Thursday, 12 October 2017

Rencontres Africa: French companies invited to meet the Africa challenge

The French ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire, Gilles Huberson, on Tuesday called on French companies to meet the Africa challenge during the closing ceremony of the first stage of Rencontres Africa 2017, an economic event aimed at strengthening the partnership between Africa and France. Ambassador Huberson welcomed the success of the first stage of Rencontres Africa, which bore fruit with the exceptional participation of French companies. He revealed the results of the unprecedented mobilisation of Ivorian, African and French companies, of the first networking events and tripartite conferences, with more than 3,000 meetings organised in B2B, 24 professional round tables, 90 stands including 75 stands for French companies, and 2,100 local visitors. The ambassador expressed the hope that these meetings would continue to take place over the long-term to establish genuine partnerships between French and African companies