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Festival: 14-18 November 2016
Conference & 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

Remaining Opportunities

Take advantage of the few remaining commercial opportunities available at this year's AfricaCom 

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.

Launching soon

The essential, independent online resource providing insight into the key issues, opportunities and trends shaping the African tech and telco ecosystem.

Debuting this month is the first ever online community dedicated to tackling the immense scope of the African tech and telco landscape, as well as enabling a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the sector and the opportunities such an insight can afford. This community will be the largest and most sophisticated online meeting place for tech and telco professionals who are helping to shape ‘Digital Africa’.

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 2016 Preview

Take a look at what we've got in store for you in November.

AfricaCom at a glance

IoT & Smart Cities Africa

Embracing IoT in Africa


Live music and buzzing informal networking


Disruptive innovation in digital Africa

Mobile Finance & Commerce

Towards greater mobile financial health

Enterprise ICT Africa

Digital transformation and agile IT for enterprise

LeadersIn Africa Headline Keynotes

Leadership wisdom and visionary insights

LeadersIn Africa Summit

Intelligent conversation and productive debate with those in the driving seat of Africa’s digital transformation

Digital Entertainment

Creating engaging products and experiences to drive the future of connected entertainment

Big Data

Monetising big data: analytics and customer insights

LTE Africa

Enabling the next generation of connectivity in Africa

Visions for Africa

Accelerating digital transformation for a better connected Africa

TV Connect Africa

Driving sustainable content strategies for the African digital consumer

The Village by KPMG

The Village is a luxury networking space, designed exclusively for C-Level operators and regulators, speakers and industry stakeholders.

Visitor Highlights

Make the most of your time at the continent's biggest tech event

Find out more about all of the free content on offer at this year's exhibition

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.

The Village by KPMG

The Village is a luxury networking space, designed exclusively for C-Level operators and regulators, speakers and industry stakeholders.

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.


Now accepting applications for the AfricaCom Awards

The deadline for entries is Thursday 22nd September 2016

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.


Do you share our vision?

We love working in collaboration with a wide range of industry publications and bodies. Get in touch to find out more.

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.

Training at AfricaCom

This year, Telecoms Academy will be running two of their popular training programmes to coincide with Africa Com. Some of the leading operators, vendors, services, and regulators in the global telecoms industry have sent delegates to these programmes, encouraging them to build on the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the industry in 2016 and beyond. 

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