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Upcoming Business summits and conferences in Africa

Article from AFRIC Editorial
Africa’s economy is fast growing and more businesses are seeking means of expansion through valuable partnerships. Recent reports are putting Africa among the most profitable region in the world as IMF stipulates that the economic growth prospects are among the brightest, thus investors are constantly finding ways to leverage on this opportunity. Business forums, shows and exhibition have been one of the major means through which sustainable partnerships have been established. Most countries are however holding on to this as a means to attract investors into the economy. We thus put together some of the major upcoming business gathering around the continent for the year 2019.


  1. Africa Tech Summit, Kigali

The Africa Tech Summit Kigali is aimed at providing networking and business opportunities for African and international tech leaders and investors who want to do business in Africa.  The three day summit will welcome speakers from Econet Media Group, SAP Africa, Uber and several other leading firms. It will connect 400+ digital leaders, tech corporates, MNO’s, banks, investors, regulators, start-ups, creatives media and leading tech ventures from across Africa over.

Date: 13 February 2019 – 15 February 2019    Location: Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda

  1. Africa Energy Indaba 2019

The Africa Energy Indaba will provide an opportunity for companies to promote their business to counterparts, international investors, buyers and governments worldwide. Its will dispose of a suitable platform for companies to demonstrate their commitment to provide the solutions and services that will enable the African continent to embrace the challenges in energy demands.   This meeting is mostly relevant to companies who are interested and are actively involved in all areas relating to showcasing solutions for the benefit of Africa.

Date: 19 February 2019 – 20 February 2019   Location: Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

  1. Africa BFSI Innovation Summit 2019

The 2 days summit will bring together top industry professionals in the country and the most innovative solution providers in the market to analyze solutions for a better and safer banking sector in Africa.   The 2019 edition to be held under the theme, ‘Embracing innovation for a better Africa’, will focus on the trends, opportunities and challenges present in operating an effective banking system in Africa.

Date: 19 February 2019 – 20 February 2019     Location: Nairobi, Kenya


  1. Power & Electricity World Africa 2019

Power & Electricity World Africa, considered as the meeting place for Africa’s energy sector is the largest power and electricity conference and exhibition in Africa.   The 2019 edition will welcome over 40 African countries, providing space for Utilities, Large Energy Users, Government, Regulators and Municipalities to network and build durable partnerships.

Date: 26 March 2019 – 27 March 2019     Location: Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

  1. 5th Annual African Insurance Forum

The African Insurance Forum (AIF) creates an enabling environment for those in the insurance sector to learn, network and do business with peers and clients. Now in its 5th edition, the conference is considered a gateway for companies to establish local networks as they seek ways to increase insurance penetration in the continent.

Date: 11 April 2019 – 12 April 2019  Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

  1. Africa’s Big 7 2019

Africa’s Big 7, the only food and beverage trade show in Africa is an annual meeting place for food professionals across the continent who come together to discuss the latest developments affecting the industry.  The event hosts visitors from more than 40 countries who come to search latest products, find new partners and conclude export and import deals.

Date: 23 June 2019 – 25 June 2019    Location: Gallagher Convention Centre (GCC), Johannesburg, South Africa

  1. Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX) 2019

SAITEX is one of Africa’s largest and most well established trade exhibitions. This exhibition provides product sourcing opportunity annually for the entire continent’s retail and trade industry as it presents an excellent opportunity to engage with international product suppliers and buyers sourcing products.  It brings together close to 2700 attendees, 144 exhibitors all from about 26 countries.

Date: 23 June 2019 – 25 June 2019     Location: Gallagher Convention Centre (GCC), Johannesburg, South Africa

  1. Chief Digital Officer Africa 2019

The Chief Digital Officer Africa 2019 will be a forum where Chief Digital Officers and digital professionals examine and analyze how industries are approaching digital transformation.

The conference will focus on evolving business in the digital world while critically examine digital transformation from a leadership and organizational perspective. Date: 10 April 2019 – 11 April 2019  Location: The Maslow Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa


  1. Women in Tech Africa 2019

Women in Technology Africa 2019 is the world’s biggest Women in Tech conference series which a suitable occasion to flourish in the tech sector as it provides the best opportunity to network and build connections with other professionals in the tech sector.

Date: March 18, 2019 – March 19, 2019  Location: Cape Town, South Africa

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