Connecting you to qualified decision makers, buyers & thought leaders in Africa

2nd – 3rd November 2023

Sandton Convention Centre, JHB, South Africa

Want to find qualified Enterprise buyers & distributors of your products & services in Africa?  

AI Expo Africa welcomes sponsors and vendors from all corners of the 4IR smart technology community both local and global.  We have a range of sponsorship packages to suit all budgets for vendors, platform providers, service providers, deployment partners, start ups and niche community / skills partners alike.

We have 9 core pillars to our value proposition ensure you maximise ROI and reach the audience you want.  All packages offer pre and post event brand exposure as well as a range of on-the-day benefits.

61% of our delegate community are decision makers, buyers, budget-holders or purchasing influencers that include; Enterprise CxO / Management, Dept Heads, Analysts, End Users, Engineering, Government, NGOs, Academia, Investors and Start-ups.

AI Expo Africa buyer community breakdown

AI Expo Africa is the de facto in-person & digital platform for AI & Smart Technology Practitioners in Southern Africa

We are well positioned to help you explore the rapidly growing AI & Smart Technology opportunity in Southern Africa.  Our goal is really simple – we want to connect suppliers, buyers, investors & innovators focused on AI, RPA & Smart Technology solutions. AI Expo Africa and our promotional platforms have both local, regional & global reach and the perfect channel to meet, network and transact with clients, partners, distributors and suppliers 365/7.

Over 5 editions of the event we have showcased;

  • 298 exhibitors
  • 364 speakers
  • 2649 companies
  • 5998 delegates

Digital platforms & following – AI Expo Africa Event Site **

  • Site hits 3.4m+
  • Page views 1.3m+
  • Site visits 149k+
  • Unique visitors 67k+

Digital platforms & following – Social, Mailer & Magazine**

  • FB / Insta / X / AITV 8k+
  • LinkedIn Buyer Group 10k+
  • Mailer (subscribed) 22k+
  • Synapse Magazine 15k+
  • Total Following 55k+

AVE (Advertising Value Equivalence) 

Our AVE (Advertising Value Equivalence) in 2022 was valued at $422k USD based on impressions across all digital platforms & press & media mentions. 

** Statistics from 2022

Each year we offer our delegates and practitioner community year long access to leading digital content, insights & programmes to help take their business & industry knowledge to the next level. 

Your thought leadership materials are promoted to our network of 50k+ subscribers in the run up to AI Expo Africa or at any time of the year to give you 365/7 exposure.   This can include; whitepapers, interviews, videos, podcasts, webinar promotion & replays, programme launches, product activations and lead generation campaigns.   We also list this content alongside our premium partners and sponsors for a whole year with a call to action to link back your own brand, landing page or content.

AI Expo Africa 2021 ONLINE welcomed 1800+ delegates

AI Expo Africa offers exhibitors, speakers & delegates access to a complimentary Event App

Our Event App is a new digital channel for content access, event features and vendor buyer interaction.  The Event App runs on iOS / Android & Huawei mobile platforms and will also be available post event allowing delegates to follow up on all aspects of the show including; vendors, speakers, programme, partners, premium content, show photos, videos, plus a new job board and an investor / trade agency hub.


Flock App for AI Expo Africa 2023

The AI Expo Africa Event App by Flock brings buyers and suppliers closer before, during and after the show. Delegates simply “Scan” the event QR code to access the Event App.  Access is password protected and only issued to registered delegates, vendors & partners ensuring a secure, quality experience for all.

Trade Events & Expo Formats

In-Person | Online | Hybrid

Quality & ROI assured 

Not only do we run traditional In-Person trade events we also cater for online and hybrid scenarios.  Wether it’s our annual 2 day AI Expo Africa gathering or a 1 hour webinar, we have the ability to meet client requirements for one-off marketing activations right up to a multi-day 2000 delegate trade show.

