FESTACAfrica 2023 - Destination Arusha, TANZANIA Is the World's 4th Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture. A cultural festival designed to highlight & elevate the thriving talent from and within Africa. This is Africa Biggest festival and is a celebration of cultures and Heritage in the form of Arts, Fashion, Music, Story-telling, Poetry, film, short stories, Travel, Tourism, Hospitality, Food, and Dance through live performances from various countries in Africa and across the world sharing and showcasing their richness in their culture.


FESTAC Africa 2023 - Destination Arusha, TANZANIA will be taking place from 21st - 27th May 2023 in the beautiful Arusha, TANZANIA. The Festival invites other African countries and other Nationalities making it a perfect opportunity to come Network, Trade, Explore and have some Fun. As a festival we aim to draw Multi-generational global community to come experience an eclectic Pan-African and International line-up of music, theatre, poetry, film, dance and visual arts a vibrant handcraft market, family-friendly performances as well as an interactive art and dialogue space that creates a truly diverse & magical 7-day entertainment experience.


Our African Culture is slowly being impacted by global warming and devastating climate changes hence our theme for FESTAC AFRICA 2023 will greatly be centered around ESG Initiatives we can collectively implement to ensure our culture is in the long term sustained and preserved in an eco-friendly way to ensure our future generations can equally enjoy what we have. Our focus for 2023 is heavily centered around environmental goals of ESG and how collectively we can work together to ensure our carbon emission is reduced, we bring experts to share insights on how we can offset our carbon footprint during the festival and also do a workshop to teach organisations on how to report accurately on ESG or create governance around the same.


Come TRADE and NETWORK in Arusha, TANZANIA while doing business as we continue to amplify Intra-African Trade. The following are some of the planned activities during the one week long festival

  • 100 - 150 Exhibitors of Proudly Made in Africa products and services
  • InternationalBuyers creating market Access for Africa brands
  • 3 Days of business investment forums created to discuss business opportunities from various organisations seeking expansion in Africa as well as promote Intra-Africa Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
  • 3 days of ESG workshop to teach organisations how to implement or create sustainable reporting and governance around Environmental, Social Governance guidelines.
  • 3 days of a Basketball camp focused on our youth from the best of basketball players globally. This Camp will see our youth integrated into the program to come learn how they can take advantage of the opportunities of this global sport and understand what it takes to be a player in the international stages. It is also a sport created to bring fun and ensure our youth are integrated into the system.
  • 3 Days of a business Expo to showcase the very best of our culture through Fashion, Art, Poetry, Literature, Story Telling, Food, Investment Opportunities. Come connect with like-minded business leaders like yourself and find long-term partnerships or collaborations for your brand.

  • 7 Days and Nights of hype and buzz while promoting out African culture through Music, Dancing, Fire Fighters, Comedy, Drummers, Fun, and much Talent Discovery
  • 1 day Inspire Africa Day Golf Experience is a Golf event planned to bring the business Executives attending this festival to get an opportunity to move conversations from the conference room to the Boardroom.
  • A 5-day Soccer Camp in Arusha for the Youth in partnership with Bundesliga (The German Soccer League), Schachter Sports (an Activation Agency), as well as 1.FSV Mainz 05 (a Division 1 Soccer Team in Germany).
  • The First Africa Luxury Awards and an elegant Africa Themed Gala Dinner to Celebrate Africa's Excellence in partnership with The Luxury Network International on Africa Day - 25th May 2023.
  • Attend a Masterclass of Art to understand why African art is becoming sort out after globally and why it is fetching top dollar. Understand how the masters value art and what it will take to sell good art. Know where the market is as we promote our African SMES, Artisans and the people in the Art & Craft business.
  • Ecommerce, Trade and Logistics is the future - Connect with the masters in a 1 day dedicated master class that will teach our SME's how to have the very best e-commerce platforms to enable them trade and
  • Don't miss out the 7 Days Staged AFRICAN BOMA VILLAGE that will see a variety of Mixologists and Signature cocktails being served throughout the festival. Come experience the best brewers & beer crafters of Africa.
  • Join a full day Business on Excursions Trip by choosing either a Safari to the Serengeti, A visit to the Ngorongoro Crater, a Tour to the Tanzanite and other Precious Stones Mines or just a cruise to the Island of Zanzibar.
  • Come enjoy the SPIRIT OF THE AFRICAN RHYTHM through Music and Dance and o celebrate Africa's music in style


MY AFRICA! YOUR AFRICA! OUR AFRICA!

