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Marrakesh Hosts 2nd Annual North Africa Investor Conference

Marrakesh Hosts 2nd Annual North Africa Investor Conference

Friday, 17 January, 2020 - 07:45
A view of Marrakesh, Morocco. (Getty Images)
Casablanca - Lahcen Mokena
Marrakesh will host the second Annual North Africa Investor Conference on Jan. 23-22, with the participation of international investors representing Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Renaissance Capital (RenCap), which initiated the conference, noted that this year’s session will cover topics such as competitiveness, and manufacturing in the MENA region. Special emphasis will be put on investment and growth opportunities in Morocco and Egypt.

This edition will witness the participation of giant investors from Mauritius, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, UK, US and other countries.

RenCap revealed that the total financial assets under management for participating investors exceed USD2 trillion.

It added that businessmen and companies from Egypt and Morocco booked 200 appointments with investors in the conference.

Amr Helal, Chief Executive Officer at Renaissance Capital, stated that choosing Morocco to host the conference launched from its progress in manufacturing in addition to being one of the most stable countries politically and economically.

Helal added that Morocco is anticipated to witness an economic growth from 4-6 percent in this decade. This would provide investment opportunities, given the Moroccan strategy in manufacturing.

He continued that the conference will also include an international seminar on manufacturing under a new economic approach. Political and industrial decision-makers, as well as prominent figures and businessmen from the region and the world, will take part in it.

Renaissance Capital had held the first Annual North Africa Investor Conference in South Africa in April. The focus of the conference was on Egypt, where RenCap opened a branch a year ago.

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