  • We also offer pre-event online sessions with tips on pre-event engagement & ROI
  • All our shows have a help desk staffed by “our people” to ensure a great event
  • Our show build parter is GL Events who offer a dedicated local project team and onsite client support
  • We offer unparalleled pre and post event support communication including a post event report with valuable delegate feedback

What’s included in sponsor & exhibitor packages ?

  • Shell scheme with carpet, lockable counter, chairs, lighting, power & signage
  • Attendance at private VIP opening reception & awards evening 
  • Placement of promo gift or flyer in the delegate bag
  • Pre-event social media promo (FB / Twitter / Instagram)
  • Promoted posts in our private LinkedIn Buyer Group
  • Company logo in final delegate programme, website & event app
  • Event app listing showcasing your company products & services
  • Event app talent acquisition job listing (for companies seeking to recruit) 
  • Staff passes including complimentary catering and VIP Lounge access
  • Guest passes to host your most valued clients and partners 
  • 7x networking sessions with extended Day 1 show-floor networking
  • Exhibitor booth activations & prize draws
  • Ad package for Synapse Magazine
  • Track Talk or Panel sessions (guaranteed for premium sponsors) 
  • AI TV interview with optional press & media engagement 
  • Sponsor spotlight article on main event website
  • All paid packages receive an opt-in delegate list of all attendees with contact details within 72 hours of show close 
  • Clients seeking custom packages / bespoke booth builds are most welcome to discuss your ideas with us
  • By joining the SA AI Association you can save up to 20% on all packages (subject to membership fee)

2023 Sponsor & Exhibitor Packages Overview

We bring you closer to the companies you want to meet

The 6th Edition of AI Expo Africa will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton, Johannesburg.  The Gauteng and Tshwane Regions are home to South Africa’s largest capital cities (Johannesburg & Pretoria).  This region offers the largest concentration of Enterprise & Government tech buyers and access to the greatest number of new & emerging 4IR tech startups dubbed the “AI Tech Capital” of Africa.  Buyer demand for solutions, jobs and skills in this category is the main reason why we run the event here. Its also a great opportunity to explore “The City of Gold” and the Administrative Capital of South Africa allied to the amazing tourism and heritage opportunities for our international visitors.  Learn more about the venue and show floor plan >> HERE

AI Expo Africa 2023 Sandton Convention Centre

AI Expo Africa 2023 will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre

AI Expo Africa 2023 Prospectus 

To gain a copy of the 2023 prospectus and full list of benefits and pricing options, please complete the form below and one of our team will contact you.  The prospectus includes all the key show information, themes ad the packages available.  We are happy to explore custom packages and ideas you may also have for making this a great event for our delegates.

Package options 

  • 4x Partner Pavilions [1 REMAINING]
  • 12x Platinum Booths [4 REMAINING]
  • 18x Silver Booths [2 REMAINING]
  • 16x Startup Booths [2 REMAINING]
  • 1x University Poster Zone [SOLD]
  • 1x Generative AI Zone
  • 1X Demo Zone
  • 4x AI Skills Workshops [SOLD]
  • 1x Hackathon [SOLD]
  • 1x VIP Opening Reception
  • 1x VIP Lounge & Meet-up Bar [SOLD]
  • 1x Coffee Stations in Expo Hall
  • 1x Main Catering Station
  • 1x Day 1 Networking Reception
  • 1x Registration Desk
  • 1x Badge
  • 1x Delegate Bag
  • 1x Lanyard
  • 1x Exterior Venue Flags
  • 1x Artisan Zone [SOLD]
  • 1x Entertainment [SOLD]
  • 1x Programme
  • 1x Event App
  • 1x Press & Media zone
  • 1x State of AI in Africa Report 2023
  • 10x Digital Content Marketing [5 REMAINING]
  • All custom & agency packages on request

Complete the form below to receive prospectus, packages & pricing for AI Expo Africa 2023

All packages are reserved on a first come / first serve basis


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    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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