The Global Forum was an event run by InfoDev (the World Bank ICT Development agency) and the Department of Science and Technology of South Africa. It was held in East London over 5 days. GoMetro was invited to exhibit and present at this Forum as an example of best-practice for a Mobile Startup, supported by the mLab and Bandwidth Barn.
GoMetro set up a stand, with support and assistance from the Barn, which was very much appreciated,and we were interviewed on SAFM, Algoa FM and Umhlobo Wenene FM the day before the launch as part of the Global Forum programme.
GoMetro Eastern Cape was launched on Wednesday from the Global Forum. This was a very nice legacy for the Global Forum to leave, as a local technology project that got off the ground. GoMetro hosted the media, Metrorail managers, Forum delegates, Trade Unions and the EC Commuter Forum at the launch event. We leave this event with a plethora of opportunities possible to explore.