Strengthening economic ties between Mauritius and Mozambique
The Board of Investment, in collaboration with Air Mauritius and the Financial Services Promotion Agency, organized a roadshow in Maputo, Mozambique, from 22nd to 24th February 2017. In this context, BOI led a delegation of prominent Mauritian entrepreneurs from key growth sectors such as the financial services sector, ICT, the film industry and the construction sector to Mozambique. This initiative is in line with BOI`s strategy to promote outward investment and enhance the position of Mauritius as the hub for Africa.
Furthermore, to boost economic ties between the two countries, the High Commission of Mauritius in Mozambique, in collaboration with the Board of Investment and the Financial Services Promotion Agency, organized a workshop on 23rd February 2017 as a component of the investment roadshow.
The workshop saw the participation of some 150 companies, 120 of which were Mozambican private sector representatives. The diverse Mozambican representation comprised mainly the banking, real estate, legal, construction, education, and healthcare sectors.
While the organisers set the scene by promoting Mauritius as a regional investment and services hub for Africa, the Mozambican private sector companies were given exposure to the plethora of services provided by the Mauritian companies.
The mission also served to assist the Mauritian delegation in identifying investment opportunities in the host market. Mr. Gerard Sanspeur, Chairman of BOI and FSPA seized the opportunity to promote the transparent and robust Mauritius International Financial Centre (IFC) for the region and presented potential avenues of collaboration to the business community.
The workshop thus took place at an opportune time for Air Mauritius to promote the Asia-Africa corridor and emphasise the importance of Maputo being chosen as one of the direct flight destinations to penetrate and ultimately increase connectivity to the Southern African Market. The workshop has provided networking opportunities for all stakeholders.
The rest of the agenda will be focused on further interaction with key clients from Barclays, the French Business Community, Vietnamese operators as well as Indian businessmen. In the wake of the roadshow, a feedback form will be circulated among the Mauritian delegates to gauge the potential outcome of the event from their perspective in view of capturing tangible business and investment leads.
23 February 2017