Where Technology Meets Humanity:

In its third year, Social Media Week Nairobi (#SMWNairobi) brings together professionals with a curiosity and passion for new ideas, innovations and emerging trends in social media.

This year the theme is Closer and we will explore the intensifying conflict between individualism and community and will tackle three big sub-themes including The YouUniverse, The Social Divide and AI vs Humanity.

Join us for four days of inspirational talks, rigorous debate and a glimpse into the future of the Digital Industry. SMW Nairobi will be held at Movenpick Hotel & Residences, Mkungu close, Westlands, Nairobi from 12th-15th June 2018.


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Access Latest Trends On The Digital & Technological Space:

At #SMWNairobi we will explore the theme through numerous sessions, including breakfast sessions, plenary session, master classes and workshops.

Come learn new skills and tools that will help in advancing your career and organization to the next level.



  • How to get Involved

    1. Attend
    2. Exhibition
    3. Volunteer
    4. Submit as Speaker or Event Partner
    5. Be an Advisor
    6. Become a Sponsor/ Partner

  • Attend

    Mark your calendar – SMW Nairobi will be joining cities around the world to celebrate Social Media week from 12th- 15th June 2018. Conference passes are available on a limited first-come basis. Sign up and be the first to receive updates. Attend

  • Exhibition

    SMW Nairobi offers a Unique platform for Organizations to showcase their products and services. Exhibition stands of 3 by 6 meters will be set up to ensure interaction between the exhibitors and consumers. To become an exhibitor, Get in touch to book a space.
  • Volunteer

    Volunteers are the heart of Social Media Week, and Nairobi is no difference. SMW Nairobi is a great opportunity for students, young professionals or those with a flexible schedule to get involved in a community event, network with social media professionals and gain valuable experience in event marketing. Please fill and submit this form.

  • Submit as Speaker or Event Partner

    Interested in speaking at SMW Nairobi? We have a limited number of opportunities for keynote speakers, panelists and workshop facilitators. If you are an experienced speaker with expertise in the fields of social media, business and technology. Please fill and submit the form. We’re also open to partnering with organizations looking to host events affiliated with #SMWNairobi – if you have a concept, speaker(s) and event space in mind, Please fill and submit this form.

  • Be an Advisor

    Are you a marketing leader or a social media guru? We are looking for executives and emerging leaders to join our Advisory Board. As an Advisory Board Member, you will help guide content, programming and facilitate key partnerships that will ensure the event is a success in 2018 and for years to come. Get in touch to inquire about joining the board.

  • Become a Sponsor/Partner

    SMW Nairobi offers a wide and customizable range of sponsorship opportunities for organizations looking to gain exposure to our attendees as well as our rapidly growing social media following. We are looking for sponsors and partners of all kinds – Please fill and submit this form.

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Digital Media Awards

SMW Nairobi will host the first Edition of Digital Media Awards of the 15th June 2018. The Awards aims at recognizing excellence by Brands, Agencies, Techies and Individual doing remarkable work in the digital space. Work ranges from digital content creation, to digital campaign management, to digital publishing, to App development and use of new media in digital campaigns.

Some of the award categories include:

  • Platform Awards
  • Best Use of New Age Technology Awards
  • Content Awards.
  • Brand/Agency Awards
  • Technology Awards
  • Publishers Awards



Melissa D’Arienzo

Head of Channel Sales in EMEA for LinkedIn Market Solutions Read More

John Bowles

TurnLeft Media - LinkedIn Marketing Solutions: Read More

Adrian Ciesielski

Twitter Sales Manager for Greater Africa Read More

Marius Greeff

Co-founder, Turn Left Media Read More

Haldon Burns

Blue Robot Read More

Edirin Edewor

Online Publishers and Entrepreneurs Network (OPEN) Read More

Naomi Osemedua

Social Change Entrepreneur Read More

Vanessa Mbamarah

Founder and Creative Lead at Ztallion Read More

Odhiambo Ooko

Senior Manager Employee and Labour Relations at Safaricom PLC Read More

Manish Sardana

MD, Squad Digital and Head Digital Media, Group M Read More

Matthew Barclay

Area Director for Africa at Meltwater Read More

Caine Wanjau

CTO of Twiga Foods Read More

Sandra Hua Yao

Vice President Business Development for TransferTo Read More

Past Speakers

Christopher Madison

Managing Director - Isobar Kenya Read More

Rhonda Breit

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs - Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications Read More

Kenneth Macharia

Director of Resource and Business Development - Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications Read More

Antony Wainaina Kariuki

Digital Media Consultant Read More

Janet Ngugi

Digital and Online Marketing Consultant and Trainer - Livity Africa Read More

George Kagwe

Director of 4UP Digital LTD Read More
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Who attends #SMWNairobi?

The SMW Nairobi audience is made up of professionals at the intersection of media, marketing and technology across a range of industries including, advertising, communications, media, publishing, technology and entertainment.

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