Build your Africa legacy with us

Your advisory firm for Africa

We help you understand your market, find your opportunity, and deliver success.

Based in Ethiopia and Germany, we specialize in local market research across African countries and industries, the creation of cutting-edge investment conferences, and the provision of business facilitation and financial advisory services.


Understand your market

Africa is a large and diverse continent. You want to find your market or better understand the market that you have chosen? Make use of our local research and analysis services to get first-hand insights on the political, economic and cultural dimensions that are important for your next business decision.

Find your entry point

You understand your target market and are looking for concrete trade and investment opportunities? Take part in one of our leading sector-specific conferences to meet your prospective new customers, suppliers or investor face-to-face. You cannot wait until the next conference? Get our tailored offer for finding the right business partner for you.

Rise to your challenges

You have found your concrete business opportunity or want to expand your operations and require support with business facilitation, mediation or financing? We offer you the professional and reliable services that you need to strive in African markets.


Our global network

We have built a high-quality network of local and global partners to deliver projects across countries and industries




Partner firms


Project consultants

Alexander Demissie

Managing Director (Ethiopia)

15 years of business consulting, conference management

Key areas: infrastructure, manufacturing, special economic zones, agro-processing, logistics


What our clients say

Most valuable two days

“Absolutely worth my time. Two days that allowed me to speak to all key players of Ethiopia's railway sector. I have never seen anything like it.”

Edward HartungOracle

Many promising leads

“Excellent event, in particular the pre-arranged bilateral meetings with governments, banks and companies. I got very promising leads and many new insights from presentations and private conversations.”

Justin MichauLohr Industrie

Unique insights

“The quality of the 1-On-1 meetings with government officials really set this conference apart. I got unique insights on where Ethiopia stands with its logistics sector and what comes next.”

Julian KrieselThelo DB

Head start

“Most important for me was to learn about an upcoming tender and have the possibility to discuss with the person in charge from government directly. I feel this gave me a head start over my competitors.”

Jiang LeiCCK Group

Contact Us

    AfricaRising GmbH
    Johannisstr 47
    50668 Cologne

    Phone: +49 221 2929 7003

    Court of registry: Amtsgericht Köln (HRB98439)
    VAT ID: DE326143217