Tabarka plays host to International Forum on African Development "TIFAD 2017" | Tunisia News Gazette

Tabarka plays host to International Forum on African Development “TIFAD 2017”

About 300 African and international company managers, investors and businessmen interested in developing and promoting trade, economic and tourism relations in Africa are present at the second edition of the Tabarka International Forum on African Development “TIFAD 2017”.

Participants in the four-day forum (April 27-30) discussed ways to strengthen inter-African cooperation and initiate partnership projects between African economic operators and actors and international investors.

They said the African continent contains many untapped resources and natural reserves, stressing that the Forum is an opportunity to take advantage of the investment opportunities available, identify new partnerships and support multiple exchanges, particularly in such strategic sectors as agriculture, agri-food, medical tourism, transport and ICT.

The forum featured several plenary, sectoral, functional and roundtable conferences on various themes such as “Challenges to Financing and Development in Africa”, “Medical Tourism and Air Transport in Africa” and “Role of Diasporas in African Development “as well as B2B meetings to present and showcase investment projects.

Hedi Ben Abbes, president of the Tunisian-Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCITJ), told TAP correspondent several Tunisian companies have succeeded in recent years in integrating the African market which offers multiple opportunities for investment and partnerships especially since Tunisia has become the first destination of medical tourism in Africa.

He called on the government to put in place “logistical guarantees” to encourage businesses.

Source: TAP News Agency

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