Automechanika Dubai is all set for a much bigger show in 2022

After a hugely successful edition in 2021, Automechanika Dubai is all set for a much bigger show in 2022. From 22 – 24 November 2022, the international automotive industry will once again gather at the Dubai World Trade Centre to explore new business opportunities and scale new heights.

Despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Automechanika Dubai 2021 brought together 20,574 visitors from 129 countries and 578 exhibitors from 47 countries.

Reconnect with the markets, meet and network face-to-face with suppliers, customers, and business partners, and stay up-to-date on the latest market trends and innovations at Automechanika Dubai.

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Taiwo Kehinde joins africon GmbH as a Business Analyst in Nigeria

As our project work in West Africa expands, we are delighted to add another team member in Nigeria. Taiwo Kehinde, based in Lagos, has joined africon as a Business Analyst. Before africon, Mr. Kehinde worked in business development, proposition building, and partnerships for one of Nigeria’s top banks.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Pan-Atlantic University. He is currently working on two projects in the automotive sector in Nigeria. Taiwo is supporting these companies with in-depth local market research, entire market analysis, strategy development, and partner identification among other activities.

I am delighted to join the vibrant and diverse team at africon, I look forward to helping find strategies that will help global brands become successful in Africa,” Taiwo says.

Read more about the africon team here.

Slide of the month (SOTM) July. The growth of consumer markets in Africa

africon has attended hundreds of events, conferences, and webinars. Our sector experts speak and provide thought leadership in some of these forums. In a recent webinar, we presented the opportunities for German companies in Africa. One of our slides focused on the growth of consumer markets in the continent.
Over the past 10-20 years, consumer goods markets in Africa have become increasingly interesting for international companies. Urban populations are growing rapidly across Africa, driving modernization and economic development. More than 34 countries now have an urbanization rate above 40%. Total consumer spending has increased sharply, which indicates an increasing demand for consumer goods and services and a higher propensity to consume. The growing middle class in most African countries like to shop in their free time and value brands for their high quality. As a result, the expansion of retail chains and other outlets has developed strongly in Africa. This poses an opportunity for companies in the sector.
At the end of the webinar, we presented some case studies and gave strategic recommendations for companies interested in key markets in Africa.

Read previous SOTMs (Slides of the month) here.

Slide of the month (SOTM) June. Blood transfusion landscape in Tanzania

Slide of the month (SOTM) May. Construction projects in Africa

Slide of the month (SOTM) April. Demand for heavy machinery in Africa

Slide of the month (SOTM) March. Tanzania medical technology value chain

Slide of the month (SOTM) February. Vehicles in operation in East African countries