20 August 2019
Africa’s largest telecom and technology event, AfricaCom, has opened visitor registrations for AfricaCom 2019.
Taking place in Cape Town, South Africa from 12th- 14th November, this year’s conference and exhibition will also introduce AfricaTech, which addresses enterprise digital transformation.
AfricaTech is the part of AfricaCom dedicated to IT and enterprise digital transformation. Designed to help attendees successfully navigate their digital transformation journeys, AfricaTech will take over the whole of CTICC 2 and include an exhibition area split into dedicated technology zones, as well as play host to tech focused tracks and features including AI Africa, Fintech, IoT Africa and new for 2019, Data Centres Africa.
AfricaCom, in CTICC 1, remains the home of connectivity and communications, featuring conference tracks such as, 5G Africa, Wholesale Telecoms Africa, Video Exchange Africa, Connecting Africa and more.
The 2019 edition of this global event is expected to attract 15 000 attendees, 450 speakers and an impressive 500 exhibitors. In addition to the significant amount of expert free content on offer for visitors, AfricaCom and AfricaTech will present a series of premium content, targeted exposure to industry verticals, as well as, an all-access pass for paying delegates, which also includes entrance to the AfricaCom’s very own music festival, the AFest.
AfricaCom headliners will return in 2019 and are once again completely free to attend. Speakers already confirmed include the likes of; the Hon. Mohamed Rahman Swaray, the newly appointed Minister of Information and Communications for the Republic of Sierra Leonne; Ahmad Ahmad, President at Confederation of African Football (CAF), Calvo Mawelo CEO at MultiChoice Group and Isabel Dos Santos, Chair at Unitel.
“AfricaCom has grown significantly in the past few years," said Tom Cuthell, event director at Informa, organisers of AfricaCom and AfricaTech. With that, we have seen a correlating expansion in the type of organisation that exhibits and attends, especially as the telecoms and ICT industries converge. We have therefore geared AfricaCom 2019 towards this nexus and believe that we will offer unparalleled content, networking and business opportunities for everyone attending this year. It is an interesting time to be in telecoms and technology and we look forward once again to providing the platform to facilitate Africa’s digital growth.”