The most influential East African telecoms and technology event
Connectivity and communication is at the heart of East Africa Com. Connectivity champions are critical in enabling digital transformation and empowering more people and enterprises to participate in Africa’s thriving digital economy. Recent years have also seen a surge in interest in enterprise digital transformation.
Disruptive new technologies such as Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, once considered to be ‘on the horizon’, are now being implemented across Africa. Major industries are already being disrupted and the ability to embrace digital transformation is becoming a defining feature of leading enterprises on the continent.
East Africa Com 2019 will explore these disruptive new technologies and more...Whether your focus is connectivity infrastructure, digital services, cutting edge technologies, ICT strategy or enhancing the transformation impact of technology on business and society, this is the place to learn, network and get deals done.
Meet those who matter the most
The most influential place for TMT leaders...
East Africa Com has evolved into the most influential place for telecoms, media, broadcasting and technology leaders looking to do business in the region, learn from the best in the industry and make connections. The hottest topics in the industry are explored in our two day conference. Check out a few of our 2019 topics below...
ICT driving socio-economic development
Enterprise ICT investment trends, strategies & priorities
Equipping tech start-ups to become engines of future economic growth
ICT policy to facilitate & accelerate the spread of internet connectivity
The digitisation of government services
Data analytics and information security
Improving rural connectivity
Fintech innovation and Mobile Money interoperability
The big three: Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence
What's lined up for 2019?
East Africa Com Awards & Afterparty
Following the successful launch in 2018, the East Africa Com Awards is back with a bang in 2019 to celebrate achievements of the people and organisations improving connectivity and accelerating digital transformation in East Africa.
AHUB East start-up space
Unleashing the power of East Africa’s tech start-up ecosystem. Dedicated content and a new networking space for start-ups, investors, MNOs and corporates interested in partnerships and collaboration.
Technology in Focus sessions
Receive a whirlwind tour of blockchain technology adoption and usage trends in Africa, see real IoT implementation case studies, master the art of big data analytics and size up new opportunities in the digital health space.
Digital Broadcasting Breakout
An expert lead breakout session, exploring sustainable growth strategies for African Broadcasting.
LeadersIn Africa Boardrooms
These exclusive sessions will tackle challenging issues in an intimate setting. The Chatham House Rule applies so all exchanges are strictly off the record to encourage frank dialogue between industry leaders and regulators.
Expert guidance on ICT strategies
Leading East African CIOs will separate novelty and hype from practical application and ROI and share guidance on what new technologies you should be investing in.
Our 2018 Expert Speakers
Take a look at just a few of our inspirational speakers from last year's East Africa Com. Who will be on the 2019 line up? Stay tuned for announcements!
East Africa Com was a great opportunity to network with some of the most important Kenyan telco and IT players. We will take some great new contacts, conversations and ideas home with us
Executive Head - Procurement and logistics
We saw a fabulous speaker line up – some of the biggest names in the industry and I made very useful contacts.
Ishkhan Alexio Manyonde
Senior Engagement Manager Information & Analytics
The busiest and most well organised speed networking I have ever attended. I got to meet interesting people and grow my business network
Dennis Katusya, ICT Manager, Mwalimu National
Expand your network
You're at East Africa Com surrounded by anyone who's anyone in the TMT industry - now what? With our dedicated networking experiences, we'll make sure you're introduced to exactly who you were looking to meet at East Africa Com.
East Africa Com Awards and Afterparty
The East Africa Com Awards is back with a bang for 2019, following the successful launch last year. The Awards was dedicated to celebrating the achievements of the people and organisations improving connectivity, bridging the digital divide and accelerating digital transformation in East Africa.
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 and enterprise attendees
East Africa Com Mobile App
Our state-of-the-art mobile app enhances the conference experience and maximises networking value for all attendees. Message other delegates, book meetings and plan your schedule.
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