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9 - 13 November 2020|Virtual Event

AfricaCom becomes a virtual event as part of the new Virtual Africa Tech Festival

Resilience and Growth: Uniting Tech and Talent for Socio-Economic Impact

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COVID-19 Update: Virtual Event

After an extensive period of review and consultation, we have decided to proactively transform AfricaCom, AfricaTech and all our co-located conferences into fully-virtual events in 2020. Taking place together over a week, from 9th – 13th November, these events will become known as the Virtual Africa Tech Festival.

The health and wellbeing of our large, diverse community is of paramount importance and we believe that this decision is in the best interest of everybody involved, particularly given the scale of our events and how many people fly to Cape Town for them.

Realising the full transformative potential of tech with greater urgency will require collaboration, creativity, education and focus. At a time when physical, face-to-face contact is more difficult, Virtual Africa Tech Festival will provide a broad digital platform from which to unify and accelerate these efforts.

Going virtual in 2020 presents an excellent opportunity to make our events infinitely more accessible both within Africa and beyond. An internet connection is now all that is required to participate and be part of a community that is actively shaping Africa’s digital future. Geo and logistical restrictions are a thing of the past.

Virtual AfricaCom is here!

Going virtual in 2020 presents an excellent opportunity to make our events infinitely more accessible both within Africa and beyond.


Take a look at a selection of our virtual platform demos highlighting:

  • The attendee experience - an in-depth walk-through of the platform 
  • Agenda sessions - an overview of how our content features will be displayed
  • The platform itself and why it is different to any other virtual platforms you might experience
  • The exhibitor experience - a summary of how our delegates can interact with exhibitors
  • Networking - a quick look at the networking functionalities available

Take advantage of our exciting NEW Digital Opportunities

Our extensive range of digital propositions will enable your business to:

  • Generate valuable new leads
  • Elevate your brand's profile
  • Position yourself as a thought leader
  • Reach a diverse and engaged digital community of over 400,000 all year round

Our offering includes custom e-books, webinars, content syndication, podcasts, newsletter inclusions and much more...

Whatever your business objective, get in touch with us. We have a platform and solution to help you meet it today!

Let us break it down for you...

AfricaCom is the place to connect with everybody who’s anybody in African telecoms and technology.

Whether your focus is connectivity infrastructure, disruptive technologies, digital services or ICT strategy, this is the place to network, learn and get deals done.

Interested in tech?

AfricaTech: The Home of IT and Enterprise Digital Transformation

Designed to help you to successfully navigate your digital transformation journey, AfricaTech will focus on topics including AI, Fintech, IoT and data centres.

Interested in connectivity?

AfricaCom: The Home of Connectivity and Communications

The home of connectivity and communications, and the largest ICT exhibition on the continent, covering topics like 5G, wholesale telecoms and digital video distribution.

Video Exchange Africa: The heart of video distribution and content strategy in Africa

Video Exchange Africa sits at the intersection of content and distribution, gathering the most influential players across telco, broadcast and OTT to develop commercial models for monetising content across digital Africa.

Agenda At A Glance

Take a look at the Africa Tech Festival agenda at a glance to learn more about the topics and events taking place across the week. 

This Year's Hottest Tracks

Digital Infrastructure Investment
Digital Infrastructure Investment

Building the foundations of digital connectivity and empowering Africa’s connectivity champions.

4IR for Africa
4IR for Africa

Propelling Africa to the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Tech for Good
Tech for Good

Technology investment to drive socio-economic development, improve healthcare delivery and protect our planet.

Enterprise Tech
Enterprise Tech

Technology is fundamentally re-shaping the way we do business. How should enterprise leaders respond?

Connecting the next Billion
Connecting the next Billion

Bridging the digital divide to enable everybody to participate in Africa’s thriving digital economy.

ICT Policy and Regulation
ICT Policy and Regulation

Creating an enabling environment to support prosperity through technology innovation.

Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion

Design, build and run a better, more inclusive, digital world with equal opportunities for everybody.

Future of Work
Future of Work

Drive workplace innovation and discover how emerging technologies will impact skills requirements and optimise processes in your organisation.

Talent and Skills Development
Talent and Skills Development

Investing in talent and the skills necessary to derive real value from disruptive technologies.

Scaling Start-Ups
Scaling Start-Ups

Scale start-ups to scale economic impact: entrepreneurship as an engine for growth

2020 sponsorship and exhibitor opportunties

AfricaCom is the continent's largest tech and telecoms event attended by over 15,000 qualified industry professionals driving digital transformation in Africa. 

We're giving you the platform to become a thought leader in your vertical as well as benefit from increased brand exposure, new audience acquisition and abundant business opportunities

View the video alongside to see the benefits of becoming a sponsor or exhibitor for AfricaCom 2020 for yourself.

AfricaCom 2019 Post Show Report Out Now!

It was a record-breaking year for AfricaCom! Download the post-show report to find out what made the event such a success and see what's in-store for 2020

This was AfricaCom 2019!

Over 15,000 business leaders and technology experts from more industries than ever before gathered in Cape Town for Africa’s flagship ICT event. 

Backed by the biggest brands

The AfricaCom Awards 2019

The prestigious AfricaCom Awards celebrate the achievements of the best companies, solutions, products and personalities improving connectivity and driving Africa towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


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