The FT Africa Summit, hosted annually by the Financial Times newspaper, is the leading global forum for discussion of Africa’s role in the world. Every year, the Summit gathers senior leaders, thinkers and creatives to celebrate Africa’s opportunities and address its challenges.

Africell is proud to officially support the FT Africa Summit 2021 as Exhibition Partner. Africell is a fast-growing mobile network operator with customers across sub-Saharan Africa. Africell’s understanding of and belief in Africa’s extraordinary promise aligns closely with the spirit of the Summit. 

The theme of the 2021 edition is ‘Trading Up – Africa’s New Frontier’. The conference will discuss how African businesses, policymakers and other actors are setting about the task of knitting the continent together, both physically and digitally, and will consider what is needed to accelerate this process. The Summit will assess the continent's economic prospects given Covid-19 and will explore how businesses in sectors such as telecommunications can help drive Africa’s long-term recovery.

The FT Africa Summit is the most serious and relevant forum dedicated to Africa”, says Sam Williams, Africell’s Group Communications Director. “We are an ambitious mobile technology company with a pan-African footprint. Supporting an event of this scale and impact is a logical part of our growth journey. It reflects our increasingly confident voice as a regional presence and shows our desire to learn continuously about both the big picture and fine details of the continent on which we do business”.

Speakers at the FT Africa Summit 2021 include President João Lourenço of Angola. Africell was recently awarded the fourth telecommunications license in Angola and is in advanced stages of preparing for its commercial launch in the country. Also speaking is Ambassador J. Peter Pham. Ambassador Pham is a member of Africell Group’s board, a former senior US diplomat to Africa, and a renowned global expert of African economics and politics through his work as Distinguished Fellow at the Atlantic Council.

To participate in the FT Africa Summit 2021 or to view the conference agenda, visit To browse Africell's exhibition hub, visit The event takes place on 19 October between 09:00 and 18:00 GMT+1.