Rabat - A high-level Moroccan Trade Delegation will visit the United States to attend the Second US-Morocco Trade and Investment Forum in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday October 13.
Rabat – A high-level Moroccan Trade Delegation will visit the United States to attend the Second US-Morocco Trade and Investment Forum in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday October 13.
The 2015 US-Morocco Trade & Investment Forum aims to strengthen business ties between the two nations and offers the chance to explore unique commercial opportunities for US companies in Morocco and its networks throughout Africa.
During this event, business leaders and government representatives from the US and Morocco will deliberate over partnership opportunities between Moroccan and American companies in the areas of Energy, Aeronautics & Automotive, Water Management, and Banking Finance & Services, according to a press release by the Moroccan Embassy in Washington DC.
Moroccan Ambassador to the U.S., Rachad Bouhlal, and U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, Dwight Bush, will deliver opening speeches.
Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy, and Mamoune Bouhdoud, Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises will give the keynote address.
Presentations are expected by Moroccan Ministers and CEOS, including Charafat Afilal, Minister Delegate in Charge of Water (TBC), and Hamid Ben Elafdil, CEO of Invest in Morocco.
On the US side, participants include Chris Carr, Georgia Commissioner of Economic Development, Gary W. Black, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, Curt Fergusson, President of Coca-Cola’s Middle East & North Africa Business Unit, Ahmet Bozer, EVP and President of Coca-Cola International, among others.
Morocco’s Ambassador to the US, Rachad Bouhlal, said that the US and Morocco have a special relationship that dates back to 1777, when the Kingdom became the first country to recognize the newly independent United States.
“Good friends make good business partners, and we are thrilled to bring our second annual trade and investment forum to Atlanta,” added Bouhlal.
“Georgia state officials and business leaders have been instrumental in helping us organize this event, and we anticipate a highly productive conference,” he concluded.