- Chairman of Club Export Réunion
- Lynda Lee-Mow-Sim - Regional Councillor for International and Regional Cooperation, Reunion Island
- Amaury de Saint-Quentin - Prefect of Reunion Island
Let's build together our future
The « Bilateral Business Forum on Sustainable Development » between Reunion Island and Mauritius was created in 2012, in partnership with the Chambre de Commerce France Maurice (CCIFM) to gather both private and public sector and foster the emergence of business opportunities linked with sustainable development. After this first successful edition, the event has been extended to different countries across the Indian Ocean.
Through exhibitions, high level conferences, BtoB meetings, site visits and business networking, this event has become a genuine platform to interact and share know-how. It’s also a forum to encourage regional economic cooperation.
Following successful bilateral editions across the Indian Ocean, Club Export Réunion decided to make a special edition in 2018, bringing over a hundred of professionals from about 10 neighboring territories. This international edition will focus on new international opportunities for Reunion island know-how and how to improve one’s export strategy thanks to the « Export Exhibition Day » dedicated to the existing initiatives that our partners developed to help export-ready Reunionese companies.
Under the leadership of the Regional young entrepreneurs Platform "Synergie Jeunes" an annual event is organized for young entrepreneurs of the Indian Ocean to meet, network and showcase their ideas and products. The prestigious part of the event is a competition called "Ambition Jeune" organized each year to reward the best entrepreneurial projects in the Indian Ocean.
This exciting competition consists of two categories
This year it's the fifth edition entitle "Ambition Jeune 5" and the price giving ceremony will be the main event in the closing ceremony of the International Meetings of Sustainable Development taking place at the same time...
To learn more about this exciting event follow the link: https://www.facebook.com/ambitionjeune/
Terms of participation:
> Aged Between 18 and 35 years old
The best young entrepreneurs of the Indian Ocean category:
> The participants must have already created a business for less than 2 years and being the winner of a prize / competition in his/her country
> Must have a regional perspective/integration
> Must contain a sustainable development approach
Includes the event access, 3 cocktails, 2 lunches
Access to the attendees profile before the event to book BtoB meetings with people of your choice.
Smartphone’s charging station will be placed all over the business forum to broadcast your video on 15 inch screens.
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Conferences, panels and site visits
Issue for debate: With its many emerging countries, Africa today boasts real growth potential, thus generating interest from super-powers such as China and India. With this in mind, should companies from around the Indian Ocean wait any longer to join the fray?
Issue for debate: The dynamics of regional integration within the African continent have led to a new context for both markets and investment needs.
Moderator: Patrick Lecoy - Director of EAD, Monaco
Keynote Speaker: Sanjiv Bhasin - CEO of Afrasia Bank, Mauritius
Issue for debate: Building the cities of tomorrow within a tropical island environment
Issue for debate: The Indian Ocean as a place for collaboration and growth for our islands. To transform our island status into an asset.
Issue for debate: How can Reunion Island develop a smart-power that will enable it to fulfil its role as a French and European outpost in the Indian Ocean?
Keynote Speaker: Dominique Vienne - Chairman of CESER Réunion
Issue for debate: Achieving energy self-sufficiency with renewable energies
Issue for debate: Eating a healthy diet which includes quality local produce.
Benefitting from know-how provided by research structures and health standards in order to further develop them elsewhere
Moderator: Laurent Fontanaud-Fontaine - Chairman of Terra Habilis OI, Reunion Island
Keynote Speaker: Jacqueline Sauzier - Secretary General of the Chamber of Agriculture of Mauritius
Issue to debate: Less waste and increased recycling options
Issue to debate: Improving food resource usage
Issue for debate: Because of China’s interest in Africa’s natural resources, the Indian Ocean is now at the heart of today’s strategic routes.
Keynote Speaker: Alain Wang - Sinologist at the Ecole Centrale de Paris, France
The ‘Ambition Jeune 5’ contest: 90 minutes to convince the panel
The road to export and presentation of participants of PRIE Export in Reunion Island: what is the current situation?
Business opportunities in Comoros, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mauritius. Presentation of the countries, including their strengths, weaknesses, investment opportunities, risks to avoid and examples of success stories
Business opportunities in India. Presentation of the country, including its strengths, weaknesses, investment opportunities, risks to avoid and examples of success stories
Sophie Clavelier - Director of Business France in India
CSR and responsible marketing as a differentiating factor in exports
Business opportunities in South Africa. Presentation of the country, including its strengths, weaknesses, investment opportunities, risks to avoid and examples of success stories
Axel Baroux - Director of Business France in South Africa
Company financing schemes on calls for projects
Business opportunities in East Africa. Presentation of the countries, including their strengths, weaknesses, investment opportunities, risks to avoid and examples of success stories
Xavier Chatte-Ruols - Director of Business France’s East Africa branch in Kenya
Issue to debate: Indian Ocean island economies must work together to build a model of sustainable development.
Moderator: Jean-Philippe Payet - International Consultant from Afrikasources, Reunion Island
Keynote Speaker: Marc Dubernet, Director of AFD (Indian Ocean), Reunion Island
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