The German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein) has been supporting companies in their business activities on the African continent for almost 90 years. It is a non-profit organisation and currently has over 550 members; these are mostly from Germany, but also include European and African companies, institutions, and private individuals. It represents around 85% of German businesses active in Africa – across all sectors, from start-ups to DAX-listed companies.
With its wide network, It promotes communication between German and African representatives from business and government. In Germany, it is the first point of contact for business information and arranging contacts. In addition, the association hosts events in various formats almost every week – from cross-sector business conferences to country-specific business talks – as well as business missions to African target markets.