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Registration Opens For Africa Tech Festival, Africa’s Biggest Technology Innovation Event

Registration Opens For Africa Tech Festival, Africa’s Biggest Technology Innovation Event. Africa Tech Festival, the continent’s leading platform for technology innovators, specialists, and thought leaders, has announced that registration for the 2024 edition of its highly anticipated event will open on Monday, 10 June.

Now in its 27th edition, Africa Tech Festival 2024 runs from 11 to 14 November at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa. The Africa Tech Festival Exhibition takes place at the same venue between 12 and 14 November. Africa Tech Festival brings together stakeholders from across all spheres of Africa’s technology arena to connect, collaborate, and drive innovation. From startup founders to business leaders, policymakers, investors, and rising newcomers, the festival aims to build a more inclusive and sustainable world through technology.

Comprising four anchor events – AfricaCom, AfricaTech, AfricaIgnite and AI Summit Cape Town – Africa Tech Festival is Africa’s biggest showcase of enterprise tech innovation across key sectors like telecoms, connectivity, cybersecurity, cloud and data centres, green ICT, and media and entertainment. With a focus on showcasing how Africa’s cultural stories are being told through technology, the festival aims to drive positive change and foster collaboration within the African tech ecosystem.

Africa Tech Festival is expected to draw over 15,000 attendees from across the continent and the world, who can look forward to insights from more than 300 exhibitors, and 450 speakers throughout the week. Topics of discussion at the AfricaCom and AfricaTech anchor events range from the latest tech trends to innovations in telco transformation; meaningful connectivity; AI’s real-world applications across African sectors; innovations in fintech, cloud and cybersecurity; and bold solutions to the biggest challenges across enterprise industry verticals.

AfricaIgnite focuses on the startup ecosystem, with discussions covering everything you need to know to successfully launch a startup, to exclusive networking and members-only events.The AI Summit Cape Town 2024 is part of the AI Summit Series, a global leader in AI events since 2016. Making its debut at Africa Tech Festival, attendees can expect a dynamic programme exploring how this transformative technology can create a brighter future for Africa. This includes thought-provoking discussions, cutting-edge presentations and plenty of networking opportunities

“Africa’s technology landscape is growing at a rapid rate. On a continent where the number of e-commerce users is expected to grow to over 152 million by 2029 and tech startups are attracting significant local and international investment, Africa Tech Festival is a hands-on demonstration of the power of cross-industry collaboration to create collective value,” said James Williams, Event Director of Africa Tech Festival. “By bringing together key players from across the tech ecosystem, we provide the perfect forum for Africa’s tech sector to connect, learn and ultimately collaborate to drive innovation and positive change.”

“This year, we’re excited to unveil a more technical and targeted content lineup, accompanied by enhanced networking opportunities, Williams added. “We’re building on our reputation as the continent’s biggest tech event, to deliver value-driven experiences that empower attendees to make lasting connections and drive tangible outcomes.”

By Thomas Chiothamisi
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