Paris, 22 September – The most important economic event about Africa, organized in France. Under the auspices and patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, in joint collaboration with AfricaFrance and the Economic, Social and Environmental Council, the Africa 2016 meetings will actively promote “economic and human ties between Africa and France for a shared future”. More than 500 French companies will attend and be mobilized in partnership with the CGPME, the CNCCEF, the French Foreign Trade Advisors (CCE), the Council of French Investors in Africa (CIAN) and the Chambers of Commerce and Industry. More than 300 African companies will attend thanks to numerous agreements with local employers, chambers of commerce in Africa… These companies will benefit from introductions thanks to a system of pre-arranged meetings. IDA attendance.