Africa’s Largest B2B AI Focused Trade Event Celebrates 5th Anniversary & Announces Johannesburg Programme

AI Expo Africa, the largest business-focused Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Intelligent Automation (IA) trade event in Africa and celebrates its 5th Anniversary Edition on 19-20 September in the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Uniting 100s of buyers, suppliers, investors, innovators, SMMEs and global tech brands in the region, AI Expo Africa focuses on real-world applications you can deploy today. The business audience is comprised of Enterprise decision-makers, Tier 1 / 2 deployment & service providers, start-ups, educators, government, NGOs and ecosystem builders.

AI Expo Africa 2022 will feature the following elements

  • 10,000 sq Foot Expo Hall
  • 63 vendors & 2 showcase pavilions
  • 4 Track speaking programme
  • 4 Plenary Keynotes plus 3-panel discussions
  • Women in AI Zone
  • City of JHB SMME Pavilion
  • Start-up Zone
  • University R&D Poster Zone
  • DALL.E-2 Art Gallery
  • Robot showcase (BellaBot, PuduBot, KettyBot & SPOT)
  • 4 three hours AI Skills workshops provided by NVIDIA / Intel / Arm / Izwei
  • 7 networking sessions plus extended networking on Day 1 (19th Sept 5.30-8 pm)
  • Media Zone
  • Fully catered VIP Lounge
  • Meetup Bar

Nick Bradshaw, CEO & Founder of AI Expo Africa stated, “As we return to the in-person event format post Covid19, it’s been very encouraging to see the demand and support for our 5th Anniversary Edition.  We have a stellar line-up of content plus our largest ever vendor showcase with a strong focus on AI / Deep Tech SMMEs and women founded/managed start-ups. This year we secured strategic support from the City of Johannesburg Tourism Company, Tourism SA and The Kingdom of the Netherlands Embassy in SA to make our Regional SMME and Female Founders programmes a reality.”

Exhibitors and partners for AI Expo Africa 2022 include; IBM, ARM, Intel, NVIDIA, UN ITU, Blue Prism, Huawei Mustek, iOCO / Automation Anywhere, NITheCS, Ecosystem AI, InstaDeep, BotCity, WEF 4IR Centre, Cyborg Intell, Pure Storage, TinyML, IGS Solutions, Social Lab, The Awareness Company, Saucecode, Deep Learning Café, Zindi Africa, Predictive Insights, Spatialedge, Swiss Trade Delegation, Analytix Engine, Melio AI, OQLIS Software Corporation, Orca Mobile Data, TAIR, Bantu Soft, Seven Hats, AIESEC, Cirrus AI, GIZ, SW7, Socially Acceptable, Abaguquli, UC Wireless, Envisionit Deep AI, LocumBase, Niche Integrated Solutions, Nubian Smarts, Simsciex Tech, The Skills Mine, Zoie Health, Enlabeler,, HyperCap, Data Sciences Corporation, CTRL Robotics,, Analytics Hive, Lebria ai, MLab, and the University of Johannesburg.

Bradshaw concluded, “The event was moved to Johannesburg for the 5th Anniversary Edition because the Gauteng / Tshwane Region has the highest concentration of AI / Deep Tech companies on the African continent, nationally attracts 50%+ of all jobs in this category and South Africa is No.1 at attracting funding for AI / Deep Tech start-ups.  The show will also showcase the new “State of AI in Africa Report” by the AI Media Group that was launched in partnership with WEF and UN ITU in June 2022.”