AI Expo Africa 2024

Curating a World class programme from global & local 4IR thought leaders

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

30th-31st October 2024

Sandton Convention Centre, JHB, South Africa

Every year we strive to curate a cutting edge programme packed with the latest trends, innovations, case studies and demos of 4IR technology impacting business and society TODAY.  Over the last 6 editions we have showcased; 402 exhibitors, 422 speakers, 3319 companies and 7540 delegates have joined us & reported high satisfaction scores for both content, admin and value from the AI Expo Africa event series.  From the largest corporates to the smallest start-ups, we fuse them together in a highly rated 4 track speaking programme and trade expo allied to a networking and social programme second to none.

Excellence & quality assured

Feedback from our sponsors, delegates, speakers and community members is overwhelmingly positive with a 4.9 / 5 star Google Business rating from over 100+ reviews.  Check out what people are saying about our event series.

This was an amazing event with an incredible roster of speakers and talents! ”


Great event

Oracle, SA

Very well organised and usually with international speakers in the line up 

Microsoft, SA

“Throughly enjoyed the talks”

Intel, USA

What an amazing global initiative

Mazars Financial Services, SA

Thank you to the amazing AI trailblazers

Netherlands Embassy, SA

So much potential on the African continent, endless possibilities

Israel Embassy, SA

Visiting the AI Expo Africa this past weekend was nothing short of amazing

Toyota SA

It’s great to see how South Africa’s AI ecosystem is growing

Embassy of Canada, SA

2024 Programme Overview

The AI Expo Africa 2024 programme will run 30-31 October at SCC, Sandton, JHB, South Africa

  • 10,000 Sq Foot Expo Hall
  • Expected footfall ~1900+ delegates
  • 100+ vendors showcasing products & services
  • 7 networking sessions
  • 4 Track speaking programme 52 talks & panels
  • 3 Plenary Keynotes & 8 Track Keynotes
  • Women in AI Pavilion
  • Regional SMME Pavilion
  • Dedicated Startup Zone
  • University R&D Poster Zone
  • VR / Gen AI / Art Zone
  • Robot & Drone showcase
  • 8x 200 seat vendor workshops
  • AI TV Media Lounge
  • Fully catered VIP lounge
  • Event App
  • Private VIP opening reception
  • Coffee, DJ & Selfie Zone

Brands that joined us at AI Expo Africa 2023

Accenture, AdBot, African Technopreneurs, AI Africa Consortium, AI in Africa, AI Media Group, AICA, AIESEC in South Africa, AIForged, AlgoAtWork Robotics Academy, ALTAIR, Amathuba AI, ARM, Artificial Intelligence Institution of South Africa – TUT Hub, Augmented Startups, Auxo Digital, BabesgotbyteS, Batazia, BCX, Blaze Guard, Blues, Bonafela AI, BP3, C4IR South Africa, City of Joburg, CSIR, CTRL Robotics, Data Sciences Corporation, DataRobot, Deloitte, DigiBlu, DWYKA Mining Services, Ecosystem AI, Eden AI, Enlabeler, Epigos AI, Explore AI, Gauteng Tourism Authority, Geekulcha, GIZ, GoodApp, Google South Africa, GotBot AI, Helm, Huawei Technologies South Africa, ICT Intelligence, Intel, Izwe.ai, KasiD, KID Group, Kobliat, LARCAI, Lyric Lab, MANCOSA, MarketMX, Matogen Applied Insights, Michalsons, mlab, MobileGPT, Naz Consulting, NeuralAILabs, NITheCS – National Institute for THEORETICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCES, Novosense Intelligence, NVIDIA, Opennetworks, OpenText, Pinnacle, RocketDNA, Sagehill Business Solutions, SENTECH Soc Ltd, Sisekelo Institute of Business and Technology, SoftiDoc, South African Artificial Intelligence Association, South African Tourism, SuperMicro, , Tarsus on Demand, Teraco, The SKILLS MINE, TinyML, TrueNorth Group, Tshwane University of Technology, UC-Wireless, UI Path, UNIFI Value Framework, VAST DATA, Veza Interactive, Vibho Technologies Pty Ltd, Vito Solutions, X-Reality Lab, XR Works, Zindi Africa, 1064 Degrees & 4IR Incubator

Themes we will be exploring in 2024

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.

