ID4Africa reschedules AGM to 2021, virtual expo announced for November

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COVID-19 restrictions on travel and large gatherings, as well as health priorities, have led to the rescheduling of the 2020 ID4Africa Annual General Meeting (AGM) to October 27-29, 2021 in Marrakesh, Morocco, the organization announced.

The 6th annual meeting of the ID4Africa Movement had initially been rescheduled for October 28-30, 2020. Registered delegates, sponsors, exhibitors and selected fellows for ID4Africa 2020 will receive further details from the ID4Africa operations team.

Despite the global pandemic, the organization has been hosting a webinar series and LiveCast programs to discuss identity management in Africa and the rest of the world. The LiveCast sessions continue on September 3 with a spotlight on facial recognition technology and on September 16, International Identity Day, with a spotlight on inclusion. Replays and past episodes are available on ID4Africa’s YouTube channel. The sessions will keep running until the live event next year.

The ID4Africa Virtual Expo will take place in November 2020 to encourage interaction with leading industry experts and discussions on advanced technologies.

“While we deeply regret that we will not be seeing each other face to face in 2020, we have adapted to a hybrid model that is turning a major worldwide disruption into a positive outcome for our Movement,” the announcement reads. “Our virtual channel provides boundless opportunities to grow our activities and to deepen our engagements and collaborations, while we wait for travel and physical meetings to become possible again. Rest assured our agenda has not been weakened by COVID-19, if anything, it has strengthened with even greater relevance than before.”

Biometric Update has been the official journalist of the ID4Africa annual meeting since 2016.

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