Conference - China and Africa: How to Build a Sustainable Development Partnership

May 18, 2017


The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China, together with HEC Paris and Sciences Po would like to invite you to a conference regarding to building sustainable development partnership between China and Africa. 

With the new initiative of “The Belt the Road”, as well as the willingness of building more strategic partnership with African countries from the Chinese government, it becomes crucial to have a better understanding of the continent, not only its economic and political environment, but also culture, philosophy and the way of thinking.

Professor Patrick Sevaistre will walk you through the following areas which might be essential to build up a sustainable development partnership between China and Africa: 

  • Latest updates on developments in Sub-Saharan Africa; the changing modalities of doing business in Africa: the political, social and cultural contexts in which business operates in Africa, risks and opportunities
  • Key trends, growth trajectories, information on key growth sectors in Africa, key insights on market and business opportunities 
  • Various public and private sector perspectives on Africa's business climate
  • Outlook at the interaction between the public and the private sector including the PPPs (Public Private Partnerships)
  • Long term critical success factors and main challenges: What trends are driving growth now and into the future? How Africa can become a global economic powerhouse within the next decade?

Date: Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Time: 18:30 - 20:30

Venue: CCI France Chine Beijing Office

Language: English


CCI France Chine Members, Alumni of HEC and of Sciences Po: 100 RMB

Non Members: 200 RMB

About the speaker:

Professor Patrick Sevaistre

Advisor to French Foreign Trade, has 40 years of experience in private sector development and investment promotion in Africa. Having rich professional experience in Africa both at the enterprise and at the policy level he is the chairman of CIAN (French Council of Investors in Africa) and member of EBCAM (European Business Council Africa Mediterranean). Discover more.

In cooperation with:

HEC Paris

Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HEC Paris is specialized in education and research in management sciences. As a leading academic institution in Europe and worldwide, HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of education programs for students and leaders. 

Science Po

Since its creation in 1872, Sciences Po has been a world preeminent university in the social sciences and humanities. The QS World University Rankings 2017 ranks Sciences Po 4th globally in Politics and International Studies.Sciences Po is open to the world with international students from 150 countries. It offers dual degrees with international partners including Columbia University, the London School of Economics, Peking University, etc. 

In order to participate in this conference, please register before May 17th at 17:00 by filling in the form below: 

Registration form

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