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Launching the technology arena: a brand new exhibition hall at AfricaCom...

...where we will be mapping Africa's journey towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Future tech trends, the latest digital products and brand new show floor features

Covering everything from IoT to fintech, the Technology Arena will play host to the new AfricaCom 20/20 show floor feature, the AHUB, the Innovation Stage and TV Connect Africa. Expect visionary insights on future tech trends and a vibrant showcase of new digital products.

Highlights include:


The new AHUB programme is designed to highlight the critical role of entrepreneurship in fuelling Africa’s digital economy and connect African tech start-ups and scale-ups to investors. The programme will feature briefings for both start-ups and investors as well as live pitch sessions, new AHUB Start-Up Academy skills workshops, sector snapshots covering FinTech, digital health, agri-tech, clean energy and ICT4D, and lively panel discussions covering topics ranging from understanding investor mentalities to developing a disruptive mindset.


AfricaCom 20/20 is a brand new show floor feature dedicated to accelerating Africa’s digital transformation. As the centrepiece of the Technology Arena, AfricaCom 20/20 will host the Technology Arena Launch Party as well as acting as the base of our 20th anniversary celebrations.

Expect a vibrant showcase of new digital solutions presented by AfricaCom’s top innovators, thought-provoking conference content built around the theme ‘providing clarity of vision on future tech trends’, and special demo pods enabling attendees to interact with next generation technologies.


Our new Innovation Stage will showcase next generation ICT solutions and explore the implications of disruptive forces sweeping through the converging TMT industries in Africa. Including features such as the Digital Health Clinic, and covering topics from ICT4D to Digital Skills, the Innovation stage is the hub for some of the most exciting tech trends coming out of AfricaCom this year. Across a combination of quickfire presentations, lively debates, product pitches, prize giveaways and more.


TV Connect Africa hosts the most influential business leaders across broadcast, telecoms, content and new media in Africa, intent on developing commercial models for TV across digital Africa. Supporting growth across DTT, DTH and Digital, TV Connect Africa remains the leading platform for those driving change across Africa’s broadcast landscape. Find out more >