Envisioning Opportunities to Grow And Morocco And US Business Opportunities – OpEd


For the second time the dynamic Moroccan American Network led by its energetic President Mohamed El Hajjam will organize in April 2017 a CEO summit that will gather Moroccan American business leaders in Washington DC to debate and share ideas about adequate ways and venues to identify the best American and Moroccan companies as well as high-potential managers and leaders who are seeking joint ventures and business partnerships.

Speakers will include prominent members of the Washington and Moroccan American business communities, academics, experts, U.S. and Moroccan government officials, Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses, Women Entrepreneurs and others to explore small business opportunities in Morocco and the U.S.

“It is important to bring businesses and government together,” said Mohamed El Hajjam, the President of the Moroccan American Network. “The CEO Summit provides a platform for creating small business opportunities and highlighting the resources available to help small businesses become successful, such as through the Small Business Administration, and also with respect to U.S. government contracts.“

Because those with the right talent and experience are more likely to deliver results, businesses should begin their succession planning efforts by identifying and selecting leaders with a scientifically validated leadership talent assessment.

No amount of experience will turn an average leader into a great one. It’s equally important for businesses both in Morocco and the United States to prepare high-potential leaders with experiences that will develop this potential. When it comes to preparing emerging leaders for executive roles, very specific kinds of experiences benefit high-potential leaders most.

This is exactly what the upcoming CEO Summit is aiming to achieve. This summit will boast a large group of Moroccan-American successful business leaders who have gained a lot of experience and who now feel that this is the right time for them to share and make others in the US and Morocco benefit from their business expertise.

We all hope that this initiative will be followed by other similar ones to accompany the current of economic development in Morocco but more importantly, to stimulate joint ventures that will put into practice the agreements elaborated in the Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) signed by The United States and Morocco on March 2, 2004.

The agreement entered into force on January 1, 2006. The United States-Morocco FTA is a comprehensive agreement that supports the significant economic and political reforms that are underway in Morocco and provides for improved commercial opportunities for U.S. exports to Morocco by reducing and eliminating trade barriers.

This summit will provide a platform for exploring business opportunities, networking, B2B encounters, workshops, and exchanges of views, opinions, and best practices. It will certainly provide unparalleled opportunities for small business to engage into active dialogue with other business organizations, Government Officials, Entrepreneurs and other high profile leaders to discover smooth running of business opportunities both in Morocco and in the United States.

Said Temsamani

Said Temsamani is a Moroccan political observer and consultant, who follows events in his country and across North Africa. He is a member of Washington Press Club.

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