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– Business delegation to Benin

Join our business delegation to Benin April 2nd – 7th, 2017 and explore business opportunities and meet local Benin partners that are interested in doing business with Danish and Finnish companies within agribusiness, tourism, digital economy and energy.

BUSINESS DELEGATION TO BENIN

Explore Benin

BENIN

The economy of Benin is dependent on subsistence agriculture, cotton production, and regional trade

Explore your business potential – discover business opportunities within agribusiness, tourism, digital economy and energy – April 2nd – 7th, 2017

Nordekon ApS invites Danish and Finnish companies to join our buisness delegation to Benin in April 2017. The purpose of the business delegation is to attend high-level minister meetings as well as identify relevant local partners. Nordekon ApS will organise an individual programme for your company in accordance with your needs and it will include the following:

  • Kickoff seminar on business opportunities in Benin
  • High-level minister meetings with relevans for your business
  • Individual programme of visits to relevant local companies. The programme is based on your company profile and requirements

Prior to departure there will also be an opportunity to meet H.E. Ambassador Eusébe Agbangla from the Embassy of the Republic of Benin in Copenhagen, Denmark.

This business delegation will be undertaken in close cooperation with The Embassy of the Republic of Benin in Denmark and our Nordekon consultants in Benin.

Target group:

This delegation is relevant for Danish companies operating in the the following sectors:

 

  • ICT / Digital economy
  • Agriculture / Agribusiness
  • Sanitation
  • Energy
  • Service and Tourism

Individual programme will be elaborated accordingly to the needs and requirements of each participating company.

Video of the national growth and investment plan for The republic of Benin 2016-2021. Download the national growth plan here (in french): National growth plan Benin 2016-2021

Particpant fee: The price is EURO 1,950 each person (based on min. 10 traveling companies) ex. airfare and accomodation. Not included in the price is the participant’s own transport to meetings, transportation to/from airport, visas, insurance and meals. Sign up: Sign up for participation, please email, Senior Consultant, Louise Rosenlund Nielsen: lrn@nordekon.com   See more (general information) about Benin here: AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK

Sector description

Read more about the targeted sectors below

The government of Benin has identified 4 key sectors to drive the country’s future development.

 

Agriculture: Incentives towards the agricultural potentials in the country are highly prioritized by the government, including providing resources for mechanization and high productivity, designing structured and coherent policies, fostering research and providing funding and training to farmers.

Tourism: On 18. May 2016, the government decided to establish an Agency for the promotion of heritage and tourism development, a relevant strategy for the development of tourism as an economic sector are further under development. As a result, efforts will be made to promote Benin’s tourist sites and cultural heritage and to provide capacity building opportunities for actors operating in the sector to ensure increased professionalism.

Energy: Benin is faced with a shortage of electrical power. For this reason, the government has decided to take action by encouraging the establishment of partnerships between Benin and leading energy companies in the Nordic and Baltic countries for the production of electricity in Benin, especially hydropower, solar, wind, and geothermal energy.

Digital Economy: Digital economy is high on the agenda, and the government are currently drafting solutions and plans for digital services in Benin by 2021. The government has also established a Free zone for knowledge and innovation in May 2016 in order to accelerate the country’s digital economy and technological innovation.

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