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7th German Nigerian Business Forum

19.07.18 Global AHK News, AHK Süd-Afrika - News-Hauptkategorie

After its successful relaunch in 2017, the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria (DGIC) in collaboration with the Nigerian-German Business Association (NGBA) and the Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft had the pleasure of hosting the 7th German Nigerian Business Forum, which took place on 20-21 June 2018. The Forum drew over 400 participants: decision-makers, business owners, managers, strategic planners, financial officers, business development professionals, marketing specialists and those providing products and services related to business in Germany and Nigeria.

This year, the Forum had a particular focus on Nigeria’s untouched potentials after the economic recession, a subject which drew more than a few entrepreneurs and experts in the fields of Agribusiness and Food Processing as well as Energy; Banking, Finance and Investment; Infrastructure; Mining, Oil and Gas; Digitalization and Startups; Technical and Vocational Education Training.

After the guests’ arrival and registration, welcome addresses were presented by:

Dr. Marc Lucassen
Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria
Mr. Chuma Anosike
Board Member, Nigerian-German Business Association

Dr. Markus Thill
Member of the Board of Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft (AV)
President Region Africa
Robert Bosch Pty Ltd., South Africa

H.E. Dr Bernhard Schlagheck
German Ambassador to Nigeria

Over the course of the Forum, guests were treated to keynote addresses and panel discussions by a number of distinguished key players in the public and private sectors on a wide range of topics to intrigue the participants of the forum, who represented a great variety of industry sectors.

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(AHK Nigeria: 7th German Nigerian Business Forum – link:
(The Guardian TV: Nigerian, Germany forge economic ties – link:
(The Guardian: Austria, Germany, Switzerland foresee more foreign investments in Nigeria – link:
(Bavaria Meets Lagos video: