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Economic Summit Africa 2018. Markets and opportunities for SMEs.

Africa, as one of the most dynamic continents, offers great opportunities for entrepreneurial engagement. The increasing purchasing power of a young, growing population, extensive investment projects as well as new digital achievements are bringing an economic change to sub-Saharan Africa in particular. The Economic Summit Africa 2018 focuses on these future markets.

Be inspired by how you can hit these new market potentials. Use the event to make contact with experts who support you in your projects. Exchange with companies already experienced in the sub-Saharan African business and collect ideas for your own market strategy.

Accompanying The Daily Program of the event, you will be informed by our local partners about funding opportunities and they will provide you with their expert knowledge. Join in the personal exchange with the key note speakers and network with the other participants at the event.

africon GmbH  will attend this event as a guest on the 20th of September 2018, in Stuttgart Germany

Marc Zander to speak at the 4th Africa Business Forum in Cologne

The Forum brings government, business and finance leaders from across Africa and Germany/EU to explore how the can work together in finding and leveraging business opportunity.

The past decade hast transformed both perceptions and realities in Africa. Businesses are flourishing; from telecoms & banking to agriculture & mining, attacted by the rising middle class and the continentt’s natural resources. Despite all the challenges, the continent has become a beacon of hope and part of the solution for  a world faced with increasind challenges. Africa has the potential to be the world’s major driver of growth over the next decades. Demographice project a continent of 2 billion inhabitants by the year 2050.

The forum is organized in partnership with the Association of German Family-Owned Businesses BJU/ASU  and Africa 2.0.

The target is to establish business partnerships via engagement and business exchange between African and German/EU companies and entrepreneurs. Thanks to the strategic support of the German Chamber of Commerce and the Federal Parliarment, the forum has an extensive outreach which includes the 4000  members of the Die Familienunternehmer.

The 5th African Business Forum will bring government, business and finance leaders from around the world to Germany to explore how they can work together to ensure and sustain the momentum in order to benefit from the African growth.

africon participates in the GABF

“The GABF aims at bringing together shrewd entrepreneurs, key opinion leaders and social influencers, CEO’s and selected politicians and non-governmental organisations to develop fresh commercial and social concepts that shape business, as well as economic thought and institutions.” (GABF)

The German-Africa Business Forum is a one-day event enabling exchange between German and African business communities. New potentials for cooperation can be identified during these days but also the interaction between economic, political and social development is discussed. Side by side with African and German politicians and businessmen Marc-Peter Zander, CEO of africon, will be speaking about opportunities of investment in Africa and share his experiences from the private sector.

The GABF will take place on the 23rd of March in the Adlon Kempinski Hotel in Berlin.



African Tech Entrepreneurship Conference

The conference will have three key areas of discussion.

  • Innovate – African Success stories and pitfalls, highlighting both frugal and disruptive innovations in the continent (Format: – Key notes, Panel discussion and Q&A)
  • Connect -Why do most EU start-ups scale faster in Africa than actual African start-ups within Africa? (Format: – Panel discussion and Open Floor)
  • Accelerate -Is funding the only thing needed to accelerate African start-ups? (Format: – Key Notes, Panel/Open Floor discussion)

africon GmbH is happy to announce that Marc-Peter Zander, Managing Partner and CEO of africon will be holding a key note on Entrepreneurship during the conference.

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