As Cape Town gears up to host AfricaCom 2018, here’s a quick reminder of what’s on offer and what you’ll be missing out on, if you have not yet registered to attend Africa’s leading technology, media and telecommunications event, taking place at the CTICC, Cape Town, 13 – 15 November 2018.
Headliners – formerly the keynotes - AfricaCom will present a series of top talks from some of the world’s leading experts in their field. The content is free to all registered visitors and should not be missed. The programme kicks off at 09H00 on Tuesday and will be held in Auditorium 2 in CTICC 1.
Hear from the likes of; Rob Shuter, Group President and CEO MTN; Olabiyi Durojaiye, Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission; Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications, Republic of Ghana; Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Special Advisor, Smart Africa, Former Minister, Ministry of Information Technology and Communication, Government of Rwanda; Herman Singh, Group Chief Digital Officer, MTN; Mohamed Dabbour, CEO, Africa, Millicom; Babak Fouladi, Group Chief Technology & Information Systems Officer, MTN; Siyabonga Mahlangu, Group Executive: Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations, Telkom; Nicholas Naidu, Managing Executive: Technology Strategy, Architecture & Innovation, Vodacom and Francis Mumbi, Innovation Lead, Stanbic Bank.
Premium Conference tracks – there are a number of in-depth and highly pertinent keynote presentations, panel discussions and meet & greet sessions this year. Make sure you have your delegate or VIP pass to gain entry into these critical conversations, shaping Africa’s digital future.
Technology Arena – Housed here is the AHUB (with an exceptional line-up of panellists and discussions), Africa Video Forum, an array of cutting edge exhibitors, and the AfricaCom 2020 – the centre of conversation and informative presentations and of course, the AfricaCom 2020 bar – happy hour from 16H00.
The Connectivity Hall – located as normal in CTICC 1, is where you’ll discover the companies who are the backbone of Africa’s connected communications – the nuts and bolts that make it all happen.
AFest – AfricaCom’s official launch party, will take place at Shimmy Beach on Tuesday 13th November. With a great line-up of entertainment, this is the place for fun as well as important networking.
AfricaCom Awards – the awards will take place on Wednesday 14th November 2018. Notification of winners will be distributed post the event so as not to spoil the news. The after party, however, is free to attend to all registered parties.
AfricaCom as always, is an excellent event to gain insights and information, but importantly, it is also a key networking opportunity to make new contacts, conclude business and plan for the future.