  • ML / DL / Gen AI Business Solutions
  • RPA / Intelligent Automation / CX
  • Chatbots / Conversational AI
  • Big Data / Data Ops / Analytics
  • Cloud / Data Centre / Storage / Super Computing
  • ML Ops / Development Frameworks
  • Security / DevSecOps
  • IoT / 5G / Mobile / Edge
  • Smart Devices / Hardware / Drones
  • Autonomous Systems / Service Robots
  • AR / VR / MR / Creative Media
  • 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

2024 Venue Floor Plan (Outline)

AI Expo Africa 2024 Floor Plan

AI Expo Africa Programme Snapshot

Each year we have fantastic speaking line up with 50+ talks over 4 tracks with 7 networking sessions and 3 plenary keynotes .  The expo and conference ran on Level 2 at SCC, Sandton, JHB.  The detailed programme, talk schedule and Event App are shared IN FULL with ticket holders prior to the show.

Key timings for AI Expo Africa 2024

  • 29th October 2024 (Show Build & Private Function) – VIP Opening event for VIP ticket holders only (Level 2 SCC 6pm-8pm)
  • 30th October 2024 Day 1 – Expo Opens 8am and Speaking Programme Opens 9am – Closes 8pm
  • 31st October 2024 Day 2 – Expo Opens 8am and Speaking Programme Opens 9am – Closes 5.30pm

Day 1 Timings will be the same as our 2023 event running order below 

  • SHOW OPENS (Expo Hall & Registration) 8AM
  • Welcome & Plenary Session – Ministerial Address
  • Plenary Keynote 1 – The AI Opportunity – Unlocking the Potential within AI to drive Africa’s Economic Growth
  • Coffee Break
  • TRACK KEYNOTE – A Masterclass on Leveraging AI (Law)fully
  • TRACK KEYNOTE – Generative AI: Closing the Confidence Gap
  • TRACK KEYNOTE – Accelerate Enterprise AI
  • TRACK KEYNOTE – Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to monitor, address and prevent fraud
  • TRACK TALK – Putting generative AI into practice
  • TRACK TALK – Building Africa’s largest Data Science & ML Talent Pool – The Zindi Story
  • TRACK TALK – Unlock the true value in your enterprise information with generative AI
  • TRACK TALK – Opportunities happen in the moment and not in batches: Revenue growth through predictive interventions
  • Lunch Break
  • TRACK TALK – Realistic Horizons: Assessing the Potential of Quantum Machine Learning in Africa
  • TRACK TALK – Move over, RPA
  • TRACK TALK – Harnessing TV White Space for Affordable Broadband Connectivity to Accelerate the Uptake of 4IR Applications in Rural Communities
  • TRACK TALK – Your call is being recorded for training and quality purposes
  • TRACK TALK – AI Synergy Unleashed: Transforming Business with Precision and Innovation
  • TRACK TALK – Towards an AI Era-Get a Head Start in the AI Strategy and Industry Development
  • TRACK TALK – Artificial Intelligence, Data Growth, and the Impact on Data Centres – the mega infrastructure powering the AI revolution
  • TRACK TALK – No Label – No Problem : Investigating the Value of Supervising Learning on Bank Statement Data in Predicting Risk
  • Coffee Break
  • TRACK TALK – An overview of the TUT Hub of the AI Institute of South Africa
  • TRACK TALK – Is decision intelligence the new AI? – Decision intelligence (DI) is accelerating AI-powered business decisions at scale
  • TRACK TALK – Cloning Elon Musk – My Experience & Conversations with an AI That Looks, Sounds and Thinks Like Musk
  • TRACK TALK – Empowering Tomorrow’s Innovators: A demonstration of how Women and Youth can build a connected world through the Internet of Things
  • TRACK TALK – The Human Side of AI
  • TRACK TALK – Revolutionizing Industries with Innovative Computer Vision: A Live Demo of Epigos AI
  • TRACK TALK – AIoT adoption in Africa: Opportunities and Ethical Considerations
  • TRACK TALK – Integrating Augmented reality in science education in South Africa: Applications in the Mancosa iTEACHlab

