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The VIP Experience at Africa Tech Festival

Unlock Exclusive Insights and Elite Networking at Africa Tech Festival

Welcome to your VIP Experience


We’re rolling out the red carpet for a select group of senior executives and decision-makers to join us as VIP guests at the Africa Tech Festival. This exclusive opportunity grants successful applicants full, complimentary access to the festival, along with a suite of VIP perks designed to enhance your experience and maximise your networking opportunities, and the opportunity to participate in invitation-only roundtables.


If you meet any of the criteria below, we want to hear from you:

  • Telecom Operators: Heads of departments and above.
  • Large Enterprises: Heads of departments and above.

  • Government: Senior Managers and above.

  • Regulators: Senior Managers and above.

  • Charities/NGOs: Directors and above.

Each application will be individually assessed to ensure the exclusivity of the program.

Apply below if you want to be among the top ranks of corporate enterprises, policymakers, and industry innovators within our audience.

What will you gain?


As our guest, you’ll receive exclusive perks and experiences beyond our usual delegate offerings, including:

Welcome Drinks

Start your festival experience with our welcome drinks event, an excellent opportunity to network with other VIPs in a relaxed setting.

All Access Premium Content

Gain unrestricted access to all premium content, ensuring you don’t miss out on any of our key sessions and insights.

VIP Village Access

Enjoy our exclusive VIP Village, a space designed for networking, relaxation, and private meetings.

Bespoke Networking

Participate in tailored networking sessions that connect you with industry leaders and influencers.

AFEST Access

VIPs receive free entry to AFEST and a complimentary ticket as part of their VIP pass.

Early Event App Access

Get ahead with early access to our networking app. The app will be available to VIPs ahead of the event so you can start networking early.

VIP Welcome Drinks


Kick off the festival in style at our exclusive VIP Welcome Drinks. This is the perfect start to your Africa Tech Festival experience. Enjoy an array of premium drinks and canapés while mingling with fellow VIPs and industry luminaries. This exclusive event is designed to foster high-level networking and set the stage for the insightful days ahead. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with key influencers and decision-makers from the very start.

Date & Time: Monday 11 November, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: Webber Wentzel’s head office, 15th Floor, Convention Tower, CTICC 1 (8001, SA).

The VIP Village


The VIP Village is the perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the show floor and spend time chatting with CEOs, CIOs, CDOs, investors, and government leaders. We offer numerous opportunities for you to entertain clients, host private meetings, participate in closed-door interactive boardroom sessions, or simply relax and recharge with those driving Africa’s digital transformation.

Opening Hours:

Mon 11 Nov12:00 – 18:00
Tues 12 Nov8:00 – 18:00
Wed 13 Nov8:00 – 18:00
Thurs 14 Nov8:00 – 16:00

Bespoke Networking


At the Africa Tech Festival, our bespoke networking opportunities are your gateway to connect, collaborate, and conquer new heights in the tech industry. We’ve curated exclusive sessions tailored to your interests and needs.

VIPs gain access to unparalleled networking experiences, from curated roundtables with industry pioneers to exclusive receptions and tailored meetings, each crafted to maximise collaboration.

Our networking opportunities are not just about exchanging business cards; they are about creating lasting relationships and unlocking new opportunities. Join us and be part of a select group of leaders shaping the future of the Africa Tech Festival. To find out which sessions suit you best, please get in touch.

LeadersIn Africa Summit 2024


The Africa Tech Festival’s 2024 LeadersIn Africa Summit is the premier, invitation-only event for executive leaders in African tech. Held at The Forum Embassy Hill on November 11, 2024, this exclusive summit features panel sessions, curated roundtables, and impactful networking.

Discussions will cover key themes shaping African tech, including enterprise evolution, talent development, telco transformation, and SME enablement, with a focus on sustainability and inclusion.

Please note, attendance is by invitation only. While a VIP pass offers many benefits, participation in the LeadersIn Africa Summit is reserved for specially invited guests.

GIFEC, Ghana

Technical Director

The VIP Village has lived up to its promise. The ambiance and facilities provided here are excellent and I would encourage the organisers to continue having this feature in future events.