Advancing Africa’s cities. Together.

The African Smart Cities Summit is Africa’s only dedicated conference that explores how smart cities can deliver a quality life and enable economic growth through IoT, technology and creative thinking. Providing African solutions for Africa’s cities, this high-profile conference will tackle Africa’s readiness to fully adopt smart methodologies for implementation to current infrastructure.

Taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg June 2024, this exclusive gathering of key smart cities private and public stakeholders co-locates with The Big 5 Construct South Africa (previously African Construction Expo) and Totally Concrete Expo and is one of the must attend events in the calendar.

Key Themes

Why you NEED to attend

Get an exclusive Summit Delegate Pass and you will:

  • Discover how smarter cities can alleviate African urban challenges and understand where we stand in leveraging proven smart city solutions in Africa
  • Keep up to date with the latest smart city market developments, solutions and trends
  • Explore challenges, lessons learned and best practices to help drive your smart city projects forward
  • Learn about practical solutions that you can implement and avoid costly trial-and-error learning
  • Discover how public and private sector can better collaborate to drive economic growth
  • Network and connect with a key public and private sector players

Who should attend the African Smart Cities Summit?

Meet our Expert Speakers


By attending the African Smart Cities Summit, you will have access to:

Expo and Smart Cities Pavilion

Experience leading-edge products and solutions first-hand on The Big 5 Construct Southern Africa expo floor and in the dedicated Smart Cities Pavilion. Exclusive product demos will help you explore the latest innovations and discover how to implement in current and future projects.

Stakeholders Engagement Forum

Have your say at this popular forum, in partnership with NAFBI, which gathers the construction industry’s private and public sector stakeholders to tackle the industry’s most critical issues.

Strategic Summit

Providing African solutions for Africa’s cities, the exclusive summit will welcome leading experts who will explore practical and actionable methodologies through real-life case studies, challenges faced, and lessons learnt as well as admit to the reality on the time it takes to build these cities.

Technical workshops

The interactive Smart Construction Talks explores innovative integrated construction management software and how these technologies take information from various sources, such as 3D models, 2D engineering tools, materials management, project controls and scheduling systems.

Exclusive networking

Connect with high-profile private and public stakeholders and expand your network with exclusive networking opportunities throughout the three-day event.

There was a good balance of private sector and public sector speakers sharing very engaging content and robust practical use cases. This conference is a must attend for professionals working on any aspect of Smart Cities.

Sharoda Rapeti Non-Executive Partner, Delta Partners, South Africa

The Summit provided a great platform for learning as well as networking with other implementers of Smart City solutions.

Dr Martine G Mtonga Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, SMART Zambia