Speakers

Yinka Abioye

Chairman at The Inspire Group

Dr. Paul Abolo

President at Ecologistics integrated services Ltd

Julius W. Garvey

Chairman at Dr. Marcus Garvey Foundation

Fares Ghattas

CEO of The Luxury Network International

Sally Kimangu

Founder / CEO of Destination Imagination in Africa

Kiprono Kittony

Chairman at Nairobi Securities Exchanges

Prof Ratemo Waya Micheka BSc, MA, PHD FKNAS

Lecturer at University of Nairobi

Grace Mumo

Group CEO of Inspire Africa Connect

Hassan Ali Mzee

Chairman at ZATO

Cuthbert Ncube

Chairman at African Tourism Board

H.E Amb. Dr. Jonathan Ojadah COP, fciml, faiet

Vice President at International Peace and Governance Council (IPGC), USA

Sebastian Schaechter

Managing Director of Schaechter Sports GMBH

Gerald Walker

CEO of BizCbook LLC

Agenda

Guests Arrival, Exhibition Build-up and Badges Collection

Various Hotels for accommodation and the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre

Exhibition / Business & Investment Forum Opening Ceremony
Tea Break

Tea Break

Day 1 Exhibition, ESG Workshop e-Commerce & Logistics Workshop, Business Investment Forum

Day 1
Exhibition,
ESG Workshop
e-Commerce Trade & Logistics Workshop,
Travel & Tourism Business Investment Forum
Youth Talent Discovery and Soccer Camp
Peace and Security Workshop

Lunch

Lunch Break

Day 1 Exhibition, ESG Workshop e-Commerce Trade & Logistics Workshop, Business Investment Forum

Day 1
Exhibition,
ESG Workshop
e-Commerce Trade & Logistics Workshop,
Travel & Tourism Business Investment Forum
Youth Talent Discovery and Soccer Camp
Peace and Security Workshop

Tea Break
Exhibition / Business & Investment Forum

Day 1
Exhibition,
ESG Workshop
e-Commerce Trade & Logistics Workshop,
Business Investment Forum

Day 1 Exhibition, ESG Workshop e-Commerce Trade & Logistics Workshop, Business Investment Forum

Day 1
Exhibition,
ESG Workshop
Travel & Tourism Business Investment Forum
Youth Talent Discovery and Soccer Camp
Peace and Security Workshop

SARAFINA LAUNCH
Day 2 Exhibition, ESG Workshop e-Commerce Trade & Logistics Workshop, Business Investment Forum

Day 2
Exhibition,
ESG Workshop
e-Commerce Trade & Logistics Workshop,
Travel & Tourism Business Investment Forum
Youth Talent Discovery and Soccer Camp
Peace and Security Workshop

Tea Break over Cultural Entertainment
Day 2 Exhibition, ESG Workshop e-Commerce Trade & Logistics Workshop, Business Investment Forum

Day 2
Exhibition,
ESG Workshop
e-Commerce Trade & Logistics Workshop,
Travel & Tourism Business Investment Forum
Youth Talent Discovery and Soccer Camp
Peace and Security Workshop

Lunch Break over Cultural entertainment

Lunch Break over Cultural Entertainment

Day 2 Exhibition, ESG Workshop e-Commerce Trade & Logistics Workshop, Business Investment Forum

