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Top reasons to attend AfricaCom 2019

Top reasons to attend AfricaCom 2019

AfricaCom, Africa's largest technology, media and telecoms conference and exhibition, returns to Cape Town for its 22nd instalment, from 12 to 14 November.

Featuring new tracks, including the Women in Tech Centre Stage Takeover and the Future of Work event, organisers this year expect to host over 15 000 attendees, speakers and exhibitors.

Here are the top reasons to attend:

1. AfricaTech and the AfricaTech Centre Stage

A new addition to AfricaCom dedicated to ICT and enterprise digital transformation, AfricaTech includes a zoned exhibition, free-to-attend content covering the latest disruptive technologies, including blockchain, IOT and AI.

AfricaCom Centre Stage, the centrepiece of AfricaTech, will feature organisations at the forefront of 4IR.

2. The AfricaCom Headliners

Featuring 30 of Africa's most prominent digital thought-leaders, the AfricaCom Headliners will be discussing the issues impacting the journey towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Topics such as 'Transforming Citizens' lives through Intelligent Connectivity' and 'Building A Fully Connected, Intelligent Africa' will be covered by the continent's digital thought-leaders.

3. 400 tech and telco innovators

There will be hundreds of exhibitors from all over the continent, plus global giants, showcasing solutions covering AI, 5G, fintech and more.

4. Data Centres Africa

A new event delivering expert guidance on global data centre trends, with topics including attracting global businesses and new strategies in powering reliable data centres.

5. Premium content

VIP access includes exclusive networking opportunities, entrance into the AfricaCom Awards Dinner and three Telecoms Academy online courses.

6. Event app

The official AfricaCom app allows you to manage your schedule for the event, see the list of attendees as they register and arrange meetings with other delegates.

7. Networking

There will be many opportunities to get to know fellow delegates as well as exclusive, high-profile events for VIPs. Each track will also feature its own networking event.

Early-bird bookings close on Friday, 11 October.

*ITWeb and ITWeb Africa are media partners for AfricaCom 2019.

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