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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

Africa Tech Festival

SPEAKER LOGISTICS MANUAL

We are delighted to welcome you on board the program for Africa Tech Festival 2024. Here you will find the relevant information for your session(s). Please ensure you read each section carefully and meet the required deadlines. If you have any questions, please contact your dedicated speaker logistics manager. We look forward to working with you in making this a successful event!

YOUR OPERATIONS CONTACT

If you need any assistance in the lead up to the event or have any questions on the below please contact your dedicated Speaker Manager:

  • For Headliners; AfricaCom, Omdia Summit & LeadersIn tracks, please contact Aimee Wilson at Aimee.Wilson@informa.com
  • For AfricaIgnite: Main Stage; AfricaIgnite: Founders Academy Stage; AI & Big Data Africa and Cybersecurity Africa tracks, please contact Morisaa Divina at morisaa.divina@informa.com
  • For Pioneer Tech; Fintech, Blockchain & MFS; AfricaTech Centre Stage and Data Centres & Cloud Africa tracks, please contact Billie Ayres at billie.ayres@informa.com


For a quick response please only contact your designated speaker contact if you have any questions.

EVENT INFORMATION

VENUE

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)

The CTICC is Africa’s leading convention centre located in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa. The purpose built event complex consists of CTICC 1 and CTICC 2, which are connected by the Skybridge and boast a floor space of 140,855m2.

CTICC 1

Cap Convention Square,1
Lower Long Street,
Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

CTICC 2

Corner of Heerengracht,
& Rua Bartholomeu Dias, Foreshore,
Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

https://www.cticc.co.za/

SPEAKER INFORMATION

REQUIRED INFORMATION

If you have not already done so, please send the below information to YOUR OPERATIONS CONTACT as soon as possible:

  • Short biography (around 100-words and not CV) - for inclusion on the website and so that the Chair can introduce you correctly
  • Headshot high-res and colour photo: digital format saved as a JPEG, PNG or GIF file

Please check that your biography and photo are uploaded correctly on the speaker listing, if not please reach out to us

  • Mobile Number (so I can reach you on site in case of an emergency)
  • Dietary Requirements (please specify)
  • Special Assistance: Please inform us if you require any specific assistance at the venue

REGISTRATION

Your Registration - NEW FOR 2024

Shortly you will receive an email from our registration platform to register yourself for the event. Please make sure you register yourself as soon as possible to avoid any delays to the event app access or any issues on the day.

All speakers must be registered with their own unique email address, duplicates will not be allowed in the system so please be mindful if using an alternative email.


Your Pass

As a valued speaker, you will be provided with a pass delivering a VIP, complimentary access to our main event features, including 12 stages of premium content, the exhibition and catering, VIP lounge, and social features such as the Happy Hour drinks and the renowned party, the AFest (12th November) (*).

As a speaker, we want you to have the best experience at our event. As a thank you for your time and dedication, we are providing you free premium delegate passes to share with your contacts and community. It's a powerful opportunity for you to (re-)connect with your contacts. Please feel free to share the registration link below with your contacts here.

(*) Speaker badges will not give you automatic access to the following invite-only events: LeadersIn Africa Summit, Africa Tech Festival Awards, Inspiring50 Gala Dinner and AFest. These features will require separate registration and attendance will be subject to specific attendance criteria. Please see below for more information.

VISA INVITATION LETTER

If you require a letter of invitation to support any visa application we would be more than happy to help! Once registered you will see an option to tick a box to issue a visa letter, if you tick the box you will receive an email shortly after with your visa invitation letter.

It is your responsibility to check visa requirements to enter South Africa and complete applications in advance of the event. Please be aware some visa applications can take some time to process so early applications are strongly recommended to prevent any problems in terms of attending the event. Please also note that Informa Tech/Africa Tech Festival do not take responsibility for the issuance of visas. We are unable to assist with visa applications beyond the issuance of the visa invitation letter.

SPEAKER INFORMATION

As a Speaker, please arrive at least one break in advance of your session and adhere to the guidelines below:

  • Please check your session(s) on the latest agenda here. If you have any queries regarding the agenda please contact the producers.
  • The room will be equipped with a laptop, data projector, screen, remote mouse and microphone. Please let us know if you require any other equipment.
  • Note the comfort monitors in the room show a direct relay of the screen and cannot show notes.
  • If you wish to present from your personal Mac computer, you will need to bring your own adapter to connect to the system.
  • If you would prefer your presentation not to be made available to delegates on the conference website/event app, please let us know.
  • Please bring an updated version of your presentation on a USB drive to the event, just in case!
  • Headliner session will be filmed and as a speaker within this session you agree to be filmed. Some additional sessions may be filmed. If you do not wish to be filmed, please let me know by Monday 14th October.

