Minister Kagiso Michael Magibisela of the Embassy of Botswana (middle) listens to German business executives African at the Ambassadors’ Dialogue with German Business in Berlin, February 2016. The 2nd German-African Business Summit will bring political and business leaders from both Germany and Africa together in Nairobi to discuss Africa’s economic potential and business prospects and explore opportunities for partnership / Photo: © TAC/Stephen Puni

Second German-African Business Summit to hold in Nairobi, Kenya

The 2nd German-African Business Summit (GABS) will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 8 to 10 February 2017. The first edition of the event, which took place in Berlin in September 2015, provided a forum for some 400 participants from the worlds of business and politics, from Germany and Africa, to discuss Africa’s prospects and potential and to make new contacts.

In 2017 the conference will be held in Africa for the first time.

Why should you attend?

You can meet senior managers of German and African companies and decision-makers from politics and the administration from Germany and Sub-Sahara Africa. Furthermore you will have a large number of opportunities for B2B-meetings at which you can discuss business prospects in Africa and Germany with your African or German counterparts and lay the groundwork for your next business transactions.

Last but not least, you can hear lectures and panel discussions on economic growth and opportunities in Africa, regional integration, financing, start-ups and success stories. The event will be opened by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

GABS is being co-organised by the Sub-Saharan Africa Initiative of German Business, which is jointly funded by the German-African Business Association, the Federation of German Industries, the Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya. It is supported by the German Government (Foreign Office, Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and Ministry of Finance).

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