Second German-African Business Summit (GABS) Kicks-Off in Nairobi

Today will see the kick off of the second German-African Business Summit (GABS) in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The summit will enable stakeholders and investors the opportunity to discuss Africa’s prospects and potential and to make new contacts.

This will be the first time the summit will be held on the continent, having started in 2015 with the first being hosted in Berlin. With close to 400 participants at the first event, the first summit was a great success.

The event in Nairobi will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel from 8th-10th February.

Why should you attend?

  • Meet senior managers of German and African companies and decision-makers from politics and the administration from Germany and Sub-Sahara Africa.
  • 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.
  • Hear lectures and panel discussions on economic growth and opportunities in Africa, regional integration, financing, start-ups and success stories.
  • Event will be opened by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Confirmed Speakers include Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, German Federal Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, as well as Ministers from Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia and high-ranking business representatives from throughout Africa and Germany.

The conference is organized by the Sub-Saharan Africa Initiative of German Business (SAFRI) with its sponsoring organisations – the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA) and the German-African Business Association (AV) in cooperation with the Network of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Sub-Saharan Africa (AHK), with the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya serving as the organiser on site.

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