Category Archives: Events

Beyond Silicon Valley: How African Tech Giants are Leading the Way

Sentech Africa Tech Week aims to unshackle innovation to allow big ideas and smart solutions to sweep across the continent. How can Africa shape its own future in the era of digital transformation? This is the question that drives Sentech Africa Tech Week, a four-day event that showcases the innovation happening on the continent and the opportunities […]

7th Edition Connected Banking Summit East Africa – Innovation & Excellence Awards 2023 Concludes with Resounding Success

The Summit brought together the best and brightest minds in the banking, financial services, fintechs and techfin sectors. The event, which took place on 7th March 2023, featured insightful speakers, award-winning companies, and top-notch sponsors. Attendees were treated to a range of informative sessions, covering topics such as digital transformation, cybersecurity, and risk management. The […]

Blockchain innovators flock to Joburg

Blockchain Africa is the continent’s biggest gathering of Web3 expertise and the crypto curious and it’s coming to Sandton on 16 and 17 March 2023 A Web3 wave comes to African shores next week and the continent is perfectly positioned to rise on this tide of innovation in ingenuity. The 9th annual Blockchain Africa Conference gathers together […]

Invest Africa: 6 Reasons To Choose Ghana

As the world gradually emerges from the ruins of the recent economic recession, the search continues for the next hotspot for global commerce. Emerging markets in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East are being viewed as possible new engines of economic growth. Amid the hot debates and ponderings, the case for Africa has grown […]

Honouring Cameroonian Traditional Cuisine

YAOUNDE, Cameroon – Cameroonian Traditional dishes may be falling out of favour in the Central African country, but that is if one fails to factor in this new initiative: Generations: Partners of Progress (GPP) and the African Investment Corporation (AIC) are working together to begin the process of standardizing and codifying Cameroonian cuisine [and later African], thereby […]

MENA region is fastest growth area globally for arbitration as better way to solve business disputes

As the International Chamber of Commerce’s Court of Arbitration celebrates its 100th anniversary, President Claudia Salomon tells Africa Business how this global organisation has seen its highest growth in recent years in the MENA region.  In the last 10 years, the number of parties coming to the ICC Court has tripled, with parties from the […]

14 start-ups announced to Pitch Live at Africa Tech Summit 2023

Africa Tech Summit has announced the final shortlist of ventures who will Pitch Live on stage to investors, corporate and media at the Africa Tech Summit in Nairobi from 15th to 16th February.  More than 250 entries from 20+ African countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Zambia, Mali, South Africa, and Benin, were submitted. Pitch Live […]

Nigeria’s SAIPEC event serves Sub-Saharan Africa

The seventh edition of the Sub-Saharan Africa International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (SAIPEC) will run from 13-17 February at the Eko Convention Center in Lagos. The event will offer a host of B2B networking and partnership opportunities to drive regional collaborations through a week-long programme of activities. The conference will be hosted by the Petroleum […]

Energy to shape the economic future of Africa’s automation and manufacturing industries

SA’s leading trade conference looks for real answers to hard questions from industry experts The importance of energy security in shaping South Africa’s economic future is a key focus at the Africa Automation and Technology Fair (AATF), the continent’s most comprehensive and focused automation platform. Taking place between 9-11 May 2023 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre […]

RiseBack founder speaks about Affordable University Education and impact on global economy at the launch of Asian African Chamber of Commerce

Startup Edtech RiseBack is empowering African, Middle East & American students and professionals with Affordable University Education from India starting at $75 per month On Saturday January 21st 2023 Asian African Chamber of Commerce & Industry (AACCI), a bilateral chamber with presence in Africa & Asia launched their Maharashtra chapter and announcement of Brajesh Kumar […]

Africa Tech Summit 2023 Returns To Nairobi For Fifth Edition In February

Africa Tech Summit, the leading tech conference focused on connecting businesses and driving investments within Africa’s tech ecosystem, will host its fifth edition on the 15th to 16th of February 2023 at the Sarit Expo Centre in Nairobi.  “After a sold-out out Summit in 2022, we are excited to welcome back 1000+ tech leaders, investors, […]

45 entrepreneurs from Africa attended the sixth edition of the SIBC

From November 23 to 29, 2022, 45 entrepreneurs from 18 African countries met in Marseille for the 6th edition of the Social & Inclusive Business Camp (SIBC) – an acceleration programme for African social and inclusive businesses. After three months of online training and mentoring, the winning entrepreneurs took part in an intensive week-long bootcamp with training […]

Are you a threat or an opportunity for biodiversity?

