This year, Germany will host the first ever privately held event exclusively dedicated to strengthening trade and investment ties between Germany and the African continent. The Germany-Africa Business Forum (www.GermanyAfrica.com), which will take place March 23, 2017 in Frankfurt, capitalizes on a wave of interest taken by the German government and companies to increase their engagement with African countries.
The Germany-Africa Business Forum will seek to familiarize German companies with the continent and diversify their investment base.
Germany shows a strong need to expand to new markets, with companies doing just 2 percent of their business in Africa.
The Germany-Africa Business Forum seeks to “bridge the gap” by facilitating dialogue, business dealings and dynamic commercial and political interchange.
Already confirmed as speakers for the Germany-Africa Business Forum include Charles Huber, MP and Member of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development, Republic of Germany; Okechukwu E. Enelamah, Honourable Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment of Nigeria; H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea; and Carole Kariuki, CEO of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance.