Ouissal, EMA’s female entrepreneur mentoring program, is now at halftime for the 2017/18 tandems. The participants from Germany met on May, 15 in Berlin to draw a first conclusion: What does the collaboration between them and the participants from Morocco and Tunisia mean in practical terms? What experiences, questions and wishes have arisen during the project phase in recent months? How can everyone learn and benefit from each other? The informal reunion offered the opportunity to refresh connections and to foster networking in local groups.
As the co-organizer of CYFY Africa 2018, EMA has a strong network of information and communication technology companies in North Africa. EMA Board Member Katharina Jahrling and General Secretary Clara Gruitrooy were in Tanger, bringing deep insights into the economic significance of digital transformation for Africa - from cybercrime to artificial intelligence - back to Germany. Find out more about this topic at the 2nd German-Arab Digital Forum on June 11, 2018 at the CEBIT in Hannover.
"We´re living responsibility" - and starting from the beginning. In 2018, along with its 10th anniversary, the EMA also celebrates ten years of economic cooperation with the Mediterranean and Middle East region. A ceremony will take place on 27th August 2018, in Berlin, with its members, partners and friends from the business world, politics and society. More information will follow shortly.
What are the market and business opportunities offered by the digitalization in North Africa and the Middle East region? Which digital solutions could close supply gaps? And how does the expansion of the IT sector strengthen employment opportunities in the Arab countries? You can discuss these and other questions with high-ranking decision-makers from the economy at the 2nd German-Arab Digital Forum at the CEBIT in Hannover, Germany, on the Take-off-Monday, June 11, 2018.
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. To encourage the dialogue about this region and its potential for seminal sectors like the food industry, chemistry, technology and automotive the EMA hosts the Economic Forum North Africa on February 6th at IHK Berlin.