6-8 FEB, 2019

ABIDJAN, CÔTE D’IVOIRE

About

Slated from 6 to 8 February 2019, SMART CITY AFRICA is a B2B event focusing on the urbanization of Cote D’Ivoire, francophone Africa’s biggest economy and the world’s largest cacao exporter with a population of 24 million.

Developed in partnership with governmental institutions, SMART CITY AFRICA is tailored to welcome for three days a small group of decision-making level delegates regrouped as SELLERS | BUYERS | STARTUPS | VISITORS, ready to interact with each other and with a strategic vision for the urbanization of Cote D’Ivoire.

SMART CITY AFRICA will put under the spotlight 48 international companies offering innovative urban development solutions and technologies that could be successfully implemented in Cote D’Ivoire, in the following sectors:

  • CONSTRUCTION
  • DIGITAL SERVICES
  • EDUCATION
  • ENERGY
  • FOOD
  • HEALTH
  • MANUFACTURING
  • MARKETING
  • FINANCIAL SERVICES
  • PUBLIC ORGANIZATION
  • TRANSPORT
  • WATER
  • WASTE

The inaugural edition of SMART CITY AFRICA will consist of a compact agenda making time for:

Qualified meetings between FORTY-EIGHT international companies ready to explore opportunities in Cote D’Ivoire and THREE HUNDRED city leaders, architects, entrepreneurs and financiers with an urgent mandate to build sustainable city infrastructures and address unmet needs in urban development.


THREE keynote conversations on:

  1. How smart technologies will drive Africa’s electrical expansion;
  2. The role blockchain technology will play in the future of smart cities;
  3. Developing resiliency to increasing climate change.

TWENTY-ONE case-studies, company presentations and panel discussions delivered by experts and that are part of a knowledge-transfer program focusing on Cote D’Ivoire’s city development challenges and the solutions that already exist.


ONE pitch session for TWENTY-ONE local startups and entrepreneurs seeking to show their solutions to specialists, receive a constructive feedback from them, find partners and obtain financing.


To save time and money, SMART CITY AFRICA will take place in a networking-friendly environment, at the RADISSON BLU HOTEL located at walking distance from the Abidjan airport. Companies registering as SELLERS can book a unique low-cost participating package to include hotel accommodation for three nights for companies based outside of Cote D’Ivoire.

SELLERS must register before Friday 26 October. Meetings between delegates will be planned three months before the event, from Monday 12 November, by an in-house team of Abidjan and Los-Angeles based ‘matchmakers’ who will help delegates assess opportunities and set-up meetings for specific purposes.

Online registration for delegates taking part as BUYERS | STARTUPS | VISITORS will begin on Monday 13 August.