Here are the 6 summits you can attend in South Africa
Africa Innovation Summit
The Africa Innovation Summit will seek to identify disruptive solutions that can be developed and scaled up on the continent. Participants of the summit include CEOs and founders of startups, senior policy makers, venture capitalists, academics and innovators. An exhibition during the summit will give startups a platform to showcase homegrown innovations and innovators on the continent. Also expect a few hackathons that will challenge attendees to come up with solutions to specific problems. The exhibitions and hackathons will allow stakeholders to seek ways to scale up potential solutions.
Aimed at the African education sector, Eduweek brings together stakeholders from the African education community. Eduweek also provides edtech startups with a platform to exhibit and launch their products through the LaunchPad initiative.
Date: 15 to 16 June
Location: Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg South Africa
South Africa Innovation Summit
Last year’s summit saw over 400 organisations across more than 90 industries, from over 22 countries converge on Cape Town for this annual entrepreneurship gathering. If you want to rub shoulders with investors and industry leaders and other entrepreneurs, this is the place to be. This year’s theme is “Africa, Our time has come”.
Date: 12 to 14 September
Location: Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa
eLearning Africa 13th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Skills
Over the last 12 years, eLearning Africa has hosted over 16 ooo participants from more than 100 countries. The conference, which also features an exhibition, enables edtech entrepreneurs to get an opportunity to establish partnerships with corporates, governements and investors. If you want to meet decision makers, learn as well as discuss, the topical issues in ICT and education in Africa then you’ll want to attend this one.
Date: 26 to 28 September
Location: Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda
Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa
The third Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa will connect the dots between innovation and practicality by showcasing how the latest healthtech can be integrated into existing healthcare infrastructure. Topics to be covered at the summit include application of IoT in healthcare, robotics, AI, advances in telemedicine and the future of healthcare.
Date: 17 to 18 October
Location: Vodaworld, Vodacom Boulevard, Noordwyk, Midrand, South Africa
The organisers have billed EduTECH Africa as “Africa’s most important, definitive and largest edtech exhibition conference”. If you’re running an edtech startup or are passionate about edtech innovation, you might want to check this one out.
Date: 9 to 10 October
Location: Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
You’ll want to attend the 21st edition of this three-day telecoms conference for talks from Africa’s leading thought leaders, insights on future trends in innovation and to network with industry leaders.