YOUR ROLE

Please arrive at least one break in advance of your session and adhere to the guidelines below based on your role

Please check your session(s) on the latest agenda here. If you have any queries regarding the agenda please contact the producers

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YOUR ROLE - STAND ALONE PRESENTER

  • Presentation files are due before Friday 17th May and must be uploaded to our Dropbox here
    • Please rename your file by using the "speaker name_organisation" before uploading
    • Once uploaded, email your speaker manager to let them know to expect it.
  • A laptop, data projector, screen and microphone will be available. Please let us know if you require any other equipment.
  • Presentations will be made from a centralised laptop. A remote mouse will be provided.
  • Note the comfort monitors in the room show a direct relay of the screen and cannot show notes.
  • Presentations should be submitted in English and format are preferred in 16:9 with a minimum font size of 24 so that text is easily legible. Please do not submit PDF files.
  • Any custom fonts will need to be provided by 17th May
  • If you wish to include videos as part of your presentations these must be provided in .h264 format in the highest res possible .mov or.mp4. Should you have a different format, please check this with your operations contact ASAP.
  • Please bear in mind the time allocated which includes 5 minutes for questions.
  • If you wish to present from your personal Mac computer, you will need to bring your own adapter to connect to the system.
  • If you would prefer your presentation not to be made available to delegates on the conference website/event app, please let us know.
  • Please bring an updated version of your presentation on a USB drive to the event, just in case!
  • Please ensure that you arrive in the break before your presentation. Please also bring an updated version of your presentation with you on a USB drive as a backup.
  • Some sessions may be filmed. If you do not wish to be filmed, please make sure you let us know.
  • Please check your session(s) on the latest agenda. If you have any queries regarding the agenda please contact the producers.

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE!

SPEAKER CARDS

If you would like to announce via your social media platform that you will be speaking at the festival, you can do so using a speaker card we have created for you and / or using the link in the speaker welcome email which will auto generate your profile onto some event graphics along with all the text necessary meaning all you have to do log into LinkedIn and click “post”.

Guest Registration Link

Select: Senior Delegate pass

Auto Generate your Profile via LinkedIn. Make sure you are logged into LinkedIn as it uses your LinkedIn profile for your details.


SOCIAL MEDIA

Please use the hashtags below to post on social media about your involvement with the event.

Twitter: AfricaTechFest

Facebook: Africa Tech Festival

LinkedIn: Africa Tech Festival

Instagram: Africa Tech Fest

Hashtag: #ATF2024

SOCIAL EVENTS

LEADERSIN AFRICA SUMMIT

The LeadersIn Africa Summit 2024, taking place on Monday 11th November is Africa Tech Festival’s exclusive, invite-only leadership event.

The LeadersIn Africa Summit is designed to be highly interactive with a scene-setting panel session, curated roundtables, and a special focus on impactful networking and meaningful connection through shared knowledge and experience.
In 2024, we’ll cover the most impactful topics and themes shaping African tech, from enterprise evolution and education, talent & skills to telco transformation and SME & start-up enablement, and more – all with a keen focus on sustainability and inclusion.

Please note this is an invite-only event, and there is very limited capacity. Invitations have been sent separately to those selected to attend.
If you are interested in attending, please email our VIP Relations team on vip@africatechfestival.com


INSPIRINGFIFTY CELEBRATIONS

On Sunday 10th November at 18:00-21:30 SAST, we’re gathering to celebrate InspiringFifty Africa, a global initiative run by EQL:HER that recognises the top fifty women who are making significant strides in tech careers across the African continent.

These awards hold immense importance as they provide a well-deserved platform for acknowledging the inspirational efforts of women in our industry. The winners of InspiringFifty Africa 2024 will be unveiled during an awards ceremony and gala dinner in Cape Town as part of the Africa Tech Festival on 10th November.

Please note this is an invite-only event, if you are interested in attending, please email our Brand Lead on amber.preston@informa.com

AFRICA TECH FESTIVAL AWARDS

Join us on Wednesday 13th November, as we gather to honour the outstanding contributions of the telco, tech, and startup community throughout Africa at the prestigious Africa Tech Festival Awards. This event will be a celebration of remarkable individuals in various award categories, including 'Changing Lives,' 'Innovation for Impact,' and, in an exciting addition to this year's edition, 'Creative Visionary.'

