The German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein) has been supporting companies in their business activities on the African continent for almost 90 years. The German-African Business Association is a non-profit organisation and currently has over 550 members; these are mostly from Germany, but also include European and African companies, institutions, and private individuals. It represents around 85 percent of German businesses active in Africa – across all sectors, from start-ups to DAX-listed companies.
With its excellent network, the German-African Business Association promotes communication between German and African representatives from business and government. In Germany, it is the first point of contact for business information and arranging contacts. In addition, the association hosts events in various formats almost every week – from cross-sector business conferences to country-specific business talks – as well as business missions to African target markets.
The German-African Business Association has an outstanding network at its disposal in African countries. African partner organisations, a reliable network of honorary representatives on site, and the competence of the members combined with the associations decades of experience ensure excellent business contacts.
At regular meetings and consultations, the German-African Business Association represents the interests and concerns of its member companies to policymakers at the state, federal, and European levels as well as to high-ranking government representatives from Africa. The German-African Business Association regularly takes a stand on issues of importance to Africa policy, and strives to influence conditions to help German industry succeed on the African continent.
Africa is seen as a continent of opportunity. The association also advocates an opportunity-oriented Africa policy and increased political awareness of the African continent. Making even more companies aware of the continents concrete opportunities and helping them enter markets – that’s what drives the German-African Business Association!