Mauritius spearheads Pan-African Collaboration with the Africa Partnership Conference 2023

The Economic Development Board (EDB) of Mauritius, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning & Development, is proud to announce the hosting of the Africa Partnership Conference (APC) on the 2nd and 3rd of October 2023. The event will take place at the Intercontinental Balaclava Fort in Mauritius.

Under the theme “Unity in Partnership: Enabling Sustainable & Inclusive Investment”, the conference aims at fostering a conducive investment climate, catalyzing cross-border collaboration and promoting harmonious interactions among a diverse array of stakeholders. This theme not only underscores the importance of strategic partnerships but also highlights the role played by Mauritius in propelling Africa towards a future characterized by sustainable growth, innovation, and shared prosperity.

The APC is EDB’s flagship conference for 2023 and is expected to bring together Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) from 25 African nations, forward-thinking venture capitalists, fund managers, Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), expert tax advisors, institutional investors, and groundbreaking entrepreneurs.

Designed with the vision of nurturing collaboration and encouraging insightful dialogues on key aspects that define Africa’s growth trajectory, the APC aims to position Mauritius at the forefront of investment and trade hubs within the African region.

The two-day conference will be packed with mastermind keynotes, special addresses and panel discussions. These sessions will delve into crucial themes such as Intra-Africa Trade, Infrastructure, Trade Financing, AfCFTA, ESG, and Fintech, to name a few. Attendees will gain insights into emerging investment and business opportunities in African markets, network with global leaders, foster collaboration among Investment Promotion Agencies, and work towards optimizing Africa’s growth potential.

With an expected turnout of 400 participants, the event is set to welcome CEOs representing more than 100 international organizations. The APC will gather over two days eminent personalities and thought leaders.

For Dr. the Honourable Renganaden Padayachy, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, the APC Mauritius 2023 sets the tone for a transformative event that promises to redefine the future of pan-African collaboration.

“The Africa Partnership Conference is more than just an event; it’s a testament to Mauritius’s steadfast dedication to nurturing pan-African collaboration. The APC 2023 is where groundbreaking ideas meet unparalleled opportunities, where lasting partnerships are established, ties are built, and key economic issues are debated. We are privileged to welcome some of Africa’s most distinguished personalities. Together, we can redefine the investment, business, and trade landscape, further solidifying Mauritius’s position in relation to Africa”, he adds.

The APC enjoys the backing of ABSA as the platinum sponsor along with 18 sponsors, comprising 3 technical partners (Heritage Golf Club, MTPA, and Maurice Stratégie) and 24 investment promotion agencies (

Jeune Afrique and Africa Report have been appointed as the official Media Partners and CNBC Africa will provide live coverage of the APC Conference launch. Mrs. Tania Habimana, anchor for CNBC Africa’s primetime financial markets and business show, ‘Closing Bell’, will be the Master of Ceremony on the 2nd October.

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Sports Economy: First edition of the Mauritius International Triathlon

As part of its strategy to boost the Sports economy and position Mauritius as an international Sports hub, the Economic Development Board welcomes the Mauritius International Triathlon Festival themed as Triathlon in Paradise. The event is set to start at the Mon Choisy Football ground on Saturday 16 Sep 2023. More than 100 local and international athletes will be participating in this international event.

Triathlon Activity
Long Track
Short Track
80 km
20 km
18 km
5 km
2 km
750 m

Mauritius at Anuga Fine Food

The Economic Development Board, Mauritius (EDB) with 12 Food and Beverages exporters will be in Anuga Fine Food, promoting Special Cane Sugar, Canned Tuna, Spirits – Rum, Vodka, & Whisky, Spices/Seasonings, Fruits & Vegetables Pickles, Snoek & Morue Fish, Moringa Juice and Tea, Rodrigues Island turmeric and red beans, Snacks-Banana Chips and Vanilla.

The F&B exporters presence at Anuga aims at sustaining orders with global F&B buyers and built new clienteles. 


Buyers-Sellers Meetings in Botswana, Namibia and Zambia

Are you a business owner looking to expand your market reach and establish valuable connections in these 3 African countries? Look no further!

Our upcoming event brings together top buyers and sellers from the region, creating a unique platform for networking, collaboration, and growth opportunities for local manufacturing companies.

Join us and unlock the immense potential of these dynamic regional markets.

  • Lusaka, Zambia 30-31 Oct 2023
  • Gaborone, Botswana 02-03 Nov 2023
  • Windhoek, Namibia 06-07 Nov 2023

What to expect?

