Welcome to AI Expo Africa

Africa’s Largest Artificial Intelligence & Intelligent Automation Trade Show & Conference – Connecting Enterprise Buyers with Global & Local Suppliers

2nd – 3rd November 2023

Sandton Convention Centre, JHB, South Africa 

AI Expo Africa, now entering its 6th successful year, is the largest business focused Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and 4IR trade event in Africa, uniting 1000s of Enterprise buyers, suppliers & innovators across the region.

AI Expo Africa 2023 Overview

AI Expo Africa 2023 will be an IN-Person ONLY event. Engage in our four track speaking programme, watches demonstrations and learn about Enterprise case studies and the application of smart tech solutions in Business & Government TODAY.  Discuss your deployment challenges, hear about latest best practice and ethical considerations allied to the vibrant innovation and start up ecosystem driving the 4IR deep tech industry in Africa. 

For the 6th Edition our 2023 event will have the following elements……

  • 10,000 Sq Foot Expo Hall (75x vendors)
  • 4x Track speaking programme (52x speakers)
  • Expected footfall ~1500+ delegates
  • 4x showcase pavilions
  • 3x Plenary Keynotes & 4x Panels
  • Women in AI Pavilion
  • Gauteng SMME Pavilion
  • Startup Zone
  • University R&D Poster Zone
  • Generative Art Gallery & VR Zone
  • Data Science Hackathon
  • Industrial Robot & Drone showcase
  • 4x 200 seat AI Skills workshops 
  • 7x networking sessions
  • Evening entertainment
  • Media Zone
  • Fully catered VIP lounge
  • Meet the speaker lounge
  • Event App
  • Private VIP opening reception

With a community of 50k+ practitioners, our show format is built upon the phenomenal success of the previous five annual 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.  Its a great place to find new clients, channel partners, learn about local trends and find new markets.

Hours of content
Skills Workshops

Key stats from our 2022 event 

AI Expo Africa 2023 Join Africa’s largest B2B AI, RPA & 4IR Smart Tech Trade Event

Watch the AI Expo Africa Overview Film & Join the Largest B2B AI, RPA & Smart Tech Trade Community Today!   

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.

Who is supporting us in 2023 ?

AI Expo Africa prides itself at showcasing some of the largest and well established technology companies to our community of qualified buyers.  We also welcome newly launched brands, start-ups, SMBs, trade missions and community partners.  For the 6th Edition of AI Expo Africa we are very happy to announce the following brands will be joining us, with special thanks to the host city Johannesburg via our partnership with the Gauteng Tourism Authority.


Our 2023 Community & Event Partners

Each year AI Expo Africa collaborates with multiple communities and partners to create a diverse delegate mix at the show. For the 6th Edition of AI Expo Africa we are joined by our largest number of event partners to-date who will be sending buyers, practitioners and delegates seeking to meet the top class vendors and speakers we have lined up.

The Sate of AI in Africa Report
AI Media Group

Why customers trust & value AI Expo Africa

Delegate, Speaker & Sponsor AI Expo Africa testimony

The highlight of my week was attending AI Expo Africa …..honestly the greatest Expo I’ve been to all year

Mapaseka Setlhodi, The Dutch Embassy SA

Visiting AI Expo Africa 2022 this past week was nothing short of amazing 

Tareeq Saley, Toyota SA

What a great moment in our time at AI Expo Africa, met new friends and partners from all over the world 

Xolani Dube, Intelliscient Technologies

“Best AI and data science event in Africa” 

Megan Yates, Zindi

It’s great to see how South Africa’s AI ecosystem is growing and hear about the latest trends at AI Expo Africa”

Michael Shapiro , Trade Commissioner - Canadian High Commission

The exhibition was wonderful and had a turnout of more people than we expected 

Queen Ndlovu, QP Drone Tech SA

“The AI Expo Africa 2022 exceeded all expectations and is certainly the one event you should put in your calendar 

Peter Ing, TinyML Foundation

What an amazing global initiative in ensuring a sustainable future enabled through AI solutions!”

Phillip du Plooy, Mazars Financial Services Africa

This was a phenomenal event, I take my hat off and applaud you for once again a magnificent event

Kgosi Molefe, Standard Bank Group

Had a blast today – So much potential on the African continent 

Stef van der Walt, Isreal Foreign Trade Administration

I think you achieved your goal here – a stepping stone toward an AI-powered future for Africa. Thank you!”

Zwakele Mbanjwa, Michalsons

Congratulations Dr Nick Bradshaw and all his team for putting this amazing event together!”

Guillem Martínez Roura , UN ITU

“AI Expo Africa is an important event in the AI calendar in South Africa and increasingly in Africa

Stefan Steffen, Telkom

“It’s been an incredible two days at the AI Expo Africa. It is good to see the progress and growth in the community 

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

AI Expo Africa was nothing less then inspirational” 

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

AI Expo Africa is a proud member of AAXO

The African Association of Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) is committed to promoting the African exhibitions industry, encouraging businesses to participate in exhibitions and encouraging world-class industry standards.

Key Themes & Topics at AI Expo Africa 2023

From real-world case studies to detailed tech demos, AI Expo Africa aims to engage and inform delegates about the current and near term state-of-the-art, best practice, available technology, deployment challenges, ethical considerations allied to the vibrant innovation and start up ecosystem driving the industry in Africa TODAY.

AI Expo Africa
  • Machine / Deep Learning Business Solutions
  • RPA / Intelligent Automation
  • Chatbots / Conversational AI
  • Big Data / Data Ops / Analytics
  • Cloud / Data Centre / Storage / Super Computing
  • ML Ops / ML Commons
  • Security / DevSecOps
  • IoT / 5G / Mobile / Edge
  • Smart Devices / Hardware
  • Autonomous Systems / Industrial Robots
  • AR / VR / Mixed Reality
  • Creative Media / Generative AI
  • Training / Education & Skills
  • Women & Youth in AI
  • Applied University R&D
  • AI4Good / Ethics / Privacy / Standards / Regulation & Policy
  • Smart Cities / Smart Society & Smart Citizen
  • National AI Strategies / Community Building

Synapse Magazine

Synapse magazine chronicles the 4th Industrial Revolution as it unfolds in Africa and plays a vital part in connecting the members of this rapidly growing trade and innovation community across the region.  With a global readership of 15,000+ Synapse magazine is the official publication of AI Expo Africa and puts Africa centre stage with a clear focus on the African innovation and business narrative.  Read our 20th Edition below.

Now entering its 6th year of publication, this unique quarterly trade publication is FREE to read on the ISSU platform.  It is read in 131 countries with the top 10 most popular being; South Africa, USA, UK, Kenya, Nigeria, Ireland, Ghana, India, Tunisia & France.  It is the integrated publication to the AI Expo Africa event series and a perfect platform to showcase your brand, products & thought leadership throughout the year.

Want to advertise in Synaspe magazine?

Contact us for our 2023 publishing deadlines & rate card.

AI Expo Africa is proudly partnering with AIESEC – A global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. AIESEC are a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. Together we are helping develop leadership and management skills for young people to progress their careers. 


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