9. - 12. AUGUST 2018

our Story

What used to be called "TIAF" Tübingen International African Festival for the past 10 yrs, has a new name. The Geman African International Expo "GaiExpo". TIAF was mainly B2C with focused on Arts and Culture.  GaiExpo combines both the B2C & B2B sectors with focused on SMEs, NGOs, Church Institution etc.

Why a new Name?

After realizing 12 huge projects in 10 yrs, our goals with "TIAF" has been achieved. It is time to put professional know-how into our original dream. GaiExpo is an open door concept bringing German and African Businesses, Entrepreneurs, and Development actors together.   


GaiExpo is schedule to take place from 9 - 12 August 2018 in Tübingen, Germany. It is an important platform for international encounters - Information, education, knowledge sharing and entertainment.  It is time to bridge the gap between German - Africa trade and development relations, GaiExpo has come the responsibility to do that. Read More... 

Travel Information 

Attendees and participant from Africa, Brasil and China take flight direction Stuttgart Airport. From Germany and Europe by Car, Trains; Bus take  direction Stuttgart. Tübingen, is approx. 30 mins from Stuttgart airport or main train station.  The  GaiExpo village, Festplatz - Tübingen is 5min walk from Tübingen Main train Station, 1min with a city cab / Taxi.

Hotels & Accomodation

From Hotels, Private rooms, Apartments, Camping site, youth hostels and more.. Tübingen has variety in accommodation and best price offers.

Unable to find any private rooms or apartments in which to stay overnight?

It is possible that your desired host cannot be booked online but has rooms free. Please contact your chosen landlord either by telephone or e-mail. You can find the list in the navigation column on the left-hand side of this page.  http://tuebingen-info.de/index.php?

Opening Hours 

Day & Date

  Opening Times

Thursday, 9th August 2018

  10:00 - 22:30

Friday, 10th August 2018

  10:00 -  23:00 

Saturday, 11th August 2018 

  10:00 - 23:30

Sunday, 12th August 2018 

  10:00 - 20:00 

People, Market & Music

 meeting place



Peace Parade

 Arts & Dance

GaiExpo  Floor Plan