“Advocating for a Major Role of Med SMEs”

In the framework of the EBSOMED project, BUSINESSMED organized on January 10, 2019 in Algiers the MED BUSINESS DAY Roadshow, in partnership with CONFINDUSTRIA and CGEA.

This event aims to provide the stakeholders of the Euro-Mediterranean entrepreneurial ecosystem with the opportunity to identify new partners and start new business relationships. The event brought together more than 370 Mediterranean economic actors, including a strong delegation of 40 Italian companies.

The day was chaired by Mrs Saida Neghza, President of BUSINESSMED and CGEA as well as by Mr. Vincenzo Boccia, President of CONFINDUSTRIA. Both highlighted the improvement of business climate in the region and the consolidation of bilateral relations between Algeria and Italy.

The opening session, moderated by Mrs. Jihen Boutiba, General Secretary of BUSINESSMED and Director of the EBSOMED project, continued with the interventions of several High-Level speakers.

After the opening session, parallel sessions were hosted by Euro-Mediterranean experts on Digital sector, Renewable Energies, Building and Public Works and Automotive and Mechanical industry.  A big part of the event was also devoted to the organisation of more than 120 B2B meetings that aimed at facilitating the establishment of potential agreements, particularly subcontracting and co-sourcing contracts, technological partnerships and strategic trade relations.