Africa Rise is a Belgian organization which aims to facilitate contacts between European entrepreneurs and their African counterparts and to participate in the economic and social emergence of the African continent. Africa Rise organizes the economic forum “AFRICA-BELGIUM BUSINESS WEEK – ABBW” which takes place every year in Belgium during the month of April. The ABBW2016 forum is a B2B forum for African and European companies who want to interact to do business.

Economic conditions in Morocco

According to data from the International Trade Monitor: “In recent years, the Moroccan economy has been characterized by macroeconomic stability coupled with low inflation. In 2015, Morocco benefited from dynamic economic growth (4.9%), up from 2014. This result is explained by a satisfactory agricultural campaign. However, the forecasts for 2016 are much less optimistic, GDP growth forecast: 3.7% in 2016. The economy will however continue to be supported by manufacturing activity and services. The Moroccan economy is solid, based on exports, the boom in private investment and tourism (10% of GDP) … Morocco is deploying an economic development strategy in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2014, the king signed numerous economic agreements in West Africa. In addition, Morocco will organize COP22 in 2016. The Sharifian kingdom intends to use 40% renewable energy by 2020. In February 2016, Morocco inaugurated the Noor solar power plant, which will ultimately be the largest in the world . To cope with the bad 2016 crop year, the government will support agriculture with EUR 417 million. Oil and gas exploration has also been revived and Morocco has also launched an industrial strategy for 2014-2020 to attract foreign companies and fight unemployment. Morocco highlights low local wages and the creation of a EUR 1.8 billion fund for businesses setting up in the country ”

Africa-Belgium Business Week, a platform dedicated to business relations with Morocco

Like every year, Africa Rise wishes to encourage the participation of Moroccan companies. The modalities of participation of Moroccan companies in the Forum are 0 EUR (zero euro) with the following indications:

  • Dates: April 20-22, 2016
  • Forum location – Hotel: 5-star hotel, Château du Lac in Genval (20 km south of Brussels), Belgium
    Meals: participants are entitled to 1 lunch at noon each day (3 lunches in total)
  • Transport: if participants arrive at Brussels-Zaventem airport the day before the forum (ie Tuesday 19/04/2016), an Africa Rise bus will take them to drop them off at the airport
  • B2B session: participants fill in a “Company profile” a description of the activity for the organization prior to their B2B sessions (these sessions are organized by our partner the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Belgium- Luxembourg-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (CBL-ACP) –
  • Registrations: Moroccan companies to register online at> ABBW Forum section> ABBW2016> Registrations (an online form must be completed).
    Visa facilitation: everything is therefore done to facilitate the participation of Moroccan entrepreneurs through official channels.
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