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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


Get a sneaky peek at Africa Tech Festival 2022 amazing content by watching our On-Demand Sessions

Even if you missed the buzz of Africa’s most influential tech event, and the insights provided by 300+ heavyweight speakers, you still can enjoy a few of the great sessions delivered from 8-10 N November at Cape Town.


What happens when you join a group of highly-knowledgeable speakers on stage to discuss industry challenges? Powerful content and unmissable insights!

Get inspired by these stimulating conversations by watching a few of our Panel sessions.

Telco to TechCo - How African Telecoms is Evolving with the Continent

Learn how shifts in enterprise markets and consumer behaviour coupled with increasing investment and partnership are driving accelerated change, as operators diversify beyond connectivity to protect profit in a changing world.

Speakers from Accenture, Cell C, Standard Bank, Vodacom, Telkom and Ericsson

Looking Back, Going Forward: How Africa's Tech History Contains the Roots of its Future

From the first mobile roll-out in Africa to the present day, Africa’s communications revolution has taken 36 years and, arguably, this is just the end of the beginning. The author of Africa 2.0 - Inside a Continent's Communications Revolution, Russell Southwood moderates this session with industry veterans to debate what can happen over the next ten years.

Speakers from MFS Africa, Convergence Partners, MainOne, Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Balancing Act

Enterprise Empowered - Supercharging the Digital Disruption of Africa’s SMMEs

Small, medium & micro enterprises are Africa’s economic backbone, corresponding to 90% of the private sector and employing more than 80% of the workforce (44 million). This session explores how placing Africa’s SMMEs at the centre of the digital revolution and equipping them with the tools to thrive will unlock economic development across sectors, regions, and demographics.

With speakers from Accenture South Africa, United Nations Conference on Trade & Development, MDIHub/Republic of South Africa, Vodacom and Gauteng Provincial Government.


Fireside Chat: Into the Metaverse - Africa's Place in a New Virtual World

Presented all in the Metaverse, the session "Into the Metaverse - Africa's Place in a New Virtual World" looked past the hype to explore the real-world application of a new virtual universe for businesses and consumers. Our speakers dived into how Africa aims to build its unique space in the Metaverse and how pioneers are leveraging new tech to make this vision a reality.

Speakers from ORBmersive, Meta and BlackRhino VR

Top Speakers

Cybercrime, fintech and connectivity are only a few of the themes presented by our renowned speakers.

Get the chance to hear the thoughts of these industry leaders.

Speakers discuss project Equiano

A New Era of Connectivity? What Equiano Means for Africa

Equiano made its first African landing in Togo in March 2022, promising an increase in terabit-sized capacity and faster fibre. This session examines which other countries will benefit from Equiano and what this will mean for enterprises. It also tackles if these benefits translate into more affordable home broadband for African consumers.

Speakers from UNICEF and Google

Fadi Pharaon, Senior Vice President at Ericsson delivers session on Limitless Connectivity, Limitless Possibilities

Limitless Connectivity, Limitless Possibilities

Delivered by Fadi Pharaon, Senior Vice President & Head of Market Area Middle East & Africa at Ericsson, the session tackles how the growth in mobile network access is strongly linked to consumer and enterprise innovations. It also reflects on new ways of enabling limitless possibilities for innovation and digital transformation looking at the near-term focus on 4G investment while paving the way for 5G.

David Lotfi, CEO of Evina, talks about telecoms operators, fintech and cybercrime

Defeating Cybercrime to Win the Race for Fintech Leadership

Telecommunication companies are now more than ever looking to gain a significant share of the digital economy and increase their profitability. At the same time, and for too long, these operators have been side-lining a particularly profitable business where they possess all the advantages: fintech.

In this session, David Lotfi, CEO of Evina, explores why telecom operators can become the most prominent fintech players on the planet and why security is the most crucial battleground to seize this unique opportunity.