Alderman James Vos – Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management – City of Cape Town welcomes AI Expo Africa 2019 to The Mother City

James Vos

“I am delighted that we have the privilege of hosting AI Expo Africa in the Mother City. What a pleasure to welcome all the delegates to the Events Capital of the world, Cape Town.  Cape Town is renowned for being a world-class tourism destination. I am happy to confirm that increasingly more businesses choose Cape Town as a globally competitive city ready for investment.

We are a forward-looking city with a range of opportunities for investors with a lower cost of operation and access to a sizeable market in the rest of South Africa and Africa. We have an integrated service approach in our Enterprise and Investment Department with various units on hand to work with all investors to make sure they have a smooth landing in Cape Town.

I am proud of my team that supports and guides investors through all the regulatory and legal requirements for setting up their business in Cape Town, identifying land, speeding up building plan approvals and linking investors to a labour pool.  We have a transversal approach in the City to make sure that all departments understand the importance of all sectors and investment and work together to enhance the ease of doing business in Cape Town.

As the Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, my portfolio has the potential to ensure that we continue to be the go-to city on the African continent and globally for business, trade, and tourism.  I will continue to build on this success by working with industries and sectors to invest in projects and programmes that drive demand and make business sense.  I want to wish you all well. Please explore and enjoy this beautiful city we call home!”

About AI Expo Africa 2019

Curated by AI Media Africa, AI Expo Africa 2019 is focusing on real world applications & trends driving the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Data Science Economy in Africa.  AI Expo Africa is the largest Business focused AI Community conference and expo on the continent.  With 700+ delegates, 60+ speaker programme, 40+ exhibitor Expo Hall, allied to the unique Innovation Cafe showcasing the latest AI start-ups in the region, we deliver a truly integrated event experience.  Our speaking programme and workshops are aimed at CxOs, analysts and investors with the primary goal of educating business leaders about AI & Data Science applications solving Enterprise challenges TODAY as well as generating real business and learning opportunities for sponsors, speakers, buyers, suppliers & innovators alike.  We also have FREE student / young engineer workshops to foster grass roots job creation & skills development opportunities.  If you would like to join the event as a delegate or would like take up one of the exhibition, Innovation Cafe or speaking opportunities simply visit click on the links below. Learn more at

  • Register – Buy your ticket today via our secure ticket platform Quicket
  • Sponsor – Secure pride of place in the Expo Hall / Innovation Cafe

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