Welcome to a seminar during which we will take a close look at the vast business opportunities in Maghreb, and how to do business in these countries. Learn more about the latest development in different sectors such as ICT, Urban Transport, Energy, Oil and gas, Construction, Mining and how Swedish companies can be part of the these growing markets.
Algeria is the fourth largest economy in Africa, after Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt. The petroleum industry is the single most important industry in the country and Algeria has significant reserves of natural gas and oil. Algeria is an important trading partner of Sweden and roughly 20 Swedish companies are represented in the country. Swedish exports to Algeria has nearly tripled over the last 10 years, and amounted in 2013 to 3.3 billion, and consisted mainly of wood and engineering products. There are a fair amount of business opportunities for Swedish companies, primarily in the oil and gas, infrastructure, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and ICT.
Morocco has a mixed economy based largely on light industry, tourism and agriculture.Since the 1990s, economic reforms and investments in tourism have led to improved government finances and Morocco in recent years has had an average high economic growth. Around twenty Swedish subsidiaries are established in Morocco, mainly in telecoms and industry. Swedish exports to Morocco have more than doubled over the past ten years, and amounted to 2.7 billion in 2013. There are a large amount of business opportunities in Morocco for Swedish companies, especially in construction, cleantech and energy efficiency, infrastructure, wood and ICT.
In the context of a political and security crisis, Tunisia registered moderate growth of 2.6% in 2013. Growth is likely to accelerate in the calmer climate brought about by the adoption of a new constitution, and the formation of a new government. Tourism, petroleum and mining industries, as well as textile production, are the main industries of Tunisia.Sweden mainly exports ICT products, wood and vehicles to Tunisia. In 2013 Swedish exports to Tunisia amounted to 742 million, and has remained constant over the past decade. Swedish imports from Tunisia comprised the greatest proportion of engineering products and amounted in 2013 to 162 million. There are over 15 Swedish companies established in Tunisia. Business opportunities for Swedish export companies are to be found mainly within medical devices and pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, cleantech, textiles, infrastructure and transport.
Time and venues
Tuesday 27 January 13:30-18:00
Business Sweden, Klarabergsviadukten 70, Stockholm
Wednesday 28 January 13:30-18:00
Business Sweden, Ekelundsgatan 1, Göteborg
Please confirm your participation by 23 January 2015 by registering below. The seminar is free of charge.