Registration for the 2024 Africa Tech Festival, the continent's largest platform for technology innovators, specialists, and thought leaders, opened on Monday, 10 June. This event, now in its 27th year, will take place from 11 to 14 November at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa, with the exhibition running from 12 to 14 November.

About Africa Tech Festival

Africa Tech Festival is a significant event that brings together key stakeholders from Africa's technology sector. It serves as a platform for connection, collaboration, and innovation among startup founders, business leaders, policymakers, investors, and emerging talents. The festival's goal is to promote a more inclusive and sustainable world through technology.

Event Highlights

Main Events

The festival comprises four main events:

  • AfricaCom: Focused on telecommunications and connectivity.
  • AfricaTech: Showcasing innovations across key sectors like cybersecurity, cloud computing, data centers, and green ICT.
  • AfricaIgnite: Dedicated to the startup ecosystem, offering insights and networking opportunities.
  • AI Summit Cape Town: Part of the global AI Summit Series, exploring AI's transformative potential in Africa.

Attendance and Participation

The Africa Tech Festival is expected to attract over 15,000 attendees from across the globe. Attendees will benefit from insights shared by more than 300 exhibitors and 450 speakers. The event offers a comprehensive exploration of the latest tech trends, including telco transformation, meaningful connectivity, AI applications, fintech innovations, and cybersecurity advancements.

AfricaCom and AfricaTech

These events will cover topics such as the latest tech trends, innovations in telecommunications, AI applications, fintech, cloud, and cybersecurity solutions, addressing major challenges across various industry verticals.


This segment focuses on the startup ecosystem, providing valuable information on launching startups and offering exclusive networking opportunities and members-only events.

AI Summit Cape Town 2024

Making its debut at the Africa Tech Festival, this summit will delve into AI's potential to shape Africa's future. Attendees can expect engaging discussions, innovative presentations, and ample networking opportunities.

Special Features and Networking Opportunities


A lively celebration marking the first day of the festival, featuring drinks, dancing, and live entertainment with 2000 attendees.

LeadersIn Africa Summit 2024

An exclusive VIP series of executive roundtable discussions aimed at fostering actionable dialogue among 100 of Africa's most influential tech leaders.

Africa Tech Festival Awards

Recognizing individuals, projects, and organizations leveraging technology for socioeconomic development.

Next-Gen Summit

A new feature aimed at educating and empowering the next generation of African tech leaders through content, workshops, and networking.

EQL:HER Lounge

A space dedicated to connecting and inspiring Africa’s female business leaders, founders, senior investors, and emerging tech pioneers.

InspiringFifty Africa Awards

Honoring the top 50 women making significant contributions to tech careers across Africa.

Bespoke Networking Features

New sector-, function-, and challenge-led networking features designed to connect attendees with leaders critical to their business goals.

Register Now

Secure your spot at Africa Tech Festival 2024 and be part of shaping the future of technology in Africa. Register here.

Notable Speakers

Confirmed speakers for the event include:

  • Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne
  • Nollie Maoto, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Merchant Services, FNB South Africa
  • Prasanna Kumar Burri, Group Chief Information Officer, Dangote Group
  • Simbah Mutasa, Managing Director, Bank of America
  • Sithembile Songo, CISO, Eskom Holdings SOC
  • Leo Skarlatos, CEO, AT (formerly Airtel Tigo)
  • Faith Burn, Chief Information Officer, Eskom Holdings SOC
  • Mary Mahuma, CIO, Southern Africa, Philip Morris
  • Samwel Magesa, Chief Data Officer, NBC Bank
  • Norbert Prihoda, Deputy CEO, Tunisie Telecom

Join the Africa Tech Festival 2024 to connect, learn, and collaborate with the continent’s leading tech minds and innovators.