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Festival: 14-18 November 2016
Exhibition: 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?

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

Engaged and enthusiastic attendees from across the entire digital ecosystem
Inspirational, visionary speakers
Exhibitors offering innovative solutions to your most pressing challenges

AfricaCom at a glance

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

Big Data

Monetising big data: analytics and customer insights

Digital Entertainment

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 Africa

Connecting the unconnected to drive economic development and digital inclusion


Our hottest new live music feature will spread AfricaCom vibes across Cape Town

The Takeover

An evening of informal networking before the start of the show

AfricaCom Awards & Afterparty

Party into the night while celebrating digital excellence in Africa

LTE Africa

Enabling the next generation of connectivity in Africa

TV Connect Africa

Driving sustainable content strategies for the African digital consumer

The Village

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.