Jean-Pierre Dalais prend la présidence de Business Mauritius

Business Mauritius a tenu son Annual General Meeting (AGM) ce mercredi 20 octobre au Hennessy Park Hotel, à Ébène. L’association représentant plus de 1 200 entreprises du privé a passé en revue ses réalisations lors de ces deux dernières années marquées par la pandémie de la COVID-19. En parallèle, l’événement a également vu l’élection d’un nouveau président, en la personne de Jean-Pierre Dalais, Group Chief Executive de CIEL.

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Report on optimising private sector investment in circular economy

This report is the product of a partnership between Business Mauritius and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with financial support from the Government of Japan as part of efforts to facilitate the socio-economic response and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in Mauritius.

The successful implementation of the Circular Economy will require an integrated approach that coordinates the efforts of all stakeholders in collaboration with the private sector. We are hopeful that the insights contained in this report will be a useful guide for policymakers and actors in the private sector.

AGOA Forum – Leveraging the Digital Economy

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of Mauritius, Hon. A. Ganoo, will speak at @Corporate Council on Africa’s AGOA Private Sector Forum taking place on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021.

This year’s AGOA Forum will provide a dialogue between U.S. and African government and private sector stakeholders that will set the tone and path for enhancing the future U.S.-Africa trade and investment relationship beyond the current September 2025 expiration of AGOA.

Interested in learning more about the AGOA Private Sector Forum? Learn more: #CAAGOA2021

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Follow-up Survey to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses in Mauritius

This is a follow-up survey to the first Business Survey (September-October 2021) conducted by DCDM Research with the participation of the nine partner members of Business Mauritius, namely AHRIM, AMM, IAM, MCA, MCCI, MEXA, BACECA, MBA, and OTAM. Technically and financially supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Japanese Embassy, ​​the report demonstrates the impact of the pandemic on several aspects of the business world, as well as the anticipation of business leaders for 2021.

Réouverture des frontières

[Communique] En marge de la réouverture des frontières, prévue pour le 1er octobre 2021, Business Mauritius réitère son soutien aux autorités dans la lutte contre la propagation de la Covid-19. L’association croit fermement que la population a un rôle prépondérant à jouer afin d’assurer la réussite de cette étape cruciale dans la relance économique. Elle lance un appel à la population à faire preuve de patriotisme, car c’est en étant solidaire et responsable que le pays parviendra à contenir le virus.

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SADC Market Place | Webinar and B2B Event

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) through its Embassies in the United States, in collaboration with the USAID TradeHub, will host a virtual SADC Market Place information-sharing webinar and business to business (B2B) event on September 28-29, 2021, to promote exports from the region into the U.S.

If you wish to participate, please download the invite below for more details:

 

Africa Business Summit: New Pathways to U.S.- Africa Economic Partnership

The Corporate Council on Africa is organising its 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit on July 27-29, under the theme: ‘’New Pathways to U.S.- Africa Economic Partnership’’.

The Summit’s virtual conference will spotlight the next phase of growth in the U.S.-Africa economic partnership, focusing on key strategies such as Health Security, African Regional and U.S.-Africa Trade, the Future of Energy, Agribusiness and Manufacturing Ecosystems, Trade Finance, Women and Diaspora-Empowered Trade, Digital Transformation, and more.

Registration to the Summit is FREE, you may register here: U.S.-Africa Business Summit 2021

Sugar Investment Fund (SIT) – Office Space For Rent

SIT Property Development Ltd (SPDL), being the property development arm for the SIT Group, has over the years established itself into one of the most reputable property developers in Mauritius.

SPDL is the owner of a 13-storey landmark tower known as THE CORE, a strategically well-located building at the heart of Ebène Cybercity. It offers flexible office spaces for rent in a thriving and business-friendly environment with a generous raised courtyard, rooftop terrace and executive business lounge, with a full array of cutting-edge services and facilities. The SIT Group also offers dedicated cubical office spaces for rental at its SIT Business Centre located at NG Tower, Cybercity, Ebène.

Looking for office space? Please call on 406-47-47 or visit their website for more information.

World Bank CEM – Discussion Session

The World Bank’s latest economic analysis for Mauritius dated April 2021 provides strategies for economic recovery post-pandemic, including comprehensive and structural reforms.

In this context, Business Mauritius organised an online discussion session on Thursday, 24 June with the World Bank Team, led by Erik von Uexkull (World Bank’s Country Representative and Senior Economist).

The discussion was based on the three main chapters below:

Chapter 1: Unlocking Productive Private Investment

  • Closing the Skills Gap
  • Redirecting State Support towards Innovation

Chapter 2: Restoring Competitiveness

  • From Decline to Collapse
  • Taking Advantage of New Trade Agreements

Chapter 3: Maintaining Inclusiveness

  • Supporting Labor Market Participation
  • Social Protection: From Effectiveness to Efficiency

Food Waste Prevention Programme in Mauritius

In line with our sustainability pact between nature & business – SigneNatir, Business Mauritius has invited food professionals to participate in The Food Waste Prevention Programme which has started on 14 June 2021.

The pilots, namely Mauritius Commercial Bank, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Preskil Island Resort, Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa, La Pirogue, LUX* Le Morne Resort, LUX* Belle Mare Resort & Villas, Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort, and Veranda Tamarin Hotel & Spa are embarking their restaurants on a 6-month journey with the international trainers Lightblue Consulting and local trainers Foodwise Mauritius to cut on food waste, reduce unnecessary costs and negative environmental impacts, and reach the international certification and benchmarking standard The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste.

This programme is an initiative of Business Mauritius, co-funded by The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC), implemented by LightBlue Environmental Consulting Co. Ltd and FoodWise Mauritius with the collaboration of Living Labs Federation and The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste.

Learn more: Food Waste Prevention Programme in Mauritius