Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein will represent Namibia at the German-African Business Summit, 8-10 February 2017 Kenya, the local German Embassy has announced.
The conference will be held in Africa for the first time. The Federal Ministers of Economic Affairs and Energy as well as of International Cooperation and Development are expected to be in attendance. More than 50 business leaders, mostly from Germany, have also confirmed their participation.
The summit offers an opportunity to network with senior managers of German and African companies and decision-makers from politics and the administration from Germany and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The German-African Business Summit is being co-organised by the Sub-Saharan Africa Initiative of German Business (SAFRI) (which is jointly funded by the German-African Business Association, the Federation of German Industries, the Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya.
It is supported by the Federal Government (Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Federal Ministry of Finance).
The first German-African Business Summit took place in Berlin in September 2015 and gave some 400 participants from the worlds of business and politics from Germany and Africa the opportunity to discuss Africa’s prospects and potential and to make new contacts.