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 afsic@edbmauritius.org 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.

Inscrivez-vous sur le lien suivant : https://www.feioi.org/fr/inscription


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 : https://informaconnect.com/bioeurope/. You may also contact Mrs Nivesha Seebah on nivesha@edbmauritius.org.

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 : southafrica@edbmauritius.org | +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 anouksha@edbmauritius.org

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: https://tinyurl.com/IndiaMauritiusWebinar