This year we’re taking the celebration to new heights with a prestigious formal gala dinner at the iconic Bay Hotel in Cape Town. We'll kick off the evening with a drinks reception, giving guests the opportunity to mingle and network with one another before being seated for a fabulous three-course meal, followed by the award show. Get ready for an evening of glamour, excitement, and recognition as we honour the brightest stars of Africa's thriving tech ecosystem!

If you are interested in attending, please register via the link here.

OTHER SOCIAL EVENTS

As a speaker, you are welcome to join our social events.

  • Happy Hour drinks will be held in the AfricaCom and AfricaTech exhibitions at the end of the conference day on Tuesday 12th November. It is not necessary to register for this and anyone with an event badge can attend.
  • The AFest, Africa Tech Festival's renowned party will be taking place at Grand Africa Café & Beach on Tuesday 12th November from 19:00 till midnight. Should you wish to attend the party – please register your interest with your speaker manager. This is offered on a first-come-first served basis so please register your interest early.

THE EVENT APP

The event app will be launched and available to all to ensure you have enough time to complete your profiles and familiarise yourself with the functions. Our team will be on hand throughout the whole process to ensure you get the best experience possible!

LOGGING INTO THE APP

Please follow instructions on the link HERE on how to sign up or log in to your profile

SPEAKER PROFILES

We have loaded your details, along with your photo and biography, into the platform. If you have not yet sent these through, please send them through ASAP you can also update these yourself when you log in by following the guide below:

How to Update your Profile

NETWORKING & MEETINGS

In order to make the most out of the event, we hope you will utilise the networking tools before and after your session.

You will be able to:

  • Request Meetings
  • Schedule Virtual Meetings
  • Make New Connections

Networking & Meetings Guide

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

We are pleased to offer discounted rates for Africa Tech Festival attendees. For more information and to book please see the following link:

https://iccommodate-events.co.za/africatechfestival-2024

PLAN YOUR TRAVEL

Getting to the CTICC is easy as Cape Town is a dynamic, cosmopolitan city with well-established transport systems in place. The CTICC is also conveniently located in the central business and entertainment hub of the city, and is close to many major attractions, and places to stay and eat.

Click HERE to plan your route.

VEHICLES & PARKING

With over 1400 secure visitor parking bays available, making your way to CTICC events is that much simpler. Accessible parking bays are available in P3 and P5 Parking.

Parking is charged at an hourly rate, and guests are required to use the convenient pay-on-foot parking ticket kiosks to pay for their parking.

Click Visitor Parking and Fees | CTICC for more information.

EVENT POLICIES

CODE OF CONDUCT

Informa Tech is dedicated to providing an inclusive and safe event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. We are a diverse community of professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally. Please be considerate and careful with your words and actions. Exhibitors in the expo hall, evening party hosts and organizers of concurrent activities should be aware they are subject to the code of conduct. Exhibitors and party hosts may not promote sexualized or offensive imagery or activities. Exhibition and party staff should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment. Participants asked to stop any behaviour are expected to comply immediately. If a participant or sponsor engages in behaviour that violates this code of conduct, Informa Tech staff may take action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.

SUSTAINABILITY

Informa Tech is committed to a role of environmental and sustainable leadership in every aspect of our business and recognises the responsibilities we have to our employees, our customers, our suppliers, the communities we work within and the environment as a whole.

Our contribution to a sustainable and environmentally harmonious society is based upon best practice and covers:

  • Environment: We use recycled materials for office and event documentation and reduce the use of plastics in all our event collateral
  • Community: To encourage sustainable development in the wider business we endeavour to utilise environmentally accredited venues and support regional agricultural practice by insisting on using locally grown produce for catering at all our large events.
  • Relationships: Informa Tech has developed an alliance with the Carbon Neutral Company and as a further example of our customer centricity, we strive to locate our events central to where we feel the majority of attendees originate.

VIDEOGRAPHY & PHOTOGRAPHY

By registering for this event, you acknowledge recordings, videos, and photographs are being taken during the event. By you entering this event, you give unqualified consent to: Informa Tech, its agents, licensees to record, use and publicise your voice, actions, likeness, and appearance, in any manner and media, worldwide in perpetuity. If you wish to avoid being recorded, please do not enter this event.

DATA PROTECTION

Informa Tech do not sell, nor distribute, attendee contact information in accordance with established privacy policies. Any company claiming to have such information to sell is not affiliated with Informa, and do not have access to our confidential records.