Moroccan and Israeli businessmen are preparing to organize an investment forum next May to discuss ways to develop trade and investment relations between the two countries.
One year after the restoration of diplomatic relations between Rabat and Tel Aviv, the two countries are joining forces to boost economic cooperation. Indeed, a forum should be organized by the Moroccan-Israeli Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIMI), in Marrakech, from May 17 to 19, 2022.
With an expected attendance of around 300 Moroccan and Israeli businessmen, the organizing CCIMI already brings together 150 economic operators from both countries.
The CCIMI organized a conference in Casablanca, in the presence of personalities from the business world belonging to different economic sectors, to outline an action plan on how to deepen economic integration.
According to a press release issued by the CCIMI, several activities will be organized in 2022, to provide support to business networks in Israel and Morocco, for the benefit of the two partners. “With a very dynamic team, the young Chamber spares no effort in the accomplishment of its mission. The Kingdom signed an agreement to normalize its diplomatic relations with Israel 2020 and since then, the two parties have made the necessary efforts to make up for lost time on all fronts, ”explains CCIMI.
Upcoming meetings next year are expected to focus on renewable energy, agriculture, water, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing industries. “We immediately felt a strong enthusiasm on the part of the operators here in Casablanca and in the other cities. It was last November that the CCIMI held the first Assembly which recorded its official constitution and made it possible to set up all the appropriate structure, including a board of directors made up of eleven people to ensure its proper functioning ”, rejoices Saïd. Benryane, the president of CCIMI.
“We have almost every day new requests for membership,” observed Jonathan Levy, president of the Services Commission, assuring that the twin chamber of the CCIMI in Israel (The Israel-Morocco Chamber of Commerce and Industry ), also arouses the same enthusiasm among Israeli operators who are very interested in partnerships with the kingdom.
The press release also indicates that the CCIMI will organize networking events in the first months of 2022 which will provide support to business networks in Israel and Morocco in order to accelerate exchanges and mark the start of the actions of the bedroom.