Festival: 6-10 November 2017Conference & 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?
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 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
Visionary speakers at AfricaCom 2016
AfricaCom 2017 at a glance
Here’s a glimpse of what's on offer.
An essential part of the AfricaCom experience for everybody involved in strengthening the foundations of Africa’s digital economy
The nerve centre of tech innovation at AfricaCom
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
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.