Networking and Evening Events

Each day is structured to include networking intermissions and lunch so mingling and catching up with your most wanted contacts will be easy! Intermissions will include complimentary drinks and snacks, while the delicious lunch will be sure to energise you for an afternoon of business meetings. There’s nothing quite as valuable as face-to-face interaction so our show format helps you get the most out of each day. You will find that in a short space of time, many new contacts will be on first name terms with you and meaningful connections will occur throughout the show day.

Evening Events

As the sun draws to a close each day, the evening magic begins! This year, Experience Africa 2019, will be hosting three fabulous invitation-only evening events. Real business isn’t all about meetings – we believe that networking in a relaxed, intimate setting is just as important. Be sure to join us for a drink as you relax, celebrate and create lasting relationships!


Monday – Experience Sundowners
5:35pm – 9:00pm

As the first day of Experience Africa draws to a close, relax with wine and canapes at our exclusive Canary Wharf venue. Take the opportunity to network with industry colleagues in an informal setting as you watch the sunset over the Thames. Sustainability is a key theme at this year’s show, so everything will be reusable or biodegradable – no single-use plastic in sight!

Tuesday – bEAts
5:35pm – 11:30pm

Join us for the Experience Africa party! This is our chance to celebrate all things Africa with suppliers and buyers from across the travel and tourism industry. bEAts will take place at The Sipping Room in Canary Wharf, an intimate retreat in a grade II listed building with a stylish outdoor terrace overlooking the docks. Expect entertainment, African-themed cocktails, bowl food and plenty of dancing through the night!


Wednesday – Campfire Tales: A Celebration of the Year in Media
5:35pm – 9:30pm

Rounding up three days of business, networking and fun, we’ll end Experience Africa on a high with a night of celebration! As well as unwinding with a glass in hand, this is our opportunity to recognise those who have made outstanding contributions to promoting Africa in the media. The awards will be hosted by motivational speaker, The Other Michael Jackson, who will host an exciting Q&A with TV personality and motorbike-enthusiast Charley Boorman! He will be talking about his extensive travels through Africa and the rest of the world, all on two wheels.