & Satcom Africa

Following our successful representation at East Africa Com last month, WIOCC will be participating in two events during May.

We will be sending a delegation to Washington DC, USA for ITW ’11. Chris Wood (CEO), Ryan Sher (COO), Mike Last (Director, Marketing & International Business Development) and Winnie Karisa (Marketing) will man the WIOCC stand and meet with customers, partners, etc. from 23rd – 25th May. Chris will also be participating in the Africa panel session on Tuesday 24th May (11:00 to 12:30).

The WIOCC stand will also be at Satcom Africa in Johannesburg, S. Africa later in the month (30th May to 2nd June), where it will be manned by Hitesh Desai and Marcel Bhatti from our S. Africa office.

Please come along to the stand to meet our representatives, or send a mail to to set up a meeting.


WIOCC conference programme for H1 2011

Chris Wood on the WIOCC stand

If you would like to meet members of the WIOCC team face-to-face, there will be plenty of opportunity throughout 2011. Below is a list of the conferences and exhibitions at which we will be present during the first half of 2011 – with more events to follow in the second half of the year:

  • March 22: Innovation Africa Digital Summit, Mombasa, Kenya – James Wekesa will be attending, and participating in an International Infrastructure panel.
  • March 28-30: IIR 6th Annual Broadband Summit, Jo’burg, S. Africa. Hitesh Desai and Marcel Bhatti, from our S. Africa Sales office, will be at the summit.
  • April 5-6: East Africa Com, Nairobi, Kenya. WIOCC will be sharing a stand with Telkom Kenya Orange and many of the WIOCC team will be attending the event, including CEO Chris Wood.
  • May 23-25: ITW, Washington DC, USA. The WIOCC stand will occupy the same place as at last year’s event, and we are arranging meetings at our bilateral table. Chris Wood (CEO), Ryan Sher (COO), Mike Last (Marketing & International Business Director) and Winnie Karisa will be present. On the 24th: Chris Wood will be participating in the Africa panel at the associated conference.
  • May 30 – June 2: SatCom Africa, Jo’burg, S. Africa. Hitesh Desai and Marcel Bhatti will be attending the event.

To set up a meeting or obtain further information on attendance at any of these events, please contact us at

Your opportunity to meet WIOCC

WIOCC will be attending a number of events over the next couple of months. If you’d like to discuss anything with us, please either contact us at to arrange a meeting, or just come along to the WIOCC stand.

James Wekesa, WIOCC CCO

Satcom Africa 2010 will take place between April 12th and 15th at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. 

WIOCC’s Commercial team, consisting of James Wekesa and Dickson Mbando, will be manning the WIOCC stand (#51) throughout the event. James will also be participating in the “Fibre and Satellite – Friend or Foe” panel discussion on Day Two of the conference (April 14th) at 12:30.

Ryan Sher, WIOCC CTO

East Africa Com 2010 will be at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya on April 27th and 28th. Ryan Sher, WIOCC’s CTO, will be participating in the “International Connectivity” panel session, and the WIOCC stand (#14) will again be manned throughout the event.

ITW 2010 will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington DC, USA between May 24th and 26th. We are in the process of arranging meetings at the event – please get in touch at if you’d like to set something up with us.