Technological breakthroughs will continue to lead to innovations that will break down barriers, and business owners cannot afford to miss out on any chance that will help them take their businesses to greater heights.
With the rising use of technology across a wide range of industrial sectors, it has become critical for all key players and tech enthusiasts to stay informed of the rapidly changing technology landscape in order to stay afloat.
Tech Events and conferences are some of the most effective yet underappreciated ways for businesses to share information and network.
2021 was a great year for the technology space and the year 2022 promises to be even better, with some of the greatest tech events set to take place. The following are some of the major events to keep an eye out for:
Techpoint Build has been hosted for four years in a row, with over 5,000 people attending each event since it started in 2017.
Techpoint Africa’s largest conference, Techpoint Build, aims to connect important actors in the African startup sector. The 2022 edition is expected to be the most thrilling ever.
The Techpoint Build 2022 theme is about establishing real frontiers for African tech growth and preparing ourselves to take advantage of opportunities across industries.
Techpoint Build will, as is customary, stimulate dialogues across a variety of industries, including music, health, edtech, fintech, and others.
Many of today’s most popular products and services are the result of the innovation process, including app-ordered food delivery services, video streaming platforms, Amazon’s two-day shipping features, and so much more.
The Techpoint Build will be open to the public and will include both real and virtual components. There is something for everyone, regardless of industry.
Date: January 22, 2022
Venue: Landmark Event Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.
Africa Tech summit Nairobi 2022
The Africa Tech Summit Nairobi, which will take place in February, is planned to bring together African and worldwide tech experts under one roof.
The event will also provide networking opportunities with important stakeholders driving business and investment ahead, including tech corporations, mobile carriers, fintechs, DeFi & crypto enterprises, investors, top start-ups, regulators, and industry stakeholders.
Following successful summits in Rwanda and Kenya, the fourth edition will be held in Nairobi, Kenya in 2022, bringing together tech leaders such as Microsoft and Facebook, as well as international partners such as the International Finance Corporation, the London Stock Exchange, and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.
The summit is open to Tech Summit sponsorship opportunities, which will ensure that a company’s brand is positioned as one of the prominent organizations at the forefront of the African tech and investment scene.
Date: February 23- 24, 2022
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya.
As the conversation around cryptocurrencies spreads and touches every corner of the globe, technext aspires to be a leader in this movement.
Technext will continue to support conversations surrounding blockchain technology and will be holding the Technext Coinference 2022, building on the huge success of its first edition.
As usual, the event will bring together some of Africa’s leading industry leaders to discuss and debate everything related to cryptocurrencies.
The conference will cover blockchain and bitcoin, as well as DEFi, AI, IoT, machine learning, and many other topics.
The event will include a lineup of notable speakers who will provide insights that will encourage participants to take advantage of cryptocurrency’s myriad benefits.
The coinference will provide a prominent forum for major participants in the African blockchain tech ecosystem, as well as crypto enthusiasts, to debate the potential of cryptocurrencies and position themselves for future advantage.
Thousands of people will visit Coinference 2022 to hear from the most sought-after thought leaders and participate in a variety of keynotes, exclusive panels, workshops, and networking opportunities.
TechCrunch Disrupt is a landmark event that returns as the startup world’s leading in-person hub.
For the third year in a row, founders, investors, and Silicon Valley’s smartest and savviest leaders gather in person for a three-day summit. The legendary Disrupt stage produces new stars and provides unique first glances at the future of each sector.
For founders who are serious about cutting through the noise and building the kinds of relationships that can propel them to the next level, Disrupt is a must-attend event.
It’s a ticket into the ecosystem that’s changing the world for startup fans, potential investors, and aspiring tech moguls.
There is no better location to make your imprint than with 100+ exhibitors and 10,000+ attendees. It’s a three-day window of opportunity.
Date: October 18-20, 2022
Venue: Moscone West, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Tech Unite Africa
Tech Unite Africa, which will take place in January, will bring together tech companies and enthusiasts from all over the world.
A number of seminars, training and conferences on themes relating to the development of Africa’s tech economy will be held throughout the event.
In the event’s start-up component, aspiring digital entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas to a panel of investors. A number of tech association conferences will be held concurrently with the event.
The two-day conference and seminar sessions will allow IT enthusiasts to interact and discuss their ideas. The event also provides a wonderful opportunity for tech and related sectors to attract new customers and clients.
Speakers and participants who are eligible may also participate over the internet, as the event will be streamed live.
As a meeting of decision makers, the event is also an unquestionable venue for trade exchange and new customer acquisition.
Date: January 28- 29, 2022
Venue: Landmark Event Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.
Two days of highlighted sessions, keynotes, panels, and fireside chats make up Blockchain Africa.
It looks at the most recent trends and advancements in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in Africa and around the world.
The conference brings together top industry thought leaders and pioneers to provide an environment where everyone can learn, network, and interact.
Attendees will have the opportunity to network with some of the industry’s most forward-thinking individuals from fields such as banking, insurance, logistics, utilities, legal, media, and more.
Attendees will get the opportunity to hear from visionary presenters who will provide corporate implementation case studies and solutions that are only available at the conference.
Participants get a first-hand look at some of the most cutting-edge blockchain and crypto initiatives, as well as their applications.
Date: March 17, 2022
The Africa Tech Festival is one of the year’s main tech events in Sub-Saharan Africa and hence a possible barometer of COVID recovery. If you had to attend only one international tech convention in Sub-Saharan Africa for a few years, it was AfricaCom.
Now that AfricaCom and AfricaTech have merged to form the AfricaTech Festival, the event’s standing has been enhanced, with organizers claiming that 90% of booths on the exhibit floor have already been reserved.
Speakers from the worlds of government, private enterprise, and technology vendors will speak at the conference, which will bring together people from all around Africa.
For a long time, AfricaCom has been, in a sense, several conferences in one, covering a wide range of themes. Enterprise technology, digital infrastructure development, talent and skills development, and growing start-ups are all covered.
Date: November 7- 12, 2022
Venue: Hybrid event
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