Enhancing Digital Communications in Africa

11 -13 November 2014: CTICC Cape Town, South Africa


AfricaCom – if you want to be a player in Digital Africa, there is nowhere more important to be

The rules of the communications games have changed…

In Africa’s new digital economy, nimble and innovative players are claiming their share of customers’ attention and wallets. Global digital brands have now realised the opportunities in Africa’sburgeoning market, while local start-ups are creating innovative businesses.Where does this leave the traditional giants of the market: the telcos? 

Companies must shake up 
the way they do business in all areas to achieve profitability in the digital age: business models, customer experience, services, efficiency, innovation, partnerships, connectivity, operations, policy and more. What does it mean for you?

To find your way around the maze of opportunities in this digital world, hear from the most innovative and inspiring minds in the business at AfricaCom 2013.

Click here to download the agenda

Watch our event trailer on YouTube to see a snapshot of the stellar talent we have lined up…

With a brand new 3-day programme bringing together over 300 top speakers, you’ll hear about the hottest issues in Africa’s digital market:

  • How can all players in the digital ecosystem re-think their business models to ensure profitability?
  • How to be innovative and deliver the most attractive digital services?
  • What can be done to ensure all Africans are connected to affordable and reliable broadband?
  • How to capitalise on the most promising services for African consumers:mobile money, digital music, cloud, TV content, and more
  • How to run operations cost-efficiently without compromising the customer experience?

Make sure you’re part of the most vibrant event on Africa’s digital calendar: meet your peers, be inspired and find out new business opportunities at AfricaCom 2013.

Check out all the new features and co-located events below.


NEW Digital Music: Hear the buzz about Africa’s digital music scene

An exciting digital music ecosystem is burgeoning in Africa: artists, labels, telcos, aggregators, digital service providers, distributors, handset manufacturers, app developers and more must position themselves in a complex environment.

The key goal is to distribute, promote and monetise music services in a way that benefits them – and above all the music fans.

Digital Music Africa is the new event to discuss how the digital music market is shaping up in Africa: inspiring speakers and lots of networking, ideas-sharing and deals to be thought up in one packed day!


NEW Mobile Money Africa 
Africa leads the way for innovative, affordable and relevant mobile money services. Now a new generation of mobile financial services and apps is emerging, where are the best opportunities? Who will be the major players in the market?

Mobile Money Africa is a new two-day event bringing together all stakeholders in the mobile money ecosystem. Hear from industry leaders and newcomers sharing their expertise on the trends that will change mobile money in Africa tomorrow.

In a continent where the vast majority of the population remains unbanked, mobile money services are creating major opportunities for consumers and industry players alike. Join Mobile Money Africa to be part of the debate and make your stamp in the market!


AfricApps returns for a second year as the premier show for African App Developers. Early confirmations already include Google as Headline Sponsorand workshop leaders. They will open the conference with a workshop looking at the opportunities the Android Platform offers.  Mobile Monday will also be the event partners providing their unique energy and insight into Africa’s future developers.

NEW a Mobile Marketing focus day will assess how major brands are looking at mobile devices to promote themselves. Early confirmations include B. Bonin Bough, Global Head of Digital at Kraft Foods. 


NEW for this year will be a Multiplatformfocus day looking at how key OTT players are beginning to create content for the Multiscreen ecosystem in Africa. There will also be an increase in local content case studies from across Africa, about the evolution of the content. Central to this will be discussions about the future of DTT in Africa.

Now in its third year AfricaCast continues to be the major conference to discuss the future challenges and opportunities for broadcasters in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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NEW Cloud Africa
Cloud Services have gone from burgeoning technology to major revenue opportunity in Africa. Newevent Cloud Africa is dedicated to ensuring success with new technologies & services for both telcos and Enterprises.

Expect to meet operators, ISPs, service providers, enterprise users, network infrastructure vendors, consultants 
and more experts from across Africa and beyond. The business-focused conference agenda will help you make the right decisions for your company and you will learn from senior executives representing the whole ecosystem relevant to Africa’s enterprise ICT markets.

Big Data Africa

NEW Big Data
Big Data is now on the radar of many businesses and telcos in Africa. Thenew Big Data Africa Congress is the platform to present their “how-to” strategies for dealing with and profiting from the rise of ‘infinite’ big data.

Whether private or public sector, SME or global enterprise, incumbent telco or challenger MVNO, the Big Data Africa Congress will help you harness the power of data analytics, providing you with a practical guide to deriving value from the data opportunity specific to Africa’s emerging markets.

Hear from over 40 leading speakers and discuss the latest trends and technologies related to the rise of big data in your organisation.  Includes:  a dedicated section on the potential of telco Big Data.

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AfricaCom Awards
The prestigious AfricaCom Awards return for another year to celebrate the best of Africa’s digital achievements. Join us for a glitzy night including champagne reception, dinner, entertainment and a post-show party.

This year’s 14 categories cover the whole business from networks to services and marketing, including 4 new awards: Connectivity Solution, Mobile Marketing, Digital Music and Mobile Money.

Contact the AfricaCom Team
For AfricaCom Speaker Enquiries
Email: Thandi.Demanet@informa.com
Tel: +44 (0) 207 017 5610

For AfricaCom Sponsorship & Exhibition Enquiries
Email: Jean-Pierre.Bird@informa.com
Tel: +44 (0)  207 017 5823

Download the Sponsorship and Exhibition brochure here



Contact Us

Delegate Bookings

Customer Services
Email: itmevents@informa.com
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7017 5506

Exhibition & Sponsorship Sales

Jean-Pierre Bird
Email: jean-pierre.bird@informa.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 701 75823

Marketing & Press

Subuola Akinkugbe
Email: subuola.akinkugbe@informa.com
Telephone: +44 (0)20 3377 3161

Speaking Opportunities & Agenda

Julie Rey
Email: julie.rey@informa.com
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7017 5394

Operator enquiries and bookings

Aleksandra Mikula
Email: aleksandra.mikula@informa.com
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7017 5253

Operations, Venue & Exhibitor Logistics

Gareth Hamer
Email: gareth.hamer@informa.com
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7017 4056

Chinese Agency

Bonnie Guo
CCPIT Electronics & Information Industry Sub-Council
Address: 2/F Electronics Bldg., No. 27 Wanshou Rd., Beijing 100846, China
Telephone: +86 10 6820 0647
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