With a wide network of renowned personalities from the political field and private sector, the GABF has established itself as an important link to align German and African business interests. The GABF “assists and insists” in a strengthened commitment of German investors towards the African continent.
GABF is a benchmark for high-level discussion, giving every participant the context and opportunity for long-term engagement. We ensure the impact of our efforts, with each initiative delivering clear outcomes and action points.
The African Opportunity
The African consumer landscape is evolving at a rapid pace, driven by growing populations, advances in technology and rising income. Africa’s urbanization is more rapid than anywhere in the world, creating huge opportunities for housing, transportation, water and power.
Germany is a global economic power – the world’s third largest exporter and a proven leader in technology and industrialization. But German investors sometimes overlook the enormous economic potential of the African continent, as well as cultural and social similarities. Six of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies are in Africa, which boasts a large and growing middle class that appeals to German investment. Africa is projected to be the world’s fastest growing region until 2040 amidst an era of increased prosperity, and is drawing unprecedented investment and attention.
The GABF bridges this gap by facilitating dialogue and dynamic commercial and political interchange.
Strengthening ties between Germany and Africa
The GABF draws together African business, political and societal leaders with Germany’s preeminent companies and policymakers in order to forge stronger trade and investment ties.