Entries by Abdul

SOTM September. Fish Waste In Ghana

For this slide of the month our West Africa team has done in-depth research on the fish sector in Ghana. The value chain analysis shows that despite partly very modern and efficient fish production there is still a huge food loss during processing, packaging and logistics. This challenge means also a great potential for investments […]

Write Your Thesis With africon

As a company and employer, we know of the importance of well trained, educated and skilled staff. Since our mission is “Bridging potentials”, we clearly see our own obligation in not only asking for such qualities in our own staff members but also to help build them up in the employees of tomorrow. Therefore, we […]

Business in Africa 2.0 – IHK Saarland

After the success of the first event, IHK Saarland has invited africon GmbH for the 2nd time to the topic Africa. This time the theme of the event was “Business in Africa 2.0” to which companies from Saarland were invited. Mr. Zander, Partner and CEO of africon GmbH was invited as a speaker and presented […]

SOTM August. East Africa BOPP Demand

This slide of the month tries to shed some light on the BOPP market in East Africa.  BOPP demand has been growing at a remarkable pace of over the past decade driven mainly by the booming food industry, rapid urbanization and modernization of retail channels.  BOPP use more than doubled from 2010 to 2016 and […]

SOTM July. Plastic Packaging in Nigeria

This slide of the month tries to shade some light on the plastic packaging sector in Nigeria.  Nigeria’s packaging industry is projected to be worth $294 billion by 2020, up from $178 billion in 2012. Local market experts further suggest the market is 15 years behind India and about 30 years behind Europe but it […]

SOTM June. Key capabilities of German firms in Nigeria

This slide shows the result of a recent study of one of africon´s employees. Aim was to identify firm capabilities, that have an impact on various aspects of performance of German companies operating in Nigeria. The study was based on existing research findings, as well as a survey of senior staff of 40 German firms […]

The signing ceremony of the Market Attractiveness Index for SME’s

The BRS Market Attractiveness Index is intended to help companies select attractive African markets for potential market entries and raises awareness for the African continent. The index will support companies in the early stages of their market entry decision with profound knowledge and helps them plan the next steps of their market entry. The index […]

Successful conducted projects on the plastic sector in East and West Africa

In the past months africon conducted two market assessment projects and one very successful business trip to Kenya for major international players of the plastic packaging sector. Promising future market in Nigeria The two market assessment projects had Nigeria as their focus market and more than 100 interviews were conducted with all relevant players of […]

africon CEO Mr. Zander moderates the panel of the day in Bonn

The conference took place at our partner the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg on the 13th and 14th of last month. africon’s Managing Director, Marc Zander, moderated and led the panel of discussion of the first day ” To what extent can universities facilitate market entry for industries” with panelists representing different business fields and academic backgrounds. The […]

Slide of the month May. Renewable Energy In Sub-Saharan Africa

The African continent offers an ideal environment for electricity generation from renewable sources. Therefore, it is not surprising that sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) already ranks third worldwide in terms of percentage of electricity generated through renewable sources. Roughly 27% of electricity generated in 2015 was generated through renewable sources. Lesotho, Ethiopia, D.R. Congo, Central African Republic, […]