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AI Expo Africa is the largest business focused Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Data Science B2B trade event and conference in Africa.  Our 2020 conference and expo will run on 3rd-4th September 2020 and builds upon the phenomenal success of the 2018 / 2019 events that were held in Cape Town, that cemented it as the largest gathering of its kind, with over 1000+ registered decision makers, investors, buyers, suppliers, innovators, SMBs and global brands in the region focusing on real world AI and Data Science business applications.

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Snapshot from AI Expo Africa 2019

Our business audience is comprised of Enterprise decision makers / CxOs, allied to AI Cloud platform providers, Tier 1 / 2 deployment & service providers, AI start ups / innovators, investors, educators, government and AI ecosystem community builders.  AI Expo Africa 2020 will have 4 main tracks and 8 skills workshops.  You will learn about real Enterprise case studies and the application of AI and Data Science in Business TODAY, available technology and cloud platforms, deployment challenges, ethical considerations allied to the vibrant innovation and start up ecosystem driving the industry in Africa.

What our delegates and sponsors said

AI Expo Africa was nothing less then inspirational. Looking forward to 2020 Expo” Francois Ferreira, Capitec Bank

“What an amazing few days spent with like minded individuals, organizations, startups, enthusiasts and those just plainly curious!” Izak De Beer, SAP

“Talking to the smaller vendors, particularly the ones in the Innovation Cafe was the highlight for me” Gordon Inggs, City of Cape Town

“I learnt so much at this year’s AI Expo Africa and cannot wait to return next year” Khumoetsile Khumalo, Absa Bank

“It was great the see a diverse field of innovators across business, academia and social enterprises take on our continents challenges” Francis Mumbi, Stanbic Bank 

“What an epic week of awesome mental stimulation. My brain has been opened to a whole new exciting world for me” John Morison, Polyoak Packaging

“Excellent conference. Looking forward to next yearDeon Du Preez, Dimension Data Middle East and Africa

Excellent eventSugendran Pillay, Standard Bank Group

Great event, had a fantastic panel discussion regarding youth and womanBrigitte Binneman, Technology Innovation Agency, South Africa

Key themes & growth of the AI Expo Africa community

We are helping lay the foundations for an AI Powered Future for Africa, fostering B2B trade and investment around 6 key themes with a strong business development and growth narrative.  In 2019 we achieved significant growth of the community as a whole with headline figures as follows;

  • 3055 community members   160% growth
  • 1027 registered delegates  + 42% growth
  • 372 companies  + 35% growth
  • 106 speakers  + 53% growth
  • 55 sponsors + 27% growth
  • 35% female engineers at talent workshops + 34% growth

Sponsors & Supporters

AI Expo Africa 2019 was supported by 50+ organisations who are offering speakers, sponsorship and workshops to grow the AI Community in Africa. We have a mix of large global solution providers, local SMBs and start-ups all offering the latest AI technologies for business buyers to assess and deploy TODAY.


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AI Expo Africa 2019 is proudly supporting Starting Chance, empowering female entrepreneurs & building high-quality early learning programmes.

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