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What's new for 2018?


The East Africa Com Awards & After-Party!
The East Africa Com Awards & After-Party!

Celebrate digital excellence in East Africa and party with leaders, innovators and disruptors at the forefront of Africa's digital transformation.

More information here!
Introducing AHUB East!
Introducing AHUB East!

Our startup initiate designed to highlight the critical role of entrepreneurship in fuelling East Africa's digital economy. We connect African tech startups and scale-ups with investors.

Digital Transformation Think-Tank for Enterprises!
Digital Transformation Think-Tank for Enterprises!

An expert lead breakout session, created specifically for enterprises.


Digital Broadcasting East Africa Think-Tank
Digital Broadcasting East Africa Think-Tank

An expert lead breakout session, exploring sustainable growth strategies for African Broadcasting.

LeadersIn East Africa VIP Lunch
LeadersIn East Africa VIP Lunch

Intelligent conversation and productive debate with those in the driving seat of Africa’s digital transformation. VIP invite only.

Dedicated Enterprise ICT Content
Dedicated Enterprise ICT Content

The new additions to the programme will attract new vertical markets, including Banking, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Utilities, Government, Public Services and more!

Introducing the East Africa Com Awards!

The inaugural East Africa Com Awards will celebrate achievements of the people, companies, solutions and services improving connectivity, bridging the digital divide and accelerating digital transformation in East Africa.

Submit your entry today!

Awards Categories


Best Network Improvement
Best Network Improvement

This award recognizes the most successful initiative from an operator and/or a vendor that has significantly improved the performance or coverage of a network in East Africa since May 2017.

Delivering Excellence in Customer Experience
Delivering Excellence in Customer Experience

Placing the customer in the spotlight, this award recognises a company or initiative that has provided a compelling customer experience in East Africa. For example, that could be through developing an integrated CEM strategy, utilising data innovatively, or considerably improving mobile user experience.

Most Innovative Service
Most Innovative Service

This prize recognises a popular new offering which, from conception to execution, has been an innovation. It could be for the consumer or the enterprise markets, and could be messaging, m-commerce, video, etc. It must be in an East African market, and should have offered significant new prospects for revenue growth and customer satisfaction.


Changing Lives Award
Changing Lives Award

This is where ICT meets socio-economic development and digital inclusion. This award will celebrate a product, initiative or social enterprise that is having a life-changing impact on individuals or communities in East Africa.

Fintech Innovation Award
Fintech Innovation Award

This award recognises an innovation in Fintech in East Africa that has shown potential for both scalability and sustainability. Judges will also look for an innovative business model that addresses real market needs, such as unbanked communities and women in rural areas.  Mobile financial service aspects include money transfer & remittance, cross border remittance, mobile banking, mobile wallets and NFC and contactless transfer, peer to peer or at the point of sale.

East African CXO of the Year
East African CXO of the Year

This award will go to a public vote online building up to East Africa Com, rather than to our judging panel. It recognises outstanding contribution in the field of telecoms and ICT within an East African company or an organisation with operations in at least one East African country. The CXO should be nominated by colleagues, peers or industry associates.

Just a few of our 2018 Conference Sessions!


Staying ahead of the game in an age of digital disruption: technology developments that will shape the way you do business
Staying ahead of the game in an age of digital disruption: technology developments that will shape the way you do business
The evolving role of the African MNO in a new age of data and digital services
The evolving role of the African MNO in a new age of data and digital services
Applying lessons learned from the successful implementation of Kenya’s National Broadband Strategy
Applying lessons learned from the successful implementation of Kenya’s National Broadband Strategy

How can East African policymakers and regulators create an enabling environment to support mobile broadband roll out?
How can East African policymakers and regulators create an enabling environment to support mobile broadband roll out?
From hype to reality: How is IoT shaping Africa’s digital future?
From hype to reality: How is IoT shaping Africa’s digital future?
The convergence of IoT, big data and artificial intelligence: A perfect storm of opportunity?
The convergence of IoT, big data and artificial intelligence: A perfect storm of opportunity?

Developing a winning ICT strategy in an age of digital disruption
Developing a winning ICT strategy in an age of digital disruption
Paving the way towards Africa 4.0
Paving the way towards Africa 4.0
Disruption in action: FinTech, Digital Health and Agri-Tech
Disruption in action: FinTech, Digital Health and Agri-Tech

Raise your company's profile

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? With over 600 industry professionals, a lineup of world leading speakers, and new features for 2018, East Africa Com is the place to raise your company's profile.

Contact Christian Larsmon on Christian.Larsmon@knect365.com / +44 (0) 207 017 5422 for more information