  • Local manufacturing companies will have the opportunity to hold one-to-one meetings with potential buyers to market their products.
  • The event will bring together industry leaders and entrepreneurs, from Mauritius and the host countries, to pave the way for a stronger partnership with African partners.

Targeted Sectors: Light engineering, Electronics, Chemicals, Textile & Apparel, Food and Drink.

Don’t miss out on this chance to accelerate your regional business growth in Namibia, Zambia, and Botswana!

EDB reserves the right of selection of companies and not to go ahead with the mission.


Healthcare and Biotech Conference, Mauritius 2023

The Economic Development Board of Mauritius is organizing a Healthcare and Biotech Conference on the 18th of October 2023. The event will bring together renown local and international delegates- who are involved both directly and indirectly in this sector and aims at addressing key topics that are today influencing the global healthcare and biotech industry. In addition, this conference will demonstrate the sectoral business, investment and collaborative opportunities that Mauritius has to offer.

Promotion of Mauritius Textile & Apparel in USA

The Economic Development Board (EDB) is organising the participation of seven Textile and Apparel manufacturing companies at the prestigious ‘Sourcing at Magic T&A Exhibition’ from 07 to 09 August 2023. Mauritius export to the USA amounted to MUR 3.2 billion in 2022 and participation at this important fair is meant to consolidate market share and secure new clients.

The ‘Sourcing at Magic T&A Exhibition’ serves as a significant platform, boasting an impressive line-up of over 950 exhibitors and drawing approximately 29,000 visitors, including 40% new buyers. As one of the most important events in North America, it serves as a vital conduit connecting major buyers with overseas apparel, fabric and finished apparel manufacturers.

Participating companies will engage to with prominent American brands, retailers, wholesalers, independent design firms, and buying agencies, thereby strengthening the position of Mauritius as a trusted sourcing destination. Moreover, the exhibition provides an ideal platform to showcase Mauritius’ commitment to adhere to sustainable practices, and hence contributing to protect the environment.

The high-level delegation from Mauritius will also have key meetings with textile & apparel stakeholders in Washington. Meetings are scheduled amongst with CEO of American Apparel of Footwear Association (AAFA), the President, United State Fashion Industry Association (USFIA), and CEO of Corporate Council of Africa (CCA).

Export Promotion Mission – Healthcare & Life Sciences Sector Kenya

As part of its export promotion strategy for the Healthcare sector, the Economic Development Board will be conducting an export of services promotion mission in Nairobi, Kenya from the 21st to 24th November 2023. A private sector delegation comprising representatives of healthcare institutions, laboratories, biotech companies and services providers amongst others will form part of this mission aiming at creating increased awareness about the healthcare industry in Mauritius.

Participating companies will have the opportunity to showcase their activities and services provided and discuss about potential areas of collaboration with key stakeholders. B2B meetings and business forums are scheduled to be held in Nairobi with key stakeholders in the medical field.

For any further information, please feel free to contact Mr Randhir Guirdharry at or Mrs Nirmala Jeetah at

Roadmap for development of high-end & luxury products for mauritius

This project of the Economic Development Board, which benefits from the financial assistance of the European Union aims to:

  • Develop high-end export to European luxury markets,
  • Position Mauritius as a Luxury sourcing hub in the region, and
  • Attract investment in luxury & high-end manufacturing of products and components

The launching of the Roadmap for the Development of High-end & Luxury Products will be done by the Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius, His Excellency, Mr Vincent Degert and the Vice-Chairman of the Economic Development Board, Mr. Issa Soormally.

The event will take place Wednesday 19 July 2023 at The Ravenala Attitude Hotel, Balaclava

India Africa Entrepreneurship and Investment Summit

“The India Africa Entrepreneurship Forum, in collaboration with the Economic Development Board of Mauritius, will be hosting the 3rd edition of the India Africa Entrepreneurship and Investment Summit 2023 from July 20th to 21st at Hotel Le Meridien, Pointe aux Piments. This Summit is set to gather over 150 influential delegates, including venture capitalists, angel investors and prominent entrepreneurs from India and Africa.”

Première Vision, Paris

The Economic Development Board Mauritius is renewing the participation of local garment manufacturing companies at Première Vision International Fair, which will be held from 4th to 6th July 2023 at Parc des expositions, Villepinte, Paris. This forms part of its strategy to consolidate market share and reinforce the position of Mauritius as a reliable supplier of value-added apparel products in France and Europe.

Today, France stands as one of the top five export markets for textile and apparel. Over the last decades, Mauritian manufacturers have earned a good name as an innovative, loyal and reliable supplier. For this edition, EDB is encouraging participating enterprises to display their latest sustainable apparel collections where much efforts have been put to use minimum energy and water and employ minimum chemical treatment.

