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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

10,000+
Engaged and enthusiastic attendees from across the entire digital ecosystem
350+
Inspirational, visionary speakers
375+
Exhibitors offering innovative solutions to your most pressing challenges

AfricaCom at a glance

IoT & Smart Cities Africa

Embracing IoT in Africa

AFest

Live music and buzzing informal networking

AHUB

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

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.