The WAPALOZA Conference & Expo is a 3-day training event to inform members and other industry delegates about various industry topics that affect how business is done. These include the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), TV White Space, and 5G. The event will equip young, enthusiastic individuals with the knowledge to start their own Wireless Internet Service Provider business.
WAPA’s final Regional event for 2017 was hosted in Paarl, at Joie de Vivre, a country house situated in the heart of the Boland Winelands. The event was attended by 14 WISP’s with 4 Sponsors onboard. Again, ICASA’s presence were welcomed by all attendees.
This event was probably the most interactive, with the WISP’s firing questions at all speakers. The social was well attended, and all present had a very good time.
The Natal event was in conjunction with iWeek, and the WAPA annual AGM at the Elangeni & Maharani Hotel on the Durban beach front. More sponsors came onboard for this event. What also differentiated this event from the other previous two events, was that more WISP’s outside the WAPA membership attended. We also realised the value in this, and decided that we will welcome non WAPA member WISP’s to attend future events.
Since we do have a considerable number of members in the Gauteng area, we were expecting a bigger outcome than the Limpopo event. What we were not expecting though was the presence of 7 ICASA delegates who took the time to come and meet the WAPA members.