Gain Unparalleled Access to African Business Opportunities

Claim your seat at the table of key industry players. Have your voice heard to solve problems, form powerful relationships and create opportunity through connection.

  • Industries: Mining, Energy, Smart Mobility & Retail
  • Smarter ROI event and advertising opportunities
  • 365 days' access to your industry's hot topics and decision-makers
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Access Trusted Partnerships and Connections
Built over Decades in the Industry

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Why Choose VUKA Group?

Creating Opportunity in Connection
Open the door to more conversations and opportunities through VUKA Group events, exhibitions & industry news. Complete an enquiry form to learn how to generate more connections within Africa.

Dedicated to Africa
Explore opportunity in every connection, digital or in-person across the African continent. VUKA Group has been connecting businesses in Africa for 20 years, providing unparalleled access to key contacts, innovative thinking and business opportunities.

Access The News Cycle Your Industry Relies On
Gain insights and knowledge via the industry's most trusted source of information. Seize the opportunity to keep your finger on the pulse and have your company featured for the industries most influential figures to see.

Connecting Key Industry Players
Focus your marketing budget where it generates access to key industry opportunities. VUKA Group’s planning team provides you the connection to access the right contacts through targeted digital and in-person environments, building rapport and open doors to new opportunities.

"There is a power inherent in the human ability to connect - across industries, countries, cultures & languages. VUKA is here to support & accelerate this core human activity."

David Ashdown

CEO
VUKA Group

The Influence Marketing Bullseye
The Influence Marketing Bullseye
Create New Opportunities & Influence Prospects
The Influence Cycle Explained

Influence Thinking Over Extended Periods

The power of influencing thinking, building awareness & cultivating trust takes time. While traditional networking and advertising is short term, businesses by nature make decisions across prolonged periods of 6-18 months or more.

In reality, success comes from retaining the market (or your prospects') attention with consistent brand visibility that builds awareness, trust and confidence. It opens doors, and gives you a seat at the table with industry heavyweights.

Traditional Exhibitions & Advertising vs The VUKA Group

VUKA opens the door to true 365 marketing, producing evergreen awareness of your company. Imagine staying in contact with your prospects 365 days a year, across multiple media channels to influence the way customers think about your brand. VUKA clients achieve much more with their investments. Isn’t it time you discovered what you’ve been missing out on?

Position your company as an authority via: live events, tradeshows, online events, news cycles, and more.

  • Create evergreen brand visibility 365 days per year
  • Targeted marketing before, during & after events / exhibitions
  • Leverage trusted industry media to present your brand
Your Opportunities to Be Seen

Feature in Industry Authority Media,
Exhibitions & Networking Events

For companies in the energy, mining, smart mobility or retail industries, leverage our digital and in-person channels and campaigns to create opportunities and open new connections.

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Conferences
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Want to Generate Opportunities?

VUKA is the trusted media partner to key professionals, policy makers, suppliers and
manufacturers. We provide unparalleled opportunities for industry-wide connection.

    “Every day, opportunities open up for businesses positioned to leverage them, and they flow to businesses who’ve inserted themselves into the influence cycle.”

    Errol Bryce

    Group Sales Director
    VUKA Group

    It was an excellent decision to join DRC Mining Week with an official German Pavilion! Impressive conference and exhibition with exciting contacts

    Helmut Schgeiner
    Technical Director, VDMA

    SMA has from inception hosted Africa’s premier event on eMobility integrating players in the sector to optimise growth of local markets on the continent while supporting local value addition and manufacturing

    Henry Kamau
    Director at Sustainable Transport Africa

    PRIME is delighted to have participated in Enlit Africa Connect by starring in a session focused on PRIME’s latest technical updates, including PRIME Hybrid with a special focus on the achievements of in-field deployments in Africa

    Pilar Julián Arrieta
    Strategic Consulting, ianusGroup

    Featuring some of the greatest mobility thought leaders in Africa, the talks, ideas, debates, and engagement were electrifying! ...This hybrid event definitely sets the scene for the future of conferencing

    Sasheen Rajkumar
    Project Engineer, SANRAL

    Case Studies

    Customer Success

    How VUKA Group has helped businesses access new opportunities in Africa

    “DRC Mining Week is a rendez-vous for business-to-business connections, and a platform to share contacts with participating companies.”

    Martin S. Kasemuka, Senior
    Manager Business Development.

    Connect to Mining Houses in a New African Region
    Client: Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC)

    Objective:

    Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) was seeking to extend into the Katanga region of the DRC & wanted to engage with mining houses there.

    Solution:

    The VUKA team at DRC Mining Week created a Gold Sponsorship power session & premium exhibition stand. CEC executives could present & engage with representatives of all the Katanga Region mining houses.

