Since 2011, Tunisia has been living through an extraordinary period in its history. Profound changes have occurred in the Tunisian society. There are great hopes in all areas and especially in the economy. The Interim Government is working to boost investment by providing the right conditions, including the protection of investment. Indeed, a better protection contributes to the promotion of investment.
It is in this context that the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA) will hold the Tunisia Investment Forum (TIF) on June 13 and 14, 2013. Approximately 500 business meetings are scheduled. It should be recalled that this forum attracts every year between 1,200 and 1,500 participants from Tunisia and more than 30 countries.
This event brings together each year an elite of businessmen, managers and high-level policy makers, representatives of international organizations and experts to review the investment environment in Tunisia and opportunities constantly generated by its historical attractiveness.
According to FIPA, TIF 2013 will be enriched this year with new components, with the organization of thematic workshops.
One of them will bring together experts and professionals from around the Mediterranean to discuss “attraction of innovative FDI in the Mediterranean region.”
Another workshop: “Involvement of Tunisian skills abroad in the development process” will provide an opportunity to share new regulatory and institutional perspectives with a community dear to Tunisia and having resources and ideas to play the role of major player in the future sustainable investment strategy.
This event, according to the FIPA, is also a business platform through B to B meetings based on customized services and including support, selection and organization of targeted meetings.
New Tunisia: towards a new sustainable investment strategy
For this year’s edition “TIF 2013” will be characterized by a theme largely inspired by the current context and particularly oriented towards perspectives towards which the country is leaning, “New Tunisia: towards a new sustainable investment strategy.”
According to the same source, the forum will report on the major efforts by Tunisia to reform the investment policy and to render the site’s attractiveness durable. Thus, the debate will be conducted through two workshops that will focus around the following themes: new investment code- new governance process for investment- investment opportunities in sectors with high added value.
The new investment code under debate
It is clear that beyond the regulatory and incentive nature of a law on investment, the new Code is designed to ensure durability to the Tunisian relevant policy. Durability is the key to the sustainability of operational investments in Tunisia. It is also a guarantee of the predictability for potential investments.
Provisions of the new Code, embodying entrepreneurial freedom, equality of treatment, investment guarantees, transparency and simplification of procedures, would certainly, according to experts, identify new opportunities of investment sought by leading industries and sectors with high added value, which should form the heart of the industrial dynamics for years to come.
A workshop will also discuss the Tunisian offer in some sectors that are expected to gain considerable momentum in this new legal environment, namely: aerospace, off-shoring, biotechnology, renewable energy…