We are already in September. The year 2017 is fast burning out like a candle stick. How many business events have you attended this year? This September is heavily loaded with business events in Africa and attending one of the events might just be the magic wand to open wide the gate to the world of your dream business.

Every year, African entrepreneurs and organisations host a series of business events and trade shows all over Africa, most of which take place in Nigeria and South Africa.

As an entrepreneur, you are free to attend these events and even participate by owning an exhibitor stand to showcase your products or services.

Attending or participating in business events come with numerous advantages such as networking. You will have an opportunity to connect and meet other African entrepreneurs within your community.

Below is a list of seven business events and trade shows that will be coming up soon in Africa. 

1.The showcase entrepreneurs’ fair 2017

The main aim of this event is to bring together micro entrepreneurs, small and medium size businesses together with large corporations, as well as financial institutions.

The leaders of these institutions will share their know-how with one another in order to help their businesses grow. If you are a business owner, this is an event you should not miss.

Date: 13th Sept-18th Sept 2017.

Country: Nigeria

Address: Main Bowl TBS, Lagos

              Tbs Bus Terminal, Awolowo Road

               Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria

For more information about the event visit the website

2. Angel Investor Masterclass Hargeisa   

This event is one of a kind in Africa. The event is aimed at mobilizing early stage investing communities which will help connect, share knowledge and talk about capital needed to help maximize the continent entrepreneurial potential.

Date: September 20, 2017: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Country: Somaliland

Address: Hargeisa, Somaliland

              Maansoor Hotel, Hargeisa

For more information go here

3. Digital Swarm

This event is organised by digitlab, a South African based digital marketing agency made of online marketing experts ranging from Social media, content marketing to SEO and a lot more. This event will allow leaders to share their know-how and knowledge which will help transform the industry of digital marketing in Africa. If you are an online marketer, this is an event you should not miss.

Country: South Africa

Date: 27 September 2017

Address: Johannesburg South Africa

Visit digitlab.com for details

4. Future Energy Uganda

If you are an African businessman who specialises in renewable and nonrenewable energy, this is a must-attend event. The purpose of the event is to bring together decision makers and Uganda engineers to talk about the latest energy solutions in Uganda and Africa as a whole.

Also, they will be talking on how to increase the generating and manufacturing capacity of energy in Uganda.

Country: Uganda

Date: Wed September 13 2017- Thursday September 14 2017.

Address: Kampala Uganda

Website: Future Energy Uganda website

4. Women in Africa Entrepreneur’s

Women in Africa entrepreneur’s Hub is a network of global leaders made up of both men and women which main aim is to identify future influential women who will be the leaders of Africa entrepreneurship.

This hub also support women entrepreneurship in Africa by introducing them to a new way of governance.

Their first Africa annual meeting will be taking place in Marrakesh and they are expecting more than 300 leaders.

Country: Morocco

Date: September 25, 2017 – 9:00 AM – September 27, 2017 – 6:00 PM

Address: Beldi Country Club

For more information click here

5. Venture platform demo day 2

The venture platform demo day 2 is a Lagos based on invitation-only business event, that will feature companies and businesses from various industries such as the banking industry, real estate, health and even in the entertainment industry.

The companies to take part during the event have been going through a 4 months venture platform acceleration program. They will share with you what they have been doing at the program and some fund raising strategies they are using.

Country: Nigeria

Date: September 15, 2017: 12:00 AM

Address: Lagos Nigeria

 Go here for more information.

6. The Funding Space


The funding space event which will be taking place in Lagos Nigeria, is aimed at helping young African entrepreneurs with business ideas that solve social problems in Africa.

If you are a young African entrepreneur with an idea that has the potential to solve a problem within your community but do not have money to fund it, The funding space event is where you should be on the 27-28 September 2017 and pitch your idea.

This event is aimed at helping youths fund their business ideas

Country: Nigeria

Date:September 27, 2017 – 7:00 AM – September 28, 2017 – 6:00 PM

Address:Lagos, Nigeria.

For more information click here

7. iCubeFarm Business Showcase

iCubefarm business showcase is a trade show design to help businesses in Africa showcase their products and services like Pros. Participants will have an opportunity to own their stands where they can show their products to the public.

Country: Cameroon

Date: Friday 5, October 2017

Address: SPAR Conference Hall (L’Atrium)

             Douala, Cameroon

Website: iCubefarm


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