Upcoming Tech Events on the Continent

Posted on October 28, 2015
Date Event Location Buzzwords
November 17, 2015 AfricaCom
Working in partnership with mlab, "we" innovationhub, iHub, Silicon Cape and other partners to be announced, AfricaCom will bring together Africa's leading entrepreneur, tech start up and VC/Angel investor communities.Its aim is to encourage investment and to showcase talent in a sector that has an abundance of ICT tech skills but needs more funding and guidance from industry experts.
Cape Town,South Africa Innovation, StartUps, Funding
November 23,2015 Africa Techno
Africa Techno is a unique regional forum about the protection and the promotion of inventions and know-how. The aim of the forum is to give access to innovative technologies in Africa by boosting technology transfer. Researchers, independent inventors, entrepreneurs promoting their research will show their innovation to the main economical and institutional African actors (South Africa, West and Central Africa).
Pretoria & Johannesburg,South Africa Inventions,Research
February 22, 2016 Mobile World Congress 
Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the world’s largest annual gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA, and held in the Mobile World Capital
Barcelona,Spain Mobile
February 24, 2016 AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 2016 
AITEC East Africa 2015 will provide a unique platform for ICT professionals and managers from all sectors to gather information, contacts, and knowledge to take back to their organisations to empower them to accelerate delivery of results. In addition, the Summit will act as a clearing house to identify synergies, link initiatives, form partnerships, and avoid duplication of projects and waste of resources.
Nairobi, Kenya ICT
February 25, 2016 Sankalp Global Summit
T
he third Annual Sankalp Africa Summit continues the exciting conversations on entrepreneurship, innovation and inclusive development. All conversations at this year's Summit will revolve around the theme of "Spurring the Entrepreneurship Economy". It will take a comprehensive look at the different strata of society which shape, influence, and stimulate inclusive and high-impact enterprises, while also building markets to efficiently carry these businesses to scale, enabling them to reach their full potential.
Nairobi,Kenya Entrepreneurship, Innovation
March 15, 2016 IT Leaders Africa Summit
The IT Leaders Africa Summit is a meeting place for IT and business leaders alike. The Summit has been designed for the key people who are needed to align IT with business priorities and provides the ideal setting to engage and network with like minded individuals within the African IT industry.
Johannesburg,South Africa IT,Business
March 17, 2016 StechFest 2016 Conference. Digitizing Africa
Most Disruptive Startup and Tech Festival + Conference in Africa. Talks, Workshops, Exhibition and Get Funded #STECH2016.
Lagos,Nigeria StartUps,Funding
March 21, 2016 iSTEAMS Multidisciplinary Cross-border Conference Accra Ghana 2016
An International Inter-tertiary Multidisciplinary Conference Promoting Intellectual and Human Capital Development, Technology Transfer, Research & Cross-border Collaboration Among Academics, Practitioners etc.
Accra,Ghana Research,Policy
April 1, 2016 CMS Africa Summit
CMS Africa summit is a premier Web, Business, and Mobile event in Africa that gathers developers, E-commerce professionals, ISPs, Web administrators, Telecoms and Open Source Organisations among many others in a 2 day summit.
Kampala,Uganda Mobiles, E-Commerce, Web
April 13, 2016 AITEC Southern Africa ICT Summit 2016
The Southern African ICT Summit will gather the region’s ICT policy-makers, regulators, CIOs and professionals from throughout the SADC region to share knowledge, network with industry leaders from throughout the world, and develop best practice strategies for the coming year.The Summit coincides with the opening of the Mozambique Science Park so will feature a number of sessions and presentations highlighting the business and development opportunities associated with this.The Summit will focus on the deployment of ICT solutions to improve the quality of life for Southern Africa’s citizens and empower them to export their knowledge and skills.
Maputo,Mozambique Policy, Research
April 20, 2016 Mobile West Africa
Each year, the conference brings together the best brains in the mobile ecosystem and covers the evolution of mobile data, products and services in West Africa.
Lagos,Nigeria Mobiles
April 21, 2016 Innovation Africa Digital (IAD) Summit
The IAD Summit is Extensia's flagship summit, now in it's 14th year. In partnership with Galaxy Backbone and the Government of Nigeria, IAD 2016 'Harnessing Africa's Digital Growth' will assess how ICT can support national and regional development objectives, engagement strategies, operational efficiencies and QoS improvements.Attendees will include Ministers of ICT, Heads of Regulatory Authorities, CXOs from telecoms service providers and High-Throughput ICT end Users from across Africa together with a select number of solution providers, vendors, consultants and investors who can support key business requirements.
Abuja,Nigeria Innovation
May 11, 2016 IST-Africa
IST-Africa is a strategic collaboration between IIMC (Ireland) and Ministries and National Councils responsible for Information Society, ICT and/or STI (Science, Technology & Innovation) adoption, policy and research in 18 African Countries. 
IST-Africa is supporting the Information Society in Africa through: International Innovation, Research and Policy Cooperation | Knowledge Sharing and Skills Transfer between IST-Africa Partners | Collaborative Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Adoption of Living Labs | Africa – EU Strategic Partnership (Information Society, ICT, Innovation)
Durban,South Africa ICT, Policy, Research
May 24, 2016 Internet of Things Africa Summit (IoTAS 2016)
The Internet of Things Africa Summit (IoTAS 2016) is a 2.5 day professional summit focused on helping the ecosystem players to harness the IoT opportunities, address existing concerns and to shape their strategies.
Johannesburg,South Africa IoT
May 29, 2016 Africa Internet Summit (AIS)
AIS is the pinnacle multi-stakeholder event combining, workshops, conferences and networking for the internet Industry. The annual summit attracts internationally renowned Instructors, Experts and Speakers to share the latest innovations and Best practices in the Internet industry. This is the place where the African Technical Institutions and Af* such as AfNOG, AFRINIC, AfREN, AfricaCERT, AfTLD – AROC, ISOC Africa, AfrICANN, AfGWG etc meet.
Gabarone,Botswana Internet
June 22, 2016 Convergence Africa World 2016
The second edition of the expo will showcase innovation and merger of technologies in Telecom, IT, Broadcast, Security & Surveillance, Mobile Money, Smart/Digital Cities and many more. The expo will bring together the leaders from around the world on one common platform and will serve as a great stage for international companies who are looking forward to enter the African market. Focused business matching will provide the perfect opportunity to network with industry bellwethers and establish new relationships.
Nairobi,Kenya IT, Mobiles, Security
October 19, 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2016
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the World's Largest Gathering of Women Technologists. It is produced by the Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with ACM.
Houston,Texas Women, Computing

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