Africa 5.0: markets, potentials and chances for German companies. This is the theme of this year’s German-African business forum in Nordrhein-Westfalen. It is mainly for German companies, that might be interested in investment activities in the African market.
A highlight of the event will be a key note of the President of Ghana S.E. Nana Akufo-Addo. The main topics of the event will be the infrastructure and construction sector, the renewable energy market as well as digital economy.
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Doing business in the Middle Eastern and African region delivers results when you have the right information and tools at hand. Marc Zander, Partner at africon spoke in Sweden on the set up of distribution in Africa. At the MEA Summit visitors got the chance to directly engage with prominent business leaders and industry experts with extensive experience from doing business in the region.
MEA Summit is Sweden’s largest business event geared towards the MEA region, delivering insights, tools and clues as to how market transformation in the region will place future demands on business innovation. During two days in Stockholm, participants engaged in presentations from world-renowned speakers, panel discussions and interactive workshops with top executives and industry experts as well and met with an estimated 200 other Swedish companies who share your interest in the region.
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Cédrick Lukusa, Principal at africon participated as panalist in the 5th Africa Business Forum. Within the discussion on Africa Mr. Lukusa shared insights of ongoing projects, news on latest company Africa strategies and shared sector insights related to the steel and aluminium industry.
The Forum brought together government, business and finance leaders from acrooss Africa and Germany/EU to explore how the can work together in finding and leveraging business opportunity.
The forum has organized in partnership with the Association of German Family-Owned Businesses BJU/ASU -http://www.familienunternehmer.eu- and Africa 2.0 -http://www.africa2point0.org.
The target was 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.
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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 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.
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On the 23rd of March 2017, Marc Zander, CEO of africon, participated in the Germany Africa Business Forum (GABF) as the moderator of the panel discussion “Germany grows abroad – venturing to Africa for new markets”. In the presence of high ranked African politicians such as the former president of the Republic of Benin, Boni Yayi and the Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea Gabriel M. O. Lima, German and African business men and women came together in the prestigious Adlon Kempinski Hotel.
In absence of German politicians, one could assist to very openminded and trustful discussions. So, Mr. Lima expressed his wish that Germans should be “as aggressive as the other nations to show to the Africans that they are interested”. Also, Mr. J.H. Muhindo, Deputy Head of Mission of the embassy of Uganda, stressed the wish of his country that Germany would rather invest into Uganda’s industrialisation than continuing paying traditional development aid as there are many graduated young people in Uganda who were not able to gain suitable jobs. Altogether, the image of a strong and innovative Africa was drawn during the GABF, that stands in extreme contrast to generally published image of a poor continent in need. This was mainly due to the presence of modern and successful African business people such as Erick Yong, Onyeche Tifase or Rebecca Enonchong.
Between the panels, there were many occasions for exchange between the participants of the forum so that newcomers in the German African business scene could benefit from the experiences of established players.
Watch here a video-summary of the fair:
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“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.
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The German-African Business Summit goes into its second round. This time the summit will take place in Nairobi, Kenya where africon will also be present with some of our clients. The event is organised by SAFRI, the “German Initiative for Sub-Saharan Africa” and counts many high positioned celebrities such as the German Ministers Sigmar Gabriel and Gerd Müller. It is announced as a “perfect platform for decision-makers in business and politics from Germany and the African continent.” Further information can be found on the according website.
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The conference will continue the successful tradition of the previous years and provides a unique platform in Germany, allowing the exchange among businesses and between industry and academia from Germany and Africa. The conference highlights the issues entrepreneurship and SMEs in Africa, market entry and development in Africa, international business between Germany and Africa, as well as development of enterprises and the training and recruitment of qualified personnel.
africon GmbH is a long term partner to the university of Bonn Rhein-Sieg and will be conducting a workshop on growth in Africa. Aim of the workshop is to discuss if the growth in Africa is long term and how business can benefit from opportunities in Africa.
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The ministry of economics of Rhineland Palatinate invites all companies from the region to discuss the African potential and concrete chances in Rwanda. africon as a long term partner to the ministry will speak about the chances in the Rwanda with focus on energy and infrastructure.
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Marc Zander, CEO & Parter of Africon GmbH will be key note speaker at the Wirtschaftsforum in Dortmund. The conference carries the title “Export- and Investment Potentials for Germany Companies” and will bring together more than 200 visitors. Key areas of discussion are Infrastructure, Energy, Machinery and Agriculture and Medical Solutions.
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