Rabat – The President of the “Île-de-France” region, Valérie Pécresse, and Jean-Louis Borloo, the former Minister and President of the “Energies for Africa ” foundation, will visit Casablanca on Thursday, March 1st.
The French delegation will hold a meeting with Mustapha Bakkoury, President of the Casablanca region, and Meriem Bensalah, President of General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM). The delegation includes Jérôme Chartier, Vice-President of Institutional Strategy and International Relations (Île-de-France), and Othman Nasrou, President of the Republican and Independents’ regional group (Île-de-France).
The meeting will be organized by Cap Digital Paris, a cluster dedicated to digital transformation, along with Maroc Numeric Cluster (MNC). There will be two major events. The first is linked to the official launch of the “FUTURES in Africa” Festival, which will take place on Thursday, March 1st at 2:30 p.m. at the Casablanca-Settat Regional Court.
The second event will reward prizes to the startup winners “of SPRINT’s French-speaking incubator network,” and aims to encourage startups to work toward achieving more social and sustainable entrepreneurship. A press release printed by Moroccan news outlet Le360 states that, “the first African edition of the Futur en Seine’ festival dedicated to digital and recently renamed FUTUR.E.S,’ facilitates cooperation between the two regions in the fields of innovation and digital technology.”
The programme will include demonstrations from 30 different startups from Europe and Africa, which will be made up of 12 Moroccans, 12 Africans, and six French. There will also be conferences and workshops, as well as debates on topics such as education, training, health, and territories.