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AfricaCom 2016 - Economic development and social empowerment through digital connectivity

The brand new AfricaCom has just been launched.

AfricaCom has now evolved into a week-long festival of tech, telco and digital events.

This year, AfricaCom has undergone a game changing metamorphosis and transformed into an even bigger, better and bolder event – a business and technology incubator for the architects of Africa’s digital future, supporting disruption and enabling innovation - it’s an ambitious task and this is how we are going to do it.

AfricaCom will be taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa. 
Festival: 14-18 November 2016
Exhibition: 15-17 November 2016

Our new and expanded agenda includes:

  • Enterprise ICT
  • Mobile Finance and Commerce
  • Connecting Africa
  • TV Connect
  • LTE Africa
  • AHUB with Ericsson
  • Telco Big Data
  • IoT and Smart Cities
  • Digital Entertainment
  • LeadersIn Africa Summit
  • The Takeover
  • Astars 

To book your ticket to this year's AfricaCom between the 14th - 18th November at the Cape Town ICC, click here.

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