Day 2
Exhibition,
ESG Workshop
e-Commerce Trade & Logistics Workshop,
Travel & Tourism Business Investment Forum
Youth Talent Discovery and Soccer Camp
Peace and Security Workshop

Tea Break over Cultural Entertainment
Day 2 Exhibition, ESG Workshop e-Commerce Trade & Logistics Workshop, Business Investment Forum

Day 2
Exhibition,
ESG Workshop
e-Commerce Trade & Logistics Workshop,
Business Investment Forum

Day 2 Wind Up
SARAFINA PLAYFREEDOM IS COMING TOMORROW
SARAFINA PLAYFREEDOM IS COMING TOMORROW
Day 3 Exhibition, ESG Workshop e-Commerce Trade & Logistics Workshop, Business Investment Forum

Day 3
Exhibition,
ESG Workshop
e-Commerce Trade & Logistics Workshop,
Travel & Tourism Business Investment Forum
Youth Talent Discovery and Soccer Camp
Peace and Security Workshop

Tea Break over Cultural Entertainment
Day 3 Exhibition, ESG Workshop e-Commerce Trade & Logistics Workshop, Business Investment Forum

Day 3
Exhibition,
ESG Workshop
e-Commerce Trade & Logistics Workshop,
Travel & Tourism Business Investment Forum
Youth Talent Discovery and Soccer Camp
Peace and Security Workshop

Lunch Break over Cultural Entertainment
Day 3 Exhibition, ESG Workshop e-Commerce Trade & Logistics Workshop, Business Investment Forum

Day 3
Exhibition,
ESG Workshop
e-Commerce Trade & Logistics Workshop,
Travel & Tourism Business Investment Forum
Youth Talent Discovery and Soccer Camp
Peace and Security Workshop

Exhhibitions certificates awards & Closure
Inspire Africa Golf Day / Various Sports Activations with Cultural Entertainment Schedule throughout the day
Break
AFRICA DAY LUXURY AWARDS & GALA DINNER OVER CULTURAL ENTERTAINMENT
BUSINESS ON EXCURSIONS

Business on Excursions is curated to give exhibitors and delegates attending FESTAC AFRICA 2023 - Destination TANZANIA an opportunity to experience Tanzania while doing business on Excursions.

Guests have a choice of the following options

Business & Safari
Gemstones Tour
Zanzibar Island Tour
Pemba Island Tour
Serengeti Tour
Ngorongoro Tour

Private Networking Sessions and one-to-one Business Connect Sessions

Private networking 1-1 Conversations as well as FESTAC AFRICA RECOGNITION AND CERTIFICATES AWARD SESSIONS

GUESTS TO LEAVE AT LEISURE

GUESTS TO LEAVE AT LEISURE

Location

Arusha International Conference Centre
Arusha, Tanzania

See route

Contact us

For additional event or venue information, please email info@festacafrica.comYou can also reach us at +27 826275466

Sponsors and Partners

Exhibitors

  • Business & Investments

    Inspire Africa Connect

  • Tourism

    African Tourism Board

  • ZATO

  • Eko Destination

  • Luxury Brands

    Luxury Xclusives

  • The Luxury Network International

  • Arts & Craft Proudly Made in Africa

    Inspire Art Gallary

  • Tobi Soroye

  • Fine Beverages

    Wine and Connect

  • Tanqueray

  • Climate Change

    IWURI LTD

  • Ecologistics Integrated Services, Abuja Nigeria

  • EAS

  • Media

    Luxury Media Africa

  • Emblem International

  • Eko Tourism Radio

  • Hotels & Hospitality

    Mount Meru Hotel

  • Four Point Arusha

  • Gran Melia Arusha

  • Kibo Palace

  • Fine Leather Products - Proudly Made in Africa

    Beryl Bespoke

  • Sports Training & Soccer Camp

    Bundesliga

  • Schachter Sports GMBH

  • 1.FSV Mainz 05

  • Peace & Security

    International Peace Governance Centre

  • Literature

    Marcus Garvey Institute