Int'l Africa Development Forum opens in Casablanca

APA-Casablanca (Morocco)

The President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, opened the sixth International Africa Development Forum (FIAD) on Thursday morning in Casablanca, with the theme “When East meets West.”

Organised by the Africa Development Club of the Attijariwafa bank Group, FIAD is presented as a reference platform in Africa, reflecting the commitment of the economic and political community in the intra-continental dynamic.

The two-day event focuses on economic advocacy for intra-African integration, networking of countries and investors in the investment market and linking more than 1,500 economic operators from 20 countries across the continent to pre-organized business to business (B to B) events.

In addition to Sierra Leone, the Investment Market this year includes Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Morocco and Rwanda.

The International Africa Development Forum is an initiative launched in 2010 and led by one of the continent’s pan-African investment funds, Al Mada, Attijariwafa bank’s main shareholder.

Since its inception, the Forum has brought together more than 7,500 operators from 36 countries and generated more than 17,000 B-to-B meetings.


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