Our March newsletter is out! We have had a great start to the first quarter of the year. We trust that you have too. Despite recent global turbulence, we have so far seen strong interest in the African continent and its potential, which is making us look forward to a promising rest of the year. […]
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At africon, interested companies, organisations or stakeholders frequently ask us questions, such as “How can you create value for us?”, “What was the outcome of this clients´ project you worked on?” or “Can you tell us about a sample project of yours?”. For this edition of our newsletter, we took the opportunity to speak to […]
Over the past years, a strong reform drive has helped the Ivory Coast to become one of West Africa’s most interesting markets. Growth rates of consistently more than 7% p.a. make the country a promising target market for suppliers of all kinds of industrial machinery. However, when managing market entry, it is important to not […]
For an increasingly digital world, fast internet is a key driver of growth. As anywhere else, internet speeds in Africa vary greatly between countries as this slide shows: while for example Madagascar has a download speed of around 32 Mb/s, faster than that of the UK, and countries like Ghana and South Africa have speeds […]
Messe Düsseldorf GmbH is postponing the trade fairs ProWein, wire, Tube, Beauty, Top Hair and Energy Storage Europe. In close coordination with all partners involved, the company will promptly discuss alternative trade fair dates in order to guarantee planning can reliably proceed. Read the full press release here
The demographic development on the continent and the consequences of climate change require a rethinking of the relationship between Germany and Africa. Therefore, sustainable business is of great relevance for companies in Africa. However, these environmental and social challenges also present opportunities for young entrepreneurs. Marc Zander, africon Partner and CEO moderated the panel on […]
African economies present innumerable opportunities for businesses worldwide. africon was invited to hold a presentation on 18.02.2020 at the “Exportleiterkreis” of IHK Oldenburg about opportunities for German companies in Africa. Erik Deitersen, Senior Consultant with africon, gave an overview on why Africa is a promising market, the status quo on German business engagement there, […]
The 6th German-African Economic Forum NRW will be taking place on 18th February 2020 in Dortmund, Germany. The forum will provide medium-sized German entrepreneurs with industry and country-specific information from experienced companies and experts already active in Africa. In 2020 the focus will be on the current major development trends in Africa. africon Partner and CEO Marc-Peter […]
As africon GmbH, we are the official representative of Messe Dusseldorf in East Africa and we created this guide to make your preparation for Germany less complicated. Are you looking to attend any of the Messe Dusseldorf fairs in Germany? Are you from the following countries that we represent? These are Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, […]
Now that we are in a new year, it may be time to take a keen look at your company strategy. If your strategy involves an entry into the African markets, then you need to look at the Mittelstandsindex Afrika. In order to help German small and medium sized enterprises (the “Mittelstand”) to enter the […]
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