9. - 12. AUGUST 2018

sub-Sahara Africa, continent of untapped opportunities

The German Africa International Expo -GaiExpo is scheduled for 9th to 12th August 2018 in Tübingen, southern region Baden-Württemberg, federal republic Germany. This 4 day high impact events comprises Exhibitions, International Market, Conferences and Entertainment. Focus country is Tanzania. You are cordially invited to attend and participate.

Why Africa Business Forum?

Africa, sub-Sahara is currently one of the fastest growing markets in the world, which is why cooperation with African countries is becoming increasingly interesting for German companies. Especially in terms of energy and raw materials, agriculture and finance as well as in the field of commerce and tourism, the African continent is increasingly becoming an attractive trading and investment partner.
The combination of theory and practice in the form of qualified and informative lectures combined with expert discussions between visitors and exhibitors offers participants a successful overall package.
Aim of this event is create a platform for information, education, contacts, partner acquisition with focus on small and medium-sized enterprises, NGOs, Church Institutions, Private persons, groups and more.

Program 2018

Friday, 10. August 

14:00 - 17: 00    BUSINESS CONNECTS

sub-Sahara Africa, the new star above!  What do German investors need to invest in Africa?

With saturated German and European markets and the need for raw materials, industries are redirecting perspective towards attractive growth in Africa. The challenge still remains what German companies need to benefit from the opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa?  

Call for participation 2018      

5. Africa Business Forum 2018 promises more interesting presentations with experts in the branch of Business & Development  - Rural agriculture & Finance, Diaspora remittances, Technology, Renewable Energy, Solar, Cosmetics and Raw materials...

For more information on how to become Exhibitor, Keynote speaker, attendee, panelist, presenter and moderator, E-Mail us at info@gabs-germany.de

Past Impressions - Keynote speakers!

Susan Tatah - Managing Director, GaiExpo. For the past year, we did initiate and organize the International Africa Festival Tübingen. Since 2013 we collaborated with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry to strongly promote not only art and culture, but also the economy. Education is a very central point, because without skilled workers there will be no investors, without investors no jobs  and no jobs, no wealth therefore no orderly coexistence.

Christian O Erbe President Chamber of Industry and Commerce Reutlingen / Tübingen"The significant potentials of Africa are the resources we do not have." Above all, there is the young population, which could compensate for aging societies, to the growing middle class and of course the raw material boom.

Günter Nooke, Africa Commissioner for the German Chancellor. It is not very innovative to sell a Porsche in Lagos: "We have to learn to do responsible business with the poor. That's the innovative challenge"

Hans-Joachim Fuchtel, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation. I will like to talk about the positive. Because: "The bad is getting around quickly. One learns too little about the good things. "However, he drew, albeit cautiously, a line to the wave of refugees from Africa. "We have to break the chain of hunger, war and escape," he said. Looking at Africa, it depends on what you see: "Are these partners, suppliers or refugee flows?" Among the world's ten fastest-growing countries, six are in Africa.

Marcel van Eck of the consulting firm Ernst & Young pointed out that the countries of sub-Saharan Africa together have clearly better economic data than the North African Mediterranean neighbors. "Only those who are not traveling in Africa are restrained in their predictions.

Ambassador Akua Sena Dansua representing Ghana in Germany. "We like to buy quality products from Germany." More important, however, would be to take advantage of the good infrastructure of her country, the stable conditions and the centrality, because Ghana is equidistant from Europe, the Middle East and South Africa. She therefore invited companies not just to sell: " but to Build production, transfer technology, and connect with local companies."

Hain and Erbe are active in several African countries. Two companies from the Tübingen district presented themselves at the Africa Economic Forum with their commitment on this continent. Christian Erbe, who opened the GaiExpo conferences in 2014 & 2015 as IHK president, is present with his medical technology company in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Angola. The company does benefit for the moment  - "but we stay there." In the long term, Erbe expects a growing market. His tip was that companies should invest in training, not just sell products. 

Jonathan N. Agwe, PhD, Senior Technical Specialist IFAD

Specialist in Inclusive Rural Financial Services in the Financial Assets and Markets (FAME) Cluster at the Policy and Technical Advisory Division (PTA) of the Rome-based International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). "We are all aware of the fact that the Gap between economic benefit and poverty in sub-Saharan countries is not proportionate" what is it that needs to be done?           

Call for participation 2018      

GaiExpo 2018 promises more interesting conference with experts in the branch of Business & Development  

For more information on how to become Exhibitor, Keynote speaker, attendee, panelist, presenter and moderator, E-Mail us at info@gabs-germany.de