With Germany chosen to be the 2017 Guest Country, this discussion will bring together top German companies & institutions who not only believe in the future of Africa, but also invest in the Continent’s innovative talent.

Moderated by Darryl ELS | Festival Director | Encounters Documentary Festival

  • Herbert Behrendt | Head of the Cultural Department | German Embassy Pretoria
  • Lien Heidenreich-Seleme | Head of Cultural Programmes - Sub-Saharan Africa |  Goethe-Institut South Africa
  • Claus Stäcker | Head of Programs for Africa | Deutsche Welle 
  • Jana WOLFF | Marketing & Advertising | European Film Market, Berlinale Africa Hub
  • Philipp HOFFMANN | Founder / Managing Director | Rushlake Media
  • Sarika LAKHANI | Managing Partner & Founder | One Fine Day Films