AI Expo Africa 2020 (3rd– 4th September, Cape Town) is looking to showcase Data Science / Machine Learning & Deep Learning related research & innovation that has tangible real world application in a business or social good context allied to possible investment / spin-out potential via industry partners or private investors.

AI Expo Africa 2019 MTN Innovation wall & winner

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams shows a keen interest in the MTN Innovation Wall

The Innovation Wall at AI Expo Africa 2020

Following the success of the Innovation Wall at AI Expo Africa 2019 the vision of the 2020 initiative is to again bring together research and industry using poster presentations in a dedicated poster wall zone. Delegates at AI Expo Africa include investors, business buyers, government, entrepreneurs and researchers.  It’s a great networking platform and personal development opportunity for students who want to build a profile in a commercial setting and accepted poster candidates gain full access to the show via 1x complimentary ticket worth $600.

Submission process

All submissions must be made via this link and the call will remain open until June 30th. Successful students will be notified early July. 12 x posters will be selected from the submissions and exhibited at the AI Expo Africa Innovation Wall zone.


The successful 12 students will be also be afforded access to the VIP opening event (2nd Sept 6-9pm).  All food & refreshments are included for the duration of stay plus Wi-Fi access and parking for the VIP opening event and main show. Opportunities for media interviews and showcasing the posters via social media / TV will also be available. The posters will be judged and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners announced at the end of the event based on feedback from delegates.

Travel funding

Students are supposed to raise their own travel funding. In case the student cannot secure funding, the AI Expo will do their best in trying to contribute towards travel expenses on a case by case basis via sponsorship.  Accommodation and other incidental expenses are for your account.

About AI Expo Africa 2020

Produced by the AI Media Group and with 3000+ community members, AI Expo Africa is now entering its third successful year and is the largest B2B trade focused Artificial Intelligence, RPA & Data Science business conference in Africa. The 2020 edition of AI Expo Africa will run on 3rd and 4th September 2020 at the world-class Century City Conference Centre, and builds upon the phenomenal success of the 2018 and 2019 events that cemented it as the largest gathering of its kind, with over 1000 registered delegates, decision makers, investors, buyers, suppliers, innovators, SMBs and global brands in the region.  Learn more at

Those looking to attend the conference can save up to 30% via the super early bird ticket sale that ends 31st March 2020 at

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