We were expecting our minds to be blown at the AI Expo Africa 2023 and we were not disappointed! The programme and exhibitions were an epic display of talent, ambition, and ingenuity by entrepreneurs from all walks of life. These brilliant minds were brought together not only to put their cognitive talents on display but also to demonstrate the power of partnership with event stakeholders like Gauteng Tourism. In its 6th edition at the Sandton Convention Centre, the event has fulfilled its mission to be Africa’s Largest Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Automation Trade Show and Conference. The organisers and sponsors have a goal to facilitate the connection between enterprise buyers with local and global suppliers.

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    The AI Expo Africa: A Line-Up Filled with Opportunity

    The AI Expo Africa is an exceptional showcase of the infinite possibilities of 4IR deep technology in a country and continent that faces many infrastructure challenges. Through innovation and collaboration, AI technology can unlock latent potential and expose Gauteng and Africa to an unimaginable future.

    The brimming and stellar programme line-up included 56 speakers, 93 exhibitors in a 10,000-square-foot hall, and 4 skills workshops. Among attendees were enterprise buyers, governments, 4IR practitioners, decision-makers, international trade missions, vendors, SMBs, and global brands all focused on real-world business applications that are immediately deployable. For the curious, the event presented an opportunity to see business relationships being formed, learn about local trends, and discover new markets.

    The AI Expo Africa: Host Partners, Sponsors, and Participants

    Gauteng Tourism, the City of Johannesburg, and Tourism South Africa were proud to be host partners of the AI Expo Africa 2023, and an impressive list of sponsors supported them. The sponsors included Google, Deloitte, Intel, Nvidia, Open Text, Accenture, Huawei, CSIR, the South African Artificial Intelligence Association (SAAIA), and many more.

    The exhibition hall had a startup zone and pavilions for participants who could not afford to exhibit their amazing ideas. These fortunate entrepreneurs were grateful to all the sponsors who made their participation possible.

    The Gauteng Tourism Pavilion had 10 startups in industries such as business, education, financial services, and health. Here is a brief profile of some of these exciting candidates:

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    Auxo Digital

    Auxo Digital is a team of engineers, designers, and consultants who are committed to using the latest next-gen technology to streamline business operations and service delivery.

    X-Reality Lab

    The X-Reality Lab was established at the Rail Manufacturing Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator of TUT. The company is the brainchild of postgraduate students who seek to use multiple realities to develop and educate young people in the science and engineering disciplines.


    SoftiDoc is an AI solutions provider that specialises in a range of products to achieve financial inclusion. It uses composite application development and integrates complex systems by leveraging artificial intelligence to address banking and insurance challenges and needs.

    Market Mx

    Market Mx is behind the Engage Mx platform, an intelligent platform that recalls patients to their doctor for screening and chronic disease management based on their unique health profile.

    Neural AI Labs

    Neural AI Labs provides AI development solutions and services to transform businesses. Their AI models elevate decision-making and automate repetitive tasks in a tailored and efficient way.

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    With the incredible networking opportunities, educational interactions, immersive engagements, and strategy formations inspired by the AI Expo Africa, we cannot imagine what the next few months will hold. We can hardly wait for the next edition of this out-of-this-world event and anticipate that the exponential results achieved at the AI Expo Africa 2023 will change the business landscape in Africa forever.