Friday, February 1, 2019

INVEST IN TUNISIA, THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY - TIF2019

Tunisia Investment Forum 20-21  June 2019


Invest in Tunisia, the Next Opportunity


Since the 2011 revolution there has been real change in Tunisia. A new, dynamic participation in social, political, cultural and economic life, the country is embracing a young and hopeful entrepreneurial spirit, driving this democratic change.
The government has responded through different frameworks, which are mainly:

  • A new Investment Law that simplifies procedures for obtaining licenses, permits and investment authorisations and limits restrictions.
  • A public private partnership Law to attract private capital for infrastructure projects and increase transparency
  • A 2018 Start-up Act, a law that throug a wide range of mechanism promoting the Development of start-ups

These frameworks contributed to creating a more business friendly environment.

 With established infrastructure, the highest mobile-internet penetration in Africa, and geopolitical positioning at the heart of the Mediterranean region, as well as a highly-skilled, educated and youthful workforce, today, we are proud to say that about 3,500 foreign companies have chosen Tunisia to do business, providing access to regional markets of over 800 million consumers.

 Yet, with high expectations comes the need to continue to improve and deliver. This cannot be done without addressing ongoing challenges.

 This year’s Forum will be an open conversation, highlighting why Tunisia is already an investment opportunity and what needs to be done to meet our challenges, and how we as a country can continue to attract foreign investors.
Join us at the 2019 Tunisia Investment Forum, to celebrate recent success, explore current opportunity, and help us embrace the challenges ahead.

Invest in Tunisia: the Next Opportunity

#InvestInTUNISIA #TIF2019



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Monday, November 13, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

The sixth edition of TUNISIA INVESTMENT FORUM 2017- took place on 09th and 10th November 2017 in Tunis entitled “New Tunisia New Economic Vision

During day one, TIF 2017 brought together a large number of officials, businessmen, financial institutions and experts in various investment-related areas. At the closing of day one, the event attracted over 1,500 participants from more than 45 countries covering 4 continents.

Nearly 95 journalists attended day one which was marked by an opening ceremony and 3 thematic panels.

There was a common consent among speakers and panelists on the upward trend Tunisia is following towards economic recovery and on the fact that the country is well positioned to play its role as a regional hub.

HE M. Youssef Chahed stressed that the 2% growth rate in 2017 reflects an upward trend, hence a 3% economic growth rate is expected for the year 2018 (forecast).

As a follow-up of the Tunisia 2020 projects, about 45% of the financial pledges for project financing have been achieved and the remaining is still underway.

The promising investment outlook in Tunisia has been confirmed by an OECD study which revealed that Tunisia is making progress by becoming more integrated in the global value chains with a tangible move upmarket over the past decade.

The programme on day two of TIF 2017 included a fourth panel on "Regional Development and Corporate Social Responsibility" as well as a sector-specific major panel: "Industry 4.0". In addition, two other workshops focused on ICT and agriculture were held simultaneously to raise awareness about existing potentiel.
About 50 business meetings were organised to promote partnership initiatives between investors in Tunisia.



Monday, August 14, 2017

Tunisia Investment Forum 09th-10th  November 2017


NEW TUNISIA, NEW ECONOMIC VISION

The Tunisian economy will certainly bounce back over the coming years. Tunisia's favourable business environment, along with high human capital development, will result in a rise of FDIs, which will help drive private investment and growth. We expect the continuation of market-friendly reforms to attract more FDIs, particularly as Tunisia seeks to restart growth and find gainful employment for the many young and highly educated Tunisians. The enacting of a new investment law in September 2016 and the reform of the fiscal regime will enhance the business environment and send positive signals to potential investors. We expect foreign investors to take advantage of these positive attributes and help drive growth over the long term. The manufacturing economy has moved from low-skill industries such as textiles towards higher-skill industries including auto parts manufacturing and aerospace industries, renewables, agribusiness and pharmaceutical & healthcare industries.
Long recognised as a key player in the region, Tunisia has a huge potential to become a regional hub for investors. It offers a number of strategic operational advantages such as proximity to European and African markets, low levels of bureaucracy and participation in a number of free trade agreements, combined with a tremendous entrepreneurial spirit.
TIF 2017, organised in partnership with local and international partners, brings together CEOs, MDs, experts and high-level policy-makers, representatives of international organizations to discuss the investment climate and business opportunities prevailing in Tunisia.
Participants will get an incredible chance to learn about recent developments and seize the myriad of business opportunities available in different sectors. The 2017 agenda will feature a combination of keynote addresses and panel discussions from international business leaders, experts and high-level policy makers, all keen to share their knowledge and experience.
Be among the first to book your place at this prominent event that attracts every year some 1,200 participants from Tunisia, and more than 30 countries.
We are taking this opportunity to invite you to join us by attending this exciting event.



