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.

At a glance

AI Expo Africa 2023 will be an IN-Person ONLY event. You will learn about Enterprise case studies and the application of 4IR technologies in Business TODAY, deployment challenges, best practice, ethical considerations allied to the vibrant innovation and start up ecosystem driving the 4IR deep tech industry segment in Africa.  To give you a feel for the content and themes, here is a snapshot from our 2 day 2022 conference held in Johannesburg  …..

  • 10,000 Sq Foot Expo Hall
  • 63x vendors
  • 4x Track speaking programme
  • 52x speaking slots
  • 3x Plenary Guest Keynotes
  • 4x panel discussions
  • Women in AI Zone
  • JHB SMME Pavilion
  • Startup Zone
  • University R&D Poster Zone
  • DALL.E-2 Art Gallery
  • Industrial Robot Showcase 
  • 4x 3 hour AI Skills workshops 
  • 7x networking sessions
  • Extended evening networking session
  • Media Zone
  • Fully catered VIP Lounge
  • VIP Meetup Bar / work zone

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.

Meet the 2022 Exhibitors & Partners

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.  Here is a list of the brands that joined us in 2022…..

Premium Sponsors

City of Johannesburg SMME Pavilion

Netherlands Embassy Women in AI Zone

Silver Sponsors

cirrus ai

Technology Innovation Agency Startup Pavilion

The Startup Zone


Community & Event Partners

AI Media Group
The Sate of AI in Africa Report

What the Delegates & 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 year
Deon Du Preez, Dimension Data Middle East and Africa
Excellent event
Sugendran Pillay, Standard Bank Group
Great event, had a fantastic panel discussion regarding youth and woman
Brigitte Binneman, Technology Innovation Agency, South Africa

Key Themes & Topics at AI Expo Africa 2023

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

  • 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+  it puts Africa centre stage with a clear focus on the African 4IR innovation and business narrative.

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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