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CONNECTING THE ENTIRE EAST AFRICAN DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

Join 700+ industry professionals in Nairobi to accelerate digital connectivity and develop winning ICT strategies.

Why Attend?

East Africa Com is back with a bang for its 17th year in Nairobi, connecting the entire East African digital ecosystem over a two day conference and exhibition. 


Game-changing content
Game-changing content

Listen in to strategic insights into the latest TMT trends to enable you and your business to identify new opportunities and stay ahead of the game. Hear from our new Ministerial Panel, The World Bank, The Communications Authority of Kenya, Ernst & Young, Farm Africa and more as our speakers take to the stage to deliver their latest thoughts and contribution in tech and telecoms. 

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Meet with solution providers
Meet with solution providers

Visit our exhibition area to meet with 25+ solution-focused exhibitors including PCCW Global, Amos Spacecom, Manage Engine and Portaone as they are on hand to share and demonstrate their products to help your business grow. 

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Join the tech start-up ecosystem
Join the tech start-up ecosystem

The AHUB East is our start-up initiative, unleashing the power of East Africa’s tech startup ecosystem. Explore dedicated conference content and an informal networking space for startups, investors, MNOs and corporates interested in partnerships and collaboration. 

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Celebrate the industry
Celebrate the industry

The East Africa Com Awards takes place on day one and celebrates the achievements of the people, companies and innovations improving connectivity, bridging the digital divide and accelerating digital transformation in East Africa. Have your say and cast your votes on who you think deserves to win!

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Who will you meet?

700+
tech and technology leaders
47
countries represented
31%
C-Level attendees

Telco hot topics


Panel: The Digital Divide: Bridging the Connectivity Gap
Panel: The Digital Divide: Bridging the Connectivity Gap

Despite the growth in the number of East Africans with internet access in recent years, 250 million people in the region remain unconnected to the internet. If people aren’t connected, they can’t benefit from technological progress. This panel examines the gap and explores solutions for getting East Africa connected.

East African Market and Ecosystem Outlook
East African Market and Ecosystem Outlook

East Africa’s incredible growth has accelerated enterprise digitization plans as many seek expansion into new segments. This talk examines enterprise technology spending trends and digital ambitions in 2020 and beyond.


Panel: Leveraging the Technological Disruptors of the Future
Panel: Leveraging the Technological Disruptors of the Future

Disruptive technologies are changing East Africa, producing innovations with practical application and economic potential across industry, often globally. This session examines developments in AI, 5G, IoT amongst others, and how they will change the game for consumers and businesses.

Fireside chat: Emerging markets – Ethiopia, Tanzania, Burundi, Somalia, South Sudan
Fireside chat: Emerging markets – Ethiopia, Tanzania, Burundi, Somalia, South Sudan

As East Africa deregulates and opens up, foreign investment is increasing across Ethiopia, Somalia, Burundi and South Sudan. This talk will look at ICT spending trends in these countries and how changing market dynamics are creating new opportunities for enterprises looking to expand. Are service providers ready for the opportunities these markets will present in the next few years?

Enterprise hot topics


Panel: Leveraging the Technological Disruptors of the Future
Panel: Leveraging the Technological Disruptors of the Future

Disruptive technologies are changing East Africa, producing innovations with practical application and economic potential across industry, often globally. This session examines developments in AI, 5G, IoT amongst others, and how they will change the game for consumers and businesses.

Cyber and Data Security in the Age of Digitization
Cyber and Data Security in the Age of Digitization

This session will examine how prepared the region is for the increasing number of cyber-attacks on financial institutions and businesses and the consequences of digital security breaches.


Panel: The Future of Mobile Money in East Africa
Panel: The Future of Mobile Money in East Africa

This session will explore what conditions facilitated this rise and how East African businesses can best exploit the technology for their own growth.

Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Work
Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Work

As digital disruption becomes the ‘norm’ in East Africa, a new conversation is opening up, one centred around how the labour market and work environment could be transformed through the adoption of new technologies.