Afri-Tech Technology spamming via ESP MailChimp

To be honest I’m still unsure how these guys got my corporate email address two (2) years ago and any sort of communications with them have gone un-answered. I’ve never been to any of their conferences and to be honest not sure I would ever go there.

I laughed though when I saw at the very top this little section, “Use this area to offer a short teaser of your email’s content. Text here will show in the preview area of some email clients” Seems like Afri-Tech was in a rush to spam when changing ESP’s again and just copied and pasted their content into a simple template offered by the ESP.

Now, I won’t say that MailChimp is spamming or being disruptive because I’ve seen them in the past take spamming from their network very seriously.

There was an unsubscribe option at the bottom of this one that I did take advantage of, but I doubt when Afri-Tech moves to another ESP as they have in the past they will honour it.


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Subject: Start getting ready for Afri-Tech South Africa 2012
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From: Afri-Tech Group <>
Subject: Start getting ready for Afri-Tech South Africa 2012
Date: November 3, 2011 12:23:45 PM GMT
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Largest Technology Summit Comming To Johannesburg South Africa. 

After the landmark ‘Digital Marketing’ summit in Nairobi, Afri-Tech is poised to host its next solution- based summit in Johannesburg – “Technology & Digital” summit.
This 3 day summit is set to welcome experts from around the globe from 22th – 24th March, 2012.The event is envisioned and conceptualized by some of the most
innovative minds of 21st century - in collaboration with the most acclaimed innovators and strategists in the fields of health, education, science & technology and digital marketing.

Enjoy 3 full days of leading-edge keynotes presented by the industry’s most successful innovators and strategists. Hear from:

Dr Thomas Mensah
Chairman of Lightwave
and Wireless Systems Corporation
  Dr. Victor Lawrence
Batchelor Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering
and Associate Dean At Stevens Institute of Technology Michael Metz
One of B2B Magazine's
"Top 25 Digital Marketers of 2011" 

Plus more! See the full list of Speakers here.

This highly anticipated multi-discipline summit is structured to brainstorm new areas of research and
collaboration – with a singular focus on the enrichment of human lives in Africa and around the globe.
The pioneering framework of this conference is intended to create cross-functional solutions in the
areas of Health care, Education, Banking & Finance, Networking solutions, Digital marketing and
Science & Technology.

The backdrop of this pro-development summit is the extremely large and untapped human
resource capital of Africa – not to mention that it is the fastest expanding marketplaces in the world.
The participating experts are fully aware of the annual growth rate (more than 3 %) of more
than 600 million African people.

One of the major goals of this summit is to create practical and immediate channels of collaboration
between the African growth engines (entrepreneurs, business owners, students, NGOs, women groups)
and the global business incubators. Apart from creating unprecedented multi-discipline collaboration
opportunities for the African business entities, Afri-Tech Johannesburg 2012 will also act as a catalyst
for pro-development policies and culture in the region.

Afri-Tech Johannesburg summit offers a great opportunity for investors, sponsors and global business
giants because of its extremely solution-oriented approach towards brainstorming sessions. Like the
Nairobi summit, the Johannesburg summit will also act as a catalyst for innovation, research and
entrepreneurial mindset.

You can get a detailed view of the summit at its official site - / or contact Brian Manyau at for speaking / sponsor opportunities.
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