BMZ virtual conference: Tunisia – The hidden champion of Africa’s digital economy


22. April 2021    
14:00 - 18:00


The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) invites you to attend the virtual conference “Tunisia – The hidden champion of Africa’s digital economy

The conference is organised by BMZ’s Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation, which also operates under the brand Invest for Jobs, to prepare European businesses for Tunisia’s diverse potentials and opportunities. Company use cases and lightning talks will showcase current projects, activities and instruments of German development cooperation in Tunisia, designed to jointly develop business solutions for developmental challenges. Interactive formats will give all participants plenty of opportunities to exchange and establish contacts with German and Tunisian partners.


  • 2 p.m. Opening & Welcome remarks

Hon. Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (tbc) Hon. Mohamed Fadhel Kraiem, Minister, Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy

  • 2:15 p.m. Tunisia – Untapped potential for Europe’s digital economy

Dr. Andreas Reinicke, Senior Advisor for Digital Cooperation with North Africa and German Ambassador (ret.) in Tunisia

  • 2:20 p.m. Business Use Cases

BMW / Wevioo: Tech216 – IT Sourcing in Tunisia Fraunhofer IPA / Industry 4.0 Competence Centers Sfax and Sousse: Towards an Industry 4.0 in Tunisia (tbc) Think-IT / Proxym IT: Open Learning Community / Work-Study Programme of the Digital Transformation Center (tbc)

  • 2:40 p.m. Opportunities of collaboration with German development cooperation

Instruments for Private Sector Cooperation

  • 3 p.m. Deep dive into business cases, Tunisian sectors and forms of collaboration

Tunisia’s digital economy feats, our outsourcing and partnership building instruments and more (in up to 10 break-out sessions)

  • 4:30 p.m. Wrap-Up and Networking

Virtual matchmaking and open networking

  • 6 p.m. End of event

You will find the registration form on the following link: Registration is open until April 18, 2021. Participation without prior registration is excluded.