A Successful 2016 Africa Singapore Business Forum

September 27th, 2016

Bolloré Logistics was proud to participate at the Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) which was held in Singapore from August 24-25, 2016. Our presence at this event was successful in many ways.

Mr. Tony Stenning, Regional Director East and Southern Africa at Bolloré Transport & Logistics, had the opportunity to discuss one of the five panels at the event: "Made in Africa" - Prospects for Manufacturing in Africa, allowing him to put forth the Group’s capabilities and strengths in Africa.

Following the event, Mr. Tony Stenning who participated at the Panel discussion related to Manufacturing in Africa highlighted: “This forum was a great opportunity for a company like ours, deep rooted in Africa, to share views with Asian investors and industrial players about the opportunities of business development in the continent, in various sectors such as soft commodities, healthcare and consumer goods, where Asian players have a lot to offer.” Mr. Stenning also added that “it was a chance to elaborate further on the operational challenges these companies face in Africa and the key success factors to leverage on in order to grow business in their selected markets.”

This forum brought together close to 2,000 business and government leaders from 30 countries of Asia-Pacific to develop opportunities and partnerships between these two dynamic continents.

The ASBF 2016 fruitfully managed to address critical issues and identify opportunities for the strategic growth of both continents throughout presentations and panel discussions from industry experts.

For more quotes from Speakers at Africa Singapore Business Forum 2016, click here.

 

About Bolloré Transport & Logistics

4 business lines, 1 single brand, 1 global network of expertise
Bolloré Transport & Logistics is among the leading transport and international logistics groups, with a network of 36,000 collaborators based in 105 countries on 5 continents. It is the result of the union between the Bolloré Group's four traditional businesses:
- Bolloré Ports, specialized in port concessions, traditional cargo handling and acting as a shipping agent;
- Bolloré Logistics, global leader in supply chain management, provides a wide range of services in Multimodal Transport, Customs and Regulatory Compliance, Logistics, Global Supply Chain, Industrial Projects;
- Bolloré Energy, the leading independent distributor of domestic fuel in France, and one of the major oil stockists in France and Europe;
- Bolloré Railways, a railway construction and operation specialist in Africa.

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