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AFRICA EUROPE FORUM
Virtual Conference

17-18 May 2021

Information

Africa has the potential to become the largest growth region in the world. With a growing middle class, a young population and many investment projects, it offers diverse opportunities for European companies in Africa. The conference series, AFRICA EUROPE FORUM, a platform to promote dialogue between the economic partners of both continents, will continue as an important meeting point for entrepreneurs, top managers of leading entrepreneurs, SMEs, banks, financial institutions and decision makers.
This year, the Forum will bring together opinion leaders in African-European economic relations virtually.
Leading representatives from industry, finance, trade, and academia, will discuss current issues in economic relations and development.
We will discuss with experts and officials the following topics:

Details

Date | Time

17 May | 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm (CET)
18 May | 9.00 am – 1.00 pm (CET)

Conference language

English

Participation

Virtual Conference – Free of charge

Program

AGENDA

  • COVID PERSPECTIVE AFRICA – FROM IMPACT TO OPPORTUNITIES
  • DIGITALIZATION IN AFRICA
  • HEALTH IN AFRICA – ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES ON THE GROUND
  • EXPERIENCES WIHT THE GERMAN DEVELPMENT COOPERATION – NETWORKS AND KNOW HOW IN PANDEMIC TIMES
  • ROLE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN´S POWER SUPPLY
  • THE NEXT BIG THING BETWEEN GERMANY AND AFRICA – HYDROGEN?
  • EDUCATION & TRAINING IN AFRICA – IMPACT FOR INDUSTRY AND THE ECONOMY

Ministers and Speakers

  • H.E. Kane, Ousmane
    H.E. Kane, Ousmane Minister of Economic Affairs of the Republic of Mauritania
  • H.E. Müller, Dr. Gerd
    H.E. Müller, Dr. Gerd Federal Minister, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Berlin
  • Ayeni, Wale
    Ayeni, Wale Acting Manager Disruptive Technologies and Venture Capital Investments, IFC, Washington, D.C.
  • Ayoub, Mona
    Ayoub, Mona German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Cairo
  • Azaiz, Karim
    Azaiz, Karim BSFD Programm, Senegal
  • Bakayoko, Viviane
    Bakayoko, Viviane Country Manager, Citibank Cote D’Ivoire & Global Subsidiary Group Head West & Central Africa, Abidjan
  • Bowyer, Nina
    Bowyer, Nina Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills Paris LLP, Paris
  • Bührer, Dr. Carsten
    Bührer, Dr. Carsten Head of Technology, PNE AG
  • Gajria, Nitin
    Gajria, Nitin Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Google, Johannesburg
  • Geipert, Dr. Susanne
    Geipert, Dr. Susanne Business Scout for Development am Hessischen Industrie- und Handelskammertag IHK Gießen-Friedberg im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit (BMZ)
  • Große, Prof. Heinz-Walter
    Große, Prof. Heinz-Walter Vorsitzender der Subsahara-Afrika Initiative der Deutschen Wirtschaft (SAFRI)
  • Heine, Eckhard
    Heine, Eckhard BSFD Programm, Hannover
  • Imani, Dr. Nader
    Imani, Dr. Nader Executive Vice President Global Education, Festo Didactic Recruitment of professionals
  • Kannengießer, Christoph
    Kannengießer, Christoph CEO, Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V.
  • Kessler, Thomas
    Kessler, Thomas Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Kraft-Schäfer, Diana
    Kraft-Schäfer, Diana Coordination, IHK Cluster Business Scouts for Development (BSFD) Programm, GIZ, Eschborn
  • Ledic, Mario
    Ledic, Mario Director Governmental Affairs, ANDRITZ HYDRO GmbH
  • Liebing, Prof. Dr. Stefan
    Liebing, Prof. Dr. Stefan Chairman, Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft, e.V. Hamburg
  • Lindfeld, Dr. Christian
    Lindfeld, Dr. Christian Partner, Africa Advisors
  • Lohmüller, Prof. Bertram
    Lohmüller, Prof. Bertram Professor for Innovation Management & Leadership, Steinbeis-University Berlin, Berlin
  • Najjar, Fausi
    Najjar, Fausi Leiter des Referats Economic corresponent German Trade & Invest
  • Pfandl, Christina
    Pfandl, Christina BSFD Programm, Namibia
  • Pimenta, Sergio
    Pimenta, Sergio Vice President, Middle East and Africa, IFC, Washington, D.C.
  • Schmidt, Claudia
    Schmidt, Claudia Head of DEinternational, AHK Marokko, Casablanca
  • Schrum, Peter
    Schrum, Peter Chairman, Sunfarming GmbH, Alensys AG
  • Schwiderowski, Heiko
    Schwiderowski, Heiko Leiter des Referats Subsahara-Afrika, DIHK | Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag
  • Shasha, Barton
    Shasha, Barton Business Development Manager Afrika, ib Vogt GmbH, Berlin
  • Van Bilsen, Jan
    Van Bilsen, Jan Country Manager, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, IFC, Frankfurt am Main
  • Zeufack, Albert G.
    Zeufack, Albert G. Chief Economist for Africa, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Sponsors and Partners

Knowledge Partner

ifc-mcg-web

In Cooperation with

Conference Partner

A Project of

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Contact

Ricarda Böhm        
Senior Project Manger
MALEKI CORPORATE GROUP GmbH
Wiesenau 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main
Fon +49 (0)69 79 534 82-313
r.boehm@maleki.de
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