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5 Outstanding Tech Events and Meetups you can’t afford to miss


Tech events and meetups offer opportunity for techies to network, collaborate, share experiences and much more.  Below are 5 big tech events and meetups in the last lap of 2022 that will add value to your career in the industry.

  • Women Entrepreneur & Executives in Tech Summit (WEET)
  • Black Hat USA 2022
  • Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo Americas
  • TechCrunch Disrupt
  • AfricaTech Festival

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1. Women Entrepreneurs & Executives in Tech Summit (WEETS)

WEETS is specifically targeted at optimizing new digital opportunities for women. The annual conference brings together women from all sectors of the economy to unlearn relearn, and learn. To also deliberate on a contemporary theme with a wide range of topical issues that are relevant to women in Technology, business, corporate, and public and development sectors as published in TechEconomy.

WEETS is a non-profit organization that seeks to create, programs that inspire, empower, women. This group advocate for greater representation of women in leadership positions both in the public and private sectors. WEETS intends to collaborate with both local and international organizations to deliver programs, train women, and build capacity, which obviously will influence over 150,000 women in the long run.

Date and Time

Thu, September 15, 2022

7:00 AM – 3:00 PM ED


Sheraton Lagos Hotel

30 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way

Lagos, Lagos 021189

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2. Black Hat USA 2022 – Tech Events and Meetups

Four days of hands-on security training followed by the two-day main conference covering the information security research, development and trends. The event is published in Computer World.       

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Date: 2022-08-06             

Location: Las Vegas, NV

3. Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo Americas

This event is designed to help CIOs and IT leaders learn how to “shape technology to respond to adversity and discover digital business strategic planning tools and techniques to achieve business continuity” particularly in light of the ongoing global pandemic.   

Date: 2022-10-17             

Location: Orlando, FL

4. TechCrunch Disrupt – Tech Events and Meetups

TechCrunch Disrupt is a landmark event that returns as the startup world’s leading in-person hub.

For the third year in a row, founders, investors, and Silicon Valley’s smartest and savviest leaders gather in person for a three-day summit. The legendary Disrupt stage produces new stars and provides unique first glances at the future of each sector.

For founders who are serious about cutting through the noise and building the kinds of relationships that can propel them to the next level, Disrupt is a must-attend event.

It’s a ticket into the ecosystem that’s changing the world for startup fans, potential investors, and aspiring tech moguls.

There is no better location to make your imprint than with 100+ exhibitors and 10,000+ attendees. It’s a three-day window of opportunity.

Date: October 18-20, 2022

Venue: Moscone West, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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5. AfricaTech Festival

The Africa Tech Festival is one of the year’s main tech event in Sub-Saharan Africa and hence a possible barometer of COVID recovery. If you had to attend only one international tech convention in Sub-Saharan Africa for a few years, it was AfricaCom.

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Now that AfricaCom and AfricaTech have merged to form the AfricaTech Festival, the event’s standing has been enhanced, with organizers claiming that 90% of booths on the exhibit floor have already been reserved.

Speakers from the worlds of government, private enterprise, and technology vendors will speak at the conference, which will bring together people from all around Africa.

For a long time, AfricaCom has been, in a sense, several conferences in one, covering a wide range of themes. Enterprise technology, digital infrastructure development, talent and skills development, and growing start-ups are all covered.

Date: November 7-  12, 2022

Venue: Hybrid event

Ubong Nsekpong

Ubong Nsekpong is a graduate of Communication Engineering from FUTO. Founder, TechForest SoftTechnologies Ltd. A web developer, digital marketer, writer and a passionate promoter of the tech ecosystem in Nigeria South.

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