AfricaCom 2019 in Cape Town: Must-Attend Event on Digital Tech & Telecoms

If digital technology is of interest to you, then the AfricaCom 2019 conference and exhibition to be hosted from the 12th to the 14th of November at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town, South Africa is an event you don’t want to miss.

Noted by some as one of the top five events of its kind in Africa, the event brings together communication and connectivity role players who are critical to the digital revolution on the African continent.

With 15 000 attendees, a whopping 450 notable speakers, and 500 exhibitors participating in the AfricaCom 2019, it is easy to understand why it is considered such a significant event. With broad-spectrum support, the event is where anyone interested in Africa-based telecommunications and technology can meet.

Whether your firm operates within the connectivity sphere or is involved in one of the disruptive technologies, the content of the conference, together with the offerings of exhibitors, is something to cherish. Everything from digital services to disruptive technologies, ITC strategies, and connection technology come under the spotlight at the conference and exhibition.

For participants who are more focused on technology, the AfricaTech event running with AfricaCom 2019 is the place to be. It is focused on topics ranging from data centre management to Fintech, AI, and IoT, to name just a few topics of interest.

Connectivity industry players and interested parties appreciate the in-depth discussions, workshops, demonstrations, and keynote deliveries regarding digital video distribution, wholesale telecommunications, and 5G.

The organisers have also invited visitors to enjoy a drink with them at the opening of the AfricaCom and AfricaTech 2019 event at the on-site bar. Of course, this provides ample opportunities for networking with influencers in the digital and telecommunication industries. Tech DJs entertain while attendees mingle and exchange business cards on Tuesday the 12th of November 2019 at the AfricaTech Centre Stage Bar.

As with many such events, the place of hosting is just as important. The event is hosted at the CTICC, noted for superb facilities, a central location, and ample parking spaces. The CTICC is located at 1 Lower Long Street in the prestigious Foreshore of Cape Town near top hotels.

With 450 speakers at the event, it is hardly possible to give recognition to each of them. A few of the speakers set to address important topics at the conference are:

  • Prof. Brian Armstrong – Chair of Digital Business at Wits Business School.
  • Lunga Newman – Industry architect from Old Mutual.
  • Mandla Magagula – Blockchain consultant from Rand Merchant Bank.
  • Navindran Naidoo – Executive at network design and planning from the MTN Group.
  • Joseph Hundah – CEO of Econet Media.
  • Cassandra Enyan – Head of Android Platform Partnerships from Google.
  • Warren Hero – CDO from Webber Wentzel.
  • Ben Roberts – CTIO from Liquid Telecom.
  • William Mzimba – CEO of Vodacom Business Group.
  • Hon. Paula Ingabire – Minister of ICT & Innovation from Rwanda.

The speaker list is impressive by any standard. Many more speakers of note also participate in the conference. For more information on the AfricaCom 2019, visit the CTICC website, and for assistance in creating an exhibition booth that will make your company stand out, get in touch with our team at Scan Display.