Casablanca: FIAD celebrates its 5th anniversary

The Africa Development Club, founded by the Attijariwafa bank Group, helps facilitate regional trade through South-South cooperation. For its 5th meeting, the group will jointly organize, with Morocco Export, the very important International Africa Development Forum (FIAD), on March 16-17 in Casablanca.

For the 5th session, the International Africa Development Forum, to be held in mid-March in Casablanca, will offer to more than 1,500 economic operators an opportunity to work on the theme « New models of inclusive growth in Africa, » another way to address the continent’s inclusion challenges, especially in terms of shared value, investment in town planning and financial inclusion support.

The Moroccan Power

Morocco did not wait to be reintegrated in the African Union to develop sustainable commercial partnerships from both state and private perspective. Thus, after a decade of investment in more than 20 African countries, the Kingdom supports a strong vision for South-South cooperation.

Therefore, the group Attijariwafa bank, leader in its market, naturally fits in this vision. And it is under the impulse of the major shareholder SNI, which it has decided to host the FIAD to meet the continent’s challenges in the areas of agriculture, electrification, access to housing, infrastructure, urbanization, etc. The participants are invited to work on these issues as a matter of priority.

A pragmatic forum

This pragmatic event offers concrete B to B and B to G opportunities, as well as a visibility to the banks for major investment projects through the Investment Market. In line with the States’ visions and the politico-economic issues of the continent, the recommendations of the speakers and experts will have to establish a true roadmap.

The roadmap will also serve as a guideline for the choices of investors to the 8 invited countries and their respective delegations, including Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Rwanda, the Republic of Congo, Tunisia, Egypt, Ivory Coast and Senegal. The delegations, from about thirty countries, will also seek to promote and develop future talents.

Building on the future

To address social, environmental and geopolitical challenges in the continent, the FIAD also wants to build on the future. To do this, it will distinguish among the audience « The Awards of the Young Entrepreneur », which will reward the best young entrepreneurs in Africa in the areas of « Innovation », « Social Entrepreneurship » and « Sustainable Development ». It clearly denotes another way to celebrate the convergence of African energies that will « participate in a solidarity and confidence spirit in one’s own strength »

Perhaps a proof that this « solidarity spirit » has enabled the Forum, since its inception, to bring together more than 5,500 operators from 36 countries, including 24 African counties, generating more than 13,000 B to B meetings, and leading to publishing in publishing, more interests for African economic operators.


Author: ANA // Photo: Africa Development Club © FIAD

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