By Josephine Wawira  Kigali, a city that rhythms with African charm, prides itself on biodiversity so well maintained, sprawling over green valleys and ridges, the capital of the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda. I am here for the annual World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF), and like millions of other people who have visited Kigali, […]

Accelerating Digital Inclusion and Sustainable Transformation

The 7th Edition Connected Banking Summit – East Africa will be held on the 7th of March in Nairobi, Kenya The Connected Banking Series focuses on building future-oriented banking models by accelerating the pace of digital transformation and delivering a delightful customer experience in line with policy and regulations while ensuring the highest standards of […]

African e-commerce users are expected to exceed 500 million over the next three years

The new event facilitates strategic African trade opportunities With the number of African e-commerce users expected to exceed half a billion over the next three years, there is an increasingly urgent need for sophisticated logistics systems to strengthen and support the continent’s expanding transport infrastructure. The pandemic served as a catalyst for the advancement of […]

Spring Impact Launches Programme to Help Empower Women in Southern Africa

The Scale Accelerator: Women’s Empowerment Programme is now open for applications from local NGOs in Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe addressing issues related to women’s empowerment. This is a fully-funded scaling consultancy program that will provide support to selected organizations as they work to increase their impact. The Scale Accelerator: Women’s Empowerment Programme provides […]

Exhibitions are a key facilitator of trade in Africa and are crucial to the continent’s economic recovery

As a continent, Africa presents significant investment and trade opportunities for global businesses. The borderless markets created by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) are valued at around $3.4 trillion in GDP, providing a unique and valuable platform for businesses to access an integrated market of over 1.3 billion people and in turn boost […]

Entrepreneurs pertinent to the growth of the MICE industry

Much like entrepreneurs, exhibitions are economic enablers.  There is no doubt that entrepreneurship, collectively, is an essential driver of societal health, wealth creation, and a formidable engine of economic growth. In fact, according to the latest  Global Entrepreneurship Monitor South Africa report; the nascent entrepreneurial rate increased from 7,3% in 2019 to 10,5% in 2021, […]

Andela’s EPIC Remote Hackathon to Find Solutions for the Future of Work

Applications are now open for elite technologists to enter a global challenge with a prize pot of $10,000. Andela, the global marketplace for remote technical talent, has opened applications for its upcoming EPIC Tournament. In partnership with HackerEarth, the tournament will see elite developers working in teams to prototype solutions that will positively impact the […]

Inaugural Africa Airforce Forum highlights the role of Air Force in bridging regional stability

Day one prioritizes partnerships to build transnational capabilities and address security challenges in the region, particularly low-intensity conflict areas Panelists address the top 5 priorities for fleet modernization and capability building Focus placed on better human resource management for the African air forces Airforce industry leaders from across Africa and global defense experts gathered today […]

The Annual Top Women Conference is Accelerating Africa’s Growth by Empowering Female Decision-Makers

(Left to right: Leanne Manas, South African Award winning Journalist and TV Presenter; Devi Sankaree Govender, Award-Winning Investigative Journalist and ​​Ille Potgieter, Managing Director, M&C SAATCHI ABEL) Making a comeback for the seventh year, the biggest annual Standard Bank Top Women Conference gathered over 14 000 delegates to celebrate and empower African women in business. Under the theme ‘Rise Above […]

The 10th annual Africa Health Conference & Congress is to be Held in Johannesburg with Focus on Digital Health and Health Technology in Africa

Johannesburg will host Africa’s largest gathering of medical and healthcare professionals next week, at Gallagher Estate. The role of digital health and health technology in achieving a sustainable health system in Africa will be one of the key themes at this year’s Africa Health Conference.   This is the 10th edition of Africa Health Conference and […]