Day 2 Timings will be the same as our 2023 event running order below 

  • SHOW OPENS (Expo Hall & Registration) 8AM
  • Welcome & Plenary Session
  • Plenary Keynote – Stephen Ozoigbo Senior Director, Emerging Economies Arm Ltd (USA)
  • Plenary Panel Session – Regulation, Responsible AI & Policy Development in Africa – What are the Ingredients for Success in our Region?
  • Coffee Break
  • TRACK KEYNOTE – AI-Driven Profit Optimization: Unleashing the Power of AI for Revenue Growth Management
  • TRACK KEYNOTE – Bridging theory and practice: ExploreAI’s path from classroom to industry readiness
  • TRACK KEYNOTE – Leveraging cloud computing to unlock the benefits of AI for all
  • TRACK KEYNOTE – How Organizations Can Successfully Navigate the Era of AI-Powered Automation
  • TRACK TALK – IoT on Arm: Blues – empowering innovation by making connectivity easy
  • TRACK TALK – Gen AI Academy – An Accenture view of the demand of skills and proposed interventions
  • TRACK TALK – AI Unleashed – Gaming AI Change Management using the Dawn of Disruption playbook
  • TRACK TALK – Introducing the SA AI Assoication & African AI Trends
  • Lunch Break
  • TRACK TALK – How the Pandemic proved to be a Catalyst for Digital Evolution and AI emergence
  • TRACK TALK – Chatbots for Change: Using Conversational AI to transform rural communities in South Africa.
  • TRACK TALK – ASR Model Fine-Tuning
  • TRACK TALK – PANEL – Women in AI – Are we making progress & Inspiring others to grow their career prospects?
  • TRACK TALK – A Safer Tomorrow: How BlazeGuard Transforms Fire Prevention
  • TRACK TALK – The ethics of Artificial Intelligence in the 5IR era
  • TRACK TALK – AI4Good – Empowering Teens in AI
  • TRACK TALK – Measuring tangible AI value the right way: the rise of causal inference
  • Coffee Break
  • TRACK TALK – Harnessing AI: Transforming Mental Health Support through chatbots
  • TRACK TALK – Integration AI for Junior Schools
  • TRACK TALK – AI readiness and maturity assessment in South Africa
  • TRACK TALK – Artificial Intelligence and Ethics
  • TRACK TALK – Executing Novel Building Strategies for AI in the face of Uncertainties
  • TRACK TALK – Democratising AI – The future of technology innovation will be inclusion and the simplification of complex tools and platforms
  • TRACK TALK – The future of IoT beckons – Introducing the LoRaWAN Ecosystem, offering unprecedented IoT & AI integration for smart solutions
  • TRACK TALK – MLOps lessons from putting millions of models in production

Academic Poster Presentation  

Our academic poster programme (Innovation wall) is always massive success helping to share R&D innovation with industry practitioners and investors.  The posters showcased at the AI Expo Africa 2023 poster session included;

  • University Of Pretoria – Increasing Linguistic Diversity In The Nlp Space: Fine-Tuning Multilingual Pretrained African Language Models
  • University Of The Witwatersrand – Prediction Of Sulphate Levels In Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Plants Using Individual, Ensemble And Transfer Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Tshwane University Of Technology – The Development Of A Behavioural Learning Model For A Human Robot Manipulation System
  • Tshwane University Of Technology – The Development And Commercialisation Of A Mobile Robotic Gait Rehabilitation Device In A South African University Environment
  • Tshwane University Of Technology – Accelerated Deep Learning-Based Multimodal Emotion Recognition On Nvidia Jetson Embedded Platform
  • University Of Pretoria – Machine Learning Techniques For Evaluating Building Construction Collapse Casualty: A Case Of Lagos, Nigeria
  • University Of Pretoria – Function Approximation For High-Dimensional Data And Non-Linear Signal Processing.
  • University Of Witwatersrand – From Text To Treatment: Elevating Water Quality Monitoring
  • Tshwane University Of Technology – Improving The Repeatability Of Aluminium Alloy Produced Via Selective Laser Melting Using Convolutional Neural Network
  • Tshwane University Of Technology – Visionweed: Computer Vision-Based Weed Detection And Recommender App For Precision Agriculture
  • Tshwane University Of Technology – Generative Ai Software Design Grading And Feedback – Antonie Smith
  • University Of Ilorin – Revolutionizing Sickle Cell Treatment: Harnessing Ai For Personalized Hydroxyurea Response Prediction
  • Living Goods – Soil Mineral Deficiency Detection Using Convolutional Neural Networks.
  • Bhair Darv University – Predicting Perinatal Mortality Based On Maternal Health Status And Health Insurance Service Using Homogeneous Ensemble Machine Learning Methods
  • United Methodist University Of Mozambique – Identifying Trend Patterns And Impact Of Climate In Africa
  • University Of The Gambia – Estimating Mango Production Yield Using Deep Learning Techniques
  • Tshwane University Of Technology – A Hybridized Statistics And Machine Learning-Based Energy And Carbon Efficiency Predictive Model

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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