The Belgian Economic and Trade Mission to the DRC
From 19 to 25 March
The Democratic Republic of Congo welcomed the Belgian economic mission delegation to Kinshasa. More than 120 entrepreneurs were invited to discover the country’s investment opportunities and to exchange with local business leaders and political decision makers.
Throughout the week, Rawbank was mobilised to contribute to the objective of the 90 Belgian companies visiting Kinshasa, so that they could fully grasp the specificities of the business potential that the DRC offers.
This visit was an initiative of the Belgian embassy and the economic and commercial advisor of the Brussels, Flemish and Walloon regions. During his first official visit to Brussels, the President of the Republic, Félix Antoine Tshisekedi, had supported this project, which aims to strengthen cooperation between the DRC and Belgiume .
Mr. Rudi Vervoort, Minister-President in charge of Territorial Development, Urban Renewal, Tourism and Image Promotion of Brussels led the delegation which was welcomed by the Governor of the city of Kinshasa, Gentiny Ngobila.
Monday 21 March
Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde officially launched the proceedings. As a sponsor of the Belgian Economic and Trade Week in the DRC, Rawbank actively participated in the discussions .
The Commercial Director, Etienne Mabunda, spoke on Monday at a high-level panel focused on the problem of financing projects in the DRC. During his intervention, he detailed to an audience of investors the strategic assets of the country and presented the actions undertaken by Rawbank to contribute to the improvement of the national investment framework.
In a second phase, Rawbank received Belgian entrepreneurs on Wednesday 23 March at its Atrium headquarters for a B2B exchange with Rawbank customers in order to promote commercial synergies.
Promising discussions were held between economic actors from different sectors such as energy and transport. The guests of the Belgian Economic and Trade Mission and the Bank’s clients thanked the Bank for having made it possible to initiate promising discussions.
This type of networking remains one of the pillars adopted by Rawbank, which aims to innovate and adopt an avant-garde approach to projects for useful and profitable purposes in the DRC.