Fwd: Opportunity for Kenyan Companies to Exhibit at the May 2024 AI Expo for National Competitiveness

This might be of interest to some of you. Please note the deadline.

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From: Campbell, Yanique (Nairobi) <CampbellY@state.gov>
Date: Sat, Apr 6, 2024 at 8:14 PM
Subject: Opportunity for Kenyan Companies to Exhibit at the May 2024 AI
Expo for National Competitiveness
To: Campbell, Yanique (Nairobi) <CampbellY@state.gov>

Dear friends and colleagues,

Flagging an opportunity to exhibit at the Special Competitive Studies
Project’s (SCSP) *to join the first **AI Expo for* *National
Competitiveness **in Washington, D.C., on May 7-8, 2024, at the D.C.
Convention* *Center. *Founded in 2021, SCSP is a bipartisan,
not-for-profit project that is the premier institution in Washington D.C.
working on technology and national competitiveness. *The Expo will be a
first-of-its-kind event in Washington D.C., *bringing together leaders in
innovation from around the world to spark new conversations on
public-private cooperation in

critical technology areas.

*Approximately 200 exhibitors from government, industry, and academic
partners will showcase the latest technological breakthroughs *in AI,
biotechnology, next generation networks, augmented reality,
microelectronics, and beyond.

*A program of global leaders will speak on the strategic importance that
technology holds for national competitiveness*. The lineup will be similar
to SCSP’s most recent event, the 2023 Global Emerging Technology Summit
<www.scsp.ai/summit23/>, which included Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang,
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken,
Japanese Minister
for Digital Transformation Taro Kono, Ukrainian Minister of Strategic
Industries Oleksandr Kamyshin, and others.

They are welcoming Kenyan officials and private sector partners to exhibit.
Registration and attendance to the event will be free and they are willing
to cover transportation and accommodation as needed.

If you would be interested in exhibiting at the expo (SCSP is charging
$35/sq foot on the exhibit floor for exhibitors), please send me an email
sharing your company’s expertise in emerging tech and why this would be a
good fit for you and I’d be happy to connect you to my colleagues
organizing the program. Appreciate if you could share *by Monday (4/8) COB
in Nairobi*.

Thanks, enjoy the weekend, and see below additional info for your perusal.


*SCSP’s work that might be of interest to you*:

*Mid-Decade Challenges to National Competitiveness*


This was the report we released in September 2022 that identified the
global technology challenges America and its allies and partners will face
in the next decade through ~2030.

*Generative AI: The Future of Innovation Power *
<www.scsp.ai/reports/gen-ai/>*- *https://www.scsp.ai/reports/gen-ai/

This September 2023 report considered the implications of GenAI on the work
of our government – we wrote this as a series of memos to U.S. government
agencies working on economic issues, AI governance, intelligence, defense,
foreign policy, and future tech platforms/innovation.

*Global Emerging Technology Summit Recap*
<scsp222.substack.com/p/global-emerging-technology-summit-1f4>* -*

This newsletter recapped our last big Summit event in September 2023.

*Mapping the U.S.-PRC Tech Competition Landscape*
<scsp222.substack.com/p/mapping-the-us-prc-tech-competition> –

This recent piece by Channing maps the state of the competition between the
U.S. and the PRC is a few key technology platforms – we are doing more
research to build out additional maps of other platforms.

*Yanique Campbell*

Economic Officer

U.S. Embassy Nairobi