4 October 2019


The FTTX Council Africa 2019 conference

7-9 October 2019    
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
In 2018 the conference attracted more than 1000 delegates, firmly establishing this event as the number one networking event for the fibre optic community.

For more information on how to become a sponsor, please contact:
Reesha Iyer on or +27 83 647 7020.
Registration will officially open on June 1st.

AfricaCom, featuring AfricaTech
12 – 14 November 2019, CTICC

AfricaCom is the place to meet everybody who’s anybody in African telecoms and technology; bringing together 15,000 attendees, 450 speakers and 500 exhibitors. Whether your focus is connectivity infrastructure, disruptive technologies, digital services or ICT strategy, this is the place to network, learn and get deals done. Register for your free ticket here 

E commerce

Following four years of comprehensive success in Cape Town the eCommerce Africa has followed the advancing markets outside of South Africa, seeing an unequivocal need for a purely East African event of the same type. The event is to be held from 31st October to 1st November at the Radisson Blu in Nairobi, Kenya and is already expected to connect professionals from all industries with established, innovative eCommerce partners. 

Kinetic, the organisers of the event, are so confident the event will be a regular annual stalwart in East Africa they have announced a never-heard-of buy one get one free all-access-pass to the event this year to ensure the business community throughout East Africa come together to enable each other to reach a type of growth in online selling, mobile solution deployment and particularly innovative Fintech solutions, not bound by the regulatory influences found in more westernised countries. 

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2019 African Geospatial Data and Internet Conference
22 – 24 October 2019-04-05 Accra, Ghana
The African Open Data and Internet Research Foundation (AODIRF), a non-profit organisation focused on open data access and internet capacity building, is organising African Geospatial Data and Internet Conference 2019, on 22-24 October at Accra International Conference Centre.The conference is being organised in collaboration with National Development Planning Commission Ghana, Ghana Statistical Service, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), Geospatial Media and Communications, and Space Generation Advisory Council.For more information

visit the website here.
Frontline Response in the Future City

Mission Critical Technologies Africa, co-located with AfricaCom 2019 - What will it take to deliver safety and security in the future city?

Co-located with AfricaCom, (12-14 November 2019), Mission Critical Technologies Africa is a dedicated conference stream that targets those involved in critical communications, and command & control sectors of working cities. It is also the only place on the African continent where mission critical technology users from public safety, transport, utilities and more can get together to gather the information needed to forge ahead with smart and safe city deployments, and also the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals.

With the continent rapidly growing in numbers, embracing digital and the urgency to transform existing networks, infrastructure and even mindsets, this event is a must. Keynotes, panels discussions and a host of practical case studies will shed light on what it takes to be technology ready to deal with and prepare for more people, who will have more requirements for everyday living, not to mention the requirements for future capacity in critical communications and control rooms.

“Mission Critical Technologies Africa has grown from a marginal event to taking its rightful position in the mainstream,” commented Christopher Lycett, Conference Producer at Informa Tech, organiser of AfricaCom. “In 2019, particularly, we expect to welcome several thousand professionals working in this space over the three days at AfricaCom, as the millions of people urbanising cities across the continent on a daily basis, have triggered an urgent plan for future public safety, today.”

Four game changing technologies for safe city organisations that are sure to spark debate are:

  • Cloud-based command and control
  • Private LTE for mission critical communications
  • Control room analytics
  • Deployment of body-worn cameras in public safety organisations.

All will play a vital role in shaping the future safety of the habitats we live, work and play.