Africa Tech Now

The Africa Event @ CES

Africa Tech Now is the #1 event showcasing the African entrepreneurship ecosystem at International CES, promoting the continent as the next digital and innovation hub.

The International CES (Consumer Electronics Show®) is the most important exhibition for technological innovation in consumer electronics. It is held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) and is organized by the Consumer Technology Association. The next edition will take place between January 5th and January 8th of 2017.

At the crossroads of electronics, computers, mobile devices, home automation, Internet of Things, Robotics, E-health, connected cars, and much more, International CES is a must for innovative companies around the world. It’s where business gets done: on the show floor, in and around conferences and in planned meetings and special events.

The objective of the Africa Tech Now event is to enhance the visibility and attractiveness of African countries on the international stage. The event will have two main focus:

  • Africa Tech Now FORUMa one day conference dedicated to digital transformation and business opportunities in Africa. It is specifically aimed at key stakeholders in African countries tech ecosystems.
  • Africa Tech Now VILLAGEa pan-African initiative showcasing the creativity of African businesses in the area of new technologies. Ten African start-ups will be selected to present their innovations during the CES. They will be invited to participate in various events and will receive special attention from worlwide investors, buyers and media attendees.



ABOUT AFRICA TECH NOW

Africa Tech Now is an initiative led by International boost and Djouman, two companies deeply committed to promoting Africa tech innovations at the international scale.

International boost is an international consulting firm helping innovative startups and SMEs expand their activities in Northern America, Asia and Africa. The company provides professional training, covering all stages of international development and has extensive experience in bringing French officials and companies at international CES.

Djouman is a platform connecting innovative start-ups operating in Africa with business partners based in Europe and America. Its vocation is to gather change makers around projects on sustainable development and innovation in Africa.

Air France is joining this initiative as a sponsor, providing, among other things, logistics support to start-ups selected in the framework of the Africa Tech Now Village.