Join the highest concentration of senior business and technology leaders on the continent...
....with our exclusive VIP programme
About the AfricaCom VIP Programme
The AfricaCom VIP Programme is a community, designed to foster business relationships with the most senior industry players, and create environments for networking and peer led benchmarking. Starting from your initial contact with our VIP Relations Manager, through to the welcome onsite, helping you build long term symbiotic relationships is our key focus.
To help you maximise every minute at AfricaCom, our team will design a schedule of tailor-made events and personal introductions that will help you make new contacts, discover new international distribution platforms and channels, and surround yourself with the people who inspire you the most.
THE VIP VILLAGE
Explore our luxury networking space for executive leaders at AfricaCom, re-imagined for 2019
This year, there's a new vision for the VIP Village at AfricaCom, with a host of new features to connect you with the industry elite.
The VIP Experience
Optimise your time at the event, forge valuable new relationships and gain a better understanding of connected technology with our bespoke pre-arranged meeting service.
Personalised Meeting Agenda
We endeavor to make your time at the event both productive and enjoyable by offering you a dedicated VIP Manager who will work with you to understand and fulfill your event goals, and ensure you connect with the right people.
Power Hour Sessions
The innovative 'Power Hour' session format allows you to meet with multiple senior executives in and informal setting, in order to discuss current projects and future challenges. You will be joined by specially selected technology leaders, speakers, analysts and solution providers.
Start your AfricaCom experience in the best way possible by joining fellow executive leaders for a day of wine tasting!
VIP Welcome Drinks Reception
The exclusive VIP drinks reception is an unbeatable opportunity to ensure you're building exclusive relationships within the VIP community before the event even begins.
As the official networking party of AfricaCom, the AFest brings over 1,200 industry leaders together in an informal setting. With a stunning line-up of African artists including Mafikizolo, Early B and DJ Zinhle, it's a buzzing networking experience that you will never forget.
Make new contacts and discover new international distribution platforms and channels through a series of tailor-made events.
Topic Focused Networking
New for 2019, our topic focused networking events will be split by conference track, making it even easier to make contacts with the right people.
New Opportunities. Unlocked
This year we are opening access to other events across the Connected Innovation and Connecting Africa portfolios. That means that you might be eligible to access the biggest technology shows in the world, including Internet of Things World in Sillicon Valley and TechXLR8 in London!
The LeadersIn Africa Programme
VIP delegates will be invited to join LeadersIn Africa, a three day programme of exclusive content and immersive networking experiences. Sessions will be held off-the-record to encourage frank and productive dialogue between industry heavyweights, telecoms and ICT regulators, policymakers, senior subject matter experts and thought leaders.
Top sessions and features for 2019 include
The future of work: Equipping Africa's workforce for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Effective leadership in an age of technology innovation and digital disruption
Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution to position South Africa as a global digital leader
LeadersIn Africa Welcome Reception
Women in Tech Leadership Lunch
LeadersIn Video Summit
One of the most valuable aspects of AfricaCom is the relationships that you make. Every element of our festival is designed to maximize those meaningful connection opportunities and to make sure they appeal to all our participants – from more hesitant introverts to avid hand-shakers. Many of these will be spontaneous, with people in fields you might not have imagined have such relevance to your own pursuits, while many will be more intentional. In order to help facilitate these chance meetings, AfricaCom VIP team offers you an array of events, ranging from informal parties and lunch discussions, to sessions that incorporate dialogue among participants, like workshops and fireside chats.
"There's only one thing more precious than our time and that's who we spend it on."