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France is a major economic actor in Southern Africa (South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Madagascar, Maurice, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe). This destination represents numerousous opportunities which aimed to to be more knowned to the French entrepreneurs.

Southern Africa counts, with South Africa and Angola, two logal African power. It’s GDP, representing a third of Subsaharian Africa, should grow to 4,4% in 2024, against 3% for the world growth. The demographic growth (220 M inhabitants) is dynamic and accompanied by the growth of the middle class.

The access to the sub-region markets are facilitated by the settlement of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) which have and agreement (APE) with the European Union. In this context, our commercial trades with the sub-region, more than EUR 2Mds, are growing and and marking show a surplus. South Africa, the most modern economy, the most industrialised and the more diversified of Africa, G20 members and BRICS, is the first economic and commercial partner of France in Sub-Saharian Africa. Almost 5 000 French companies exports there annually and 400 subsidiaries represents more than 65 000 direct employment.

The aim of the Forum is to attract more French companies to the destination, while those that do take the plunge are generally very successful. technological solutions and French services are appreciated. French Technological solutions and services are appreciated and sought after in all sectors in the sub-region: agriculture and agri-food, energy transition, environment, infrastructure, logistics, healthcare, tech and tourism. At the same time, companies from the sub-continent, particularly South Africa and Madagascar, are investing significantly in France. This workshop, organized by Business France and its Team France Export partners in France and in the region, will feature a wealth of business meetings with French and Southern African entrepreneurs, as well as numerous qualified business appointments.

An event not to be missed!

PROGRAM

Debates animated by Arnaud Fleury, economic journalist

PARIS, JUNE 26TH, 2024

Participation is limited and Business France do not guaranted a place in the main conference room in case of late arrival at the event. An additional room will be available for the late arrivals.

Temporary program, therefore the timings and the content can change.

  • Meetings with Business France international sectorial experts
  • Meetings with partners of the events
  • Individual meetings with V.I.E. advisor
  • Meetings between the French and Southern African companies

Temporary program, therefore the timings and the content can change

14H30 -15H30 – Workshop on the fondamentals of the V.I.E program 

  • Hosted by Xavier Guerard,V.I.E Advisor

Come meet our advisor to discover the V.I.E HR program which accompaned French companies in their export project.

Take an appointment and assist to the presentation

This workshop is targetting French companies and subsidiaries.

Temporary program, therefore the timings and the content can change

PARIS, JUNE 27TH, 2024

  • Meetings with Business France international sectorial experts
  • Meetings with partners of the events
  • Individual meetings with V.I.E. advisor
  • Meetings between the French and Southern African companies

Temporary program, therefore the timings and the content can change

In case of interest to sponsor and/or speak on this event, please fill out the following form.

Thank you for yout interest

SPEAKERS

Moderated by


Arnaud FLEURYEconomist journalist

Official opening speeches


Chrysoula ZACHAROPOULOUMinister of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnership
Carlos Manuel DE CARVALOH RODRIGUESState Secretary of Industry
ANGOLA
Laurent SAINT-MARTINCEO
BUSINESS FRANCE

Business opportunities in southern africa and indian ocean



Busisiwe MAVUSOBUSINESS LEADERSHIP SOUTH AFRICA (BLSA)
Sachin MOHABEERDeputy General Manager
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD (EDB), MAURICE
Aroni CHAUDHURIAfrica Economist
COFACE
Bruno BAPTISTAHead of Promotion and Attraction of Investments INVESTMENT AND PROMOTION OF EXPARTATION AGENCY (AIPEX, ANGOLA)

Powering Tomorrow: exploring energy transition


Kgosientso RAMOKGOPAMinister MINISTRY OF ELECTRICITY, SOUTH AFRICA
Keletsositse OLEBILECEO
BOTSWANA INVESTMENT AND TRADE CENTER
Adrien BENTEJACGlobal Procurement Director
ALTRAD
Jean-François HERYVice President E&P Mozambique
TOTALENERGIS SE
Yves GUENONPresident FRENCH SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (FSACCI) 

Building resilience: Infrastructures in the age of climate change


Maximilien ROUERAssociate – Sustainability Services
FORVIS MAZARS
Koen ROMBOUTSManaging Director-Southern African Cluster
AFRICA GLOBAL LOGISTICS
Heerun GHURBURRUNConseiller (Affaires Commerciales et Investissements), Regional Head, Bureau Europe
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD MAURITIUS

Which potential for french agro-food products?


Luke GOVENDERDirector, Trade and Investment Foreign Service Management
MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND TRADE / DTIC
Nicolas De LA GIRODAYGeneral Manager International
RHUM ISAUTIER
Christian RAIMBAULTManaging Director of Business Development, GROUPE HOLDER
Bernardo RIBEIRO Business Development Director
TEXEIRA DUARTE-DCG

Digital transformation supporting the economic growth


Gcina NOMSA DLAMINISenior International Trade Manage-Europe & UK
WESGRO
Adriaan SHIPALANACEO
HARAMBEE TECHNOLOGY
Matina RAZAFINMAHEFACo-founder and CEO
SAYNA
Sofiane LA TOUIVice-President Project and Operations
MYRIAD CONNECT

Closure remarks


Phumzile LANGENISpecial envoy for investments South Africa, Deputy chairperson of the Presidential Advisory Council on Investments
SOUTH AFRICA
Sébastien DE PLACEPresident
FRENCH FOREIGN TRADE ADVISORS (CCE) IN SOUTH AFRICA
Etienne GIROSPresident
CONSEIL DES INVESTISSEURS EN AFRIQUE (CIAN)

Register now, participation is free of charge but all profiles will be scanned and verify before being granted access.

Priority for places physical participation is given to 1) French companies with export development projects in Soutern Africa 2) African companies (from the countries concerned) with a partnership project with French companies.


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Register now, participation is free of charge but all profiles will be scanned and verify before being granted access.

Priority for places physical participation is given to 1) French companies with export development projects in Soutern Africa 2) African companies (from the countries concerned) with a partnership project with French companies.


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77 Bd Saint-Jacques, 75014 Paris

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Métro : 6 – Saint-Jacques

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