Top African Business, Investment and Tech Events

Pan African Tech Conference

There are many annual business and tech events taking place every year across the continent of Africa in countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, and more. Such events also take place in other countries like Haiti, where the residents are mostly people of African descent. All of these are popular events that you should definitely considering attending!


Africa Tech Summit
This event provides unrivaled insight, networking and business opportunities for African and international tech leaders and investors who want to do business in Africa. The three day summit explores the latest trends, and connects 400+ digital leaders with other influencers and decision makers.
Usually held in February in Kigali, Rwanda

Africa Tech Week
A conference, exhibition and awards for African tech professionals. Digital transformation requires cooperation between companies, government and civil society and Africa Tech Week creates a unique platform for exactly this. Africa Tech Week promotes digital transformation by connecting government, corporates and fresh talent in the tech industry. Interact with the business leaders shaping the way to the future.
Usually held in May in Capetown, South Africa

MEST Africa Summit
Also known as the Pan-African tech conference, this summit brings together top entrepreneurs, investors, executives and ecosystem players from across Africa, Silicon Valley, Europe and Asia to explore the latest innovations and rising stars in the tech and startup space on the continent.
Usually held in June in Nairobi, Kenya

Haiti Tech Summit
Yes, you are correct. Haiti is not in Africa, but Haiti is the world’s first Black independent republic, and this summit brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, celebrities and creatives under one roof together to address humanity’s greatest challenges via tech and entrepreneurship. It is a part of a 13-year initiative to turn Haiti into an international tech hub by 2030.
Usually held in June in Côte des Arcadins, Haiti


South Africa Investment Conference
Your chance to find out about the country’s abundant investment opportunities in a host of dynamic sectors. The event’s keynote address will be made by the President of the Republic of South Africa, who will be joined by eminent political and business leaders throughout the conference. If you are looking for investment opportunities in the gateway to Africa, and to understand the steps the Government is taking to improve the ease of doing business, then this event is not to be missed.
Usually held in October in Johannesburg, South Africa

Africa Family Office Investment Summit
An exclusive event that has been designed specifically for families from Africa, or those with an interest in the African continent. The aim of the summit is to help families connect and network, to learn from each other, and to prepare for the future and the challenges to come. The organizers present a holistic picture of opportunities for investors by taking both location and industry sectors into account.
Usually held in February in Mauritius

West Africa Property Investment Summit
A high-calibre two-day real estate focused conference. Leveraging off a global network and strategic local partners; the forum provides an unmatched platform for discussion and deal making for 450 delegates representing over 250 companies from investors, developers, operators, property experts, practitioners, the public sector and more. The summit focuses on overcoming current obstacles in the West African Property Market whilst uncovering the market opportunities across Nigeria and Ghana.
Usually held in November in Lagos, Nigeria

African Investment Forum
This event is where project sponsors, borrowers, lenders, and public and private sector investors will come together to accelerate Africa's investment opportunities. You should attend because the African Development Bank is championing the forum as a multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary collaborative platform for the economy and social development of the continent. Its a transactional marketplace dedicated to advancing projects to bankable stages, raising capital, and accelerating the financial closure of deals.
Usually held in November in Johannesburg, South Africa


African Innovation Summit
An Africa-wide and home grown initiative aimed at harnessing the innovation potential of the continent. It aims to mobilize the people and, especially those with the ‘power to act’, including investors, the people with the ideas, the policy makers, the researchers and academics, the business community, the youth, as well as innovators and thinkers into a coalition for collective action to promote and build an enabling environment for innovation in Africa.
Usually held in June in Kigali, Rwanda

Agribusiness Africa Conference
This conference is the ideal platform to meet like-minded businesspeople in the agriculture industry. The conference includes four sessions, as well as a networking cocktail event during which delegates will have the opportunity to build meaningful connections with other people in the industry. Around 270 people attended the 2018 conference over the two-day period, with delegates representing 13 African and nine international countries.
Usually held in July in Johannesburg, South Africa

Trade With Africa Business Summit
This summit creates trade linkages by bringing together business leaders and their supporting service providers from Africa and U.S. to engage in dialogue that will catalyze economic growth for both regions. The organizers believe that the missing link to increasing trade with Africa is bringing key business stakeholders and service providers together with an executable roadmap for a sustainable results drive dialogue.
Usually held in August in Chicago, USA