Eight local manufacturing companies will showcase a wide range of apparel products, namely: men’s shirts, trousers, t-shirts, polo shirts, sweater, jogger, ladies knit tops and bottoms, denim garments, knitwear (pullovers, poncho, cardigan) among others.

L’île Maurice à Bordeaux

L’île Maurice sera à l’honneur à Bordeaux ce samedi 17 juin 2023. L’événement intitulé « L’île Maurice à Bordeaux » mettra en avant la richesse culturelle et gastronomique mauricienne. Organisé par Lakaz Maurice, une micro-entreprise fondée par Sandini Vadevaloo Forgue, une jeune mauricienne installée à Bordeaux, cette activité permettra de faire découvrir la « street food » mauricienne et le séga.

La diaspora mauricienne représente un vivier d’ambassadeurs pour la promotion de Maurice, et l’EDB apporte son soutien à cette initiative de Lakaz Maurice en collaboration avec d’autres sponsors institutionnels et privés. Des entreprises agroalimentaires ont généreusement offert des produits pour dégustation tels que des sucres spéciaux, du rhum et des achards, entre autres.

REGISTER NOW: The Use of Intellectual Property (IP) for Branding, Product Development, and Commercialization Virtual Training

The ITC’s SheTrades Initiative and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) invites you to join the free training on “The Use of Intellectual Property (IP) for Women-Led Businesses for Branding, Product Development, and Commercialization”. Please see below for more information:

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023
Time: 09:00 – 11:30 am Central European Summer Time (CEST)

To register, please fill out this form by 17 June:

Training objective:
The training aims to promote income generation and job creation by training women-led businesses on understanding and protecting their intellectual property (IP) rights to enhance their branding, product development and commercialization to benefit from global trade opportunities.

For any additional information you may need on the above-mentioned training, please send an email containing the subject ‘WIPO ITC SheTrades’ to

Africa CEO Forum 2023

From 300 to 3000 – ‘’How to deliver the next generation of African Champions’’ - 5th to 6th June 2023, Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire

The Economic Development Board of Mauritius will be leading a delegation of private sector stakeholders to the Africa CEO Forum 2023, scheduled on the 5 and 6 of June 2023, in Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire.  This landmark annual event hosted under the theme: From 300 to 3000 – How to deliver the next generation of Africa Champions, will convene CEO’s, heads of state and policy makers to discuss challenges facing the world amidst multiple crises and offers invaluable networking opportunity with top decision makers.

Over the past decade, the AFRICA CEO FORUM has promoted the idea that the private sector is the engine of African growth. This outlook has been embraced by policy makers and has resulted in an increase in foreign direct investment.  The massive flows into various sectors such as logistics, infrastructure, digital economy, agribusiness, financial services, and real estate has led to the emergence of over 300 African companies with billion-dollar turnovers and has unveiled the depth of the underlying opportunities in Africa.

Alongside the Africa CEO Forum the Economic Development Board Mauritius will host a Business Forum and Networking Event in collaboration with the ‘’Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Côte d’Ivoire’’ (CCI-CI), the ‘’Confédération Générale des Entreprises de Côte d’Ivoire’’ (CGECI) and the ‘’Centre de Promotion des Investissements de Côte d’Ivoire’’ (CEPICI) on Wednesday 7 June 2023 at the Head Office of the CCI-CI.  This event will bring together private sector operators from Mauritius attending the ACF 2023 and companies from the Western African country to discuss avenues of collaboration and strategic alliances.  The EDB Mauritius and the CEPICI will sign an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further broaden cooperation between the two Investment Promotion Agencies.

Export Promotion Mission- Healthcare & Life Sciences Antananarivo, Madagascar

As part of its export promotion strategy the EDB will be conducting an export in services mission to Antananarivo, Madagascar as from 31st May to 02nd June 2023. A private sector delegation comprising representatives of healthcare institutions, laboratories, Contract Research Organization will form part of this export promotion mission.

The focus of this mission is to enhance visibility about the healthcare and life sciences industry in Mauritius and enable collaboration between Mauritian and Malagasy operators in the healthcare sector.

Participating companies will have the opportunity to showcase their activities and create awareness about their services. B2B meetings and a business forum is scheduled to be held in Antananarivo with key stakeholders in the medical field.

For any further information, please feel free to contact Mrs Nivesha Seebah on or Mrs Nirmala Jeetah on

Trade & Investment Mission in South Africa


8th – 16th of May 2023

Johannesburg | Cape Town | Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) | Durban

In view of strengthening and consolidating business ties between Mauritius and South Africa, the Economic Development Board of Mauritius (EDB) is organizing a Roadshow in South Africa from the 08 to 16 May 2023.

