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SpeakersSmarter Mobility Leaders

Our global speaker line-up aims to connect the industry to the people, organisations and information that can positively influence Africa's evolution to smarter integrated mobility.

2023 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Hosting Partners
Gauteng Province
Gauteng Transport Authority
Diamond Sponsors
Air Products
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsor
Women In Mobility Sponsor
Startup Sponsors
Silver Sponsor
Women In Mobility Sponsor
Startup Sponsors


Enhance your career opportunities and maintain professional standards in the fast-paced mobility industry with Smarter Mobility Africa's mix of activities.

Opening & Closing Ceremony

The whole mobility industry plays a vital role in Africa realising its 2030 visions - from public transport and rail to automotive and micromobility - it is the participation and integration of all these elements that will ensure mobility truly serves the people, the economy, and the environment. The Opening & Closing Ceremony stages present insights and visions from Africa’s leaders who are responsible for delivering on the 2030 visions which are fast approaching.

New Energy Vehicles & Battery Tech

The world has changed, and Africa is changing with it when it comes to the fast-paced emergence of electric vehicles and batteries. This stage explores the full ecosystem of what the electric vehicle industry offers, such as different types of more efficient vehicles, the tech within electric vehicles, the integration of vehicle to the grid, and the development of battery technology feeding into the automotive industry and the energy industry. Africa is moving forward with its electric vehicle opportunity, this stage will highlight those developments, and answer the question of what more can be done to ensure Africa benefits from this once in a lifetime industry transition.

Public Transport Stage

Public transport plays a critical role in providing reliable and safe mobility in cities. In Africa, informal public transport is mostly used to get around. However, a lack of investment, integration, and infrastructure have held it back. This stage explores the opportunities presented within public transport through paratransit, rail, integrated infrastructure and reduced congestion to bring about safer, affordable and efficient mobility for all.


For 5 years, SMA summit has been the meeting place for building an integrated smarter mobility Africa. In true fashion of celebrating our 5 years of delivering this platform with our sponsors and partners, the Smarter Mobility Gala Dinner is being launched.

The Smarter Mobility Gala Dinner which is sponsored by Ubumbano brings together key stakeholders to connect with one another, celebrate the progress in the industry, unwind and enjoy, acknowledge those who are doing incredible work, and have fun.


At Smarter Mobility Africa summit, we will bring attention to gender disparities whilst giving women the power to lead change in mobility. The Women in Mobility Breakfast will ensure no woman stands alone against inequality, safety and lack of access. This event will create a support structure for women to empower and learn from each other.

It will also foster networking opportunities, knowledge exchange, and mentorship amongst women professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders in various sectors of the mobility industry. It’s all about Women in Mobility – Leading the Way to enhance opportunities for younger women who aspire to build a career in the futuristic and dynamic mobility sector.

Smarter Fleets

Transitioning fleets to new energy vehicles comes with a huge amount of opportunity to reduce costs and emissions, whilst improving user experience. However, the speed at which this change is happening provides some level of challenges, which would make even the most focused fleet operator feel somewhat anxious.

Smarter Fleet Summit will simplify some of the must know information when embracing this inevitable transition to electric vehicles, which will make your fleets more efficient and more enjoyable to manage.


For 5 years, SMA summit has been Africa’s platform for startups in mobility. It’s been a place to see what the future holds, to spark ideas and investment, through connecting startups to a global and local audience of the most relevant businesses, investors, governments and media.

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