Economy: Creation of the Alliance of Francophone Employers of Tunisia

“On March 29 (2022) in Tunisia, the presidents of employers from 23 French-speaking countries gathered in Tunisia at the officially signed invitation of UTICA (Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Crafts) in the presence of the head of government. of Tunisia, statute establishing the Alliance of Francophone Employers,” announces a press release, of which received a copy on Tuesday afternoon.

This new body, set up by the francophone private sector, will have a permanent organization and will have the mission of accelerating the flow of business between francophone companies. It will also allow the most representative professional organizations of each of the French-speaking member countries and regions to coordinate the French-speaking activities, exchange best practices and make joint proposals for the benefit of interested companies.

The creation of the Alliance comes seven months after the first meeting of francophone entrepreneurs (REF), held in Paris under the auspices of MEDEF (Mouvement des entreprises de France), with the participation of 25 employers from the francophone world. . This demonstrates the continuity of action and the determination of the founding employers to build a concrete economic Francophonie around the companies. The world’s third business language, French, is emerging as a useful strategic tool to attract investment, partners, develop trade, create jobs…

According to the International Organization of Francophone Countries, this territory accounts for 14% of the world’s population, 16% of GDP, almost 14% of mining and energy resources, and 20% of merchandise trade.

The founding summit in Tunis launched work on seven pillars: infrastructure and major projects, free movement of goods, services and people, ecological transition and CSR, finance, banking and capital, investment promotion, training, and digital technologies.

The presentation of the first results of this work will take place next October in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, during the annual forum of the Alliance Rencontre des francophones 2022, which will be combined with the 10th edition of the annual Economic Forum General Confederation of Enterprises of Côte d’Ivoire (CGECI ), CGECI Academy. As guests of honor at this unmissable meeting of the private sector of Côte d’Ivoire, West and Central Africa, the Francophone members of the Alliance of Employers will come to Abidjan in large numbers and provide a forum for unique meetings and networking opportunities for businesses from all over the French-speaking world.

Taking part in this meeting in Tunisia, the President of the General Confederation of Enterprises of Côte d’Ivoire (CGECI, Le Patronat ivoirien), Mr. Jean-Marie AKA, explained the interest in this meeting in Abidjan scheduled for 27 and 28 October. , 2022, at the Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel d’Ivoire on “What partnerships increase business potential in Africa? »

This release, which Mr. AKAH calls the release of maturity, should, he says, seize every opportunity through alliances with commercial and technical partners from various fields, effective regional integration, active participation of African companies in supply chains. price.

Taking a leading role in his region as President of the Federation of West African Employers’ Organizations (FOPAO), Mr. Jean-Marie AKA has been rightfully appointed Vice President for West Africa. The President is Mr. Geoffroy Roux de Béziers, President of MEDEF.

The invitation of the Francophone Employment Alliance to actively participate in the CGECI Academy 2022 is part of the dynamics of business partner diversification around the world. Thus, more than 200 business leaders from about thirty French-speaking countries, as well as representatives of other linguistic areas, are expected in Abidjan.

A privileged platform for entrepreneurship promotion, learning, exchange, debate, networking between entrepreneurs of all categories (CEO, young CEO and start-ups), this forum is also an ideal place to provide recommendations to the government to improve and develop the business environment.

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