The event will feature Business Forums, Buyers-Sellers Meetings, and Thematic Sessions to promote the merits of Mauritius as:

  • an investment hub and financial centre of choice;
  • a reliable sourcing destination for Made in Mauritius products;
  • a destination to live and retire; and
  • a prime location to acquire immovable properties.

The EDB will lead a delegation comprising over 45 companies in the field of manufacturing, real estate & hospitality, and financial services on the roadshow.

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Trade & Investment week in India


The Economic Development Board of Mauritius will be organising a multi – sectoral trade & investment promotional mission in three cities of India, namely, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad , from the 24th of April to 2nd of May 2023.

India is a major economic partner for Mauritius. The coming into operation of the CECPA since April 2021 marked another milestone in the bilateral relations that exist between India and Mauritius. It laid the foundation of a new stage of economic cooperation that ushers deeper and faster growing trade & investment ties between our two nations. Of note, Indian investors are keen to leverage on Mauritius as an investment and sourcing platform since borders were re-opened on 27th March 2022.


The mission which aims at increasing Mauritian exports to India and attracting more Indian investment to Mauritius, will comprise:

  • An Investment Promotion Forum that will target prospective Indian companies in the Pharmaceutical, Export Oriented Manufacturing, Agro processing, Food processing, Textile, ICT, Construction, Tourism, Medical, Hotel, Banking and Financial Services sectors, amongst others.
  • B2B Meetings for Mauritius Exporters with Indian Importers.
  • Meetings with key Indian Authorities, Chambers of Commerce & Industry, focused business associations and other Institutions that are deemed important to meet.


Dates of Event

  • Mumbai (Trade & Investment): 24 -25 April 2023
  • Bangalore (Trade & Investment): 27-29 April 2023
  • Hyderabad (Investment): 1-2 May 2023

Les Assises de l’agriculture – Pathways to a sustainable food system for a healthier tomorrow


In the context of Les Assises de L’Agriculture, The Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security, in collaboration with the Economic Development Board Mauritius, is organizing a two-day symposium on 16th & 17th March 2023 on the theme “Pathways to a sustainable food system for a healthier tomorrow”. Government aims at achieving self-sufficiency for a number of agricultural products and sharpen the export potential of quality and diversified agro-processed products.

Webinar : Exploring Trade & Business Potential with India

With the coming into force of the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA), Mauritius benefits from preferential market access when exporting to India on a list of 615 products, covering key products such as special sugars, garments, medical devices, spirits and rum amongst others. The Economic Development Board (EDB) of Mauritius commissioned a Market Research in India in 2022 to assess the potential of products that can be exported and to devise a marketing strategy to penetrate the Indian market.

To this end, a webinar entitled “Exploring Trade and Business Potential with India” will be organised in collaboration with the facilitator, Crescendo Worldwide Ltd, on Friday 17th March 2023, from 13:30 to 15:30 (Mauritian time).

The main objectives of this webinar are to:

  • Present the findings of the Market Research
  • Explore the export potential of local products to India

Kindly confirm your participation by Registering below

RoadShow in Europe

The Economic Development Board Mauritius is organizing a roadshow in five major European cities from March 20th to 31st, 2023. This event will be punctuated by business forums, round tables and personalized meetings to present the investment opportunities in real estate in Mauritius. Attendees  will also learn how to become a resident in Mauritius or take a nice and sweet retirement in the sun or even create a company to develop  commercial and industrial activities in promising and attractive sectors.

The delegation, will be composed of around forty professionals and experts from Mauritius, looking to meet potential investors and will also include representatives of the Mauritian state, notaries, trustees, lawyers and real estate developers.

SIAL PARIS 2022 (Salon International de l’Alimentation)

The SIAL (Salon International de l’Alimentation), an unmissable biennial event aimed at French and international professionals in the agri-food sector, will be held in Paris Nord Villepinte from October 15 to 19, 2022. This 2022 edition will be an important event for our food exporting companies, whose last participation dates back to 2018, following the cancellation of the 2020 edition due to the COVID-19. Some 10 Mauritian companies will be present in the Mauritius Pavilion to welcome customers and new buyers. SIAL PARIS 2022 will also host events on the latest trends and innovations in the food industry.

Promoting the Mauritius IFC at the Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC)

The Economic Development Board will be sponsoring the Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC) 2022, which is a highly focused investment conference and is one of the most important Africa investor events globally.

