The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to working with the African Union to advance our shared vision of a better future.
The Commercial Unit ( economic section) at the U.S. Embassy Tunis is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit June 7-11, 2021 which will be virtual this year.
The 8th annual SelectUSA Investment Summit will provide business investors from around the world with the opportunity to connect with economic development organizations (EDOs) and global business leaders from across the United States to facilitate foreign direct investment (FDI) into the U.S.
The SelectUSA Investment Summit attracts more than 3,000 participants, including more than 1,200 highly qualified global investors from markets all over the world, along with hundreds of economic development officials from across the United States.
The 2021 Investment Summit agenda will highlight a robust SelectUSA Tech program, Industry Spotlights, and a dynamic mobile networking app. Topics ranging from infrastructure to workforce development will once again feature prominent industry experts and government officials.
Early Bird Rate of US$750: Apply by 11:59 p.m. EST, Friday, April 30, 2021
Regular Rate of US$850: Begins Saturday, May 1, 2021
If you are interested to be part of the Tunisian delegation in the CES 2020, please contact Maha Ben Slimene, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy in Tunis, BenSlimeneM@state.gov
Maha Ben Slimene
Economic & Commercial Specialist
U.S. Embassy Tunis
AmCham Tunisia & Tunisian Investment Authority (TIA) organized a Webinar on Prosper Africa on December 15th. About 86 participants from Tunisia as well as other African countries, and from the USA attended the event.
Speakers of this Webinar :
* Mr.Naceur Hidoussi, President AmCham Tunisia
* Mr. Beligh Ben Soltane, Chairman, Tunisia Investment Authority
* Ambassadeur Riadh Essid, Directeur Général Amérique-Asie-Océanie (DGAA)
* Mr.John Hansen, Senior Advisor for Transactions, Prosper Africa Executive Secretariat, Washington DC, USA
* Mrs. Rym Bedoui Ayari, VP, AmCham Tunisia, Moderator
The webinar featured a presentation of TIA services to support extensions and or new US investments in Tunisia. Amcham highlighted the importance of the Prosper Africa initiative for the US investment and trade flow in the country and the region. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs discussed the opportunities provided to US private sector in the continent’s free trade areas such as AfCFTA and pursuing negotiations on FTA.
Prosper Africa coordinator, John Hansan shared a presentation on the initiative (click on link).
Bellow how to submit your project:
Prosper Africa POC — ProsperAfrica@usaid.gov. Interested companies can use this email to submit Prosper Africa candidate projects, which goes to our expert team in Washington. Companies can cc Luis and me for awareness, but the Washington-based team is best-suited to evaluate proposals and respond to project questions.
Guidelines and information needed for submissions are included here: https://prosperafrica.dfc.gov/prosper-africa-inquiries/ General information on Prosper Africa and its programs is here: https://prosperafrica.dfc.gov/
INVEST IF Platform EOI — The purpose of this form is for Tunisian SMEs (or Tunisia-based U.S. SMEs) to express interest in receiving investment facilitation support or for other ecosystem players (investors, accelerators, etc.) to recommend SMEs to receive support. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFoe-V67n-dQ50dx65RcIFrAESjM082uv2aoIbDls7s1mANQ/viewform
Join us for a session featuring a panel of experts that have been following the U.S. political debate, and will discuss the implications of the outcomes of the U.S. elections on U.S.-Africa policy. We introduce our speakers from Covington & Burling:
Join us for a virtual “Open Day” to learn more about the U.S. Exchange programs available for Tunisians. We will be LIVE on Facebook (fb.com/usembassytunis) on Sunday, November 8, starting at 10:00 AM. More information on our programs → https://go.usa.gov/x7WTx
The U.S. Embassy Cultural attachée spoke about the exchange programs provided by the embassy in Tunisia on Radio IFM. (video)
With AmCham: Fun! Networking! A Day of Golf!
On September 26th, 2020, AmCham Tunisia hosted again its Annual Golf Tournament. Players have been gathered to enjoy a day of relaxation and golf along with the lovely amenities that make being on the green a great day of fun.
Starting with an 8:00 AM registration, more than 80 participants teed off at 9:00 AM.
The award granting ceremony was graced by the presence of Mrs. Rym Bedoui, AmCham Tunisia Vice-President as well as AmCham Tunisia Board members, the President of the Tunisian Golf Federation, Mr.Maher Bouchamaoui, Mr.Moncef Osmani, President of GGA and Mr.Matt Jamrisko, Economic & Commercial officier, US Embassy Tunis.
The outing was followed by a trophy ceremony where winning golfers were granted the outstanding prizes offered by AmCham Tunisia Sponsors; indeed, this prestigious event has not been a success without their generous support.
Finally, many thanks go to the Residence Golf Course represented by Mr. Nidhal Ben Guebila and his team for the perfect organization.
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s tournament:
2ème Série Messieurs:
- 2eme Net: Rene Buchler
- 1er Net: Mokhtar Fethi
- 1er Brut: Aymen Erraies
- 2eme Net: Piergiovanni Paolo
- 1er Net: Anderson Stuart
- 1er Brut: Jalel Ayar
- 2eme Net: Rim Abbou
- 1er Net: Ines Berghofer
- 1er Brut: Lila Kasbi
Looking to improve your e-commerce knowledge?
Join us for the “MENA E-commerce Entrepreneur Knowledge Series: E-commerce and COVID-19 Recovery for Small Businesses” from June 15 to July 2.
What is it?
Together with the World Bank and UPS, ITC is offering a series of webinars to support small business owners in the Middle East and North Africa to leverage e-commerce. We will offer:
- 6 master webinars to train on key e-commerce topics such as COVID-19 recovery recommendations, international marketplaces, shipping solutions and improving online visibility.
- 9 deep-dive clinic webinars to discuss topics ranging from online payment solutions to social media advertising and targeting local customers.
All master webinars will have simultaneous translation into English, French and Arabic. For the deep-dive clinic webinars, only the discussion and Q&A will be in any of the three languages.
Who can participate?
The webinar series is open to every entrepreneur although the focus will be on e-commerce in the following countries from the MENA region: Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia.
How can you register?
To join the webinars, you will need to:
1. Register on ecomConnect.org, the e-commerce community engagement platform with a special focus on developing and least developed countries.
2. Join the group “We Fi Project in the MENA region” & register for the preferred webinars.
Check the attached programme or click here.
Tunisia, May 5th , 2020, As part of its continued support of Tunisia and its people, and as a sign of the long standing friendship between the people of Tunisia and the people of the USA, AmCham Tunisia, through its Board Members and Members, has donated more than 15 Million TND to the 1818 National Fund to fight the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Many other donations in kind have been given to hospitals (such as medical equipment, video conferencing equipment for the Ministry of health and Drones) as well as food for poor families.
The following companies have contributed to this effort: Abdennadher Group, CISCO, EY Tunisia, Hexabyte, Honeywell, Integration Objects, TELNET, Jansen, Philp Morris, STB and Cellcom.