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.
Highly satisfied faces, new business contacts and several hundred participants: this is the conclusion of the 4th German-Algerian Business Forum organised by the EMA under the direction of its Vice President Dr. Abdelmajid Layadi from 24.-27 September 2017 in the Democratic People's Republic of Algeria. The EMA has been for a long time successfully active in the complicated Algerian market. A market which can present its advantages to German companies, thanks to the exploitation of the EMA.
As a Knowledge Partner, the EMA brought the high-ranking international jury of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) to Germany for the first time. This Qatar Foundation initiative selected the winner of the so-called Nobel Prize for Education in Berlin, which will be awarded at the WISE Summit in Doha in November. The jury includes prominent representatives such as Dr. med. Jörg Dräger, CEO of the Bertelsmann Foundation, and Sheikha Hanada Al-Thani, founder of Amwal.
Education and the economy - two inseparable pillars of sustainable development. This topic was the theme of the High-Level Stakeholder Dinner at the German Bundestag, which was organized by the EMA and the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). They have both celebrated the successful start of a deeper cooperation. Relevant German decision-makers accepted the invitation to discuss and to network with the international guests.
Following the General Assembly, members and partners of the EMA were gathered in Berlin for another very special annual reception at the premises of Saxonia Systems AG: The EMA presented its new representative office in Berlin to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Starting from now, the EMA will be represented in the direct vicinity of the government district.