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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


From Africa Tech Festival's very own party - the AFEST - to the Africa Tech Festival Awards Ceremony, drinks receptions and networking parties, there is as much fun to be had at Africa Tech Festival as there is business to be done.



Tuesday, 8 November

Taking place at one of Cape Town's hottest locations, the AFest is back in 2022 for an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment and your opportunity to network with 1000s of industry leaders.

Attendance to the AFEST is included in premium tickets and above. 

Do you have a free visitor ticket? You can still BUY YOUR PASS FOR AFEST HERE


Wednesday, 9 November 

The Africa Tech Festival Awards are back in 2022 to celebrate the innovators in technology & telecommunications who are enabling transformation, inclusivity, and digital democracy across the African continent.

The winners will be unveiled during an exclusive drink reception held at the CTICC in Cape Town on 9 November. 

Nominations will close soon. View all categories now.

Networking drinks across the Festival

The show floor is a buzzing hub of activities where 10,000+  architects of Africa’s digital future meet to network and do business. But there is also space for drinks and for taking a break. 

During the festival, there will be many opportunities to network in a more informal environment with drinks and music. Just a few examples include:

  • AHUB Drinks Reception, 8 November
  • EQL:HER Pledge x Elevating Founders Drinks Reception, 9 November


Africa Tech Festival delivers exclusive opportunities for our VIPs and delegates to interact and network during exclusive networking functions.

We will soon announce more information about delegate specific networking functions!

Past exclusive evenings include:

  • Wine tour
  • Golf days
  • Exclusive VIP networking drinks

InspiringFifty Africa Reception

The annual InspiringFifty Africa Reception will take place on Tuesday 8th November, with the beautiful city of Cape Town as our backdrop. 

The evening will be a celebration of women in tech, bringing together the leaders of the African Tech Community, as we honour our InspiringFifty South Africa Alumni. The gala is an excellent opportunity to re-connect with peers and forge new relationships over serendipitous moments, whilst we collectively look toward the future and discuss how we can actively work together to inspire the next generation of leaders.

InspiringFifty is a global initiative run by EQL:HER which aims to increase diversity in tech, providing women in STEM with the recognition and platform they deserve, and inspiring the next generation of leaders and tech talent by providing positive role models across the tech ecosystem. 

Show Floor Happy Hours

We know that catching up on the latest industry news and rubbing shoulders with African tech’s biggest players can be tiring. So if you have sore feet, are losing your voice, or just want to unwind with a cold beer, our Happy Hour Drinks are just the remedy. 

Our Happy Hour Drinks take place on the exhibition show floor at the close of the content. There will be live music and free drinks. The best of it: they are open to everyone! 

Come and celebrate all that is good in African Tech with the brightest and best in the industry!

Networking App

Going live on 24 October 2022.

Even before Africa Tech Festival starts, you can start networking with other attendees. 

Available to all pass types, our networking app is the perfect way to plan your time at the event, arrange meetings in advance with other delegates, build your personal profile and get the latest alerts.

The networking app will open on 24 October. You will automatically be notified by email to receive your login details.