Welcome to Africa’s Largest B2B B2G AI RPA & 4IR Trade Show & Conference

AI Expo Africa, now entering its 4th successful year, is the largest business focused Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Data Science trade event in Africa.

Join our 2021 edition September 7th-9th for a 3 day LIVE online event uniting 1000’s of 4IR tech buyers, suppliers, innovators & start-ups followed by a 30 day ON-DEMAND show.  Build your own agenda with 24/7 access so you never miss a talk and maximise your business networking experience with global and local vendors, thought leaders and innovators. 

Our 2021 show is built upon the phenomenal success of the 2018 / 2019 / 2020 events that have cemented AI Expo Africa as the largest business gathering of its kind, attended by Enterprise buyers, Governments, 4IR practitioners, decision makers, international trade missions, vendors, SMBs and global brands all focused on real world business applications you can deploy TODAY.

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Watch the AI Expo Africa 2020 ONLINE overview video 

Our business audience is a buyer / supplier focused community and 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 2021 will be an online event with all the same elements of our successful face-2-face format with 4 track speaking programme, expo hall, country pavilions, poster zone, live networking zone and live VIP zone.  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 delegates and sponsors say

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 B2G trade and investment around 6 key themes with a strong business development and growth narrative.  In 2020 we achieved significant growth of the community as a whole with headline figures as follows;

  • 4033 community members (32% growth)
  • 2413 registered delegates (135% growth)
  • 184 speakers & sponsors  (8% growth)
  • 502 companies (35% growth)
  • 2,627,418 event website hits with 54,613 unique visitors (Jan 2020 – Sept 2020)
  • 82,388 event visits during the Live & OnDemand show
  • The show edition of Synapse Magazine contained 47 stories & 35 A4 ads placed for brands

Sponsors & Supporters

Since inception AI Expo Africa has been supported by 200+ organisations offering speakers, sponsorship and world class workshops. We have a mix of well known, large global vendors as well as regional / local African SMBs and start-ups all offering the latest AI, RPA and analytics technologies for business buyers.  Some notable brands who joined us at AI Expo Africa 2020 ONLINE included;


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AI Expo Africa is proudly supporting the charity Starting Chance, empowering female entrepreneurs & building high-quality early learning programmes for disadvantaged youth in South Africa.