Manifold and dynamic: This perfectly describes North Africa as key and procurement market. Thanks to its geographical proximity to Europe, North Africa is of particular importance for German SME and provides a unique bridge to a continent full of growth potential. The region North of the Sahara, with its investment hubs, is characterized by its strengths in clusters from different economic sectors. With the Business Forum North Africa, the EMA focuses on pioneering industries such as the food industry, chemicals, electrical engineering and automotives.
One of the key objectives of the Forum is to mobilize local capital, increase private investments and to build networks. The Forum is therefore designed in line with the initiative “Compact with Africa”, which was presented by the German G20 Presidency in the course of the spring 2017 summit. For the EMA, it is of high importance that North Africa is integrated as an independent region. Interested North African countries have already entered into investment partnerships with Germany and other countries.
As a transnational and cross-sectoral platform, the Business Forum North Africa creates a win-win situation that enables the North African partners to disclose their investment potential.