“This March 29 (2022) in Tunis, the Presidents of Employers from 23 French-speaking countries gathered in Tunisia, at the invitation of UTICA (Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts) officially signed , in the presence of the Head of Government of Tunisia, the statutes establishing the Alliance of Francophone Employers”, announces a press release of which Abidjan.net received a copy this Tuesday afternoon.
This new body, designed by the French-speaking private sectors, will have a permanent organization and will have the mission of accelerating the flow of business between French-speaking companies. It will also make it possible to coordinate the French-speaking action of the most representative Professional Organizations of each of the French-speaking member countries and regions, to share best practices and to make joint proposals in the interest of the companies concerned.
The creation of the Alliance comes seven months after the holding of the first Meeting of Francophone Entrepreneurs (REF) held in Paris under the aegis of MEDEF (Mouvement des entreprises de France), with the participation of 25 employers from the French-speaking world. . It demonstrates the continuity of action and the determination of the founding employers to build a concrete economic Francophonie around businesses. Third business language in the world, French appears as a useful strategic tool to attract investments, partners, develop trade, create jobs…
According to the International Organization of La Francophonie, this area represents 14% of the world’s population, 16% of GDP, nearly 14% of mining and energy resources, and 20% of trade in goods.
The founding summit in Tunis made it possible to launch work on seven major areas: infrastructure and major projects, free movement of goods, services and people, ecological transition and CSR, finance, banking and capital, investment facilitation, training workforce, digital.
The presentation of the first results of this work will take place next October in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, during the Alliance’s annual forum, the Rencontre des entrepreneurs francophones 2022, which will be coupled with the 10th edition of the annual Economic Forum of the General Confederation of Businesses of Côte d’Ivoire (CGECI), the CGECI Academy. Guest of honor at this unmissable meeting of the private sector in Côte d’Ivoire and West and Central Africa, the Alliance des Patronats francophones will travel in large numbers to Abidjan, and will provide a forum for unique meetings and networking opportunities for businesses from all over the French-speaking world.
Taking part in this meeting in Tunis, the President of the General Confederation of Enterprises of Côte d’Ivoire (CGECI, Le Patronat ivoirien), Mr. Jean-Marie ACKAH, explained the interest of this meeting in Abidjan planned on October 27 and 28, 2022, at the Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel d’Ivoire, around the theme: “What partnerships to enhance the potential of businesses in Africa? »
This edition, which Mr. ACKAH calls that of maturity, must, according to him, exploit all the potentialities through the operationalization of alliances with commercial and technical partners from various backgrounds, effective regional integration, active participation of African companies in supply chains. global value.
Playing a leading role in his region in his capacity as President of the Federation of West African Employers’ Organizations (FOPAO), Mr. Jean Marie ACKAH was rightly appointed Vice-President for West Africa. West of the Alliance des Patronats francophones, whose first President is Mr. Geoffroy Roux De Bézieux, the President of MEDEF.
The invitation of the Alliance des Patronats francophone to actively participate in the CGECI Academy 2022 is part of the dynamic of the diversification of business partners around the world. Thus, more than 200 business leaders from around thirty French-speaking countries are expected in Abidjan, as well as personalities from other linguistic areas.
Privileged framework for promoting entrepreneurship, training, exchanges, debates, networking between entrepreneurs of all categories (CEO, Young CEO and startups), this forum is also the ideal place to make recommendations to the government in to improve and develop the business environment.