Here are the top African tech conferences, summits startups should attend in 2020

Get your calendars out and diarise these key dates for the most important tech conferences, expos and summits that will take place in Africa in 2020.

This year’s edition will comprise three summits, namely: the Money & Blockchain Summit, Startup Summit and Future Summit. Organisers expect over 150 speakers and 350 companies to attend the three-day event.

Attendees can expect to gain insights from among others, Safaricom, IFC, CocaCola, Partech Africa Fund, Bolt, Asante Financial, Decred, TLcom, Alitheia Capital, 4DiCapital, GSMA, Uprise Africa, Impact Hub, KeshoLabs, Antler and Oui Capital.

Date: 4 to 6 February
Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Delegates at the twelfth Africa Energy Indaba Conference are expected to discuss energy generation solutions in Africa. A diverse group of luminaries and high-profile speakers is expected to share their real-world insights about the changing energy landscape in Africa.

The Africa Energy Indaba also includes a two-day exhibition where world class industry organisations will be able to demonstrate their commitment to provide the solutions Africa needs to meet its growing energy demands.

This, while the event’s MarketPlace Business Matchmaking Programme will provide exhibitors and conference delegates with the opportunity to meet with other high-level attendees, speakers, sponsors and investors at the event.

Date: 3 and 4 March
Location: Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa

This event claims to be Africa’s leading blockchain and cryptocurrency conference. This year’s edition is expected to see delegates cut through the hype and showcase the potential of these disruptive and innovative technologies.

The conference will also explore how blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are providing opportunities for individuals, governments, startups, companies and institutions, by removing and improving inefficient systems and processes within and across organisations. Date: 11 and 12 March Location: Sandton, Johannesburg, South AfricaWith over 1200 tech leaders and professionals from across Africa, Women in Tech Africa 2020 is set to become the most progressive conference for women in technology on the continent, with game-changing sessions, inspiring speakers and cutting-edge technology all under one roof.Whether it’s keynotes from industry heavyweights, interactive technical workshops or practical career-development advice, organisers claim the event will leave participants better prepared to take their place as a leading participant in Africa’s Fourth Industrial Revolution. Date : 18 and 19 March Location : Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, SAInternet of Things (IoT) Forum Africa is one of Africa’s leading IoT events. This year’s edition topics will include topics on IoT security, platforms and devices, industrial (IIoT), 5G, […]

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