International banker, Societe Generale, is supporting, as Master Partner, the Ambition Africa 2018 forum organised by Business France under the auspices of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Economy and Finance.
The forum is a major event attended by French and African economic players from both the public and private sectors involved in the development of the African continent and the acceleration in commercial relations between France and Africa. Ambition Africa 2018 is a pivotal entrepreneurial event for Societe Generale, a major player in the financial sector of the African continent.
This year’s edition of the event takes place on October 22 – 23 October at Bercy, and will bring African and French business bosses together around a series of insights essentially addressed during cross-business workshops.
Experts from Societe Generale will notably present their points of view during roundtables on themes such as the business environment in Africa, financing solutions to promote development on the continent and the African startup and SME ecosystem.
The event will also host numerous qualified operational business meetings organised between French companies and African SMEs.
Alexandre Maymat, Head of the Africa Region for Societe Generale, has commented: “Africa is a key market in Societe Generale’s growth strategy. The Group is thus seeking to strengthen its leading positions there, notably by working alongside entrepreneurs and accompanying sustainable development on that continent. We are delighted to be involved in this event, which seeks to encourage exchanges and create relationships between economic players in order to forge practical ties and generate projects for the future”.
Present in 19 African countries, the Societe Generale group has a unique positioning in this region enabling it to offer its clients the expertise and know-how of an international bank and the proximity of a local bank. In Africa, the Group supports local economies and serves 3.7 million clients, including 150,000 companies.