Event dates: 11-14 Nov 2024
Exhibition Opening Dates: 12 - 14 Nov 2024,
Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town
Showcase your offering, promote your brand to new audiences, generate quality leads and inspire connectivity professionals through thought leadership at Africa Tech Festival
Discover how to become a leader driving Africa’s fourth industrial revolution through our extensive range of Sponsorship and Exhibitor packages.
Virtual Africa Tech Festival - so much more than just another online event
Going virtual we knew we couldn’t, and shouldn’t, replicate a physical event in a digital space. When interacting online, people behave, network and consume content differently.
We scoured the virtual event landscape and have invested in a leading virtual platform, Swapcard - a platform very similar to a social platform. It allows attendees from across the globe to consume content, connect with you and one another and explore your products and solutions in a way that’s very natural and intuitive to them. And, through the AI-powered networking functionality (filtering contacts by their interests), it also allows our partners to engage with only the most qualified leads.
We believe that this platform will create the most beneficial online experience for both our partners and attendees.
What Does Going Virtual Look Like To Our Sponsors & Exhibitors?
What does virtual Africa Tech Festival offer Sponsors and Exhibitors?
Africa Tech Festival will take place as a fully virtual event from 9 -13 November and is the new name for a week of world-class tech events including AfricaCom, AfricaTech, Mission Critical Technologies Africa, the AfricaCom Awards and much more! This week is a culmination of 23 years of connecting, informing and inspiring business leaders, tech experts and policymakers across Africa.
The event has been redeveloped to suit the virtual platform and the business objectives of both our partners and attendees while maintaining Africa Tech Festival's overall mission - equip and inspire people to design, build and run a better, more inclusive, digital world – to unify Africa’s response to the Fourth Industrial Revolution and, in doing so, accelerate socio-economic development across the continent.
Check out some of the features of our virtual event platform below:
Three Days of Live Content
Shorter, more interactive sessions, filmed ‘live’ or available on demand – accessible to all attendees - with extended live
Q&A sessions with Africa Tech Festival speakers.
Virtual Interactive Expo
Custom designed to allow exhibitors to showcase their latest products and services online to help drive the business forward. As an exhibitor, you will have the unique opportunity to capture leads' engagement in real time, live stream product demos and live chat with current and prospective clients.
Throughout the show, there will be time dedicated for attendees to explore the expo, engage with the exhibitors and interact with their next potential business opportunity.
On-Demand for 90 days
All content from Africa Tech Festival (conference sessions, exhibitor booths & resource hub content) will be available to attendees on demand for 90 days after the event. This ensures our partners continue to generate quality leads even after the event has ended.
Over the five days, enjoy an variety of networking opportunities including 1-2-1 meetings, a networking lounge, discussion around live events and invite-only round tables. This is your chance to engage with leading professionals across all tech and telecoms industry verticals - the individuals most eager to listen and enter into mutually beneficial business arrangements with you.
VIP Networking Lounge
This is a designated virtual area for our senior attendees during Virtual AfricaCom. Our VIP team will work with you to pre-arrange meetings with your most preferential prospects.
Insights Resource Hub
Share your latest industry content pieces, whitepapers and product reviews with operators in our resource library available to all attendees for 90 days after the event.
SEE HOW THE VIRTUAL PLATFORM WORKS
To learn more about the the virtual platform, Swapcard, and how you can take full advantage of it during Africa Tech Festival to meet your business objectives, check out the webinar we held in July.
Topics covered include:
- Why we chose the virtual platform, Swapcard
- Exploring sponsored panels and how they work
- All your exhibitor booth questions answered
- General Q&A
If you have any other questions, please contact us here
SECURE YOUR VIRTUAL BOOTH
With little opportunity to connect with target audiences this year, it is crucial that companies have a platform to promote their latest connectivity solutions and engage in meaningful conversations that turn in to profitable business deals. We have the platform for you to do this, and more...
Virtual AfricaCom 2020 enables exhibitors to connect with some of the most influential connectivity professionals across the tech and telecoms landscape, ensuring increased brand exposure and quality lead generation opportunities.
As an exhibitor, you will be able to showcase your products and services, engage with your customers via the live chat function, capture and track leads in real time and demonstrate how your offering is vital in strengthening Africa's connectivity and digital infrastructure gaps live.
Virtual booth features
- Set up meetings with prospective clients
- Quantify and qualify your leads with enhanced analytics and lead scoring
- Display your company’s solutions and product offerings by uploading a video and online collateral to your booth
- Live stream product demos with Q&A
Demonstrate your ROI
- Number of attendees that have visited your booth
- Number of meetings held
- Scoring of leads and average score
- Contact information of those attendees you have connected with
- Contact information from the meetings your team have held