The agenda for Stream Africa 2017 is in your hands. There are six session times a day, hosted in nine different meeting spaces. Each session runs for 1 hour (give or take) and all sessions are led by you, the Stream participants. Here's how it works:

  1. Before Stream - Share your idea - Create a New Discussion by clicking on the blue ‘add idea’ button on the left of this page
  2. Before Stream - Invite others to join you - you can see the participants list at the Participants page.
  3. At Stream - Book a slot - when you arrive on site, write your discussion on the Big Boards

The Stream team is on hand to help. Please get in touch if you'd like to talk an idea through before posting, or would like help finding some co-hosts.

Randell Maree

3D Echo Tech

How to entice merchants to a new e-commerce platform

This is a selfish information-finding exercise to explore possibilities for a new e-commerce platform that brings merchants on-board who have no or little understanding of the Internet and social media and to provide them with free listings for their products in exchange for a percentage of revenue when their products are sold via the site. That said, I believe that the topic can evolve into a very interesting discussion. Some points that can be included can be: How do you market to merchants who currently don't really use the Internet? How detailed should the agreement with them be so as to not scare them off? How do you launch a website to serve as a proof-of-concept to attract new merchants without losing credibility with prospective customers due to the initial lack of density of products?

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