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17-18th May 2017
Radisson Blu, Nairobi Upper Hill,

The premier strategic event for telecoms, media, broadcasting, and technology executives in East Africa

Championing the transformational impact of digital communication on lives and businesses

New Connecting Africa Digital Week

Coming this September is a week-long series of online events - from webinars to discussion forums, via on-demand videos and downloadable resources; all completely free to attend and access. 

Explore what's happening in the Nigerian telecoms market

Brand new report published 

Nigeria has experienced one of the toughest macroeconomic periods the country has seen in decades, yet the hopes of recovery have started to take root. Xalam Analytics and Connecting Africa outline the performance of Nigeria’s telecoms and broader tech sector, in the face of the country’s recession, and highlight key areas of upside for the market.

Welcome to East Africa Com

Strategic insights
  • Learn from leading operators and enterprises: Safaricom, MTN Uganda, Airtel Tanzania, Orange Telkom Kenya, Equity Bank, and the Co-operative Bank of Kenya
  • Communications Authority of Kenya feedback on how large corporations are creating new opportunities for SMEs
  • Hear the CTO of Google Access share thoughts on how fibre to the premises is empowering communities
Top quality networking
  • Attend our buzzing poolside networking reception to interact with leading TMT executives
  • Create a bespoke wish-list of who you want to meet and receive one-to-one introductions to our most influential VIPs
  • Exclusive invite-only Networking Dinner - wine and dine with our VIP community to ensure a more meaningful networking experience
Stay ahead of the game
  • Discover how the CIO and CTO roles are evolving as digital transformation sweeps through the region
  • Receive an expert briefing from Safaricom and Radio Africa Group on the future of digital broadcasting models
  • Explore new topics including blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, utilising TV White Spaces, and the future of IoT in East Africa

Disruptive technology and connectivity accelerating the African digital revolution

Putting you at the forefront of 'Digital Africa' rising - wherever are in the world

Proudly brought to you in partnership with Parallel Wireless - A week-long series of online events covering everything from startups to FinTech via eHealth and connectivity; all completely free to attend and access. 

Digital Week may be over but you can continue to access all webinars, videos and resources on-demand now.

The West Africa Com Report

Connecting Africa and Ovum analyse the alternative connectivity strategies and technologies being deployed by network operators and tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft in the rural and more remote areas of Sub-Saharan Africa.

This report surveys mobile and fixed broadband subscriptions across the region and explores the integral role of partnerships in spearheading further initiatives. Expert market outlooks and recommendations are provided alongside in-depth feature articles on those at the very forefront of building ‘Digital Africa’.

By accessing this report you will also gain 20% off one Connecting Africa event in 2017.

Gold Sponsors

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Who you will meet

Engaged Attendees
Solutions-Focused Exhibitors
Expert Speakers

Hot Topics for 2017

LTE Deployment

Expanding the LTE user experience beyond voice and data

CIO Forum

Digital transformation for enterprises: Cloud, Social, Mobility, Big Data and IoT

New Broadcasting Models

Leveraging new technologies and platforms disrupting traditional pay TV models

Mobile Finance and Commerce

Creating an ecosystem of financial empowerment through mobile money and digital banking

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Integrating blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies with traditional mobile and digital banking channels

Big Data Analytics

Maximising the potential of big data analytics for operators, banks, and large corporations

Expand your network

Poolside Networking Drinks Reception

Relax and unwind with leading telecoms, media, and technology sector figures in a more informal setting

Facilitated VIP Meeting Service

Create a bespoke wish-list of who you want to meet and receive one-to-one introductions to our most senior and influential VIPs

Executive Speed Networking

A guaranteed opportunity to pitch your most successful solutions to top level operator attendees

East Africa Com Mobile App

Our state-of-the-art mobile app enhances the conference experience and maximises networking value for all attendees

Extended Informal Networking Breaks

Coffee breaks and lunches are the perfect opportunity to explore the buzzing exhibition, interact with VIPs and speakers, and chat to clients

Exclusive Invite-Only Networking Dinner

Wine and dine with our VIP community to ensure a more meaningful networking experience

The community for the architects of Africa's digital future

The essential, independent online resource providing insight into the key issues, opportunities and trends shaping the African tech and telco ecosystem.

Connecting Africa is the largest and most sophisticated meeting place for telecommunications and technology professionals shaping ‘Digital Africa’. Dedicated to tackling the immense scope of the African tech and telco landscape, Connecting Africa seeks to enable a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the sector and the opportunities such an insight can afford.

Need help booking a hotel?

As the official Housing partners of East Africa Com 2017, HotelMap have negotiated and contracted the following hotels to assist delegates by making the booking process as simple as possible. All the hotels below are bookable online here for your convenience!