Showcasing Africa's Emerging Technology Opportunities




    The Africa Technology Business Forum is a one day conference showcasing the most exciting technology opportunities that are unfolding across the African continent.


    With now ubiquitous mobile devices, new payment systems, increasing connectivity and internet access by a rapidly growing population, technology is radically re-shaping the Africa business landscape and a multitude of new cross-sector opportunities are emerging.


    The aim of the Forum is to explore the exciting opportunities arising due to technology adoption in Africa as well as showcase innovative solutions being developed to address the continent’s unique challenges.


    The inaugural Forum was held on 22nd June 2016 as part of London Tech Week. It brought together technology business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and professionals in the Banking, Finance, CleanTech Energy, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Impact Investment and the Mobile/Telecom sectors to share expert insights and success strategies for unlocking opportunities in the emerging Africa technology sector.


    Get insights into a wide range of emerging technology opportunities across the finance, banking, energy and mobile/telecom sectors in Africa


    “Really excellent event with highly relevant content and a good diversity of speakers from different sectors. Really looking forward to the next one!”​


    “The event was great, I was able to leave with a better understanding of the trends in tech industry in Africa”

    “Good balance of presentation, breakout and networking”


    “Great content, speakers, venue and organisation, thank you!”​




    20+ speakers, 100+ business leaders, investors and professionals, informative panels, expert-led round table discussions and a showcase of emerging innovation. View full programme


    Join the discussion

    Hear from over 20 experts and professionals in the technology, investment and Africa business space sharing their insights into the emerging technology trends and opportunities in Africa. Join in the discussion to share and learn about navigating the Africa technology landscape.


    Get actionable insights from experts

    Get in-depth, actionable insights from subject experts through key notes and highly interactive round-tables/focus groups covering sector-specific challenges and opportunities around technology in Africa.

    The focus groups also provide an opportunity for highly curated networking with business leaders and professionals with a shared interest in launching and scaling global technology ventures.


    A showcase of emerging technology innovation

    Technology is providing a powerful tool for transforming Africa's challenges into unique opportunities.

    As a result, the continent is leapfrogging traditional systems and has become the innovation ground for global solutions of the future.
    Meet some of the startups and innovators at the forefront of this technology revolution.


    Highly curated networking

    With 50% of the programme dedicated to discussion groups and networking, the Africa Technology Business Forum provides a prime opportunity to connect with and learn from technology investors, business leaders and professionals with a shared interest in unlocking the exciting technology opportunities in Africa.

  • Speakers

    Our speaker line up brings a wide range of expertise in technology, investment and business in Africa. View full speaker list

    Tomi Davies

    President - African Business Angel Network (ABAN)

    Frank McCosker

    General Manager of Affordable Access - Microsoft 4Afrika

    Viola Llewellyn

    Co-Founder - Ovamba 

    Andrew Sekandi

    Associate Director KPMG

    Charlene Chen

    COO - BitPesa

    Tangwena Nelson

    CFO - Homestrings

    Fiona Ghosh

    Partner​-Addleshaw Goddard

    Ben White

    Founder – Venture Capital for Africa (VC4Africa​)

    Max Cuvellier

    Head of the Ecosystem Accelerator​ - GSMA

    Alix Murphy

    Senior Mobile Analyst -WorldRemit

    James Kwabena Addo

    Director & Partner - FinCon Africa

    Dima Rifai

    CEO- Paradigm Change Capital Partners

    Simon Courie

    Partner​-Addleshaw Goddard

    Nicole Anderson

    CEO - FinTech Circle Innovate

    Stephan Breban

    Head of Private Equity - Dean Wetton Advisory

    Lyndsey Duff

    Investment Promotion at Department of Trade and Industry South Africa

    Yvonne Haizel

    Africa Investment Strategist - Mitsui & Co.

    Dotun Olowoporoku

    Managing Partner​-Starta

    Marlon Cohen

    Managing Associate - Addleshaw Goddard​

    Stephen Haggard

    Executive chair - Eneza Education

  • Sponsors and Partners

    Many thanks to all our sponsors and partners

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    We look forward to hearing from you!