In the news: Moroccan Business Delegation at Capitol Hill and National Press Club

This article was first published by PRNewsWire on Sep. 25th, 2017.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Morocco Days (The Business Edition)-Gateway to Africa hosts a delegation of Moroccan regional officials on September 27 and 28 in Washington, D.C. to participate in special side events on Capitol Hill and at the National Press Club, as part of a festival presented by the Moroccan American Network and the Moroccan Center for Peace and Sustainable Development.

The festival, to be held September 28-October 1, celebrates the Washington-U.S.-MoroccoAfrica connection through business, media, and cultural heritage.

 Delegation visit: U.S. Congress — September 27th

Press Conference: National Press Club — September 28th

Delegation members, representing several regions of Morocco and prime sectors for investment, will address tourism (including medical tourism), industry, energy, small business, and Morocco’s Vision 2030.

Regions include the north (Tangier), the south (Laayoune), and Casablanca.  Representatives from the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, SOFINAM, the Moroccan Office of Tourism, and the Moroccan Federation of Chambers of Commerce are participating.

“Through cutting-edge technology and media, we are showcasing modern Morocco and bringing the small business and African-American business community together with influential leaders,” said Mohamed El Hajjam, President of the Moroccan American Network, and CEO of AV Actions Inc.

Asma Graimiche, President of the Moroccan Center for Peace and Sustainable Development and CEO of First Poly Production, is co-producing the festival.

MAN and MCPSD are working together to increase understanding, build relationships, and provide for networking opportunities, focussing on Morocco as the gateway to investment in Africa.

Morocco ranks third in the top ten African countries, behind Egypt and South Africa, according to Rand Merchant Bank’s report entitled, “Where to Invest in Africa 2018.”

Press conference: September 28, 8-11am, National Press Club.
Interviews available with Delegates and Dignitaries.
Pre-registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/morocco-days-the-business-edition-at-national-press-club-special-business-event-tickets-38041242380.

Delegation:
Asma Graimiche,  Pres. of Moroccan Center for Peace and Sustainable Dev’t; Pres., First Poly Production
Mustapha Amhal, Chairman & CEO, SOFINAM; Pres., Moroccan Federation of Chambers of Commerce
Abderafie Zouiten, Director General, Office of Tourism
Moncef Belkhayat, Former Minister; Director of International Relations for the Casablanca region
Ilyas El Omari, President of Northern Region (Tangier)
Tarik Hamane, Exec. Director & Advisor to the Chairman of the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy
Abba Kelkeni, Director of Foreign and Economic Relations for the Laayoune region

Website: www.moroccodaysindc.com

Contacts: Elisabeth Myers
703-408-2078
elisabeth.r.myers@gmail.com

Mohamed El Hajjam
703-271-0088
avactions@gmail.com

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