The Kenyan capital Nairobi will be the venue of the second German-African Business Summit (GABS) from 8 to 10 February 2017. After the great success of the first GABS in Berlin in 2015, this second conference provides the perfect platform for decision-makers in business and politics from Germany and the African continent. GABS will focus on Africa’s economic potential and discuss future trends in African-German cooperation.
The continent is the world’s second-fastest growing economy after East Asia. In 2015, African economies grew by 3.6 percent, higher than the global economy with 3.1 percent. East Africa has become the continent’s growth engine with an average growth of 6.3 percent in 2015. During the two-day conference, some 400 participants from business and politics will have the opportunity to explore new markets, meet potential business partners and discuss opportunities and challenges.
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.