African policy makers and economic operators are meeting Thursday, November 29, and Friday in Ifrane, to try to sketch out the outline of a model of intra-African economic cooperation that combines growth and sustainable development.
No less than 200 speakers from 25 African countries will exchange their ideas and experiences, on the occasion of the 3 rd edition of the African Trade and Investment Summit, now called the ‘Ifrane Forum’.
The stated ambition of the organizers is to lay the groundwork for a model of cooperation between African countries likely to catalyze the economic emergence of the continent.
It is also a question of consolidating the positioning of the Ifrane Forum, initiated this year under the theme ”sustainable growth in the service of emerging Africa”, on the chessboard of the main economic events of the continent.
For the President of the Forum, Khadija Idrissi Janati, the African Trade and Investment Summit is ”the realization of a desire to create a space for exchange, debate and sharing that can contribute to the economic growth of Africa and the liberation of the continent’s potential”.
This summit comes in the wake of the success of the first and second editions, placed respectively under the sign ”social entrepreneurship and the commitment of women entrepreneurs in Africa” and ”Africa trusts Africa”. As a continuation of the work initiated during the first two editions, three parallel events are planned this year.
Ifrane Forum brings together around fifty African women from different horizons, to discuss the theme and establish a joint action plan to “measure the real impact of African women on the continent’s economy and contribute, each according to its expertise and its scope of action, to show the true image of African women and to change their representation in the African and international public opinion”.
”African start-ups, connect to collaborate and co-create ” will be the second axis of the summit that will bring together some thirty young entrepreneurs, operating in the energy, technology, health, construction, construction and construction sectors. agriculture or the upgrading of waste.
Through a Master Class and coaching sessions, in partnership with the Bidaya Incubator, these start-ups will have the opportunity to publicize their activities, network and explore opportunities for partnership and collaboration. The other event will be dedicated to “foreign investment in Africa, building win-win partnerships”.
This side event, organized in partnership with the African-American Chamber of Commerce, will bring together investment experts, government officials, investors and project developers from both the public and private sectors to discuss the issue of real opportunities and partnerships.