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20 TRACKS & FEATURES FEATURING 450 EXPERT SPEAKERS

Connecting Africa, AfricaCom 20/20, Mission Critical Africa and new for 2018 - 5G Africa, The AI Summit Cape Town and IOT World Africa will all be featuring at AfricaCom 2018.

A business critical agenda


With brand-new co-located events and hot new agenda tracks the agenda for AfricaCom has never been more business critical.

New to AfricaCom 2018

5G Africa

This year, LTE Africa is being re-launched as 5G Africa to reflect a shift in focus towards the next steps in LTE evolution and 5G strategy definition and development.

IoT World Africa

Join IoT World Africa and build your IoT partner ecosystem alongside enterprises ready to adopt solutions to deliver scalable digital transformation.

The AI Summit Cape Town

The launch of the AI Summit Cape Town this year will bring together CxOs, Heads of Digital and Innovation from across Africa to showcase how they are utilizing AI technologies to fill the skills gap and embrace the burgeoning digital economy. 

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Top Tracks at AfricaCom 2018

LeadersIn Africa

LeadersIn Africa is a programme of exclusive content and immersive networking experiences for the most senior and influential AfricaCom attendees. The Chatham House Rule applies so sessions are off-the-record to encourage frank and productive dialogue between industry heavyweights, telecoms and ICT regulators, policy makers, senior subject matter experts and thought leaders. Secure your place at the table of those leading Africa’s digital transformation.

Connecting Africa

Connecting Africa focuses on accelerating the spread of digital connectivity throughout Sub Saharan Africa. Connectivity champions will unite to discuss how favourable policy and the right technologies and business models will enable MNOs and ISPs to expand their networks to bridge Africa’s digital divide. Hot topics include strengthening broadband networks, expanding satellite connectivity, innovative rural connectivity solutions, fibre deployment and establishing new partnerships to close connectivity gaps.

Fintech Africa

 Discover how new technology is shaping the world of mobile payments, delivering cutting-edge financial services to the previously unbanked and fuelling the growth of Africa’s digital economy. Discuss mobile money interoperability with leading MNOs and financial institutions, learn from those at the forefront of blockchain deployment in Africa, separate the hype from reality around cryptocurrencies opportunities in Africa and see top quality fintech start-ups pitch their game-changing solutions.

Africa Video Forum


Africa Video Forum 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, Africa Video Forum remains the leading platform for those driving change across Africa’s broadcast landscape.

AFRICACOM 20/20


A vibrant showcase of new digital solutions combined with thought-provoking conference content and social events. Expect visionary presentations on: AI, IoT, African smart cities, Blockchain, Technology innovation in sport, Cryptocurrencies, Enterprise digital transformation, Digital health, Agri-tech, Africa’s sharing economy, VR/AR in Africa, Closing the digital skills gap and more.

Mission Critical Africa


Build and sustain a resilient and modern mission critical communications infrastructure. 

Mission Critical Africa, the largest critical communications event on the continent, will be exploring the need and desire for better equipped public safety organisations through innovation in technology.