The European Business Council for Africa

The mobility and technology sectors will meet for the first IAA in Munich from September 7 to 12, 2021. A new venue and a new concept: the IAA 2021 will become an exhibition, a forward-looking mobility platform and a dialog forum all at the same time. Afrika will be part of it, represented by a high-level Africa-event and an information booth by VDAs Partnership-Project with the panafrican Automotive Association AAAM.  

On the 8th of September from 9.00 – 10.45 am (CEST) the digital event “IAA Mobility meets Africa” is highlighting the partnership with the African Association for Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM). The African continent is searching for innovative mobility solutions due to an increasing demand and its rapid market growth.

VDA in collaboration with AAAM and the German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein) are hosting a digital event presenting the current status of the automotive industry in Africa, the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and its various opportunities for the German automotive industry.

We are delighted to welcome the following speakers to the digital event:

Welcome remarks

•    Hildegard Müller, President VDA, Germany
•    Prof. Dr Stefan Liebing, Chairman, Afrika-Verein, Germany

Brief presentations on mobility solutions, a supplier’s perspective and insights into the AfCFTA developments by:

•    Serge Kamuhinda, CEO, Volkswagen, Rwanda
•    Dr. Markus Thill, President Region Africa, Robert Bosch (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
•    Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, AfCFTA Secretariat, Ghana
•    Themba Khumalo, Industrial Development Advisor, AfCFTA Secretariat, Ghana

Closing remarks

•    Dave Coffey, CEO AAAM, South Africa

Moderated by Victoria Backhaus-Jerling and Marius Ochel, VDA, South Africa & Germany.

To register for the digital event, please use the following link:

For further questions concerning the event, please contact Mrs Katarina Kunert (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: +49 (30) 206071933).