As Cape Town gears up to host AfricaCom 2018 this week, here is what will be on offer at the CITCC from Tuesday to Thursday.
Headliners (formerly the keynotes)
AfricaCom will present a series of top talks from some of the world’s leading experts in their field. The content is free to all registered visitors, with the programme kicking off at 9am on Tuesday in Auditorium 2, CTICC 1.
Hear from Rob Shuter, Group President and CEO MTN; Olabiyi Durojaiye, Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission; Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications, Republic of Ghana; Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Special Advisor, Smart Africa, Former Minister, Ministry of Information Technology and Communication, Government of Rwanda; Herman Singh, Group Chief Digital Officer, MTN; Mohamed Dabbour, CEO, Africa, Millicom; Babak Fouladi, Group Chief Technology and Information Systems Officer, MTN; Siyabonga Mahlangu, Group Executive: Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations, Telkom; Nicholas Naidu, Managing Executive: Technology Strategy, Architecture and Innovation, Vodacom and Francis Mumbi, Innovation Lead, Stanbic Bank.
Premium Conference tracks
there are a number of in-depth and highly pertinent keynote presentations, panel discussions and meet and greet sessions this year.
Technology Arena – Housed here is the AHUB (with an exceptional line-up of panellists and discussions), Africa Video Forum, an array of cutting edge exhibitors, and the AfricaCom 2020 – the centre of conversation and informative presentations
The Connectivity Hall – located as normal in CTICC 1 is where you’ll discover the companies who are the backbone of Africa’s connected communications – the nuts and bolts that make it all happen.
AFest – AfricaCom’s official launch party, will take place at Shimmy Beach on Tuesday. With a great line-up of entertainment, this is the place for fun as well as important networking.
AfricaCom Awards – the awards will take place on Wednesday. Notification of winners will be distributed post the event. The after party, however, is free to attend to all registered parties.