MedCities attended this first event of the #MedaMeetings about the ‘North Africa Countries Meeting’ through its Secretary General, Mr. Josep Canals

The ‘North Africa Countries Meeting‘ promoted the economies and markets from several North-African countries, presenting their advantages, specificities, good practices and experiences, with the objective of attracting investment and increasing economic activity. 

The event has been created ad hoc to bolster the recovery of the key sectors of North African economies and to facilitate the trade flow and partnership opportunities. Endless networking possibilities for participants from all over the world will be found on the platform, which will also give all businesses visibility with extended media coverage and other benefits. 

You can read the agenda here.

Context from MEDA-MEETINGS (from ASCAME website)

The COVID-19 pandemic has set a before and after in world economies. The Mediterranean has been one of the most affected regions by a virus that has practically stopped all economic sectors and, unfortunately, has left thousands of deaths in its wake.

The digital world has arrived in an accelerated way, leading virtual events to take centre stage in this new era. Online events and are here to stay. These days, people from all over the world can easily connect and follow top-of-the-line events without leaving their homes. The new Mediterranean Meetings have been created to contribute to the recovery of the key sectors of the Mediterranean economies, through a Mediterranean Digital Live Platform and in line with ASCAME‘s Recovery and New Development Plan, to discuss the opportunities, trade, investment possibilities and challenges of the Mediterranean countries Market and ecosystem, coordinated by ASCAME.

They have provided an open platform to discuss trending topics in Mediterranean countries, such as economy, trade, investment and main industries in the region. Stakeholders have had an opportunity to network, as well as talk about challenges, trends, forecasts and possible future collaborations for businesses in several industries.

The MedaMeetings will offer a unique networking opportunity for its participants. This unparalleled platform will give all businesses visibility with extended visibility through media coverage and many other benefits. In fact, in order to build a shared and sustainable future for the countries in the region, it is required increasingly clear actions and commitments from businesses in partnership with the public sector. Three types of events are comprised in the MedaMeetings:

Events on business and investment opportunities in different regions of the Mediterranean; investment and trade opportunities between the Mediterranean region and other key countries, and sectoral and multi-sectoral B2B meetings.

The organisation of a large B2B Meetings intends to bolster regional economic cooperation in specific sectors identified as key drivers for the economic development of the Mediterranean region, and facilitate the trade flow and specific partnership opportunities between the two regions. A global response from the Mediterranean region will ensure the best conditions for business development.