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When
November 20th 2019
Admission 12:00 - Start 13:00 (Deadline: 13.11.2019)
Where
Nuremberg
Meistersingerhalle , Raum 6 und 7

mitafrika Business Forum


What contribution could African entrepreneurs in the diaspora make to sustainable mutual socio-economic prosperity in relations between Africa and the Federal Republic of Germany?

Africa is a continent with many opportunities, but unfortunately German companies are still reluctant to enter the dynamic market.

In 2017 German trade with Africa amounted to USD 60 billion and in the same period German companies directly invested USD 9 billion in Africa (source: “African Economic Outlook 2018”). Compared to other nations like China, Germany is further behind. However, according to a survey by the French Council of Investors in Africa (Cian), Germany leads with 45% of the positive opinions of decision-makers, followed by China (37%), the United States (34%) and Japan (34%).

mitafrika is an initiative of NIfA (Nürnberger Initiative für Afrika), which was called upon to do educational work so that the full potential of Africa can be exploited by German companies. You can find more about NIFA here.

mitafrika would like

  1. to contribute to strengthening the role of the African diaspora in Germany in order to position it as a bridge-builder for sustainable trade relations between Africa and Germany.
  2. to bring German SMEs and African entrepreneurs together in the diaspora and promote a common approach to the African market.

The event “mitafrika || Business Forum” is organized with the support of the Chamber of Commerce – IHK Nuremberg for Middle Franconia and under the auspices of Dr. Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The “mitafrika || Business Forum” will take place on 20.11.2019 in Nuremberg and will be moderated by Mrs. Miranda OBEN, Founder and CEO of “The returnees Project“, Mr. Georg ESCHER (Editor/Foreign Policy commentator at Nürnberger Nachrichten and Expert on Africa), Mr. Gilles Komi MAGLO (Entrepreneur of the African Diaspora).

The “mitafrika || Business Forum” will be the prelude to further business events focusing specifically on countries and regions.

Well-known keynote speakers and panelists (see list below) have confirmed their presence.

Download the program here.

The language of the event is German.

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Business Forum Target groups


  • SME, founded by African entrepreneurs in the diaspora in Germany
  • Legally installed in Germany or in an African country
  • German small and medium-sized enterprises with an interest in Africa
  • Installed in Germany
  • Startups of African Entrepreneurs in the Diaspora in Germany
  • Target market: Germany and Africa
  • recently established or in the process of being established

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Registration Deadline: 13.11.2019

Our Keynote Speakers und Panelists


Business Forum The program


Larba Nadieba
Stellv. Sprecher von NIfA und Leiter des Wirtschaftsreferats von NIfA

13:00 – 13:05 Welcome word from NIFA and MITAFRIKA

  5 minutes
  intermediate
mitafrika is an initiative of NIfA (Nürnberger Initiative für Afrika), which has been called upon to do educational work so that the full potential of Africa can be exploited by German companies. Mitafrika would like to contribute to strengthening the role of the African diaspora in Germany in order to position it as a bridge-builder […]
Markus Lötzsch
Managing Director of IHK Nuremberg for Middle Franconia

13:05 – 13:10 Welcome speech of the IHK Nuremberg for Middle Franconia

  5 minutes
  intermediate
With over 148,000 members, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Nuremberg is one of the largest IHKs in Germany for Middle Franconia. The Chamber of Industry and Commerce Nuremberg is the first address for Middle Franconia for all questions concerning international business. It informs, advises and supports its member companies in going international and at the same time helps foreign companies to find business partners or to set up their own business.
Mr. Michael Krake
Director Private sector; trade, employment; digital technologies - Representative of the Federal Minister, Mr. Dr. Gerd Müller

13:10 – 13:35 Keynote Speech by Mr. Michael Krake, Director Private sector; trade, employment; digital technologies – Representative of the Federal Minister, Mr. Dr. Gerd Müller

  25 minutes
  intermediate
Africa’s potential is great: about half of the 20 fastest-growing economies are located there. By 2035, Africa will have the world’s largest workforce potential. In 2017, a number of programmes or initiatives were launched by the German government (including “The Marshall Plan with Africa” and “Compacts with Africa“). The two initiatives are intended to improve […]

Keynote 1: Which economic trends are driving development in Africa? Which business areas are particularly attractive for German companies?

  30 Minuten
  intermediate
Germany’s perspective on the African continent is distorted: The focus is on wars and crises, disasters and diseases. But unnoticed by the general public, many African countries are experiencing an unprecedented economic boom and a surge in innovation. On his travels to many African countries, Christian Hiller von Gaertringen has observed the emergence of a […]
Panelisten
Panelisten

Panel 1: Why Africa?

  75 minutes
  intermediate
Is Africa's potential really great? Why Africa? Which business areas are particularly attractive for German companies? What needs to be done to provide better access for German companies in Africa? What are the risks? Panelists: 1) Christian Hiller von Gaertringen 2) Bienvenue ANGUI 3) Marc-Peter ZANDER 4) Moses ACQUAH Moderation: Georg Escher
Francis KERE
Stararchitekt und Gründer von Kerearchitecture

Keynote 2: How can bridges be built and strengthen to promote a sustainable economic relationship between Africa and Germany?

  30 minutes
  intermediate
Architect Francis Kéré was born in the small West African town of Gando in Burkina Faso. after being awarded a scholarship to apprentice in Germany, kéré went on to earn a university degree in architecture and engineering. in 2001, he was awarded the Aga Khan award for his design of the Gando primary school, a project realized with the help of the kéré foundation — a organization set up to help improve the lives of people in West Africa. today, Francis Kéré is regarded as one of global architecture’s most influential figures. in addition to his work in Burkina Faso, he has projects underway in three other continents, and has designed this serpentine pavilion in 2017. Francis Kéré will tell us about his experience in building bridges between Africa and Germany and his vision for sustainable economic relations between Africa and Germany.   

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Business Forum registration fee


Discounted

45
Benefits:

    • discounted registration fee for students and people with disabilities

Normal

75
Benefits:

    • Standard participant

Double

120
Benefits:

    • Registration for a group of two participants

Sponsor

200
Benefits:

      • Logo on the website of mitafrika
      • Logo on all marketing materials
      • Mentions during the event

Booth

300
Benefits:

      • Own professional info booth in Room 7
      • Logo on the website of mitafrika
      • Logo on all marketing materials
      • Mentions during the events

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FORUM@MITAFRIKA.DE
Meistersingerhalle, Münchnerstr. 21, Nürnberg
+49 911 234 – 6310

  • DATE

    MAY 17TH 2019
  • VENUE

    MEISTERSINGERALLE, NUREMBERG
  • AVAILABLE SEATS

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