3rd Africa Summit

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Energy industry, mobility and future challenges - exciting topics from diverse areas will be discussed and presented at the 3rd Africa Summit 2022. Look forward to this bundled expertise and get an overview in advance.

Programme overview

Time: 10:00 - 10:30 
Location: ICS, Room C1.2.1

  • Opening and welcome by Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Member of the Baden-Württemberg State Parliament and Minister of Economic Affairs, Employment and Tourism of the State of Baden-Württemberg

Time: 16:30 - 17:30 
Location: ICS, Room C1.2.1

    Estifanos Samuel, Business Representative of the State of Baden-Württemberg in East Africa
  • KEYNOTE (VIRTUAL): The Rise of Venture Backed Startups in Africa
    Selam A. Kebede, Principal, Antler Venture Capital, Nairobi, East Africa
  • PITCH 1: Digital Mobile Africa: Your Last Mile Partner
    Rob Madziva, CEO and Co-Founder, Dar es Salam, Tanzania
  • PITCH 2: YeneHealth: Femtech meets Africa
    Kidist Tesfaye, CEO and Founder, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • PITCH 3: Churpy: Modernizing the Account Receivable Finance Operations in Africa
    John Kiptum, CEO and Co-Founder, Nairobi, Kenya
  • PITCH 4: Paying Tone: A Digital Micro-Credit for Essential Goods and Services
    Ignace Turatsinze, CEO and Co-Founder, Kigali, Ruanda

Time: 11:30 - 12:30
Location: ICS, Room C1.2.1

    Dr. Thando Sililo, Project Director, CCI Network Office Africa (INA)
    Johannes Wetzel, Director Sales Western Europe, Africa, French Overseas Territories, ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG 
    Dr. Johannes Flosbach, General Manager, Cormart Nigeria Ltd.
    Walter Engelmann, Repräsentant in Frankfurt, AHK Südliches Afrika
    Dr. Artur Ickstadt, Head of Department 424 “International Commodity Policy, Export, Sales Promotion”, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
  • Q & A

Time: 12:30 - 13:00
Location: ICS, Room C1.2.1

  • Dr. Philipp von Carlowitz, Professor for Strategic and International Management, EBS Business School at Reutlingen University

Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Location: ICS, Room C1.2.1

    Wiebke Polomka, German-African Business Association / Alexander Sicking, Business Scout for Development IHK Reutlingen
  • STATUS QUO & OUTLOOK: Knowing where you stand and go in Africa
    Dave Coffey, CEO African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM)
  • PITCH 1: Moving the Last Mile in Northern Africa - Last–mile Delivery for Logistics
    Boubaker Siala, Founder & CEO Bako Motors
  • PITCH 2: Innovative Ways to Commute in West Africa – Public Transportation
    Dayo Olujekun, CEO Staffbus
  • PITCH 3: Combining Economy and Ecology in Southern Germany - Pushing Sustainable Commercial Vehicles
    Sascha Koberstaedt, Founder & CEO EVUM Motors
  • OUTLOOK: Building Bridges between German and African Solutions - Chances & Challenges
    Nicolas Böhmer, bmrboehmer
  • DISCUSSION AND Q & A: Quo Vadis Future Mobility?
    How to Unlock the Potential of Regional Technology Providers? How and Why German Technology Providers and African Start-ups Can Cooperate for Future Mobility Solutions?  

Time: 15:00 - 15:30
Location: ICS, Room C1.2.1

  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Liebing, Chairman of the German-African Business Association

Time: 15:30 - 16:30 
Location: ICS, Room C1.2.1

  • Welcome & Moderation
    Thomas Bittner, Senior Expert, IHK Region Stuttgart / Bastian Geyer, Sector Expert, Agency for Business & Economic Development
  • Counselling Vouchers, Sector Experts and Projects
    Claudia J. Feyzi Shandi, Head Africa Business Network
  • Export Credit Guarantees
    Dr. Philipp Laas, Consultant, Euler Hermes AG / Export Credit Guarantees
  • Practical Examples: 
    develoPPP – Classic: Andreas Behnke, Service & Quality Manager Middle East and Afrika, Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    AfricaConnect: Wolfram Schnelle, Head Business Development, Gemüsering Stuttgart GmbH
  • Wrap-up
    Amir Alizadeh, IHK Ulm
  • Q & A

Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Location: ICS, Room C1.2.1

    Timo Pleyer, Head of Department Competence Centre Sourcing, AHK Southern Africa / Business Scout for Development, GIZ
    Timo Pleyer, Head of Department Competence Centre Sourcing; AHK Southern Africa / Business Scout for Development, GIZ
    Dr Markus Thill, President Region Africa, Robert Bosch (Pty) Ltd / Vice President, African Association of Automotive Manufacturers
    Deshan Naidoo, CEO Microfinish
    Carolin Seeger, Consultant, Helpdesk on Business & Human Rights, Agency for Business & Economic Development, Germany
    Mohamed Larbi Rouis, Managing Director & COO, LEONI Wiring Systems, Tunisia 
  • Q&A

As of October 2022. Subject to changes and errors.