The European Business Council for Africa


EBCAM was proud to be a partner in Afrika-Verein's event, the 1st Africa Trade & Invest Forum under the banner "Digitalisation: The trailblazer of tomorrow's economies". 

The event was successfully held on 12-13 October 2022 in Frankfurt. EBCAM was represented by the Secretary General who had the chance to attend really interesting panels about the way that digitalisation can bring investments and sustainable growth in Africa.  

This event represented a great opportunity for participants to gain invaluable insights into the way that digitalisation is shaping the development of African economies and how to make the most of the opportunities that these developments provide. For those active on the continent, and those hoping to enter the African market, it was a chance to hear top stakeholders and decision makers discuss these exciting new investment possibilities.

The main topics of the Forum:

  • Trade Finance (direct financing, trade promotion measures)
  • Investment Instruments (equity, guarantees, loans)
  • Payment methods (ePayment, eCurrencies, cryptomining in Africa)
  • eHealth (telehealth, seamless interaction, AI technologies)
  • Industry 4.0 (automation, Internet of Things, digital twins)
  • Mobility (digital and sustainable mobility, local production, safety)
  • Assurance/Reassurance (risk management, AI technologies)
  • eGovernance (enterprise resource planning)
  • Logistics (digitized customs systems, port management)
  • Community (networks, collaboration, establishing successful consortia)
  • Job Creation (trends to watch, digital TVET solutions)

The participants and target group were German, African, and European decision-makers in business and politics, equipment manufacturers, project developers, utilities, financiers & investors, development cooperation, and think tanks. It is Frankfurt's 1st Africa Trade & Invests goal to identify current digitally-enabled rends in African trade & finance and build partnerships for the future.


Please find the programme here