The German-Africa Business Forum has announced the participation of the Minister of Trade, Industry and EAC Affairs of Rwanda H.E. Francois Kanimba, who is also expected to deliver the final Country Focus presentation March 23. On the list are H.E. Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, Executive Governor of Katsina State, in Nigeria, and H.E. Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, also in Nigeria. The participation of the Nigeria state governors was facilitated by Mosilo Group, a Nigerian conglomerate. With just two weeks until the inaugural Germany-Africa Business Forum in Berlin, the program is now fully booked and the venue is nearly sold out.
“There is considerable excitement out there to bring together the German and African political and business communities,” said Guillaume Doane, Executive Director of the Germany-Africa Business Forum. “We expect the match-making potential to convert into some serious deal-making opportunities.”
GABF has also confirmed that DMWA Resources, an African resource development and advisory firm, will be the Host Sponsor of the forum, joining Centurion Law Group, Mosilo Group, Atlas Petroleum and DLO Energy Resources Group. Founded by German business executives with an extensive African footprint and expertise, DMWA has been a champion of the ‘Africa Rising’ narrative and the inherent business potential for German companies.
“The growth potential of the African continent as a whole is undeniable. And part of the job of DMWA is to demonstrate to German businesses how their technology, expertise and finance can catalyze more growth,” said Sebastian Wagner, Executive Director of DMWA Resources. “Certainly, GABF is the premier platform for us to make that possible and we are proud to be part of this historic event.”
Already confirmed as speakers for the Germany-Africa Business Forum include Charles Huber, MP and Member of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development, Republic of Germany; Okechukwu E. Enelamah, Honourable Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment of Nigeria; H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea; and Carole Kariuki, CEO of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance.