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Mauritius positions itself as the IFC of Choice in Africa at AFSIC

In line with its mandate to position Mauritius as an International Financial Centre (IFC) of choice on the African continent, the Economic Development Board of Mauritius (EDB)showcased the distinctive features of the country’s financial services sector during the Africa Financial Services Investment Conference 2019 (AFSIC). The event was held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London, from the 7th to the 10th May 2019.

The Chief Executive Officer of EDB, Mr. François Guibert, presented the Mauritius IFC as the home to an important number of international banks, legal firms, corporate services, investment funds and private equity funds.   As an internationally recognised jurisdiction of repute, Mauritius is known for its state-of-the-art infrastructure, modern and innovative legal framework and ease of doing business regime and a range of competitive financial products and services amongst others. 

EDB also hosted highly targeted one-to-one meetings as well as participation and presentations in several round table sessions, in order to increase visibility and proactively promote the Mauritius IFC to UK based companies. 

The 7th edition of the AFSIC saw the participation of some 1000 delegates including over 200 of Africa’s influential investors and business leaders.  This year’s event focused on three key themes within Africa’s investment sphere notably; African business open for investment, Investors looking for investment opportunities and Dealmakers wishing to intermediate the investment process.  The conference was the ideal platform to meet and discuss on investment opportunities, global market conditions, latest trends with various stakeholders in the financial services sector.