Christiani at the 8th German-African Economic Forum NRW

The German-African Business Forum NRW – the largest Africa platform for North Rhine-Westphalian entrepreneurs – took place for the eighth time on 6 March 2024 at the IHK in Dortmund. Our Regional Manager, Fathi Jamal, was live on site and presented Christiani’s EE project in Morocco.

The forum features industry focus areas, reports from practical experts and the opportunity to engage in dialogue with representatives of the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad and Delegate Offices of German Industry and Commerce (AHK) established on the continent as well as other Africa experts.
The participants received information from successful entrepreneurs and experts on market opportunities in the current trend areas.
In addition to the high-calibre opening talk and the panel discussions, the highlights of the forum also included the pitch by African start-ups, a matchmaking area for networking among the participants, as well as the exchange with representatives of the African Chambers of Commerce Abroad and Delegations (AHKs) and institutions such as GTaI, PwC and Euler Hermes.

Highlights of the 8th German-African Business Forum NRW:

  • High-calibre political line-up
  • Top entrepreneurs on the panels
  • Virtual networking with all participants
  • Pitch by African start-up companies
  • A wide range of advisory services
  • excellent partners
  • Up-to-date information
  • Sustainable impulses for your Africa business

Intensifying business relationships with African countries is considered a success factor for the future. Especially in uncertain times, the huge potential of African markets offers resilience for companies and economies on both continents. All sectors can benefit! The opportunities are enormous.

The focal points were:

  • Sales markets in Africa: great opportunities in the export business
  • Procurement from Africa: nearshoring, diversification of supply chains and utilising home advantages
  • Solutions for the demand for skilled labour in Africa and Germany
  • Decarbonisation, raw materials and sustainability: win-win with green tech

Christiani Africa since 2022

Christiani is committed to education and training in Africa. At our new location in Johannesburg, we present our innovative solutions for technical education, focussing on the following areas:

  • Training systems for initial and further training in the fields of electrical engineering, metal technology, automation, environmental technology, vehicle technology, HVAC and others.
  • Virtual 3D learning environments
  • Learning concepts and software with “gamified” content
  • VR & AR applications
  • Development of training programmes and courses

More information here