GITEX Africa 2024
  • Over 100 Nigerian, 30 Senegalese startups exhibiting

With over 400 startups and delegations from more than 90 countries, the second edition of GITEX Africa is reinforcing Africa’s status as a global leader in digital transformation. Hosted in Marrakech, Morocco’s tourist hub, the event aims to accelerate cross-continent investment opportunities and highlight Africa’s rising digital tech prowess.

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Running from May 29 to 31 across a 45,000 sqm exhibition space, GITEX Africa is featuring 10 conference tracks and over 140 hours of stimulating content focused on advancing Africa’s digital transformation. Topics include generative AI, digital cities, fintech, agritech, healthcare, energy, innovation, sustainable development goals, and the dynamic startup ecosystem.

The 2024 event brings together heads of national and sub-national governments, ministers, and private sector leaders to celebrate the continent’s achievements and future ambitions in entrepreneurial innovation.

Nigeria boasts a formidable presence at GITEX Africa

Nigeria boasts a formidable presence at GITEX Africa, with government officials such as Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State and Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Tunji Alausa, along with over 100 startups showcasing their innovations. Senegal is equaling featuring about 30 startups to underscore the growing capacity of startups in Francophone-Africa.


Ghita Mezzour, Moroccan Minister in charge of Digital Transition and Administration Reform, remarked at the inaugural edition, “we’re witnessing a historic event, the largest tech networking and business event in the African continent.”

Supernova Challenge: Showcasing Startup Supremacy

GITEX Africa will also host the GITEX Africa Supernova Challenge, the continent’s most valuable startup pitch competition with US$100,000 in cash prizes. In 2023, the event had a shortlist of over 70 disruptive startups from 31 countries will compete across two days of live pitches in front of a panel of global VCs, angel investors, and accelerators. The shortlist was selected from over 800 applications, representing nations from across the globe, including Cameroon, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Gambia, Ghana, India, Israel, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, Uganda, UK, USA, and Zambia.

GITEX Africa is held under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and hosted by the Digital Development Agency (ADD) under the authority of the Moroccan Ministry of Digital Transition and Administration Reform. The event is organized by KAOUN International, the overseas events organizing company of Dubai World Trade Centre, which also organizes GITEX Global in Dubai, UAE, the world’s largest tech and startup show.


IT Edge News.Africa is a media partner of Gitex Africa.

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