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“INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA”
OCTOBER 2&3, 2017 AT MONTREAL’S SHERATON CENTRE
Montreal, July 24, 2017 – The Kingdom of Morocco has been selected as the featured country for the upcoming edition, to be held October 2 and 3, 2017. Accordingly, an important delegation comprised of over 30 Moroccan enterprises is expected at this one-of-a-kind North American business gathering. The entire October 3 schedule is devoted to discovering the immense resources and opportunities for exports and investment offered by this country that is experiencing rapid growth.
Forum Afrique Expansion’s organizers are very pleased and honoured by Morocco’s presence at this event. Maroc Export (Moroccan Centre for the Promotion of Exports) is organizing the Moroccan delegation. Since its creation in 1976, Maroc Export’s mission has been to promote Morocco’s exportable offerings and to support Morocco’s exporters in international markets.
Forum Afrique Expansion is an influential international gathering of Canadian and African businesspeople that is organized by Afrique Expansion Inc. with support from the African Development Bank. Its chief aim is to provide tools and innovative approaches for developing private investment in Africa, by inviting African project bearers to Canada. Since its inception, the event has consistently been a top-calibre platform for investors interested in Africa. It attracts over 500 participants, among them heads of companies, senior decision makers, Canadian and African public officials, and representatives of non-governmental organizations and international bodies.
“By 2019, the African economy is expected to grow 7.7% annually, twice the rate of the world’s advanced economies. With population on the rise and the growth of household income and purchasing power, Africa is seen as a particularly attractive market for consumer business enterprises, according to a survey by Deloitte. Forum Afrique Expansion helps North American, and especially Canadian, businesses latch onto this momentum, for Africa is the future,” explains Ms. Amina Gerba, president of the Forum Afrique Expansion organizing committee.
Forum Afrique Expansion 2017‘s programming includes seminars and workshops, as well as a Gala Dinner evening during which awards of excellence will be handed out to those companies and individuals that have made exceptional contributions to Africa’s development over the past two years.
About Afrique Expansion:
Founded in 1995, Afrique Expansion is a communication firm with a mission to develop partnerships between African and Canadian businesses. The firm provides a full range of advisory services in the field of governmental and public relations to private, public and parapublic organizations interested in African markets. The firm has developed solid expertise in institutional communication and in promoting the brand image of African countries and products in North America. Afrique Expansion’s multidisciplinary team possesses a range of diverse, complementary and unique areas of expertise, as well as a proven ability to take swift, effective action. The firm also calls on numerous specialized collaborators who lend their talents as needed.
Since 1998, the group also publishes a business review, Afrique Expansion Magazine (AEM), which has become the North American publication of reference for economic information on Africa. Acclaimed for its quality content and unique reports, AEM promotes commercial trade and business partnerships between Africa and North America. The magazine also serves to make North American companies more aware of business and investment opportunities in Africa.
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