Rwanda-Europe Business Week 2020 will be held in Brussels, Belgium from February 20th to February 22nd, 2020. It is a historic event since Rwanda will be the first country in Africa to bring together investors and institutions from across Europe to market its products and services.
The event was initiated by BEREXINVEST, BerexInvest Corporation, an export and investment Europe-based company founded by Rwandan Ntasinzira Dieudonné. It will be a unique opportunity to inform European business owners that Rwanda is one of the best attractions for business today and number 1 in the East African community.
The event was organized in partnership with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Private Sector Federation (PSF), National Agricultural Export Development (NAEB) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Sectors that will be exhibiting their products and services include energy, technology, investment, tourism, construction, agriculture and farming among others.
It is expected that Rwanda will be showcasing tourism projects, the investment opportunities available in that sector and the Rwandan culture at large.
Ntasinzira Dieudonné, BEREXINVEST founder told IGIHE that 8 embassies in Europe have started partnering with businesses that will be exhibiting in the event.
"Eight embassies, tourism institutions, investors and Rwandan diaspora-owned businesses contributed to the organization of the event."
He said that Rwanda-Europe Business Week 2020 will be a platform to promote Made in Rwanda products and services in Europe.
"It will be an opportunity to link private and government-owned businesses in Rwanda with European institutions and investors and that will contribute to promoting trade between the two parts."
"The business week will also allow the Rwandan diaspora in Europe to access products from Rwanda since they don’t get a chance to travel to Rwanda frequently. Banking, insurance, land and revenue services will also be available."
During the three-day exhibit, attendees will be sensitized about the benefits of investing in Rwanda.
A world Bank report on investments placed Rwanda on the second place in Africa on the list of countries to facilitate trade and on the 38th place worldwide.
European and Rwandan institutions will also be able to sign partnership agreements and it will boost economic cooperation between Rwanda and Europe.
Ntazinzira said that since Rwandair travels to Europe, it will ease the cooperation. "We need to boost exports from Rwanda including tea, coffee, vegetables, and other agricultural products which still have a low exportation rate."
Government of Rwanda agencies like RDB, and Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) and others will be invited to provide more insights on their various services.
Currently, the Rwandan diaspora in Europe is estimated to be 52,200 including 35,000 residing in Belgium.
For subscribing to Rwanda-Europe Business Week 2020, business will contact BEREXINVEST at the Ministry of Trade and Industry.