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France invites 1,000 African entrepreneurs to 2020 Africa-France Summit in Bordeaux

On 18 November 2019, Secretary General of the Africa-France 2020 Summit H.E. Ambassador Stéphanie Rivoal, announced in Pretoria that France, with Digital Africa, will be supporting 1,000 African entrepreneurs by giving them the opportunity to participate in the Summit to be held in Bordeaux, France, 4-6 June 2020.

Photo: Mr Aurélien Lechevallier, Ambassador of France in South Africa hosted a cocktail to launch the upcoming 28th Africa France Summit on Sustainable cities. He is pictured with Ambassador Stéphanie Rivoal, SG of the Summit and Mr. Ebrahim Patel, Minister of the Department of Trade and Industry of SA

During the Summit, the French President, H.E. Mr Emmanuel Macron, will welcome leaders and stakeholders from across Africa, at a time when the continent is facing unprecedented population growth in cities.

The Summit will focus on tailor-made solutions and concrete partnerships for sustainable cities.

“By combining political vision, business expertise, ethical investment and civil contribution the best projects emerge - sustainable projects. The upcoming Africa France Summit 2020 is the place to show how it is done,” said Rivoal.

The winners of the Challenge of 1,000, along with other entrepreneurs, will be able to present their new ideas projects or companies at the Summit in order to seek funding and new partners.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply before January 31st, 2020. For more information, visit the Digital Africa website: What is the Challenge of 1,000?

Embassy of France in South Africa




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