Africa Forum Bavaria 2024

Africa Forum Bavaria 2024

On 20 June 2024, the Africa Forum Bavaria 2024 will take place at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria. Representatives of SMEs are invited to gather comprehensive information on cooperation opportunities with emerging economies in sub-Saharan Africa. The Scientific Coordination Office Bavaria-Africa will be present with a stand to provide information on research and innovation-oriented cooperation between stakeholders from Bavaria and African countries.

 The Africa Forum offers small and medium-sized enterprises in Bavaria with a platform for information, exchange and networking to promote their economic cooperation with countries in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to keynote speeches by key players from politics, media and business, workshops will be offered in the following areas:

  • Skills and training in Africa
  • Financing and Promotion
  • Trade and logistics
  • Environmental Technology

The event will be opened by Tobias Gotthardt, State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, who is planning a delegation trip to Kenya and Tanzania in the autumn of 2024.

Christian Hiller von Gaertringen, Editor-in-Chief of Africa.Table, will present the opportunities and trends of top markets in African countries.

Delegates from selected African countries and organisations will report on the economic potential of individual countries, characterised by strong growth and a young population. A final highlight will be the closing remarks by Eric Beißwenger, State Secretary for European and International Affairs.

BayFOR's WKS Bavaria-Africa will provide information at its stand on opportunities for international cooperation in science and innovation between Bavarian and African stakeholders. Current calls for proposals of the European Union, in which Bavarian and African institutions can participate, will be presented.

International cooperation with countries of the global South, especially with African countries, is an important part of Hoizon Europe, the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation. WKS Bayern-Africa will also present its portfolio, the main aim of which is to promote African-Bavarian exchanges in the field of research and innovation.

Event time

Thursday, 20 June 2024, 09:00 to 18:00 (CEST)

Participation fee

This event is free to attend.


IHK für München und Oberbayern (Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper

Max-Joseph-Straße 2

80333 Munich, Germany

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You can find the agenda here.


A detailed registration page, which will also allow you to book one-to-one meetings with AHK representatives, will be published shortly. Pre-registration is currently available via the link above.

Contact at BayFOR 

Anna Stegmann
Scientific Coordinator of Scientific Coordination Office Bavaria-Africa

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