Elalamy was in Paris this Friday to speak about the development of the digital economy in Morocco during an event titled “Morocco: A Gateway to Innovation in Digital Africa.”
The event was organized under the umbrella of the Viva Tech Show, which draws thousands of attendees from across the globe.
This year’s edition celebrated African startups and featured participants from Morocco, Rwanda, South Africa, Tunisia and Nigeria.
Mohamed Laklalech, OCP’s (Office chérifien des phosphates) Chief Digital Officer, discussed the role of increasing digitalization in the industrial sector.
Hicham Serghini, the CEO of Central Guarantee, joined the roundtable to outline the mechanisms that provide funding for startups. Serghini noted that such funding involves several parties, such as seed and venture capital companies.
Morocco’s first-ever official Viva Tech event was co-organized by the Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade, and Digital Economy, the Digital Development Agency and the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency.
In addition to the roundtable discussion, 16 Moroccan startups were selected to take part in the show. They presented their innovations, interacted with industry stakeholders and established relationships with investors and other major players.
The event sought to introduce investors and major global contractors to Morocco’s tech ecosystem while positioning it on the international chessboard of technological innovation.