3rd German-African Business Summit (GABS)
Top German and Sub-Saharan Business and Government Leaders Will Meet from the 11th 13th of February 2019 in GhanaJune 05th, 2018
The Sub-Saharan Africa Initiative of German Business (SAFRI) is organizing the 3rd German African Business Summit in Accara, Ghana from the 11th 13th of February in 2019.
Every two years the top leaders in government and business from Germany and the Sub-Saharan African region come together to discuss and promote the economic relationship between Germany, Europe’s fastest growing economy, and the fastest growing region in the world. The German-African Business Summit is organized by the Sub-Saharan Africa Initiative of German Business, led by SAFRI chairman Prof. Dr. Heinz-Walter Groίe. The German-African Business Summit of 2019 aims to strengthen economic partnerships between Germany and Sub-Saharan Africa, and to explore business trends and new market opportunities.
The SAFRI is the voice of German business which interacts with policy-makers in Germany and Sub-Saharan Africa. Its main objective is to intensify co-operation with these African countries and to encourage mutual trade and investment. Moreover, SAFRI is supporting the dialogue between German and African businesses and industries and providing a platform of exchange for German and African partners.
After the first summit concluded in Berlin in 2015, the former German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, laid emphasis on the need for improvement within the co-operation of African Governments towards the economic co-operation from the traditional development co-operation. He made the remarks that economic co-operation will create jobs, reduce illegal migration and poverty levels, and furthermore will increase the market share of German businesses operating in sub-Saharan Africa.
During the next German-African business Summit in Ghana, participants have the opportunity to meet and network with over 750 high-ranking representatives and decision makers from business, associations and politics from Germany and Sub-Saharan Africa. This is a great opportunity to deepen relationships and ties with different countries and to gather information on economic development, business opportunities, finance, digitalization and start-ups.