The 9th edition of the AFSIC, which will be held on the 10th and 11th of October at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel London, will provide unparalleled networking opportunities for delegates to develop their pan African network. More than 1,500 of Africa’s most important investors, financial intermediaries and business leaders are expected to attend AFSIC 2022. Over 300 speakers are expected to share insights into the African investment ecosystem and presentations on compelling investment opportunities from over 40 African countries will be delivered.

For more information, please send us your queries on or visit the AFSIC website.

Forum Économique des îles de l’océan Indien

Le 13e Forum économique des îles de l’océan Indien aura lieu à Maurice du 11 au 13 octobre 2022. Le thème cette année est « Repenser demain ». Il traduit le souhait du secteur privé régional de réfléchir aux grands défis de demain et de donner une nouvelle impulsion à la coopération économique entre les territoires.

Au fil des années, cet événement est devenu un rendez-vous incontournable de la communauté des affaires régionale. Il s’est imposé comme une plateforme de rencontre unique pour les opérateurs économiques. C’est le rendez-vous idéal pour trouver des partenaires d’affaires et explorer de nouvelles opportunités. Cette année, l’événement s’ouvre aux femmes et hommes de tous les pays riverains de l’océan Indien.

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In line with its mandate to promoting the healthcare and life sciences sector, the EDB will be participating in the Bio-Europe conference to be held as from the 24th to the 26th of October 2022 in Leipzig, Germany. BIO- Europe is a dedicated event for the healthcare, life sciences and pharmaceutical sector. This event will regroup around 2,500 attendees coming from 1,500 companies from Europe, North America and the rest of the world. It will be the first face-to-face event since 2019 and participating companies will have the opportunity to meet and network with key stakeholders from the sector across the world for 3 days of intense debate and high-level networking.

Participating companies will be able to showcase their activities and create increased awareness about their products and services. BIO Europe represents the ideal platform for the local companies to participate in this event and connect with biopharma companies and laboratories and be exposed to the latest innovation and applications and seek new markets.

In the margin of the conference, the EDB will be conducting round table discussions and B2B meetings with industry associations and healthcare companies.

More information on the event is available on the conference website on : You may also contact Mrs Nivesha Seebah on

Trade and Investment Promotional Program South Africa

Over the last decade, South Africa has emerged as a strong business partner for Mauritius. With the objective of further consolidating partnership with South Africa, the Economic Development Board Mauritius is organizing a Trade and Investment Promotion program in the three main cities of South Africa from 07 to 14 April 2022. The program will comprise Business Forum and Buyers Sellers Meeting for Textile and Apparel (BSM) in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Some twenty textile and apparel manufacturers of fabric, Denim, T-shirt, Kidswear & Shirts will exhibit their collections with the objective of connecting with potential buyers in South Africa.

For more information, kindly contact us on : | +230 203 3800

Med Tech Innovation Expo

As part of its sectoral investment promotion and trade facilitation initiatives, the Economic Development Board will be participating in the forthcoming Med Tech Innovation Expo scheduled for 8 – 9 June 2022 in NEC, Birmingham along with Mauritian medical device manufacturers.

The Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2022 is UK & Ireland’s leading showcase for medical design and manufacturing which brings together designers, engineers, innovators and manufacturers from across the medical and healthcare sectors to source products, explore new ideas, understand emerging technologies and do business with companies representing the entire medical device supply chain. The event attracts more than 4,000 visitors from 34 countries over 2 days.

Participants will have the opportunities to connect with major players of the industry, develop new markets and keep abreast with the latest and evolving trends for the sector. Moreover, Mauritian medical device manufacturers will be able to increase their brand awareness, boost their profiles in the industry as well as meet suppliers who will help their businesses grow.

For any further information please contact Mrs Anouksha Mohabeer at

Webinar on Trade Opportunities between India & Mauritius

Trade Opportunities between India & Mauritius

Mauritius and India have signed the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation & Partnership Agreement (CECPA) that allows bilateral trade between the 2 countries and provides preferential market access to ‘Made in Mauritius’ products & services into India that represents a market of 1.3 billion consumers. With the objective to promote ‘Made in Mauritius’ products & services and enhance visibility in the Indian market, the Economic Development Board Mauritius in collaboration with Mauritius Chamber of Commerce & Industry and with the support of World Trade Center Mumbai is organizing an online exhibition over a period of 3 months to showcase Mauritian products and services.

The official launch of the exhibition with the theme ‘Trade Opportunities between India & Mauritius’ is scheduled on Thursday, 3rd March 2022 at 1.00 pm MRU Time (2.30 IST).

Hon. Soomilduth Bholah , Minister of Industrial Development, SMEs and Cooperatives will address the audience.

To register for the webinar, please follow this link: