9-12 June 2020
Gallagher Convention Centre

African Smart Cities Summit







The 4th annual African Smart Cities Summit and Smart Cities Week Africa 2020 will EXPLORE major trends, CELEBRATE Africa’s progress, DEBATE challenges and opportunities and DISCOVER the innovations set to advance African cities.

The summit anticipates positive growth during its weeklong activities. The inclusion of the Smart Cities Pavilion on the exhibition floor showcases how technology and innovative solutions can transform African cities.

Taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 9 to 12 June, this exclusive gathering of buyers, sellers and contractors proves to be truly African as it co-locates with the African Construction Expo and Totally Concrete Expo, African Construction Awards, WoodEx for Africa and Deck and Flooring Expo.

Event at a glance

Tuesday 9 june


Ministerial keynote co-located with the African Construction Expo


Exhibitor demo’s in the Smart Cities pavilion on the expo floor


Smart Architecture Night School for urban designers, architects and engineers

Wednesday 10 june


Visit key sites in Johannesburg to experience smart city solutions and technologies in action


Visit key sites in Johannesburg to experience smart city solutions and technologies in action


Attend a prestigious awards ceremony aimed to give recognition in the industry to the year-round pursuit for excellence

Thursday 11 june

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

Friday 12 june

Visit key sites in Cape Town to experience smart city solutions and technologies in action

Key focus areas

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Commercial opportunities

African Smart City Summit and Smart City Week Africa 2020 is an African business to business platform showcasing the premiere solutions and technologies that drives Smart City development on the continent.

Participating as a sponsor is a valuable investment and provides a unique opportunity to generate leads, raise brand value and do business with qualified buyers. It will enable you to meet the entire industry value chain and enhance your industry acumen.

As a sponsor your brand will be on display before, during and after.

The summit through our on-going, marketing campaign:


We reach over 50 000 professionals through a multi-channel marketing campaign including: emails, digital campaign and social media.

Day of event

Engage and network with an extended audience of 9500 construction and built environment professionals from the entire value chain attending African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo over the 3-days.

After event

Expect to get additional media coverage as the event will be covered post event by 10+ industry Media partner and associations partners.

Why attend?

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

Define government’s role in enabling future cities to be smart and discuss public and private sector co-operation to support smart city transition.

Discover how smart and sustainable infrastructure developments help owners, operators and users improve efficiency and performance, optimises how space is used and minimises the environmental impact of infrastructure projects.

Get an understanding of how smarter and sustainable neighborhoods and cities are being developed right now.

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

Learn about the stresses and shocks faced by African cities and solutions for smarter transport, water management, smart grid, security, emergency response, citizen engagement and more.

Understand how connectivity and technology can improve the quality of life in cities, help city governments provide improved and sustainable services, and safeguard their infrastructure.

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

2020 Advisory Board members:

Knowledge partner

2020 Partners

For more information contact out African Smart Cities team:

Daniel Claassen
Programme Director


T: +27 21 700 5500

Johan van Wyk
Commercial Director


T: +27 21 700 5501

Yaseen Dalvie
Marketing Manager
E: yaseendalvie@dmgevents.com

T: +27 21 700 5500