Mango Trade Mission to Dakar, Senegal on October 6-12, 2017
Blueprint Creative Group has been commissioned by the Senegalese Export Promotion Agency (ASEPEX) to manage, promote, and lead a trade mission to Dakar, Senegal from October 6-12, 2017 for the U.S. mango industry.
The purpose of the trade mission is to promote production, manufacturing, and investment opportunities in Senegal for value added mango products, including juice, powder, puree, chutneys, jams, chips, etc. During the trade mission to Dakar, ASEPEX will facilitate B2B meetings with prospective customers and business partners, networking, matchmaking opportunities, trade facilitation, and market briefings.
The trade mission is a result of year round mango production that ultimately leads to an over production of mangoes of which 40% of production is not consumed and goes to waste.
Several West African nations, including Senegal, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and Mali have joined forces to create the West African Mango Alliance in an effort to improve the global competitiveness of the mango value chain by increasing production and exports.
With the European market already exporting 70% of Senegalese mangoes, the American market presents Senegal’s next growth target, hence the reason for the trade mission. Members of the mango industry are invited to participate in this trade mission and discover opportunities to take advantage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which presents tremendous opportunity for U.S. based companies to take advantage of duty-free entry into the U.S. for almost all African products.
More information about the trade mission and the itinerary can be found at BlueprintCreativeGroup.com/Senegal_Mango_Export_Trade_Mission.pdf
The trade mission will facilitate market briefings, one-on-one meetings, matchmaking, networking, and trade faciliation for participants.
Senegal's mango industry is ripe with manufacturing, production, and investment opportunities.
Friday, October 6, 2017
Delegation departs U.S. from New York City (JFK) or Dulles International Airport (Washington, DC)
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Guided familiarization tour of Dakar to learn about the culture, people, and way of life.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Field day visiting production sites and growers
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Free day for tours and cultural exploration or option to depart for U.S. one day early.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Delegation departs from Dakar for U.S.
*itinerary subject to change
Registration deadline is September 25, 2017
Registration is $2,500 and includes:
Note: Full package is per company. Additional company representatives may deduct $500 from the package price or $1,000 from the package price if the hotel reservation will be for a double room. No more than two persons may share a room.
Registration is limited to members of the mango industry and will not include more than 20 participants. A Visa is not required to enter Senegal. However, you will need a valid passport. Your U.S. passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of departure. Your passport must also have adequate unused visa pages (2 pages) to allow for entry and exit stamps upon arrival and departure from Senegal.
Registration will not be considered final until registration forms and payment have been received.
A glance at the Senegalese mango market
More than 40% of Senegal's annual mango production goes to waste.