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Q: does any one here knows how to sign a partnertship with companies like lenovo, vivo or oppo ?

am a young entrepreneur  from central Africa searching for some answers  ,  most Chinese companies are still not aware of the potential in African market regarding the electronics merchandises i want to represent and integrate  their product in central Africa  . regardless does any one of you knows or have ideas on how to sign a legal partnerships contract  with companies like Lenovo ,oppo , or vivo ?

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The OP appears to be a little butt hurt that China isn't falling over themselves to give him huge amounts of cash for his well written business plan. Whatever cup he's talking about in 2019 is a missed opportunity. That ship would have sailed a few years ago.

While the members here may not know much about emerging markets in Africa, as mentioned they do know a bit about China.

The bottom line is that if there was money to be made, Chinese would be all over it. I personality know several Chinese people doing exactly what the OP wants to do in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Ivory Coast where there is already large Chinese investment concurring. Perhaps the less stable central African countries are too much trouble and don't have oil.

One also must wonder, if the opportunities are so great then why hasn't anyone from the large Chinese speaking African population in Guangzhou made their fortune already?

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"most Chinese companies are still not aware of the potential in African market"

 

You've got to be kidding mate! Chinese companies are swarming all over Afirca like a rash!

 

Lenovo already have an South Africa website.

 

Oppo already have SA and Kenyan websites.

 

You've missed the boat...

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I would guess a good start would be contacting their marketing dept with a proposal outlining what you can do for them.

Pretty sure Hotwater is right though. China is very involved in Africa.

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@stiggs i already have the business plan but am targeting something more bigger than to be a reseller. Signing a partnership wit such companies would involve the recruitment of workers  on marketing , sales , accountant , security and more . with me being their central Africa partner i can get some government public market and also can win contract to supply other companies in several central Africa countries , if i decide to do it myself i'll not be able do satisfied all my clienteles and maybe would spend more than i'll gain , that's why its better to sign a partnership for the sake of getting some free services like shipment and reductions of merchandise prices  . i don't know if you understood my point ? 

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Chinese really don't know what's going on in the world even with the BS propaganda campaign the CCP has been doing (Spring Festival Gala). I guess Chinese think it's all about building railroads and empty high rises. 

The real posters on this site have been here for 10 or more years, we know all about people from various African countries coming here and buying stuff in bulk (including electronics) to sell back in their home countries. But in recent years, this avenue has closed, do you know why? Chinese manufacturers are now selling direct to African countries themselves. 

So coming here telling us that Chinese companies aren't taking advantage of the African markets sets off everyone's BS detector.  

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@stiggs you seems to understand but actually you don't , i don't want\need  the Chinese govt or the local govt either to get involved , is not only about phones or computers but think big , the African nation cup "CAN" is on the way 2019 and we'll not deal only with phones but with large LED screen , touch pad tools and more . my question is not related to amateurs who are quick to answer to fill the gaps but to people who have experiences or know what am talking about .NB we "i" don't bother or pay attention on the Chinese relationship with the natives on the field , i 'll and can handle all am an electronic engineer myself   , I've told you guys before that i got a business plan already well written and am just waiting for someone who have done this before to tell me the legal procedure to follow that's all we all know that nothing is new under the sun so ,  i can buy my own part of the franchise , i just need the company approbation to have their brand name and step forward to my ambitions . plz stop kidding around am dead serious .

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@stiggs you seems to understand but actually you don't , i don't want\need  the Chinese govt or the local govt either to get involved , is not only about phones or computers but think big , the African nation cup "CAN" is on the way 2019 and we'll not deal only with phones but with large LED screen , touch pad tools and more . my question is not related to amateurs who are quick to answer to fill the gaps but to people who have experiences or know what am talking about .NB we "i" don't bother or pay attention on the Chinese relationship with the natives on the field , i 'll and can handle all am an electronic engineer myself   , I've told you guys before that i got a business plan already well written and am just waiting for someone who have done this before to tell me the legal procedure to follow that's all we all know that nothing is new under the sun so ,  i can buy my own part of the franchise , i just need the company approbation to have their brand name and step forward to my ambitions . plz stop kidding around am dead serious .

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The OP appears to be a little butt hurt that China isn't falling over themselves to give him huge amounts of cash for his well written business plan. Whatever cup he's talking about in 2019 is a missed opportunity. That ship would have sailed a few years ago.

While the members here may not know much about emerging markets in Africa, as mentioned they do know a bit about China.

The bottom line is that if there was money to be made, Chinese would be all over it. I personality know several Chinese people doing exactly what the OP wants to do in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Ivory Coast where there is already large Chinese investment concurring. Perhaps the less stable central African countries are too much trouble and don't have oil.

One also must wonder, if the opportunities are so great then why hasn't anyone from the large Chinese speaking African population in Guangzhou made their fortune already?

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Let me make this clear , Chinese companies don't do partnerships with foreigners. Your only option is to connect buyers with sellers or buy yourself. 

 

And you still haven't answered which countries you're talking about. (take the time to Google them)

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@stiggs is true what you're saying but i already know all that . however am myself from the president family of my country i can't just decide to do something this big without having any connections at home  . you guys still didn't get to principal question : does any one here knows how to sign a partnerships with companies like ... oppo , Lenovo or vivo .

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@engtleachted why re you being so radical on something you don't even know ? today i  got oppo marketing departments chief on the phone and we're talking about the conception of what i want to do regarding their brand . why you keep writing if you have nothing but critics towards people you don't know ? if you pay attention you'll see that central Africa doesn't have so many countries that may get you confuse , plz think before you write .

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@iwolf you sound funny, you have no idea of what  you're talking about . you read to much newspapers but the reality on the field are different . am an entrepreneur i see opportunities  where  others don't  , help me to search if you can or keep your critics to yourself .

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@iwolf coming from a donkey like you i dont mind, vous n'etes que des connards . keep talking about sexe , drugs and the malfunctions of china . t'es trop con .

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