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.