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Africa Tech Festival 2023: Uniting Africa’s Tech Ecosystems and Industry 

The Africa Tech Festival is a premier event that brings together Africa’s tech industry leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts. The festival is a combination of three anchor events: AfricaCom, AfricaTech, and AfricaIgnite. It is the largest and most influential tech event in Africa, with over 15,000 attendees from across the continent and beyond. The festival is set to take place from November 13 to 16, 2023, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in South Africa.

The festival is a platform for innovation and inspiration, where the most inspiring examples of tech as a force for good are showcased. It is a week-long event that celebrates Africa’s vibrant tech scene, bringing together a passionate community of movers and shakers. The festival offers a perfect balance of business opportunities, future-focused content, and true festival fun that will help power the continent’s digital transformation.

The festival is delivered in partnership with the Department of Communications and Digital Technology of South Africa. The event will feature a supercharged program where thrilling new features, content, and experiences run alongside the main stars of the show, namely AfricaCom, AfricaTech, and AfricaIgnite. The festival will also host the prestigious Africa Tech Festival Awards, which will fete the achievements of some of the African technology, telecommunications, and media industry’s most illustrious pioneers and tech entrepreneurs.

Africa Tech Festival Partnership

We are delighted to be officially partnering with the City of Cape Town this year.  This is an acknowledgment of Africa Tech Festival’s ability to influence and effect progress not only in Cape Town, but across the continent itself.

As the home of AfricaCom over the past 25 years, Africa Tech Festival has a solid track record for enabling multiple business deals. This valuable partnership with the City of Cape Town will now help us reach yet more local attendees and improve the event experience for all our international and out of city attendees, ensuring that we will be here for another 25 years helping to facilitate Africa’s technological advancement and digital inclusivity.

The festival will be a great opportunity for entrepreneurs, investors, and tech enthusiasts to network, learn, and explore the latest trends and innovations in Africa’s tech industry. Register today and join us in Cape Town to experience the future of Africa’s tech industry.

Some of the top speakers for the tech festival

H.E. Minister Ousmane Gaoual Diallo  Minister  Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy, Republic of Guinea​

H.E. Minister Ousmane Gaoual Diallo – Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy, Republic of Guinea

H.E. Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa  Minister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity  The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa

H.E. Dr. Kgosientsho RamokgopaThe Presidency of the Republic of South Africa

Provincial Minister Mireille Wenger, Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Western Cape Government

Provincial Minister Mireille Wenger – Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities

H.E. Minister Mondli Gungubele, Minister, Ministry of Communications and Digital Technologies, The Republic of South Africa

H.E. Minister Mondli Gungubele – Ministry of Communications and Digital Technologies, The Republic of South Africa

David Alema-Mensah, speaker at Africa Tech Festival 2023

David Alema-Mensah – Founder – AsaanaPay

Juliet Ehimuan – Founder, Beyond Limits – Former West Africa Director, Google

H.E. Minister Dr Bosun Tijani, Minister, Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, The Republic of Nigeria

H.E. Minister Dr Bosun TijaniMinistry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, The Republic of Nigeria

The African Tech Festival has shown that African tech ecosystem can emerge as a potent force propelling both social upliftment and economic progress. It is a dynamic stage, spotlighting ingenious start-ups that steer toward solutions, tackling challenges with a resonance that’s impactful, competitive, sustainable and additive. I believe that innovators are carriers of HOPE as they can unlock possibilities that can change the world. 

Originally launched in 2017, it has since grown to become a premier event that celebrates Africa’s vibrant tech scene. The tech festival aim to support, inspire and enable the next generation of African tech industry across all sectors who are building a brighter future for the continent. 

As the start-up capital of Africa and with excellent connectivity, the City of Cape Town is well-placed to welcome the expected more than 15, 000 delegates, and top notch speakers attending this year’s Africa Tech Festival

For more information about The African Tech Festival 2023, please visit: Africa Tech Festival 2023 – The Home of AfricaCom & AfricaTech (knect365.com)

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