New TUNISIA, a promising future

Seminar & Matchmaking with Tunisian producers

Thanks to a national consensus between the main political actors and the civil society, the transition in Tunisia has been perceived around the world with much admiration, and most observers emphasized its originality. Its original features included – among other things – a perfect agreement between labor and employers’ unions, which suggests a definite impact on social peace as well as an immediate and visible effect of the initiated economic reforms. TUNISIA always remains a preferred destination for foreign investors. The current new setting in Tunisia offers even more opportunities thanks to:

  • the implementation of a new investment legislation, reinforcing entrepreneurship and competitiveness, the fair development between regions;the creation of jobs in all areas and the development of human capital, innovation and an enhanced value added, the promotion of exports and the internationalization of firms;
  • the start of major projects focusing on infrastructure and sustainable development as well as productive industries and human development, in an environment favoring direct investment and public-private partnership; •• opening new sectors such as finance, renewable energy, health or even culture to foreign investment;
  • the signing of a social contract by social partners, employers’ organizations and the Tunisian government to grant their commitment to social-stability in the country;
  • building democratic institutions based on pluralism, equality, freedom, and participation of all segments of civil society in political life in addition to strengthening the management of public affairs in line with consolidating decentralization of decision making, eliminating arbitrary practices as well as consolidating the principles of right conduct, transparency and equitable distribution of wealth among all social classes and regions of the country.


09:30 – 10:00  Registration and reception
10:00 – 10:05  Opening by Salim Rabbani, Chairman MENA Business Council of the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion (NCH)
10:05 – 10:10  Welcome by H.E. Ambassador Karim BEN BECHER
10:10 – 10:25  Presentation by Abdelbasset Ghanmi on Tunisia’s Business Climate & Investment Opportunities
10:25 – 10:40    Presentation by Hichem Neji on Tunisian –Dutch trade exchanges and opportunities
10:40 – 11:00  Introduction by Dr. Jan Siemons, Managing Director of NCH
11:00 – 12:00  Interactive panel session; testimonials by Dutch companies This program segment is rounded off with a Q&A session.
12:00 – 13:30 Tunisian lunch buffet and informal networking
13:30 – 16:30   B2B event Agro & Food: Meet with 12 – 15 important Tunisian companies in the field of agriculture and food products and more specifically in olive oil, wine, sea food products, sun dried tomatoes, fresh fruits and vegetables, canned foods, organic foods (olive oil, dates, vegetables). The event will be based on pre-planned B2B meetings between Tunisian manufacturers and Dutch buyers.
13:30 – 15:30   Individual Assistance NCH / 20 minutes per company 1 on 1 meetings with the Managing Director of the NCH, Dr. Jan Siemons. This gives individual companies the opportunity to discuss their internationalization strategy with the NCH. Selection will be made beforehand. The language of the seminar is English

Registration Participation is free of charge For questions regarding registration please contact Mohammed L. iaallala on [email protected]