Montreal, 2022, August, 23rd – Senegal will be the first country to be honored during MTL connect: Montreal Digital Week, which will take place from October 15 to 23, 2022. This choice reflects this edition’s main theme: (ECO)Systems of Hope, through which solutions for the development of digital technology with an ethical, social and ecological scope will be presented.
- To highlight the country’s dynamism and its ambition to make digital transformation one of the catalysts of a more inclusive growth
- To present the position of Senegal on the African continent in terms of innovation
- To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Senegalese-Canadian cooperation relations, and the role of Senegal as the Chair of the African Union
- To introduce the opportunities of collaboration between Senegal and Quebec
During MTL connect and in collaboration with the Embassy of Senegal in Ottawa, Montreal Digital Spring will host a high-level Senegalese representation in Montreal.
Several ministries have been invited to ensure the participation of the various institutional representations of the public and private sector as well as the Senegalese economic actors in the event:
- the Ministry of Economy, Planning and International Cooperation;
- the Ministry of Digital Economy and Telecommunications;
- the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development;
- the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation;
- the agency Sénégal Numérique;
- the Authority of Telecommunications and Posts Regulation management.
INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION – TERRITORY FOCUS
The 2022 edition will also be an opportunity to connect with other local and international delegations that will take part in MTL connect, online and in Montreal.
The delegations come from:
- Brazil in collaboration with the City of Sao Paulo;
- Burkina Faso in collaboration with L’École des Entrepreneurs d’Afrique;
- Chile in collaboration with Prochile – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs institution that promotes the supply of Chilean goods and services in the world;
- Martinique in partnership with Martinique Tech and Dom Can Bridge Consulting;
- Nantes (France) in partnership with Nantes Digital Week, Nantes Métropole, Nantes St-Nazaire Développement;
- Porto Novo (Benin) in collaboration with the City of Porto Novo and the City of Montreal;
- Rennes Métropole;
- Senegal, in collaboration with the Embassy of Senegal in Ottawa;
- Togo, in collaboration with Big Success Fortune Inc.;
- Tunisia in partnership with the RTCA – Tunisian Canadian Business Network;
- Wallonia (Belgium) in partnership with Awex – The Walloon Export and Foreign Investment Agency | Digital Wallonia.
At a local level, they come from:
- The Greater Montreal Area;
- Laval in collaboration with Laval Innov;
- Montérégie in partnership with Montérégie Économique;
- various Francophone and Acadian communities in the 4 Atlantic provinces, namely New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island in partnership with RDÉE Canada.
In order to enhance their presence, “Territory Focus” sessions will be organized online and on site throughout the week.
The “Territory Focus” sessions are one-hour meetings to present the digital ecosystem of certain territories and to put forward organizations and projects that are in progress. These meetings aim to facilitate exchanges and the development of new collaborations.
A “Focus Senegal” will take place on Tuesday, October 18 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at 7 Doigts, (2111 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC).