Africa Tech Festival - the Home of AfricaCom & AfricaTech
Uniting Africa’s tech ecosystems and industry verticals with 12,000+ attendees
13-16 November 2023 | Cape Town
Africa's Most Influential Tech Event.
Africa Tech Festival is where tech leaders gather to take the pulse of the future.
Returning on 13-16 November, Africa Tech Festival is a jam-packed, energy-filled week that celebrates Africa’s vibrant tech scene. We bring a passionate community of 12,000+ movers and shakers and showcase the most inspiring examples of tech as a force for good.
How? Thanks to a supercharged programme where thrilling new features, content and experiences run alongside the main stars of the show, namely our anchor events AfricaCom, AfricaTech and AfricaHub.
Cape Town, this November, is YOUR gateway to the future. Join us to experience a perfect balance of business opportunities, future-focused content and true festival fun that will help you power the continent’s digital transformation.
About our Anchor Events
Africa's tech ecosystem is diverse and buzzing... and so are our three main anchor events, AfricaCom, AfricaTech and AHUB. Discover the tracks and topics that will get you excited in 2023, offering you the chance to cherry pick the content most relevant to YOU!
• AfricaCom Centre Stage
• Connecting Africa's Next Billion
• Digital Infrastructure Investment
• Telcos of Tomorrow
• Sustainability & Climate Resilience
• AfricaCom Ministerial Summit 2023
• Broadcast, Media & Entertainment
• AfricaTech Centre Stage
• Pioneer Tech
• Data Centres & Cloud
• Cybersecurity Africa
• Fintech & MFS Africa
• 4IR Talent & The Future of Work
• AI & Big Data Africa
• From Concept to Company
• Year 1 As a Founder
• Next Gen Funding
• The Power of Collaborative Innovation
• Closing the Funding Gap for Women Entrepreneurs
• Impact Entrepreneurship
• Start-Up Funding & African Unicorns
• Live 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.
Leadership Council: Welcome to our Members!
We are proud to be supported by some of the most influential tech leaders in the industry. Throughout the year, they engage with the Africa Tech Festival team to:
- Help shape the agenda by identifying new, vital themes
- Provide feedback on the session development
- Suggest activities to deliver powerful experiences for our attendees
Exec: Strategy and Transformation
General Manager, Middle East Africa
Chief Executive Officer Middle East & Africa
DHL Global Forwarding
Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa
Prasanna Kumar Burri
Group Chief Information Officer
Chief Data and Analytics Officer – Merchant Services
FNB South Africa
Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa
Chief Corporate Affairs
"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
“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
“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!”
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!
Proud AAXO Member
We are proud to be a member of the Association of African Exhibition Organisers.
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.
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