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Business Pre-Visits

Coordinated  business delegations to help get your feet on the ground.

Business visits are great ways to get hands-on, on-the-ground experience in a new market before committing significant time and resources. Companies benefit from these organized trips in order to gain first-hand information about local demand, supplies, partners, distributors, risk mitigation, and potential challenges - guided by the expertise of a local organization such as Niofar Executive Relocation

Led by an American founder, along with local partners, Niofar Executive Relocation offers professional, organized business pre-visits according to your business or association's interests - we make sure to maximize the number of productive meetings with potential clients, suppliers, and partners, and site visits according to your goals. It's important to us that you get the biggest bang for your buck.

 

The Senegalese Market
 

Senegal is just beginning to see local markets explode as they have just expanded their energy markets – both petroleum and electricity are now active industries. As a result, Senegal is expected to grow rapidly in sustainable energy technologies. Senegal’s exports rose 6.6% in 2018, especially with industries related to petroleum, energy, and mining products. Top trading partners include China, India, France, and Spain.
 

There are also significant opportunities in food processing, chemical production, waste management, telecommunications and technology, agriculture and aquaculture, construction, and more.

Our ADVANTAGES

  • Our Partners: The U.S. Commercial Office at the United States Embassy, the American Chamber of Commerce in Dakar, ALYSO Consulting, and a vast network of local suppliers and distributors.

  • Our Experience: We have a combined experience of 14 years facilitating business visits to Senegal.

  • Our Target Sectors: We are specialized in the following areas (but can accommodate your specific interests): oil & gas, solar energy, food processing and manufacturing, agriculture/agribusiness, and household chemical products.

PROGRAM & Results

  • Limited Group Sizes for Maximized Efficiency. We take no less than 5 companies, and no more than 15.

  • 3-Day Program or 7-Day Program. You can decide which program you would like to enroll in, depending on your budget and goals.

  • Schedule Optimized for Productivity. We coordinate with you directly, or through your chamber of commerce, in advance in order to schedule meetings, site visits, and activities that correspond to your sector of interest, and your personalized business goals.

  • Fully Coordinated Logistics Everything is planned in advance and made available to you; from airport pickup, hotel accommodations, meetings, site visits, meals, and more.

  • Administration & Immigration. We take care of everything concerning immigration and administrative paperwork before your arrival, so you don't have to.

  • Security. We coordinate in advance to ensure things like health and travel insurance, daily security, safe ground transportation, and more.

Business Visit Themes
 

  • Market Matchmaking in which Delegates get a chance to meet Senegalese partners, suppliers, distributors, logistics companies, government, and financial leaders.
     

  • Morning Market Entry Workshops each morning after breakfast, Delegates will have the opportunity to listen to training workshops focused on a variety of pertinent, locally-specific, cross-sectoral topics that are directly applicable to doing business in Senegal.
     

  • Local Site Visits depending on Delegates’ individual industries and goals, visits will be scheduled to get an up-close, first-hand account of industry. This is an insider’s view of what’s going on in Senegal.

     

Example Agenda
 

Day 1:

  • Airport Pickups

  • Arrival of Participants at Hotel

  • 2:00pm: Lunch & Senegal Market Overview

  • 8:00pm: Welcome Dinner & Program Presentation
     

Day 2:

  • 7:30am: Breakfast

  • 8:00am – 9:30am: Doing Business In Senegal: Intercultural Training

  • 10:00am – 2:00pm: Meetings

  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm: Lunch

  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm: Meetings

  • 8:00pm: Dinner
     

Day 3:

  • 7:30am: Breakfast

  • 8:00am – 9:30am: Legal Framework & Procurement in Senegal

  • 10:00am – 6:00pm: Site Visits Outside of Dakar - TBD / Dakar Meetings

  • 8:00pm: Dinner
     

Day 4:

  • 7:30am: Breakfast

  • 8:00am – 9:30am: Insurance, Risk & Security in Senegal

  • 10:00am – 2:00pm: Meetings

  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm: Lunch

  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm: Debriefing & Networking

  • 8:00pm: Dinner
     

Day 5:

  • Departures

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Pricing
 

Mission pricing is $2,​000 for four (4) nights, food, interpreter​​s, transportation, and dinner. It does not include international travel to/from Blaise Diagne International Airport, or hotel accommodations (though we will provide recommendations)​​.

Follow-up Post-Mission
 

As often is the case, the relationships and potential business deals in the works during a business visit sometimes go “cold” after participants return home. Without boots on the ground to see things through, oftentimes the opportunities gained can be lost. Expat Africa 360 offers a follow-up service post-mission for interested participants, to be their representative on the ground after they’ve returned home. We can attend follow-up meetings on their behalf, provide meeting summary reports, as well as deliver and collect documentation for up to 3-months after the mission.
 

Our intention is to create a unique experience for those who are new in African markets and those who are veterans, which will be worth their time and investment. Many business visits focus on top-level interactions with government agencies, or attendance of local conferences. We wholeheartedly believe that success comes from maximizing face-to-face interactions on the ground, and to make sure matchmaking is deliberate and relevant for Delegates.