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The Africa Technology Business Forum is an annual, one day conference bringing together Africa-focused global tech investors, innovators and business leaders.

The inaugural Forum saw 150 delegates from 11 countries across Europe and Africa converge in London and was featured in the Guardian. Now in its second edition, the 2017 Forum will aim to move the conversation forward by examining what factors will drive the future of technology growth in Africa

The key discussion themes for this year include :

  • Financial Inclusion – How is financial inclusion driving business growth?
  • Value-added Investment – Is the global investment community adjusting their model to suit Africa’s specific needs?
  • Impact – How can technology investments strategically be used to drive high-impact innovation?
  • Policy – How does policy help innovation ecosystems to develop and technology to scale?

More info: www.atbnforum.com

The highly dynamic and interactive programme includes:

INFORMATIVE DISCUSSION PANELS
Hear from over 20 experts and professionals in the technology, investment and Africa business space sharing their insights into the emerging technology trends and opportunities in Africa. Join in the discussion to share and learn about navigating the Africa technology landscape.

EXPERT TALKS & DISCUSSION GROUPS
Get in-depth, actionable insights from subject experts through key notes and highly interactive round-table discussion groups covering sector-specific challenges and opportunities around technology in Africa.
The breakout sessions also provide an opportunity for highly curated networking with business leaders and professionals with a shared interest in launching and scaling Africa-focused technology opportunities.

STARTUP SHOWCASE
The Forum we will feature the finals of Africa Tech Pitch LDN, a video pitch competition providing an opportunity for African tech startups to showcase their solutions at London Tech Week.

The top 5 selected startups will be showcased during London Tech Week at an exclusive reception organised in partnership with Tech London Advocates, an influential community of over 4000 tech leaders, experts and investors. The final winner will be selected and announced at the Forum.