CCIPS/AO – Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Portugal – Senegal e África Ocidental, headed by the Counselor Gonçalo Terenas, and AEP – Associação Empresarial de Portugal hosted on October 23, the 4th Edition of Portugal – Africa | Senegal Business Forum 2018.

The 2018 edition, that took place in Leça da Palmeira, had has main topics the Economic Development _ Infrastructures and Industry &  Territorial Management and Descentralized – Casamance Agrobusiness Pole.

The main economic meeting between both continents in Portugal, registered the biggest international delegation until the moment, as well as, an increasing presence of entrepreneurs and Portuguese entities that joined the initiative.

The event had as speakers Paulo Nunes de Almeida, President of AEP, CNDT (Órgão Consultivo da Presidência da República do Senegal), SAPCO ( Empresa Publica de Turismo do Senegal) and AMS (Associação de Municípios do Senegal), as well as IP Engenharia, AQF Financial and Grupo José Campos de Oliveira. The conference also had the participation of Grupo Impactagri, as well as several testimony presentations of national companies operating in Senegal, da apresentação de testemunhos de empresas nacionais a operar já no Senegal, such as in the case of Paviana Construções.

This edition, had the high patronage of Paviana Construções and Paviana África, and had has main aim to raise awareness in Portugal about the historic agreement signed on September 10, in Ziguinchor, Senegal, between CCIPS/AO and CNDT in what concerns to the constitution of the Casamance Agroindustrial Cluster, a unique project the places Portugal on a strategic position on the economic relations of both continents.

The second part of the Forum had the celebration of some International Cooperation Protocols, such as the Protocol between CCIPS/AO and AEP, the Convention for Collaboration between CCIPS/AO and the Municipality of Alenquer, and also the Protocol celebrated between CCIPS/AO and AMS – Associação de Municípios do Senegal on the scope of the Executive Training and inter-cities exchange.

According to the president of the Juridic Commission of CCIPS/AO – Senegal Delegation, M. Chrystian Faye “the bridges that Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Portugal – Senegal and its Permanent Delegation in Dakar are building today, will be the future base for the trade and entrepreneurial relations between both continents”.

 

By Portuguese Diaspora Council, November 2018