Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this mitafrika event will take place in a virtual and reduced form and the onsite event has been postponed to autumn 2021. You can attend the virtual event free of charge.
You will find here the current program for the virtual event from 02.10.2020.
Access data for the virtual event will follow.
About “mitafrika Business Forum”
What could be the contribution of African entrepreneurs in the diaspora in strengthening trade relations between Africa and Germany for a sustaibale mutual socio-economic propserity?
Africa is a continent with many opportunities, unfortunately German companies are still hesitant to tap the dynamic market.
mitafrika is an initiative of NIfA (Nuremberg Initiative for Africa), which was founded to raise awareness so that the full potential of business opportunities in African countries can be exploited by German companies. You can find more about NIFA here.
- contribute to strengthening the role of the African Diaspora in Germany so that it can position itself as a bridge-builder for sustainable trade relations between Africa and Germany.
- bring German SMEs and African entrepreneurs in the Diaspora together and promote a joint approach to the African market.
The event “mitafrika ||| Business Forum” will be held with the support of the Nuremberg Chamber of Commerce for Middle Franconia and under the patronage of Dr. Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The “mitafrika || Business Forum” will take place on October 2nd, 2020 in Nuremberg.
The “mitafrika || Business Forum” is the prelude to further events that are specifically geared to countries and regions.
Renowned keynote speakers and panelists (see list below) have confirmed their participation.
The language of the event is German.
You can find the full schedule here
What does Africa offer for German small and medium-sized enterprises?
Germany’s perspective on the African continent is distorted: The focus is on wars and crises, disasters and diseases. Yet unnoticed by the general public, many African countries are experiencing an unprecedented economic boom and innovation surge. On his trips to many African countries, Christian Hiller von Gaertringen has observed the emergence of a new, self-confident middle class: Countless start-up companies are operating successfully, training conditions have improved, sometimes massively, and there are completely new opportunities for advancement. The German economy runs the risk of missing this upswing with all its opportunities for new trade relations. – A plea for genuine economic cooperation instead of development aid.
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?Holen Sie sich ein Ticket
The role of diasporas in building sustainable economic relations with Africa
The past decade has changed both perception and reality in Africa. Companies are thriving; from telecommunications and banking to agriculture and mining, attracted by the continent’s emerging middle class and natural resources. Despite the challenges, the continent has become a beacon of hope and part of the solution to a world facing ever-increasing challenges. Africa has the potential to be the world’s largest growth driver in the coming decades, but unfortunately German companies are still hesitant to enter this dynamic market.
What contribution can African companies in the diaspora make to sustainable mutual socio-economic prosperity in relations between Africa and Germany?
What are African companies in the Diaspora doing to change the distorted picture of the African continent?
Welcome word from NIFA and MITAFRICA
Welcome speech from the IHK Nuremberg for Middle Franconia
Keynote speech by Mr. Michael Krake (on behalf of the Federal Minister, Dr. Müller)
Keynote of Christian Hiller von Gaertringen
Panel 1: Why Afrika?
Keynote of Francis Kéré
Panel 2: Roleof Diaspora
Panelists: 1) Francis Kéré 2) Edith OTIENDE-LAWANI 3) Larba NADIEBA 4) Mr. Michael KRAKE; Moderator: Gilles Komi MAGLO