Friday, September 8, 2006
Place: Geneva - Switzerland

1st edition of the Economic Symposium

Unite Swiss and Moroccan skills for the realisation of sustainable projects in Morocco.


An Encounter, New Realities

Please note that the following PDF documents
are only available in French.

Speech of the President
Speech of H.E. the Ambassador
Speech of the Vice President
Interview with Mohamed Mike Fani
SMFD Press Release (English Version)
Articles in the Media

Program of the Event
Documents: presentations done by the speakers
Photo Gallery

The Symposium

The 1st edition of the Economic Symposium 'Investment Opportunities in Morocco' took place on Friday, September 8, 2006 at the Palace Hilton Hotel in Geneva, organised by the Switzerland-Morocco Foundation for Sustainable Development (SMFD).

It is in front of an audience of 150 Swiss and international decision makers and businessmen from the world of finance, industry, international organisations, NGOs and the media that the event took place.

The Symposium was animated by the talent of Mr. Thami GHORFI, CEO of Marocaine de Radio et de Broadcast, who made a lively and exchange oriented forum possible with question sessions following each main theme.

The event was organised around the presentation of the four principal aspects and in the spirit of providing practical business guidelines. The four main themes addressed were:

  • investing in Morocco: advantages and incentives
  • strategic investments and economic development
  • emerging markets and new technologies
  • human development: a strategic approach

The Prize of Excellence: Commitment to the Future

The Symposium came to an end with the awarding of two Prizes of Excellence: for Sustainable Human Development and for Innovating Technology. The Prizes were given away by the Switzerland-Morocco Foundation for Sustainable Development and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

The business lunch and the cocktail-dinner gave excellent occasions for the participating parties of the 1st Economic Symposium to take part in an exchange, to establish contacts and to set up partnerships in the fields of economy and humanitarian action.

The Switzerland-Morocco Foundation for Sustainable Development would like to express its warmest thanks to its:

  • Sponsors

  • Partners

  • Television coverage

  • Communication & Marketing

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