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Africa Tech Festival 2023 - The Home of AfricaCom
Core Agenda & Exhibition: 14-16 Nov
Partner Programmes & Digital Content: 14 - 16 NovCape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

Africa Tech Festival - the Home of AfricaCom & AfricaTech

Uniting Africa’s tech ecosystems and industry verticals with 12,000+ attendees

14-16 November 2023 | Cape Town

2022 Post-show report now available!

Africa Tech Festival 2022 saw 12,000+ attendees reconnect in Cape Town for 4 days of exciting content and networking, and we also celebrated 25 years of uniting Africa’s tech ecosystems and industry verticals.

Discover more about the event – media coverage, top speakers, attendee breakdown, top attending companies, attendee and partner experiences, and testimonials – by downloading the 2023 post-show report today!

AFRICA TECH FESTIVAL 2022 IN NUMBERS

After a two year hiatus, Africa Tech Festival 2022 has come back with a bang in Cape Town!

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ANCHOR EVENTS: AFRICACOM & AFRICATECH

25,000+

REGISTRATIONS

12,000+

ONSITE ATTENDEES

8,600+

ACTIVE ATTENDEES ON THE DIGITAL PLATFORM

5,400+

ATTENDING COMPANIES

400+

INDUSTRY THOUGHT LEADERS

300+

PIONEERING EXHIBITORS

110+

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

45%

BUYSIDE AUDIENCE

1,600+

VIPs

1,100+

Pioneering Start-ups

300+

Exhibitors

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Back with a bang!

From 7 to 10 November 2022, Africa Tech Festival has reunited our community in person, putting the spotlight on Africa's vibrant tech and telecoms scene. With well over 12,000 experts joining us, the week was filled with vibrant knowledge exchange, intense contact-building and epic partying.

Delivering on the promise of a better, more inclusive digital Africa, Africa Tech Festival 2022 has once again shared exclusive insights on pressing challenges and exciting opportunities whilst sparking new connections between corporate leaders, start-up founders, investors and senior government officials!

About Africa Tech Festival

Africa Tech Festival is a vibrant forum on how technology and innovation are catalysts for economic development, presenting 12 streams of curated, business-critical content divided between two main anchor events.

AfricaTech: Enterprise Transformation and Emerging Technologies

AfricaTech - a 4IR deepdive into how integration of pioneer tech across business verticals is powering enterprise transformation. Key focuses include:

  • AHUB: Africa’s Start-up Scene
  • AI, IoT & Disruptive Tech
  • Talent, Skills & The Future of Work
  • Cloud Services & Data Centres
  • Fintech, Blockchain & MFS
  • Cybersecurity & Data Protection

AfricaCom: Connectivity Infrastructure and Digital Inclusion

AfricaCom - the flagship event unpacking core themes of telecoms evolution, connectivity infrastructure and digital inclusion. Key focuses include:
  • Connecting Africa’s Next Billion
  • Digital Infrastructure Investment
  • Telcos of Tomorrow
  • Sustainable Development & Green ICT
  • Future Visions: Web3, The Metaverse & Beyond
  • Regional spotlights

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

NEXAT

If you have to attend only one event for satellite business in Africa, this is it!

2022 Attendees

See a sample of the attendees that joined us from 7-11 November 2022.


Connecting Africa: Our Community For Africa's digital architects

Connecting Africa is the premier online community dedicated to tackling the immense scope of the African digital landscape. Connecting Africa offers a comprehensive, informed and nuanced understanding of the region's communications networking and ICT sector and the commercial opportunities such insight can afford. 

Join a community of decision makers from across the entire communications technology ecosystem that are either based in Africa, conducting business with African enterprises or seeking to learn more about one of the communications industry's growth hot-spots!

Our Mission

Our mission is to equip and inspire people to design, build and run a better, more inclusive, digital world – to unify Africa’s response to the 4IR and, in doing so, accelerate socio-economic development across the continent.

We are a sustainable event:

  • We are carefully designing our feature areas to minimise the level of waste generated
  • Our catering uses fresh and seasonal products, providing a variety of plant-based options
  • We’re minimising the level of single-use plastic at the event
  • Our event agendas, event guides and floorplans are available on Swapcard, reducing paper wastage