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Friday, March 13, 2015

Invest in TUNISIA, Join the Growing Success

In its 5th edition after the Revolution - 17th since its inception - Tunisia Investment Forum “TIF 2015”, the must attend annual business event, will take place this year on 11th & 12th June 2015 at El Mouradi Gammarth Hotel, Tunis under the theme: "Invest in TUNISIA, Join the Growing Success".
Featuring a democracy recognized and praised by the international community thanks to pluralistic and democratic elections that Tunisia managed to conduct lucidly, there is now a pressing need to consolidate the pillars of the new period, namely the strengthening of Tunisia’s competitiveness to conquer new major markets and regain investors’ confidence following the stabilisation of the political and institutional system.
To this end, Tunisia has started a valuation process of its comparative advantages and has managed to integrate Tunisian industry into the Global Value Chains in real time. Nowadays, it is even thought that the attractiveness of Tunisia is migrating from an attractiveness based on comparative advantages to an appeal based on a strategic positioning with respect to global value chains.
Based on these challenges and opportunities, TIF 2015 will bring together representatives and high-level participants of regional and international economic and financial organizations and institutions from nearly 50 countries.
TIF 2015 Opening Ceremony will be chaired by the President of the Tunisian Government and attended by senior officials of international institutions. The objective is to highlight the strategic vision of economic development in Tunisia.
The second day will bring together international experts, senior representatives of the Government of Tunisia and Tunisian and foreign investors to focus on:
  • A Thematic Panel that will highlight the investment opportunities with a high added-value that the new Tunisia’s site offers, by emphasising the highly qualified human resources, the modern technologies and the factors of competitiveness in Tunisia that have contributed to moving up in Global Value Chains.
  • A Sectoral Panel that will feature the strengths of Tunisia and the prospects for the development of Offshoring and Nearshoring, Renewable Energies and Biotechnology: promising sectors that will strengthen the process of structural transformation and become a dynamic source of growth and job creation, especially for university graduates ;
  • A workshop to discuss the role of international financial institutions in the development of investment in Tunisia;
  • A workshop that will address the Maximisation of social and economic benefits of investments ;
  • A MENA Regional Conference of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies "WAIPA" which will be held for the first time in Tunisia.
TIF 2015 is also an opportunity of a paramount importance for pre-arranged B2B meetings based on an online catalogue containing detailed profiles of companies and specifying the desired type of business partnerships.
During this year's Forum, FIPA-Tunisia will celebrate its 20th anniversary and will mark this event by organising a cocktail reception on the evening of Thursday 11th June 2015.

Friday, February 20, 2015

TIF 2014 : A Record Attendance and a Strong International Presence

The 4th edition of the "Tunisia Investment Forum" (TIF), which was held on 12 and 13 of June 2014, was attended by 1,734 participants, including 541 foreign participants representing 49 countries. In addition to a strong presence of the usual European countries (Italy, France, Germany, Spain), the forum has recorded this year, the participation for the first time, of countries such as Singapore, Norway, Albania, Lebanon , Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

TIF 2014 was held under the theme "New Tunisia, New Democracy, New Opportunities", was officially launched by the Tunisian Head of Government, H. E. Mehdi JOMAA.
The Forum was attended by officials and foreign guests of honor representing international organizations namely including Mr. William DANVERS, Deputy Secretary General of the OECD, Mr. Miroslav DUSEK, Executive Director of the MENA region, WEF, Switzerland, Mr. Anthony B. KIM, Principal Analyst, Heritage Foundation, USA ...

TIF 2014 was an opportunity to organize two panels and two sectoral workshops with 39 speakers who addressed topical issues related to the investment climate in Tunisia. Thus, the debate involved the following key themes: "Accelerating the Economic Transition in Tunisia and in the Arab world," "The Tunisian Industry in Times of Global Value Chains," "Tunisia, an Emerging offshoring Destination," "Regional Opportunities and Growth- Generating Projects (PPP)."

The Forum was also an opportunity to show the audience the Arabic edition of the report "Global Agenda 2014" about the future prospects of the Arab Spring developed by the WEF.
66 journalists representing 45 media covered TIF 2014, including 15 foreign journalists.
The Forum provided a privileged space for multisectoral networking recording the attendance of more than 200 participants including 64 foreign participants and the organization of 186 meetings.

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