What You Can Look Forward To At AfricaCom 2017

Don't miss hundreds of expert speakers sharing visionary insights, cutting edge technologies from 450 exhibitors, the hottest networking events the industry has to offer, plus a brand new Innovation Hall packed with future tech trends and the newest digital products.

Why you can't afford to miss AfricaCom 2017:

  • Discover the latest technologies from 450 exhibitors.

  • Take away expert advice from 400+ influential speakers.

  • Meet 1000's of professionals from across the TMT industry.

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The Ahub - Showcasing Talent And Facilitating ICT Partnerships

The AHUB AfricaCom 2017

The new AHUB programme is designed to highlight the critical role of entrepreneurship in fuelling Africa’s digital economy and connect African tech start-ups and scale-ups to investors. The programme will feature briefings for both start-ups and investors as well as live pitch sessions, new AHUB Start-Up Academy skills workshops, sector snapshots covering FinTech, digital health, agri-tech, clean energy and ICT4D, and lively panel discussions covering topics ranging from understanding investor mentalities to developing a disruptive mindset.

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AfricaCom 20/20 - Visionary Insights On Future Tech Trends

AfricaCom 2020

AfricaCom 20/20 is a brand new show floor feature dedicated to accelerating Africa’s digital transformation. As the centrepiece of the Innovation Hall, AfricaCom 20/20 will host the Innovation Hall Launch Party as well as acting as the base of our 20th anniversary celebrations.

Expect a vibrant showcase of new digital solutions presented by AfricaCom’s top innovators, thought-provoking conference content built around the theme ‘providing clarity of vision on future tech trends’, and special demo pods enabling attendees to interact with next generation technologies.

Also featuring leadership wisdom and visionary insights at the Leaders in Africa Keynotes.

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Mission Critical Africa - Build And Sustain Modern Critical Communications Structure

Mission Critical Africa - Build And Sustain Modern Critical Communications Structure

Mission Critical Africa, the largest critical communications event on the continent, will be exploring the need and desire for better equipped public safety organisations through technology innovation.

The event will bring together critical verticals including emergency services, mining, transport, oil & gas, utilities and defense, with a focus on network upgrades and planning, broadband implementation, Safe City development and LTE-enabled applications.

Mission Critical Africa is the first and only opportunity in 2017 to do business with the regions decision makers and meet the global pioneers.

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The Connectivity Stage

The Connectivity Stage

The Connectivity Stage reflects the cutting-edge developments at the forefront of digital connectivity in Africa. With live interviews, tech demos, open Q&As, interactive sessions, product pitches and prize giveaways it is one of the most vibrant areas of AfricaCom. Topics include:

  • Powering Telecoms

  • Towercos

  • Satellite Operator Sessions

  • Sim Registration

  • Broadband infrastructure

SDN & NFV POC Zone

SDN NFV POC Zone

At the SDN & NFV PoC Zone African operators and connectivity service providers will explore strategies and solutions to effectively manage the transformation of their networks to automation and virtualization.

The zone acts as a go to area for thought led demos and a networking area for everyone interested in finding out more about what SDN, NFV and virtualisation solutions can do for their operations. Industry experts will share insights on the foundational changes that will affect technologies, business plans, and organizational structure and the impacts on CAPEX and OPEX.

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Innovation Stage

Innovation Stage

Our new Innovation Stage will showcase next generation ICT solutions and explore the implications of disruptive forces sweeping through the converging TMT industries in Africa.

Including features such as the Digital Health Clinic, and covering topics from ICT4D to Digital Skills, the Innovation stage is the hub for some of the most exciting tech trends coming out of AfricaCom this year. Across a combination of quickfire presentations, lively debates, product pitches, prize giveaways and more.

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This article is brought to you by KNect365 TMT. iAfrikan.com is also a Gold Media Partner for AfricaCom 2017, which is organised by KNect365 TMT.

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