Canon reaffirms its commitment to Ghana and Africa at Innovation Summit

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The Innovation Africa 2019 Summit opens today in Accra, Ghana. The event is an important platform for African decision-makers in education and ICT. The Summit is a key opportunity for Canon to continue to increase its presence on the continent

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) (, a division of Canon Middle East created in 2015 and a subsidiary of Canon Europe, is proud to be a first-time partner of the Innovation Africa Summit, an African ministerial forum bringing together leaders and senior officials from more than 40 countries around the themes of education, innovation and information technologies.

Somesh Adukia, managing director of CCNA, will open the Africa Innovation Summit today at 12.30 with a speech to exhibitors and government representatives present. Mr Adukia will present Canon’s strategy in Africa for 2020 and will talk about the importance of achieving balanced economic and social development on the African continent.

Canon has been providing imaging solutions to businesses and individuals directly in Africa for some 15 years. With training as one of its key commitments in the region, Canon launched the Miraisha Programme in 2014 in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda to support employability initiatives for young Africans.

This exhibition is also an opportunity to discover and exchange with Canon's teams on the various topics related to education and ICT. Canon has the pleasure of welcoming you to their stand.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA).

Media enquiries to: Canon Middle East Mai Youssef [email protected]

About Canon Middle East: Canon Middle East (, a subsidiary of Canon Europe, is the operational headquarters of Canon in the Middle East and North Africa, based in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.

Founded in 1937 with the specific objective of making high quality cameras available to the general public and driven by its tireless passion for the power of image, Canon has successfully transferred its technology to other markets and risen to the rank of world leader in the provision of imaging solutions to businesses and individuals. Our solutions range from digital compact and Reflex cameras to multifunction and production printers and from lenses for television broadcasting to portable radiography systems, all supported by a range of added value services.

Canon invests massively in R&D to offer the widest and most innovative range of products and meet the creative needs of our customers. From amateur photographers to professional printing companies, Canon enables each customer to bring their passion for images to life.  For more detailed information about Canon Middle East, please visit:

About Innovation Africa 2019: The official ministerial summit in Africa — from 3 to 5 December — Accra, Ghana Innovation Africa 2019 ( has soundly positioned itself as the continent’s number 1 high-level ministerial forum, where industry partners can schedule meetings and engage directly with ministers and senior officials from more than 40 countries. It is Africa’s go-to event for the education, innovation and ICT sectors. Leading industry partners agree that, of all the events on offer, Innovation Africa offers the most productive and agreeable experience, with its emphasis on the quality of attendees and the high level of participating decision-makers.

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