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On Monday June 16, NABC organizes a Mali-Netherlands Business Forum with a Business to Business session with the Malian delegation at the NH hotel in The Hague. You are more than welcome to attend this business forum and to participate in the Business to Business session in the afternoon.

The Mali-Netherlands Business Forum is part of the incoming trade mission from Mali, organized by NABC  in close collaboration with API Mali (Agence pour la Promotion des Investissements au Mali) and the Dutch Embassy in Bamako. This incoming mission takes place from June 16-20 and is the perfect follow-up of NABC’s trade mission to Bamako, Mali, November 2013. This incoming mission aims to facilitate the establishment of new business partnerships between the Malian and Dutch private sector.

The delegation visiting the Netherlands consists of more than 15 Malian companies active in the following sectors: - Agriculture (fruit/vegetables)
Livestock
- Food & Beverage
- Transport & Logistics
Cooling; Renewable Energy
- Construction & Mining

Please click here for an overview of the companies from Mali and their profile/objectives

The Malian delegation will be in the Netherlands from June 16- 20, and NABC is organizing a full program for them, including company visits in sector clusters. Are you interested in welcoming one of the sector clusters for a company visit? Please contact Quirine de Graaf or Luam Abraha to discuss the possibilities.

Please click here for the preliminary program for the delegation. 

 

Programme

Preliminary Programme Mali-Netherlands Business Forum, Monday June 16:

09:00 - 09:30           Registrations with Coffee & Tea 

09:30 - 10:30           Official Opening & Informative Presentations

Official Opening of the Mission by NABC

NABC, welcome and look back on outgoing trade mission to Mali

Welcome by Ambassador of Mali accredited to the Benelux

API Mali: Doing Business in and with Mali

Introduction of The Malian delegation by API Mali

 

10:30 - 10:45          Coffee Break

Dutch embassy in Mali

Experiences of a Dutch company doing business in Mali

Discussion Panel

 

12:15–13:30:          Networking lunch (limited spots available)

14:00–17:30:          Matchmaking session (coordinated bilateral meetings with the Malian private sector)

17:00–18:30:          Networking reception  

 

Please click here for the Preliminary program of the full incoming mission from Mali 

Practical information

Practical Information Mali-Netherlands Business Forum

Date:                                     Monday June 16, 2014

Time:                                    09:00 – 18:30

Venue:                                NH Hotel, the Hague (conference room to be communicated)

Contact persons NABC:         Quirine de Graaf (quirine.degraaf@nabc.nl) & Luam Abraha (luam.abraha@nabc.nl)

Registration:                         online (go to ‘Register now’) or by sending an e-mail to above contact persons.

Participation Fee:                 Participation is free-of-charge 

You will receive a confirmation e-mail after a succesfull registration. 

The Malian delegation will be in the Netherlands from June 16- 20, and NABC is organizing a full program for them, including company visits in sector clusters. Are you interested in welcoming one of the sector clusters for a company visit? Please contact Quirine de Graaf or Luam Abraha to discuss the possibilities.

Please click here for the preliminary program for the delegation. 

Find here a document with the profiles of the Malian delegation

 

Factsheet

Incoming Trade Mission from Mali to the Netherlands

The incoming Malian trade mission is a result of the outgoing mission from the Netherlands to Mali, which took place November 2013 and was organized by NABC in partnership with API Mali and the Dutch Embassy in Bamako.

 

This mission aims to facilitate the establishment of trade and business partnership between Dutch and Malian companies. The program of the mission consists of a variety of elements:

  • The Mali-Netherlands Business Forum on June 16
  •  Matchmaking session (B2B)
  •  networking lunch; networking reception
  • Company visits in clusters on June 17 & 18

 

Mali

The Republic of Mali is a landlocked country, located in the heart of West Africa. It shares its borders with Algeria to the north, Niger to the east, Burkina Faso and the Cote d'Ivoire to the south, Guinea to the south-west, and Senegal and Mauritania to the west. Bamako is the capital of Mali. It is considered the fastest-growing city in Africa and the sixth-fastest growing city in the world. It gets its name from the Bambara language, meaning "crocodile river". Mali covers an area of 478,839 square miles and is the 24th-largest country in the world. It has an estimated population of 16 million inhabitants. 

 

Economy of Mali

The Economy of Mali is based to a large extent on agriculture. About 80 percent of the labor force is engaged in farming and fishing and about 10 percent of the population is nomadic. The industrial activity in Mali is concentrated on agricultural processing and gold mining. The government in 2011 completed an IMF extended credit facility program that has helped the economy grow, diversify, and attract foreign investment. Mali experienced economic growth of about 5% per year between 1996-2010, but the global recession and a military coup caused a decline in output in 2012. The economy returned to growth (5%) in 2013 after the economic recession triggered by the complicated political crisis of 2012. Medium-term macroeconomic prospects are good. The overall recovery should continue in 2014 (6.7%) and 2015 (5.6%) boosted by agriculture, gold-mining and a tertiary sector recovery.

 

Business opportunities

Mali is very open to foreign investment, and the government has put initiatives in place to give equal treatment to both foreign and domestic investors. Mali also encourages start-up businesses within the country by allowing foreign businesses to own 100% of any business they create. Mali’s great wealth lies in mining and the production of agricultural commodities, livestock and fish. Mali may offer several big opportunities for companies in the mining sector. Gold mines continue to be developed throughout the country, and exciting opportunities may exist in diamond and uranium exploration.

                                                 

Country Facts
Population                            : 16,455,903 (July 2014 est.)
GDP Growth rate                 : 4.8% (2013 est.)
Languages                            : French (official) & Bambara (most widely spoken)

 

DETAILS TRADE MISSION

Contact person NABC       : Quirine de Graaf - quirine.degraaf@nabc.nl

                                               : Luam Abraha – luam.abraha@nabc.nl

Sectors                                  : Agriculture, Mining, Food & Beverage, Transport, Construction and Livestock
Date                                       : 16-20 June 2014

 

 

Trade mission details

Mali
From June 16, 2014
Till June 20, 2014
MultiSector
Incoming
The Hague, Netherlands
quirine.degraaf@nabc.nl
+31 (0)70 304 3618