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Festival: 6-10 November 2017
Conference & Exhibition: 7-9 November 2017

Cape Town International Convention Centre,
Cape Town, South Africa

Economic development and social empowerment through digital connectivity

Thank you to everyone who attended AfricaCom 2016. We look forward to welcoming you next year for our 20th anniversary at AfricaCom 2017!

Why get involved in 2017?

A brand new exhibition hall featuring more stands, content stages and hospitality areas

The opening of a second exhibition hall at the CTICC is enabling AfricaCom to reach its full potential as the largest and most influential digital communications event in Africa. More space means more exhibiting opportunities, a broader range of attendees from new industries, and an even better networking experience.

Connectivity and Innovation stages delivering premium content direct to the show floor

Improving connectivity throughout Sub-Saharan Africa is a core theme of AfricaCom and our new Connectivity Stage will be the central content hub of the Connectivity Exhibition Hall. 

Our new Innovation Stage will showcase ICT solutions and explore the implications of disruptive forces sweeping through the rapidly converging tech, media and telecoms industries.

New content features on e-health, digital education, digital advertising, and clean energy

The new programme will consist of 20 action-packed tracks and features. What will be the next major disruptive tech trends in Africa? How will African innovation and entrepreneurship impact the wider world? Dive into the debate in November 2017.

The community for the architects of Africa's digital future

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

Connecting Africa is the largest and most sophisticated meeting place for telecommunications and technology professionals shaping ‘Digital Africa’. Dedicated to tackling the immense scope of the African tech and telco landscape, Connecting Africa seeks to enable a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the sector and the opportunities such an insight can afford.

AfricaCom 2016 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 2017 at a glance

Connectivity Stage

An essential part of the AfricaCom experience for everybody involved in strengthening the foundations of Africa’s digital economy

Innovation Stage

The nerve centre of tech innovation at AfricaCom

AfricaCom 20/20

Developing clarity of vision on future tech trends


Don’t imitate, innovate: disruptive innovation in digital Africa

Mobile Finance & Commerce

Creating greater access to mobile financial services across Africa

IoT & Smart Cities Africa

Embracing IoT in digital strategy and developing smart cities across Africa


An unmissable live music event – spreading AfricaCom vibes across Cape Town

Enterprise ICT Africa

Driving digital transformation of African enterprises through ICT


Leveraging ICT to drive economic development and social empowerment

Big Data

Essential insights into developing new revenue streams and digital capabilities through data optimisation

LeadersIn Africa Summit

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

LeadersIn Africa Headline Keynotes

Leadership wisdom and visionary insights designed to provoke new ideas


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.