Techtober in Africa: Some Key Tech Events in October

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Techtober in Africa: Tech Events of 2023

We are officially in Techtober. October typically sees a multitude of consumer electronics industry events, announcements, and new product releases, earning this month the moniker “Techtober.” It’s an exciting time to be a tech enthusiast.

In Africa, a few events have been slotted for the month. We have highlighted a some that caught our eye.

Africa’s Techtober Calendar of Events

Pwani Innovation Week: Date: 2nd  – 6th October, 2023. Organised by Swahilipot Hub. Location: Swahilipot Hub Foundation in Mombasa.

Infobip Connect – Nairobi Tech Meetup No 3. Date: October 5, 2023. Location: Nairobi Garage Kilimani.

Training on Advanced Mobile Data Collection using ODK-X (ODK2). Organised by Devimpact Institute. Date: October 9th to October 20th. Location: Devimpact Institute, Trio Complex, Off Thika Road, Near Garden City Nairobi.

Safaricom Engineering Summit De{cO}dE 2.0 is organised by Safaricom: Dates 11th to 12th October. Location Sarit Expo Centre

AfricArena AI & EdTech Summit is organised by AfricArena. Dates: 11th to 12th October. Location: Tunis, Tunisia.

Moonshot is organised by TechCabal. Date: 11th to 12th. Location: Nigeria

AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2023 is organised by Afrilabs. Date: 11th to  13th October. Location: Kigali Convention Centre, Rwanda.

Digital Nigeria International Conference and Exhibition. Organised by NITDA Nigeria. Date 15th. Location Nigeria

GITEX GLOBAL Largest Tech & Startup Show in the World: Date 16th to 20th October. Location: Dubai Harbour and Dubai Trade Centre.

CCTV System Operator & Control Room Management Course: Organised by Kenvision Techniks Institute. Date October 16th to October 27th.  Location: Kenvision Techniks Workshop in Kahawa Sukari Kiambu Nairobi, Nairobi.

Africa Health Exhibition is organised by InformaMarkets (Africa Health and Medlab Africa). Dates: 17th to 19th October. Location: Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg

Tech Summit Ogun Date: 18th to 20th  October. Location: June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta Nigeria

MWC Kigali 2023 is organised by GSMA and Partners. Dates: 17th to 19th October. Location: Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali Rwanda

SAVCA Venture Capital Conference Date: 19th October. Location: Hazendal Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, Western Cape.

CareerBuddy Fest is organised by CareerBuddy. Date October 21st. Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Global Start-up Awards Africa is organised by the Global Innovation Initiative Group (GIIG) and the Federal Government of Ethiopia. Dates: 26th  to 28th October. Location: Arts & Science Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.