Throwback to the 1st South Asia – Africa Sales Conclave

December 12th, 2017

On 20th & 21st of November 2017, Bolloré Logistics India hosted the 1st South Asia – Africa Sales Conclave in Gurgaon (India), attended by both corporate teams of each region and country managers from 10 African countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Burundi, Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ivory Coast.

From South Asia, all regional managers (CEOs, HFOs) and key sales managers from India industrial projects, oil & gas, automotive, healthcare and aid & relief, along with country managers from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were present.

The South Asia – Africa Sales Conclave was also attended and addressed by Bolloré Logistics South Asia's regional account: AFCONS (Shapoorji Shallenji Group).

The event was the 1st of its kind organized in South Asia to promote trade between Africa and South Asia countries. Various key topics were discussed and agreements reached on finalizing country to country sale targets list, development approach on healthcare, aid & relief, automotive, infrastructure & power, telecom and garment sectors.

Following the Conclave, extensive sales calls and meetings were organized within Indian cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad and Bangalore to promote these specific businesses.

The event allowed both regions to better identify and understand their respective specificities along with their shared objectives.

South Asia & Africa teams are confident that this Conclave will add to the synergies and cooperation between Africa and India (South Asia) which will reflect in future opportunities.

Key Figures
  • 20%

    More fuel-efficient for the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350

  • 70%

    of Urbanisation is expected by 2050

  • 27

    mega-cities are expected by 2050, with at least 10 million people, compared to 1...

  • +18,4%

    of growth for E-commerce retail market in Europe in 2015

  • 82%

    of goods are moved by road

  • 1 billion

    Population in Africa

  • 60%

    of Africa’s population will be urbanized by 2050

  • 7,5%

    of growth for Indian GDP in 2014

  • 4,9%

    of growth for African GDP in 2016

  • 6,1%

    of growth for East Asian GDP in 2015, the world’s fastest-growing region

  • 19 224 teus

    transported by the MSC Oscar, the largest container ship in the world

  • 396 m

    is the size of the MSC Oscar ship

  • 120 h

    is the Non-Stop Flight Record done by Solar Impulse

  • 4,5%

    of growth in 2015 for Global Airfreight demand