The Monaco Economic Board carried out, jointly with the Entrepreneurs Club Monegasques in Africa (CEMA), an economic mission to Morocco.

The time of the first assessments turns out to be extremely positive. Led by Guillaume Rose, General Director of the MEB, his Deputy Director, Justin Highman and Frédéric Geerts, Director General of CEMA, the Monegasque delegation was made up of 20 companies in Banking, Insurance, Expertise-Consulting, Logistics, Transport, International Trade, Information and Communication Technologies and more.

On Tuesday April 16 in the morning, the delegation was received at the Casablanca Finance City Authority (CFC), African economic and financial hub recognised as the leading financial centre in Africa and partner of the largest international financial centres. On site, entrepreneurs first attended a presentation on the business environment in Morocco. A second tailor-made presentation on the evolution of investments and areas of influence in Africa was then carried out at PwC.

In the afternoon, the Monegasque entrepreneurs were welcomed by the Vice-President General of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM), the voice of the private sector in Morocco. Created in 1947, it represents more than 90,000 direct and affiliated members. It has established herself as the official representative of the private sector to public authorities, and social and institutional partners.

A cooperation agreement was signed between the CGEM, the MEB and the CEMA. A networking session and then a cocktail were held between Monegasque companies and Moroccan economic actors who were able to discuss numerous possibilities for collaboration.

In the evening, a meeting of the leaders of the MEB and CEMA with Mustapha Zine, Consul Honorary of Monaco in Casablanca, gave an additional Moroccan-Monegasque touch in full conviviality. The mission continued on Wednesday, April 17 in Rabat within the Moroccan Agency of Development of Investments and Exports (AMDIE) where the delegation was able to discover incentives for investing in Morocco.

PHOTO: Présentation by Aziz El Khyari, Head of Business Development at the Casablanca Finance City Authority (CFC)