Here are the 5 biggest tech events in Africa in 2022

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This year has been eventful, with many high-profile technology events focusing on critical issues and exciting discussions on how the ecosystem should change to adapt to the unique characteristics of the continent.

In this regard, we constantly bring you must-watch tech events throughout the year that you can attend to expand your network, share knowledge with key industry players and experts, and even have fun.

Now that the year is gradually coming to an end, we think you should know about the tech events that made waves and ranked top this year.

The criteria used to determine which technology events we consider the most important are: the events’ impacts on the ecosystem, the caliber of speakers and the overall population of event participants.

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Africa Tech Festival, Cape Town

THE Africa Technology Festival is arguably the biggest tech event this year in Africa, considering its coverage and reach, participants, speakers and its impact on the social space in Africa.

Here are the top 5 biggest tech events in 2022

The festival is a dynamic forum on how technology and innovation are enablers of economic development, featuring 12 streams of curated, business-critical content, split between two main flagship events – AfricaCom and AfricaTech.

The main event, AfricaCom, explored digital inclusion, connectivity infrastructure and telecommunications modernization. Investment in digital infrastructure, telecommunications, sustainable development goals, green ICT and many others.

AfricaTech is 4IR’s in-depth study of how cutting-edge technology fusion across industry sectors is enabling business transformation. Priorities included AHUB: Talent, Skills and the Future of Work, Fintech, Blockchain and MFS, among other topics.

These conversations are essential to maintaining a vibrant technology ecosystem in Africa by creating a talent pipeline and upskilling individuals, ensuring more comprehensive digital coverage, and building a technology hub that rivals that of developed countries globally. global scale.

This year’s event was held in Cape Town, South Africa and attracted over 25,000 registrations, 12,000 in-person attendees, 8,600 online attendees, 5,400 participating businesses and at least 400 business leaders. industry opinion.

The technology event hosted over 300 innovative exhibitors, over 1,100 startups and over 300 exhibitors, reaching a Buyside audience of 45%, with over 110 countries represented and over 1,600 VIPs.

Here are the top 5 biggest tech events in 2022

Notable speakers at the tech event included: Alderman Geordin Hill-Lewis, Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Dejan Kastelic, Vodacom CTO, Nic Rudnick, Liquid Intelligent Technologies Group CEO, Funke Opeke, MainOne CEO, Nika Naghavi, executive director MFS Africa and Andile. Ngcaba, founder and executive chairman of Convergence Partners.

Others are Amadou Diallo, CEO Middle East and Africa, DHL Global Forwarding, Nitin Gajria, Managing Director Sub-Saharan Africa, Google, Alderman James Vos, Municipal Committee Member for Economic Growth and many others.

Technology Art, Lagos

Technology Art (AOT) Lagos is arguably one of the largest technology events in Nigeria, which brings together key stakeholders from the public and private sectors to discuss policies and initiatives that will pave the way for the evolution of a more innovative world , digital, efficient and competitive. Lagos.

Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, Deputy Governor of Lagos State.

The fourth edition (4.0), organized this year, was organized by Eko NG Innovation Center & Lagos State Government. He focused on Talent Acceleration and a Smarter Lagos. Create a 10-year roadmap to expand the talent acceleration pipeline to achieve talent sustainability that will realize a smarter Lagos.

Lagos has been described as the heart of Nigeria’s growing startup ecosystem, with its startup ecosystem estimated at 9 billion dollars. This year’s event could not have come at a better time when key policies that will help the city maintain its status are needed.

More than 32,000 people from 109 countries across six continents registered for the event, which took place on December 8 and 9 at the Landmark Event Center in Lagos. He welcomed guests such as Dr. Femi Hamzat, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, and Mr. Hakeem Fahm, the Honorable Commissioner for Science and Technology of Lagos State.

Speakers at the tech event included; Sumch Tarek, general director of BDTASK; Abubakar Suleiman, CEO of Sterling Bank; Rishon Chimboza, Managing Director for Africa, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change; Mohamed Yahya, UNDP Nigeria Resident Representative, and others.

Technext Conference, Lagos

Technext conference room is the largest Blockchain gathering in Africa.

