On the 25th of November, 2020, the Franco-Nigerian Chamber of Commerce & Industry convened an entrepreneurship summit tagged: The role of SME’s in economic development. This was the climax of the French week 2020.
Nigeria today stands as an important investment destination for large multinational corporations within the sub- Saharan African region. France is also Nigeria’s 5th largest trade partner. Hence, it is therefore important to leverage such a celebration to showcase and further strengthen the relationship that exists between France and Nigeria.
One of the highlights of the summit was the exhibition by start-ups in Technology, Renewables, Agriculture and Culture.
The French week organised annually is a showcase of the vibrant ecosystem of French business, diplomatic, and cultural presence in Nigeria.
The week-long celebration aimed at celebrating the significant France-Nigeria relationships underscored by projects between French companies and Nigerian business groups.
The Franco-Nigerian chamber of commerce and Industry (FNCCI) was founded in the year 1985 with a primary responsibility to provide a platform for the private sector of France and Nigeria to exchange ideas and enhance economic relations.
The chamber today has grown into a professional organization with over 200 member organization made up of French and Nigerian companies with business interest all over the world from all sectors, forming a dynamic and powerful business network.
The chamber benefits from a large network in France and other European countries and is a member of CCI France International.
The FNCCI as the representative organ for the business community in France and Nigeria maintain regular consultations with the government and non-government agencies that affect business operations in Nigeria like NAFDAC, NDLEA, CUSTOMS, NIPC, and other local and bi-lateral chambers of commerce, amongst others.