Showcasing diversity of the African AI & Data Science Business Community

With over 20K+ practitioners, AI Expo Africa is the largest business and trade focused community of its kind in the region. We pride ourselves on the diverse mix of local AND global AI / 4IR thought leaders, pioneering African business practitioners and regional innovators that make our event, media and content so rich and meaningful.

We strive for inclusivity and diversity that transcends the continent of Africa AND showcases the newest, unheard of start-ups breaking through into the market.  As such our programmes and content welcome world leading keynote speakers as well as young engineers just starting out on their 4IR journey, and everyone in between.

We have a proactive focus on women in AI and run a partner and young engineer talent programme that ensures we give those that cannot afford to come to a world leading event like AI Expo Africa the opportunity to join by offering free workshop tickets to foster learning / networking opportunities and experience what an industry event “looks and feels” like. This initiative is again extended into the 5th Edition of AI expo Africa 2022 to include FREE access to the Expo and one of four 3 hours workshops.

AI Expo Africa 2020 ONLINE Speakers

AI Expo Africa Speakers – Celebrating the local, regional & global diversity of our trade community

Focus on United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Growth / Trade / Collaboration

Our vision to “Create an AI Powered Future for Africa” is centred on growing 4IR trade and innovation in Africa which aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goals 8, 9 & 17.  We have also established a partnership with the ITU, Geneva around the AI for Good Movement to propel Africa more centrally into the mainstream global AI narrative.  You can learn more about the UN SDGs we align with here.

AI Expo Africa vision aligns with UN SDGs 8, 9 &17

As curators of AI Expo Africa we have a duty to contribute to building a sustainable ‘AI economic pipeline’ for growth both locally, nationally and Continentally.  This pipeline starts with young people before they enter the world of work or entrepreneurism and ends with a career or a new business that helps transform the economy and wider society.  Diversity and inclusivity is the foundation to this change to drive the 4IR impact the region is seeking” 

Dr Nick Bradshaw, Co-Founder , AI Expo Africa and CEO AI Media Group

Key stats from AI Expo Africa 2021

Trade Group Members
Registered delegates
Speakers & Sponsors


  • Delegate diversity at 2020 (2 day live) online event : 34% Female 66% Male 
  • 79 Speakers from 27 countries represented in four track programme : 25% Female 75% Male
  • 25 Innovation Posters presented at the Telkom Innovation Wall from 7 countries : 38% Female 62% Male
  • 106 local, regional & global partners organisations engaged via our ally community
  • A total of 1420 companies from 91 countries were represented at 2021 online event

Learn more about our diversity & inclusivity success stories

  • Young engineering workshop stories HERE
  • Young founders story HERE
  • AI Expo Africa 2020 OnDemand show HERE
  • The AI Expo Africa charity, Starting Chance HERE
  • Women in Big Data South Africa HERE
  • Women in Artificial Intelligence HERE
  • The Youth in AI ePavilion HERE
  • The Innovation Wall – Academic Poster Zone HERE
  • Innovation Challenges HERE
  • The Innovation Cafe for Start-Ups HERE
  • Gala Awards Evening HERE
  • AI Art Challenge HERE

Secure your place via our 2022 Super Early Bird offer TODAY

  • Our 2021 show is now over but you can now start the process of joining us in 2022 SIGN UP HERE
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  • Priority mailers on speaking, sponsorship, exhibiting & poster opportunities.


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