German – African Business Summit Comes To Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta commissions the Volkswagen Production Line at Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers Limited in Thika. (Picture: Andalou Agency)

Following on from the success of the inaugural summit held in Berlin in 2015, the second German-African Business Summit (GABS) is due to take place for the first time in Africa in Nairobi between 8th and 10th February 2017.

Bringing together over 400 stakeholders from both government and private sector, the event is expected to explore future trends in African – German cooperation, discuss emerging opportunities and address arising challenges. Confirmed speakers include President Uhuru Kenyatta who will officially open the event, the German Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Hon. Adan Mohammed (Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Trade), Ms. Caroline Kariuki (CEO, Kenya Private Sector Alliance) as well as other ministers and high-ranking business representatives from across Africa and Germany. During the two day event, participants will have the opportunity to explore new markets and meet potential business partners.

The conference is organized by the Sub-Saharan Africa Initiative of German Business (SAFRI) in partnership with the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya (AHK), the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the German-African Business Association (AV). The main event sponsors are Volkswagen, who recently opened up a vehicle production facility in Thika towards the end of last year.

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