    Results

    CEC was able to connect with the DRC National Power supplier, MMG Ltd, & other key stakeholders. Through meaningful dialogue and engagement they successfully expanded their operations into the region.

    “DRC Mining Week is a rendez-vous for business-to-business connections, and a platform to share contacts with participating companies.”

    Martin S. Kasemuka, Senior
    Manager Business Development.

    “This is some nice coverage, thank you for sharing it & for the support you & the team gave Siemens over the last few weeks, everything went off very well.”

    Althea Borman
    Communications Business

    Keynote Speech at Energy Event Establishes Thought Leadership
    Client: Siemens South Africa

    Objective:

    Siemens South Africa were looking to increase brand awareness & position themselves as thought leaders in Africa’s energy transition.

    Solution:

    Siemens sponsored the opening keynote at VUKA’s Enlit Africa – Connect, presenting a thought leadership piece focusing on the 5D’s of the energy transition. They also participated in a panel alongside public sector stakeholders.

    Results

    Siemens gained 441 opt-in leads, 70 digital exhibition visits, 641 channel views, & national media coverage on SABC news, boosting their exposure & positioning them as a thought leader.

    “This is some nice coverage, thank you for sharing it & for the support you & the team gave Siemens over the last few weeks, everything went off very well.”

    Althea Borman
    Communications Business

    “The actual achievement of driving EVs 2000kms from the Capital City to Cape Town is a major highlight of this event.”

    Mamokhele Sebatane
    Corporate Communications at Nissan Motor Co.

    Raise Nissan’s Profile within South Africa’s EV Industry
    Client: Nissan

    Objective:

    Nissan was looking to enhance their position as technology leaders in the developing EV ecosystem in South Africa.

    Solution:

    Through consultation with VUKA’s Smarter Mobility Africa team, a package was created that included brand awareness, premium product placement in action & thought leadership positioning.

    Results

    Nissan received industry stakeholder engagement from the South Africa Minister of Transport, the United Nations Environment Programme & famous radio presenter DJ Fresh. The total Nissan campaign PR value equated to R23 Million.

    “The actual achievement of driving EVs 2000kms from the Capital City to Cape Town is a major highlight of this event.”

    Mamokhele Sebatane
    Corporate Communications at Nissan Motor Co.

    “I work with the ECOM Africa team because they deliver high-quality events, & their attention to delivering our Wishlist pre- and post-event.”

    Alistair Burton
    Country Director for Criteo

    Gain Market Share without Face-to-Face Meetings
    Client: Criteo

    Objective:

    Due to the pandemic Criteo were unable to meet their customers face-to-face. They needed to engage customers through digital means and increase their market position, & gain qualified leads.

    Solution:

    VUKA created a bespoke sponsorship package for ECOM Africa. Several panelists were identified as potential customers & engaged with Criteo during the digital event. Included in the package were pre-qualified leads that led to 15 introductions.

    Results

    VUKA created a bespoke sponsorship package for ECOM Africa. Several panelists were identified as potential customers & engaged with Criteo during the digital event. Included in the package were pre-qualified leads that led to 15 introductions.

    “I work with the ECOM Africa team because they deliver high-quality events, & their attention to delivering our Wishlist pre- and post-event.”

    Alistair Burton
    Country Director for Criteo

    "VUKA’s commitment to rich data portfolios will create valuable connection opportunities for our customers"

    Amelia Kühn

    Marketing Operations & Data Director
    VUKA Group

    African Industries we Help Influence

    Gain Influence in the Media Your Customers Trust

    Achieve Industry-wide Reach over a Long Buy Cycle

    Mining

    Local knowledge is key in the African mining industry.
    Leverage VUKA’s 20 years' on-the-ground experience to connect with key stakeholders.

    • High engagement levels across digital, magazine and in-person channels across Africa
    • Trusted by regional SME's, Corporates & Governments
    • Largest exhibition in Africa's hottest mining destinations
    Energy

    Discover the place where innovators and industry titans meet. VUKA Group hosts some of the key platforms where members of the energy ecosystem connect.

    • Reach a qualified African energy audience of >88,000 contacts
    • Market leading industry news and resource media
    • Mapping Africa’s Energy Transition
    Smart Mobility

    Key players in EV's, transport and infrastructure connect through VUKA media & events. We’re able to reach suppliers, buyers, innovators, investors & policy makers.

    • Latest industry news and technical information
    • The only Electric Vehicle Road Trip in Africa
    • Stakeholder Partners to Influence Adoption
    Retail

    VUKA connects cutting edge technologists with the businesses searching for their solutions. Discover the latest in UX, ecommerce & digital marketing.

    • Internationally recognised experts
    • Showcase of new technology solutions
    • Exciting blend of digital and in-person solutions to connect the sector