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Africa Tech Festival 2024 – The Home of AfricaCom, AfricaTech & AfricaIgnite
Event dates: 11-14 Nov 2024
Exhibition Opening Dates: 12 - 14 Nov 2024Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

JOIN US THIS NOVEMBER FOR AFRICA'S LARGEST TECH EVENT

Connecting Africa's tech and business sectors for a stronger, inclusive digital continent



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AFRICA TECH FESTIVAL 2023 POST SHOW REPORT

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That's a wrap for 2023! See you in Cape Town on 11-14 November 2024

On 13-16 November 2023, Cape Town has witnessed 13,000+ c-suite tech and telco leaders, superstar founders, influential investors and top government officials taking over the city for the 26th edition of Africa Tech Festival. 

Thanks to a power-packed programme, we've united this passionate community around critical topics to power the continent's digital transformation.

Our three anchor events, AfricaComAfricaTech and AfricaIgnite, served as a stage for unveiling the latest breakthroughs and cutting-edge innovations spanning telecommunications, pioneering technology, and the vibrant landscape of Africa's startup ecosystem.

Africa Tech Festival will be back on 11-14 November 2024, promising once again a vibrant fusion of business opportunities, future-focused content and true festival fun!

Three Anchor Events, Countless Opportunities

AfricaCom - Connectivity Infrastructure & Digital Inclusion

AfricaCom

THE HOME OF CONNECTIVITY AND COMMUNICATIONS


AfricaCom is now in its 27th edition, the largest and most influential telecommunications event and by far the largest gathering of Africa-focused connectivity leaders in the world. 

AfricaTech - Enterprise Transformation & Emerging Technologies

AfricaTech

THE HOME OF IT AND ENTERPRISE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

AfricaTech brings the most inspiring speakers to discuss and showcase innovative, disruptive technologies and their integration across African industry verticals!

AfricaIgnite

THE HOME OF AFRICAN TECH FOUNDERS

AfricaIgnite is Africa's supercharged start-up platform, delivering tons of founder-focused insigths, investor matchmaking sessions, a start-up showcase and a buzzing pitch competition.

THE PLACE TO BE!

You can't beat Africa Tech Festival for size, depth and opportunity: we're truly the continent's most influential tech event and here's what you can look forward to in 2024!

15000+ Attendees
400+ A list speakers
1,600+ VIPs
1,100+ Startups
300+ Exhibitors
12 Tracks
5,400+ Attending Companies
110+ Countries Represented

2023 Speakers

H.E. Minister Ousmane Gaoual Diallo  Minister  Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy, Republic of Guinea​

H.E. Minister Ousmane Gaoual Diallo

Minister

Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy, Republic of Guinea

H.E. Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa  Minister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity  The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa

H.E. Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity

The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa

Provincial Minister Mireille Wenger, Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Western Cape Government

Provincial Minister Mireille Wenger

Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities

Western Cape Government

H.E. Minister Mondli Gungubele, Minister, Ministry of Communications and Digital Technologies, The Republic of South Africa

H.E. Minister Mondli Gungubele

Minister

Ministry of Communications and Digital Technologies, The Republic of South Africa

Brelotte Ba  Deputy CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa  Orange

Brelotte Ba

Deputy CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa

Orange

Funke Opeke, Speaker at Africa Tech Festival 2023

Funke Opeke

CEO

MainOne

Jannie van Zyl  Executive Head: Innovation  Vodacom

Jannie van Zyl

Executive Head: Innovation

Vodacom

Nina Triantis  Global Head, Telecoms, Media and Technology  Standard Bank Group

Nina Triantis

Global Head, Telecoms, Media and Technology

Standard Bank Group

Patricia Mugabe, speaker at Africa Tech FEstival 2023

Patricia Mugabe

Head: Digital Transformation, Innovation and Product Development

BancABC

Mathapelo Malao Head of Energy, Environment and ICT Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

Mathapelo Malao

Head of Energy, Environment and ICT

Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

Richard Cazalet, Speaker at Africa Tech Festival 2023

Richard Cazalet

Exec: Strategy and Transformation

Telkom SA

Christian Bombrun, Speaker at Africa Tech Festival 2023

Christian Bombrun

CEO: Digital Platforms

MTN

Juliet Ehimuan

Founder, Beyond Limits

Former West Africa Director, Google

David Alema-Mensah, speaker at Africa Tech Festival 2023

David Alema-Mensah

Founder

AsaanaPay

Mmaki Jantjies

Group Executive: Innovation & Transformation

Telkom SA

Amadou Diallo, speaker at Africa Tech Festival 2023

Amadou Diallo

Chief Executive Officer Middle East & Africa

DHL Global Forwarding

Laurie Fuller

Venture Partner

Raiven Capital

Ayanda Ngcebetsha  Director: Data & AI  Microsoft SA

Ayanda Ngcebetsha

Director: Data & AI

Microsoft SA

Chilufya Mutale

CEO & Founder

Premier Credit

Jean Philippe Gillet Senior Vice President, Global Sales and General Manager, Networks Intelsat

Jean Philippe Gillet

Senior Vice President, Global Sales and General Manager, Networks

Intelsat

H.E. Minister Dr Bosun Tijani, Minister, Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, The Republic of Nigeria

H.E. Minister Dr Bosun Tijani

Minister

Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, The Republic of Nigeria

Sandra Särav, Deputy Secretary General for Economy & Innovation, The Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications

Sandra Särav

Deputy Secretary General for Economy & Innovation

The Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications

H.E. Minister Thulango Merafe Segokgo, Minister, Ministry of Communications, Knowledge and Technology, Republic of Botswana

H.E. Minister Thulango Merafe Segokgo

Minister

Ministry of Communications, Knowledge and Technology, Republic of Botswana

Anna Gomez, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Anna Gomez

Commissioner

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Deon Geyser, CEO, Liquid Intelligent Technologies South Africa

Deon Geyser

CEO

Liquid Intelligent Technologies South Africa

Nola Richards, Group Executive Head: ESG & Sustainable Business, Vodacom

Nola Richards

Group Executive Head: ESG & Sustainable Business

Vodacom

Yasser Shaker, CEO, Orange Egypt

Yasser Shaker

CEO

Orange Egypt

Vani Venkatesh, CEO - Global Business, Airtel Business

Vani Venkatesh

CEO - Global Business

Airtel Business

Leo Chen, President, Huawei - Sub-Saharan Africa Region

Leo Chen

President

Huawei - Sub-Saharan Africa Region

H.E. Minister Amara Kallon, Minister, Ministry of Public Administration and Political Affairs, The Republic of Sierra Leone

H.E. Minister Amara Kallon

Minister

Ministry of Public Administration and Political Affairs, The Republic of Sierra Leone

Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Founder, Umlambo Foundation & Former Deputy President of South Africa

Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Founder

Umlambo Foundation & Former Deputy President of South Africa

Alex Okosi, Managing Director, Africa, Google

Alex Okosi

Managing Director, Africa

Google

"One of the single most important, diverse and thorough tech events anywhere but hosted on the African continent and to a world class standard.”

DIRECTOR, SHUMBA MONEY

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“The Africa Tech Festival was amazingly well organised and run from the moment you entered the venue. The event had a good combination of some interesting speakers and great networking opportunities. We will be back next year.”

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, BE MOBILE AFRICA

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“One of the best mobile industry events out there. Perfectly organized, sized and with very relevant exhibitors and visitors. Best place to connect with the vibrating African industry!”

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AAXO is committed to promoting the African exhibitions industry, encouraging businesses to invest and participate in exhibitions, affording our members the tools and resources for successful exhibition management, and encouraging world-class industry standards.