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Tuesday 11 – Wednesday 12 July 2017
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza ,
Dakar, Senegal


Uniting the West African Francophone and Anglophone telecoms, media, and technology markets

French version of West Africa Com coming soon

West Africa Com 2017

Bringing together the Francophone and Anglophone markets of West Africa, the event offers a VIP environment for executives in the telecommunications, ICT, digital and enterprise sector. Over two days, West Africa Com offers a range of networking activities, best practice sharing and conferences to discuss strategic opportunities in this fast-moving market.

Call for papers / Appel pour soumission de présentations

West Africa Com In Numbers

Engaged Attendees
Inspirational Speakers
Operator Attendance

What to expect at West Africa Com 2017

A unique platform for the West African telecoms, ICT and digital world

The 2017 programme will bring together the region’s leading telecom operators, regulatory authorities, broadcasters, content providers, vendors, consultants and more to discuss the developments in the digital economy. Expect visionary insights, productive debate, and actionable takeaways.

Expanded Enterprise Forum

With increased connectivity, a more mobile workforce and changing demands from customers, enterprises in West Africa need more from their ICT solutions providers. The Enterprise Forum at West Africa Com offers an interactive session to look at the changing enterprise ICT market, and how new services and solutions can benefit the region.

Excellent networking value

Central to the success of West Africa Com is our core focus on face-to-face interaction, network development, and deal making. Our acclaimed Speed Networking service, offered to exhibitors and VIP delegates, creates real value for for the West African digital ecosystem.

A glimpse of what topics to expect in 2017

Driving Digital Inclusion

Supporting the role of tech in changing lives with m-government, m-health, m-education and more.

The Role of Regulators and Policymakers

Cementing new partnerships between market stakeholders and regulatory authorities.

The Value of Content in a Digital Economy

What content & how to monetise it?

CIO Forum

Addressing the changing ICT needs of West Africa’s enterprises, from large corporations to SMEs, public sector organisations and NGOs.

Mobile Finance & Commerce

How operators, financial institutions and platform providers can grow this under-tapped market in the region.

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

Promoting economic development through women’s tech entrepreneurship.

Exclusive Event Party

Join your peers at an exclusive gathering offsite to wind down and network with your peers.

West Africa Com Awards

Celebrating digital excellence in West Africa.

Fantastic Networking opportunities
  • Improved VIP programme with even more networking and personalised meetings
  • Hosted lunch tables to debate informally with experts over a meal
  • Better representation from the whole telecom, ICT and digital community, including more attendees from the region’s regulators and government organisations

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities


We've been busy developing a digital engagement strategy to mobilise our diverse West Africa Com community. We're creating meaningful, year-round dialogue that stretches way beyond the last day of the show. Our new blog is the place to start.