The high-level forum Africa-Europe titled ‘taking cooperation to the digital age’ took place on the 18th December 2018. It was jointly hosted by the Austrian Presidency of the European Union Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Paul Kagame President of Rwanda and the Chairman of the African Union for 2018, European union President Jean-Claude Juncker.
In attendance were African and European heads of state accompanied by ministers, CEOs of major global companies, young entrepreneurs and innovators, investors, United Nation and international financial institutions. The speakers talked about what needs to be done to deepen the relationship between the two continents with a specific focus on digitalization.
Europe ambition is to create a true and fair partnership between the two continents.
The forum highlighted the untapped potential for stronger partnership in technology exchange and trade.
The Austrian-Kenyan Association was also in attendance represented by the CEO Elizabeth Muringi Hartig and Business development representative Mr. Hans-Jörg Kranzinger. With the network created on that event AKS can in the future involve more partners to encourage the partnership between Austrian and Kenyan through organising events and business trips.