At last year’s inaugural event, speakers and panelists discussed the theme: Reimagining the future of finance. It contained a list of key players in the African crypto ecosystem to discuss the possibilities of cryptocurrency in Africa and encourage the public to position it for future leverage.

Here are the main highlights of Technext Coinference 2.0, #TNC2022
A sample of speakers at Technext Coinference 2.0

This year’s event focused on the theme: Blockchain and DeFi: beyond the hype, and the scope of the conversation covered the possibilities of Blockchain, Crypto, Web3 and DeFi for Africa.

According to Chainalysis, a blockchain forensics company, the African cryptocurrency market has grown by more than 1200% between 2020 and 2021. Additionally, four African countries – Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania – all rank in the top 20 in terms of global crypto adoption.

The theme of this year’s Coinference helped provide a frontier and insight into the future of Blockchain technology for the continent, as industry experts shared their insights in different sessions.

The event was one of the biggest tech events this year, with over 4,000 registrations. Nearly three thousand people were in attendance, of which only about 600 participated virtually.

Keynote speakers at the tech event include: Hanu Fejiro, CEO and Founder of Patricia; Sandi Bitenc, general manager of 3air; Obi Emetarom, co-founder and CEO, Application area; Deji Awosika, founder of Web3 Bridge; Famous Ehichioya, CTO, Youverify and many more.

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Polygon, Hashgreed, GIGXPAD, Bitmama, WhiteBit, Luno, Vibra and Basira were the sponsors of the Coinference. Some others are its media partners, such as Pulse, RipplesNigeria and Nigeria Info.

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Techpoint Build 2021, Lagos

Techpoint Build was hosted for five yearsyears in a row, with more than 5,000 people attending each event since its launch in 2017. Although it is labeled as the 2021 edition, this year’s event took place on January 22, 2022 at the Landmark event Center , in Lagos.

Here are the top 5 biggest tech events in 2022
Techpoint Build 2021 – Techpoint

Techpoint Build has a history of having central goals for each year’s conference. This year’s theme is “The next frontier” expectations for the conference were based on a four-point agenda, namely:

…the opportunities and benefits of networking, competition among startups, exhibitions that give startups the opportunity to engage attendees and enlighten them about their products, and an awards ceremony to celebrate outstanding technologies, startups, investors and entrepreneurs in the sector.

The tech event featured notable speakers like Adia Sowho, Marketing Director, MTN Nigeria, who delivered the keynote address on the theme. Others include Ifeanyi Duru, VP of Monnify, Dare-Johnson, CEO of Healthtracka; Ikpeme Neto, CEO of Wellahealth; and Abimbola Adebakin, CEO of Advantage Health Africa and Ruth Iselema, CEO of Bitmama.

A major part of the tech event was the Pitchstorm competition, featuring many notable startups riding the next frontier wave. With seven semi-finalists pitching at Techpoint Build 2021, a Ghanaian company, WorldTech Consult became a winnerbringing home $10,000.

The African Technology Summit

The Africa Tech Summit in Nairobi is a summit that connects technology leaders in the African ecosystem and international players under one roof.

Since its inception, the Tech Summit has hosted more than ten events in Kigali, London, Washington DC and Shanghai.

African Technology Summit, Nairobi

This year’s edition took place in Nairobi, Kenya on February 23-24.

The technology event provides a networking platform with key stakeholders including technology companies, mobile operators, fintech, DeFi and crypto companies, investors, leading start-ups, regulators and industry players who drive business and investment forward.

As with previous summits, this year’s event was a three-in-one (3 in 1) summit, which looked at different themes. The themes were: Africa Money and DeFi Summit, Africa Mobile Summit and Africa Startup Summit.

According to Statista, the number of startups in Nigeria was estimated at around 3,300 in 2020, the highest number in Africa. South Africa and Kenya had around 660 and 600 startups respectively in the same year. Other key African markets for startups were Ghana, Morocco, Tunisia and Rwanda.

As innovations spread across the continent, appropriate policies, discussions and supervision must be systematically implemented to keep the sector healthy and raise the caliber of innovations produced.

Similar considerations apply to decentralized finance, which is gaining acceptance as it usurps traditional centralized financial systems long used on the continent.

The conference brought together over 500 delegates, over 350 companies and over 150 speakers who engaged in conversations around each thematic topic.

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