AI Expo Africa 2024

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

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

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

Want to build your brand, earn trust & drive demand?

AI Expo Africa welcomes sponsors and vendors from all corners of the 4.0 smart technology community both local and global.  We have a range of sponsorship packages and digital marketing services to suit all budgets for vendors, platform providers, service providers, deployment partners, start ups and partners alike.

We have 9 core pillars to our value proposition to 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.

Our trade events have consistently attracted a 60-65% decision maker audience made up of  buyers, budget holders, analysts or purchasing influencers along with Enterprise CxOs, Management Heads, Directors, End Users, Government, NGO, Academic, Investor and Start-up practitioners. If you want to view ALL the delegate titles and companies that joined our last event, we give you the FULL breakdown in the current prospectus so you know WHO to expect and the QUALITY of the audience you will meet. 

AI Expo Africa consistently attracts a 60-65% decision maker audience every year

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

Leverage our 365 Digital Marketing Services to promote your brand at any time of the year 

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 6 editions of the event we have showcased;

  • 402 exhibitors
  • 422 speakers
  • 3319 companies
  • 7540 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 2023 AVE (Advertising Value Equivalence) was valued at $495k USD based on 4.9m impressions on all channels (this excludes the impressions / reads of 3rd party content, films, news channels and articles)

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.

What’s unique about our format?

  • Run & owned by locally based AI Media Group who are experts in the African AI IA & Smart Tech Sector 
  • Priced in local currency at market rates that reflect the value proposition we offer
  • Curated and ticketed buyer focused audience not open to general public 
  • Guaranteed levels of booth traffic, no fake claims about visitor numbers
  • Sponsors receive 100% opt-in CRM list of ALL attendees with contact details 72 hours post show
  • Peer reviewed speaking programme with abstracts & diverse set of new speakers each year 
  • 8x hands on vendor workshops – deep dive demos in a private 200 seat immersive classroom
  • 10 hours of face to face networking for buyers & suppliers to make meaningful connections
  • 52 speaking slots, the largest for any 2 day event in this tech segment in Africa
  • Keynotes, Track Talks and or Panels guaranteed for premium sponsors
  • Four, quiet speaking track rooms – no noisy public stages with poor AV & distractions 
  • VIP exhibitor staff passes with comprehensive catering and VIP Lounge access
  • Significant complimentary guest pass allocations to host valued clients and partners 
  • Entire event is located on one floor – no long walks to other buildings over multiple floors
  • Ad package & thought leadership content in Africa’s only smart tech journal Synapse Magazine
  • Promoted posts to 7k+ practitioners & buyers in our private LinkedIn Buyer Group

Best value exhibitor packages with value-add features as standard

  • Shell scheme with carpet, lockable counter, chairs, lighting, power & signage 
  • Attendance at private VIP gala opening & private networking reception
  • Placement of promo gift or flyer in the delegate bag
  • Company logo in programme, website & event app
  • Event app listing showcasing your company products & services
  • Event app talent acquisition job board listing for talent recruitment 
  • 7x networking sessions with extended Day 1 show-floor networking session
  • Exhibitor booth activations & prize draws
  • Unparalleled pre and post event exhibitor communications
  • Onsite help desk staffed by “our people” to ensure a great event for everyone
  • Veteran show build parter GL Events with dedicated onsite exhibitor support
  • Exhibitor and Speaker handbooks with tips to help you achieve highest ROI
  • Press & media reach to over 700+ regional news and press outlets
  • 365 Digital Marketing Services for pre and post show promo & activations
  • Integrated pre-event promo (Web / Mailer / LinkedIn / Twitter / Instagram) to 50k+ audience 
  • Premium content articles on main event website for 1-year (for premium sponsors)
  • AI TV interview with press & media engagement (for premium sponsors)
  • Custom packages / bespoke booth builds are most welcome – discuss your ideas with us
  • By joining the SA AI Association you can save on all paid packages (subject to membership fee)

2024 Sponsor & Exhibitor Packages Overview

We bring you closer to the companies you want to meet

The 7th 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 2024 will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre

AI Expo Africa 2024 Prospectus 

In 2023 all our packages SOLD OUT and 50% of our expo floor space for AI Expo Africa 2024 has already been sold or reserved – SO HURRY!  Grab the 2024 prospectus and to start planning – NOW!   The prospectus has the full list of all packages, benefits and pricing options.  It also includes a list of the 1500+ delegate job titles and 670+ companies that joined us in 2023.   Just complete the form below and one of our team will contact you.  The prospectus also includes our year round 365 Digital Marketing Services helping your brand reach our audience across all our platforms 365 days per year.  We are happy to explore custom packages and ideas you may also have for making this a great event for our delegates.

Package options 

  • 2x Diamond [1 SOLD]
  • 3x Partner Pavilions [SOLD OUT]
  • 12x Platinum Booths [6 SOLD]
  • 18x Silver Booths [9 SOLD]
  • 25x Startup Booths [12 SOLD]
  • 1x Academic R&D Zone [AVAILABLE]
  • 1X Robot & Drone Zone [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x Demo Zone [AVAILABLE]
  • 8x Vendor Workshops [2 SOLD]
  • 1x Hackathon [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x Meet The Speaker Zone [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x Investor Lounge [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x VIP Gala Welcome Reception [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x VIP Lounge & Catering [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x Coffee Station [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x Catering Station [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x VIP Networking Reception [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x Registration Desk [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x Meet up Bar [SOLD]
  • 1x Delegate Badge Sponsor [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x Delegate Bag Sponsor [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x Delegate Lanyard Sponsor [SOLD]
  • 1x Entertainment Sponsor [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x Chillout Zone [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x Selfe Zone & DJ Booth [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x Programme Sponsor [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x Floor Plan Sponsor [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x Event App Sponsor [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x Press & Media Room [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x State of AI in Africa Report [AVAILABLE]
  • 10x Premium Content [2 SOLD]
  • 10x Synapse Magazine [3 SOLD]
  • 1x Validated Parking Sponsor [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x Exterior Venue Flags [AVAILABLE]
  • 1x Wifi Sponsor [AVAILABLE]
  • Custom packages POA

Complete the form below to receive prospectus, packages & pricing for AI Expo Africa 2024 & our 365 Digital Marketing Services

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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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