A Mauritian delegation from Business Mauritius (an independent association representing over 1,200 Mauritian companies) participated in the third Rencontre des Entrepreneurs de France, held in Paris from August 24 to 26, under the theme “In the open air”.

Photo (DR): from left to right: Heerun Ghurburrun, Head of the Economic Development Board office in France; Philippe Gautier, Secretary General of MEDEF International; Vidia Mooneegan and Kevin Ramkaloan, respectively President and CEO of Business Mauritius; and Jacques d’Unienville, CEO of Omnicane. The event, spearheaded by the Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF) and aimed at sealing a unique business community in the world, welcomed some 25 business organizations, including Business Mauritius, and all of them signed the Paris Declaration on the reinforcement of the economic Francophonie. Vidia Mooneegan, President of Business Mauritius signed a partnership agreement on Friday 27 August with MEDEF International. Through this signature, the two associations show their ambition to cooperate in order to strengthen the capacities of institutions. This partnership will contribute to the existing effort of regional cooperation and internationalization of the Mauritian and French economies towards an African focus. “The richness of the Mauritius-France relationship lies, among others, in the exchanges between our companies. Our economic success inevitably depends on greater cooperation. Business Mauritius has been contributing for a long time to strengthen these exchanges, particularly through the implementation of major events around the three strategic axes of our organization, namely sustainable and inclusive development, economic and social capital,” said Kevin Ramkaloan, CEO of Business Mauritius.