SWIFT African Regional Conference
May 16 – May 18 all-day

Innotribe is also active across the African continent with the Innotribe Startup Challenge for Africa. The Startup Challenge has become one of the leading global startup competitions, connecting the financial services industry with more than 650 FinTech startups around the world and reaching over 4,000 audience members through global showcases and networking events. Applications for the 2017 Innotribe Startup Challenge close on Friday 17 March 2017. The finalists will be showcased at the SWIFT African Regional Conference on 16-18 May in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Innotribe reveals the secrets to success for innovation in financial services

Waste to Energy a focus at Pollution and Waste Tech Africa
Jun 6 – Jun 8 all-day

Fourth Industrial Revolution – pollution and waste management technologies to go on show in Johannesburg

Waste to Energy programmes, the subject of growing international and South African focus, will be a key topic of discussion during workshops alongside an upcoming pollution and waste technology exhibition in Johannesburg.

Pollution and Waste Technology Africa, to be staged at the Ticketpro Dome in June this year, will showcase the latest pollution and waste management technologies on the market. Workshops alongside the exhibition, themed around the Fourth Industrial Revolution, will have a key focus on Waste to Energy challenges and opportunities in South Africa.

This fast-emerging area of environmental and waste management grew to a global market size of over $20 billion by 2015, and the thermal Waste to Energy market alone is expected to top $29 billion by 2023, according to research by Global Market Insights.

This growth is driven by environmental factors, challenges in managing proliferating waste volumes, and renewable energy directives from governments around the world. In South Africa, the government’s focus on environmental initiatives and renewable energy sources has driven an increased focus on Waste to Energy. Recently, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) announced a $4.22 million worth Waste to Energy project in Pretoria, and the City of Cape Town officially opened a R400m Waste to Energy conversion plant in Athlone.

“Waste to Energy technologies present solutions to a number of challenges we face today,” says Carol Weaving, Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions, organisers of Pollution and Waste Technology Africa.

“However, optimising the potential of Waste to Energy and improving waste management in general, demands collaboration from all stakeholders. For example, infrastructure and architecture, from which 40% of all pollution is generated, must contribute to the discussion on new design models, technologies and materials, so that the entire value chain contributes to finding solutions to environmental challenges.

The Pollution and Waste Technology Africa exhibition and workshops will serve as a platform to bring together stakeholders from across public and private sector, in the academic, scientific, health and safety, engineering, environmental, water and waste management sectors, to discover the new methodologies and technologies for waste management in South Africa.”

Pollution and Waste Technology Africa, to be co-located with Africa Automation Fair 2017 and the Connected Industries conference, will address the latest developments around Waste to Energy plans among its conference and workshop topics. Other key issues to come under discussion will be technologies to address air pollution, e-waste: the fastest-growing waste stream, innovations in air quality monitoring and digital solutions for waste management. The exhibition will showcase energy, environmental, waste and water systems, risk assessment and management solutions, smart cities technology and more.

The event will be attended by a broad range of stakeholders, including engineers, technology developers, manufacturers, local authorities and utilities, medical stakeholders, researchers and educational stakeholders, and professionals in the pollution, energy, water, waste and environmental industries.

Pollution and Waste Technology Africa, Africa Automation Fair 2017 and the Connected Industries conference will be held from 6-8 June 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome in North Riding, Johannesburg.

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Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day

The third edition of the Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Conference & Exhibition will hold from 5 to 6 October 2017 in Cape Town, Africa’s most beautiful and famous business tourism and convention destination. The theme for AWIEF 2017 is Equity, Impact and Inclusive Growth towards Agenda 2030”.

The event is billed to make unprecedented strides in AWIEF`s pan-African campaign to accelerate the economic empowerment and advancement of African women and girls. We will, once again, gather together under one roof, Africa’s next generation, emerging and leading women in business, entrepreneurship, SMEs, MSMEs, government, international organisations, NGOs, technology and innovation space, and this time on South African soil for the first time.

The content-rich, knowledge and experience-sharing two-day Conference will include keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, spotlight and breakout sessions covering a range of topics across different themes. AWIEF is your perfect platform to launch a new service or product with government and C-suite corporate executives and decision-makers in attendance and paying attention.

The parallel AWIEF Exhibition offers an opportunity for all-sector business service companies and corporate entities, startups, SMEs/MSMEs, and women-owned enterprises and social entrepreneurs to showcase their products, innovations, solutions, technologies, services, roles and contributions to the African economy and society. Small business owners will market their brands, network and interact with prominent business leaders, investors and corporate organizations.

Join us at Africa’s premier B2B, women entrepreneurship and innovation event!

Dates and Venue:

Conference and Exhibition: 5 – 6 October 2017

Venue: Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

Awards & Gala Dinner: 6 October 2017

To register and attend:


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