Festival: 14-18 November 2016Exhibition: 15-17 November 2016
Cape Town International Convention Centre,
Cape Town, South Africa
Economic development and social empowerment through digital connectivity
A business and technology incubator for the architects of Africa’s digital future
Why get involved in 2016?
Over the past 19 years we’ve worked closely with our community to build the biggest and best tech event in Africa. Now it’s time to up the ante. We see an exciting opportunity to elevate AfricaCom to become a powerful vehicle for digital transformation, economic development and social empowerment.
A bigger, bolder event for the entire digital ecosystem
AfricaCom is the largest and most influential Africa-focused tech event in the world – the meeting place for those driving Africa’s digital transformation. The event is now a week-long festival of thought-provoking content, immersive satellite events, and unique networking experiences.
A fresh programme of carefully tailored content
The new programme consists of 20 action-packed tracks and features. Shape your AfricaCom experience by immersing yourself in the content that matters most to you. New satellite events include IoT & Smart Cities Africa, Telco Big Data, and the LeadersIn Africa Summit and Headline Keynotes.
Live music and enhanced networking experiences
Celebrate digital excellence in Africa at the new AFEST concert hosted at the Shimmy Beach Club. Enjoy a night of live music and buzzing informal networking with our fantastic line-up of artists including Black Coffee, Mi Casa, and Freshly Ground.
AfricaCom in numbers
Hear from our visionary speakers
Check back again soon to see the full speaker line-up.
AfricaCom at a glance
We’re currently working with our community of experts to develop the 2016 programme. Here’s a glimpse of what's on offer.
IoT & Smart Cities Africa
Embracing IoT in Africa
Disruptive innovation in digital Africa
Enterprise ICT Africa
Digital transformation and agile IT for enterprise
Mobile Finance & Commerce
Towards greater mobile financial health
LeadersIn Africa Summit
Join our exclusive LeadersIn community to drill down into the most challenging and controversial issues at AfricaCom
Monetising big data: analytics and customer insights
Creating engaging products and experiences to drive the future of connected entertainment
Equipping the next generation of business and technology leaders to shape Africa’s digital future
Connecting the unconnected to drive economic development and digital inclusion
Our hottest new live music feature will spread AfricaCom vibes across Cape Town
An evening of informal networking before the start of the show
AfricaCom Awards & Afterparty
Party into the night while celebrating digital excellence in Africa
Enabling the next generation of connectivity in Africa
TV Connect Africa
Driving sustainable content strategies for the African digital consumer
A luxury meeting place designed exclusively for the most high-profile and influential AfricaCom participants
Double the amount of AHUB content and networking
Disruptive innovation in digital africa
In partnership with Africa’s leading accelerators and innovation hubs, the AHUB is the meeting place for Africa's start-up community linking business ready entrepreneurs, developers and start-ups with accelerators, investors, VCs and business mentors.
Year-round dialogue on the hottest topics at AfricaCom
We've been busy developing a digital engagement strategy to mobilise our diverse AfricaCom community. We're creating meaningful, year-round dialogue that stretches way beyond the last day of the show. Our new blog is the place to start.
Looking back at a record breaking AfricaCom 2015
AfricaCom 2015 saw an incredible 10% increase in attendees. We're building on last year's success to create a vibrant platform from which our community can do more to accelerate connectivity and shape Africa's digital future.
More than an exhibition
AfricaCom is the continent's leading platform for networking, business development and showcasing within the telecoms, ICT and digital landscape. Our role is to connect you with our community, and give you the opportunity to ensure your brand is front and centre when key procurement decisions are being made. We are here to provide bespoke packages tailored to your objectives, ensuring maximum return on your investment.