Editorial

Bernard Belletante

Bernard Belletante

Co-Chair

François-Aïssa Touazi

François-Aïssa Touazi

Co-Chair

At a crossroad between Europe, the Maghreb and the Machrek, Marseille represents an invaluable platform for Mediterranean business relations. At a time of monumental evolutions in the Arab world and as Europe undergoes an unprecedented crisis, the Forum de Marseille provides both public and private stakeholders with a tremendous opportunity for reflection in order to meet the future challenges of transition and growth.

The Forum’s motto could not be clearer: “Sharing Prosperity and Vision”

The first business forum ever dedicated to strengthening ties between Europe and the MENA region (Middle East North Africa), this unique event will gather more than three hundred participants, CEOs and other leaders willing to share their expertise and eager to develop new partnerships.

In light of the great dynamism displayed by industries such as infrastructure, banking, utilities, education, healthcare or sports, the Forum de Marseille wishes to place the private sector at the core of the region’s economic and human stakes. This event will also be an opportunity to highlight the critical role that Arab Diasporas can play in the improvement of business and cultural relations between Europe and the MENA region, while reaping the benefits of the amazing potential inherent to the Mediterranean economy.

We look forward welcoming you at the Forum.

Forum Details

At a time of monumental evolutions in the Arab world and as Europe undergoes an unprecedented crisis, the MENA Economic Forum provides both public and private stakeholders with a tremendous opportunity for reflection in order to achieve sustainable growth and development.

MEF Second Edition was held on February 3-4, 2013

Overall theme: “How Can We Succeed Together?”
Forum venue: American University of Sharjah, in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Program

Discover the program of the 2012 edition: plenary and workshop sessions will run throughout the 2-day event. Learn more

Anwar Gargash

Speakers

Have a look to the prominent guest speakers who will attend and speak at the 2012 edition of the MENA Economic Forum. Learn more

Partners

The MENA Economic Forum gratefully acknowledges its Official Partners. Learn more

Forum Review

The second edition of the MENA Economic Forum was held on February 3-4, 2013 in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) with the theme « Transitions in MENA: How Can We Succeed Together? ».

The agenda incorporated some of the most innovative and talented thinkers and leaders in business, the media, civil society and academe.

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