Morocco-US: Atlanta to host second Trade & Investment Forum

Morocco-US: Atlanta to host second Trade & Investment Forum

Moroccan and American government representatives and leading businessmen are expected in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 13 to take part in the second edition of the Morocco-US Trade and Investment forum.

The gathering aims at promoting investment, trade and partnership opportunities between Moroccan and U.S. companies in the areas of renewable and hydrocarbon energies, aeronautics & automotive manufacturing, water management and banking finance and services.

Building on the success of the US-Morocco Free Trade Agreement that went into effect in 2006, as well as the US-Morocco Strategic Dialogue launched in 2012, the 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, said the Moroccan American Center for Policy in a press release.

Jean AbiNader, Executive Director of the Moroccan American Trade and Investment Center, said as Morocco is the only African country with which the US has a FTA, this makes it the ideal gateway to African, European, and Middle Eastern markets. Morocco offers US investors and companies significant opportunities in a stable and thriving business environment, AbiNader said.

The forum features a plenary session on doing business in Morocco, followed by breakout discussions and business-to-business meetings.

The event will be attended by high profile Moroccan and US decision makers and key leaders from the private and public sector. Chairwoman of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises, Meriem Bensaleh Chaqroun, will be part of the Moroccan delegation.

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