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11 - 12 May 2021|Virtual Event

Showcasing the positive impact of tech to drive East Africa's digital economy.

Uniting telecoms, technology and broadcasting leaders

We are returning to the virtual space this year - be sure to join us for another successful online event.

Registration is now open!

Registration to this year's virtual East Africa Com is now available. Confirm your place to be the first to hear about the latest event updates and access the online platform. 

About Us

After what’s been a truly unique and highly disruptive year for African technology and telecoms, Virtual East Africa Com returns in 2021 to explore the biggest trends with top industry experts and inspiring leaders.

East Africa Com will look at challenges and opportunities across the region’s diverse tech ecosystems, with a special focus on how these factors are shaping the future of enterprise. This two-day virtual event will explore how disruptive technology, burgeoning investment, and the COVID-19 pandemic are driving a renewed urgency for accelerated innovation and digital transformation.

In many ways, our virtual events work much the same as our face-to-face events, with the best existing features from the live event transferring across to the digital experience. We will also be adding an abundance of new features designed to help you stay ahead of the curve, explore industry trends and tech innovators plans, while networking with executives across the regions ecosystem - all from your own home.

Dissect the most emerging topics across the region's ecosystem


Progressive Governance and Regulation to Drive East Africa's 4IR
Progressive Governance and Regulation to Drive East Africa's 4IR
Telco 2.0: The Evolution of the East African Telco
Telco 2.0: The Evolution of the East African Telco
The Affordability Gap: Strategies for Smartphone and Data Provision
The Affordability Gap: Strategies for Smartphone and Data Provision

Connecting the Dots: Routes to Last Mile Connectivity
Connecting the Dots: Routes to Last Mile Connectivity
Exploring the Region's Digital Health Revolution
Exploring the Region's Digital Health Revolution
Economic Impact of AgTech's Next Wave of Disruptive Innovation
Economic Impact of AgTech's Next Wave of Disruptive Innovation

The Real Value of a 4IR in an East African Context
The Real Value of a 4IR in an East African Context
Green Shoots: Renewable Solutions to the Electrification Challenge
Green Shoots: Renewable Solutions to the Electrification Challenge
Building Healthy Ecosystems for the Region's Start-Ups
Building Healthy Ecosystems for the Region's Start-Ups

New Dawn: Opportunities in the African Continental Free Trade Area
New Dawn: Opportunities in the African Continental Free Trade Area
Interoperability: The Next Frontier of African Mobile Money
Interoperability: The Next Frontier of African Mobile Money
Country Deepdive: Ethiopia - Waking East Africa's Sleeping Giant
Country Deepdive: Ethiopia - Waking East Africa's Sleeping Giant

What Does Going Virtual Look Like?

We will be building on the success of last year's virtual event, enhancing the experience to all our attendees to ensure you are delivered rich content and networking opportunities, all from the comfort of your home. Take a look at our infographic which breaks down some of the key features the event platform will host and learn more about how you can take advantage of this unique chance to connect with a global audience of tech and telecoms leaders.

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ARKA

East Africa Com met once again my expectations. Although we are currently living in a pandemic, they allowed the event to happen and people in the industry to meet and get the most out of it. The event was rich in terms of attendees, content and the speakers expertise was helpful.

Virtual East Africa Com in numbers

650+
tech and technology leaders
75%
of countries in East Africa represented
37%
C-Level attendees
52
global countries represented
56%
increase in enterprise attendees
2,500+
connections initiated

Attended by the industry's biggest names

Call For Press

Are you an accredited member of the press? Apply for your press pass and receive full access to the event, including speaker Q&As, networking opportunities and the full two-day agenda.