“On the road to Djerba”: The Secretary General of the Francophonie, Louise Mushikiwabo will present the new dynamic of the economic Francophonie during the Meeting of Francophone entrepreneurs

La Francophonie économique will be in the spotlight of La Rencontre des entrepreneurs francophones (LaREF21), extended to around twenty French-speaking employers’ associations invited by MEDEF (Algeria, Wallonia-Brussels, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo DRC, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Gabon, Lebanon, Madagascar, Morocco, Mauritius, Monaco, Quebec, G-5 Sahel employers, Republic of Congo, Senegal, Switzerland, Togo, Tunisia).

At the invitation of MEDEF, organizer of LaREF, the Secretary General of La Francophonie, H.E Ms. Louise MUSHIKIWABO, will present on August 24 at the opening of this unprecedented edition, the new economic dynamic carried by the International Organization of La Francophonie.

“La Francophonie is not an organization with an economic vocation. But, as a catalyst and actor alongside our partners, I am convinced of the important role of the Francophonie in strengthening exchanges and cooperation between economic actors within the Francophone space, “said the Secretary General. It is in this spirit that she wanted a new Francophonie Economic Strategy (SEF) for the period 2021-2025.

As part of LaREF 21, the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) will launch the Meetings that will precede the Economic Forum of La Francophonie to be held on the sidelines of the XVIII Summit of Heads of State and Government, scheduled for the 20th and 21st November 2021 in Djerba, Tunisia.

The Rencontres du Forum économique de la Francophonie aim to open shared horizons within the Francophone space in times of post-COVID economic recovery and to concretely illustrate the opportunities offered on the ground: what new opportunities for diversified economic and commercial exchanges? What solutions to support growing companies? What answers to the digital challenge for effective employability?

The 1st Meeting of the Francophonie Economic Forum will focus on the theme

• “Doing business in Francophonie”, Wednesday August 25 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm (CEST).

It will take place live from LaREF and will be accessible face-to-face and online (program).

Will follow:

• “Growth entrepreneurship: what funding opportunities? », Tuesday September 21, 2021, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (CEST).

• “Digital economy and artificial intelligence: the skills challenge”, Thursday, November 4, 2021, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm (CEST).

• “Online business meetings” are also offered in French and English to connect entrepreneurs interested in seeking partners in the French-speaking world.

To participate in the Meetings and benefit from the Business Meetings, please register online at www.rencontresFEF2021.org

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