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23 – 25 August 2021
Online summit

African Smart Cities Summit


Africa is ready to improve its position on the globe through Smart Cities Technology. The ultimate goal of a Smart City is transformational: to achieve enhanced quality of life for citizens and deliver tangible benefits at national, provincial and municipal levels.

Hosted by the City of Johannesburg, the African Smart Cities Summit is taking place on Tuesday, 24 August 2021 as a co-located event within the African Construction & Totally Concrete Expo. This fourth annual summit, which will take on a digital format, aims to tackle the African definition of smart cities, debate challenges and discuss opportunities, as well as investigate the successes and let-downs the continent has seen thus far.

Event at a glance


Smart Talks
Interactive sessions taking place on the expo floor


4th African
Smart Cities Summit
featuring high profile experts and invaluable networking


Product demo’s
in the Smart Cities Pavilion on the expo floor

Key focus areas

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Commercial opportunities

As we enter a new era, we are re-inventing the way business to business events are being run on the African continent. Facilitating meaningful connections across our industry sectors remains our passion and that’s why we’ve partnered with Virtual Event and Hubilo – the digital event platform built for engagement and event excellence.

It’s time to unlock all the restrictions! Our digital event is here to drive engagement and yield greater business results, giving you access to a wider audience, both live and digitally.

Connect with a wider audience digitally

Reach a wider audience and facilitate networking through the unique digital platform. 

Measure ROI: the digital platform will enable you to glean insights, data and metrics to measure the return on your investment.

Generate leads participants will be able to request meetings via the B2B digital tool to connect digitally.

Why attend?

Debate how smarter cities can alleviate African urban challenges and understand where we stand in leveraging proven smart city solutions in Africa?

Inform yourself about new smart city market developments, solutions and trends

Exchange lessons learned and best practices with like-minded municipalities and public sector

Learn how the right techniques are implemented and avoid costly trial-and -error learning

Explore lessons learned, challenges faced, winning solutions and achieving objectives in various smart city projects.

Discover how public and private sector can better collaborate to drive economic growth for the
futureby attending smart exhibitor demos that will showcase the latest Smart City tech and innovations

Network with a key public and private sector players in attendance, meet with a high quality,
targeted audience of Smart City professionals

Who should attend?

Public and private sector professionals:

• Architects and urban designers
• Chief technology officers
• Development banks and financial institutions
• Developers and property owners
• Engineers
• Facility managers and building operators
• Governments & Inter-Governmental Organisations
• Green Building professionals
• Institutional representatives
• Research & Academia
• Smart city and building consultants
• Start ups and accelerators
• Transportation professionals
• Urban and town planners
• Visionaries and innovation hubs
• Quantity surveyors

Smart technology and service providers in:

• Advanced/ Wireless networks
• Communication and sensor providers
• Citizen services
• Data Analytics/ Tools
• Energy supply/management
• ICT software and technology
• Intelligent/Digital infrastructure
• Internet of Things (IoT)
• Lighting and electrical
• Smart building technologies
• Security
• Mobility
• Utilities
• Transportation
• Waste/ Water management

Confirmed speakers:

2021 Advisory Board members: African Smart Cities Summit



NEXTEC’s in-depth knowledge, proven track record, access to leading, world-class technology and trusted 24/7 maintenance and support make us the technology integrators of choice. NEXTEC is one of the two major operating entities of the EOH Group. NEXTEC comprises skilled, multi-disciplinary teams focusing on two major business lines – Infrastructure Solutions and People Solutions.

The combination of these business lines positions NEXTEC as an ideal partner for public and private entities engaged in large and complex infrastructure projects.



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African Smart Cities Innovation Foundation (ASCIF) Is A Development Organization. It’s A Non-Government, Not-For-Profit And Nonsectarian, Non-Partisan Organization Working For The Development Of E-Services By Combining The Government View And Proven Practices In A Powerful Process Of Co-Design. It’s A Human-City Developmental NGO.

For sponsorship enquiries contact:

Kenneth Masvikeni

T: +27 21 700 5509 | M: +27 72 686 6998

For programme enquiries contact:

Lindiwe Nkosi
T: +27 21 700 5500 | M: +2767 266 0115