8th meeting of the FRENCH BUSINESS CLUB
The French Business Club organized its eighth meeting on the 24th of October 2015. Chaired by the Ambassador of France to Namibia, Mrs. Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni, it brought together some thirty French and Namibian representatives of French companies present in Namibia.
The French Business Club, which regularly welcomes new members, constitutes a privileged forum for exchanges on the economic environment and good practices for companies aiming to further develop their activities in the country. Its objective is now to be formalized in 2017 by the status of a non-profitmaking association.
The representatives of the companies, gathered at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre
Eloise du Plessis, analyst for PSG Namibia, highlighted the importance, for the economic outlook of Namibia, of the commitment of the private sector, in a context of budget cuts from the government. She then explained the Investment Promotion Act and its consequences for the investors.
Pascal Carrère, financial advisor at the Regional Economic Service, introduced the major indicators of the Namibian economy and underlined its good performances in the regional context.
The Ambassador of France, H.E. Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni, with the French team and Ms. Zaamwani-Kamwi
The meeting also provided the opportunity to exchange about the interest for our bilateral economic relation to mobilize the French team as part of the International Investment Conference, which will take place on 8th and 9th November in Windhoek, and in view of the official visit of President Hage Geingob to France, on 27th and 28th November.
The various questions and fruitful sharing of experiences of the participants reflected all their interest and commitment.
Mr. Tarah Shaanika, CEO of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, during the luncheon at the Residence of France
The meeting was followed by a working luncheon at the Residence of France, in the presence of the guest of honour, Mr. Tarah Shaanika, CEO of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and of the counselor of the President, Ms. Inge Zaamwani-Kamwi.
Ms. Inge Zaamwani-Kamwi, counselor of the President, answering the questions