A continent of 1 BILLION people
Africa is a continent of close to one billion people, and it is among the fastest growing markets in the world.
Africa offers the highest average projected GDP growth in the world from 2010-2050, rapid urbanization, growing prosperity and middle class.
07 out of 10
of the World's fastest growing economies are in Africa
It is high time Finland and the Nordics mobilized a collective energy of different sectors to tap into African market.
OUR MISSION IS TO BUILD A BRIDGE BETWEEN BUSINESS POTENTIALS IN THE NORDICS AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA
TOP10 POTENTIAL BUSINESS SECTORS
TECHNOLOGY & SERVICE INDUSTRIES
The mining industry is only in its starting blocks
Infrastructure in need of (re)building
Privatised, rapidly growing
EDUCATION & SKILLS ACQUISITON
Finland's success in education is well known In Africa and worldwide
The rapid growth of a middle class creates a huge demand for housing
CONSUMER GOODS & ELECTRONICS
Hundreds of millions of mobile phone users in Africa; growing demand for alcoholic beverages (incl. beer), luxury items, sports equipment
Renewable energy and waste management solutions; water purification
Billions are being invested in building roads and railroads
Many countries in Africa import all medical equipment and instruments, as well as most pharmaceuticals
WE PROVIDE RESOURCES AND CONTACTS TO BREAK STEREOTYPES AND ENCOURAGE COLLABORATIONS WITH HIGH BUSINESS POTENTIAL
Many companies claim they know the local markets. There is no such thing as a “market”. There are only people, and we know the people. Knowing the people means knowing their customs, religions, needs, hopes, and expectations. It means knowing how to do business with Nordics and Africa.
Through our business events, services and platform we solve everyday problems by matching needs with high-quality services and products.All of our three business areas provide a smooth entry to African market, and facilitate future Afro-Nordic business ventures.
SPRINGBOARD and FINLAND
Springboard combines Finnish values and passion in order to facilitate creating new business opportunities between African and Nordic actors. Finns are globally known for pioneering new, innovative ways of solving problems and this is exactly what we are passionate about promoting.