Published on 04/09/2017

Societe Generale is Master Partner of “Les Rencontres Africa 2017”

For the second consecutive year, Societe Generale, a key player in Africa’s economic development, teams up with Les Rencontres Africa as “Master Partner”.

Les Rencontres Africa is a major event launched in 2016 as part of the new economic partnership between France and Africa defined at the 2013 Sommet de l’Élysée. For Societe Generale, a major finance group operating in the African continent, Les Rencontres Africa is a not-to-be-missed event.

This year, the now recurring event will consist of a five-day tour (2-6 October) taking place in Abidjan, Nairobi and Tunis. Les Rencontres Africa 2017 aims to gather about 1,000 African CEOs and 300 French CEOs, for over 30 conferences and thematic workshops as well as operational business meetings.

Alexandre Maymat, Head of the Africa Region at Societe Generale, said: “Following the success of the first event and given that this year’s one is taking place on the African continent, we had a strong desire to partner again with Les Rencontres Africa. We are glad to contribute to this event which gathers the economic players of today’s and tomorrow’s Africa, and thus to support the development of the continent.”

With a presence in 18 countries, Societe Generale group’s position in Africa is unique and gives customers the expertise and the know-how of an international bank and the proximity of a local bank. In Africa, the Group supports the local economies and serves 3.5 million clients – 150,000 of whom are corporate clients.

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