Singapore - Mauritius Business Forum 2019

“Embarking on a New Era of Collaboration to channel investment into Mauritius”

Date                 : 3th April 2019, Wednesday                                                                         

Time                : 9am – 4pm (registration commences at 8.30am)

Venue              : Enterprise Singapore, Little Red Dot Seminar Room

                           (230 Victoria Street #10-00, Bugis Junction Office Tower, Singapore 188024)

Dress Code         : Business Attire

Fee                       : Complimentary for SBF members

                               Non Member - S$100 (inclusive of GST)


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  • For Non Member, confirmation of your registration will only be emailed to your company upon receipt of full payment via Credit Card – Visa or Master.
  • No cancellation will be allowed upon registration, but attendance by a replacement delegate from your company is allowed.
  • We regret that no refund and full fees will be charged for cancellation or non-attendance.
  • Registration closes on 29 March 2019, and is on a first come first serve basis.

For any queries please email (T: 6827 6898)  / (T: 6827 6891)


Singapore Business Federation (SBF), in collaboration with Enterprise Singapore, are pleased to present the Singapore-Mauritius Business Forum: Embarking on a New Era of Collaboration to channel investment into Mauritius. This is organised in-conjunction with the visit of Mauritius Economic Development Board (EDB) delegation visit to Singapore.

They will be joined by representatives from Singapore leading companies, and will discuss on developments and opportunities in Mauritius, followed by a business networking session with the Mauritius EDB delegation.

Mauritius was ranked first among the Sub Saharan countries and 49th globally in the ease of doing business by the World Bank in 2018. Being a member of a number of regional trade blocks the country has access to a huge regional market including the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). Notably, Mauritius combines the traditional advantages of an offshore financial centre with distinct advantages of an extensive network of avoidance of Double Taxation Agreements (DTA’s) with 50 countries, including Singapore, and 23 African countries (includes those treaties signed but not ratified). It is also a signatory to Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (IPPA’s) with 44 countries, of which 23 are with African countries.

In addition to the fiscal advantages, Mauritius is a well-regulated business jurisdiction which has a good record of adherence to international standards of best practice. The country is also internationally recognised for its rule of law, having a hybrid legal system based on English common law and French Napoleonic civil code.

With the recent developments, there are emerging sectors of opportunities in Mauritius such as Financial services, Agri-Business & Consumer Goods, Freeport & Logistics, ICT, Property Development.

Programme for Business Forum

08.30 - 09.00


09.00 – 09.15


09.15 – 09.30


Registration & Welcome tea/coffee


Welcome Address by Enterprise Singapore


Address by CEO of EDB Mauritius

09.30 – 09.55



09.55 – 10.00


10.00 – 10.15



10.15 – 10.35


10.35 – 10.45

Presentation “Investment Opportunities and Mauritius-Africa Strategy” by Economic Development Board


Short Movie: EDB


Presentation of a case study by a foreign company using Mauritius as platform for investing in Africa


Presentation of the outward investment and Africa Strategy by Enterprise Singapore




10.45 – 11.00

Tea Break


Presentation on Singapore-Mauritius-Africa :An Indian Ocean Initiative

by Mr Graeme Robertson, Chairman of Intrasia Capital



  • The importance of Africa


  • Mauritius as a hub for Singaporean business into Africa


  • Mauritius as a destination for Singapore Investment


  • Mauritius as a logistical base for Singapore in the Indian Ocean


  • Singapore as a base for Mauritian/African connections into Asia



Presentation on The Mauritius Financial System – Its Relevance to Africa

by Mr Sanjiv Bhasin, CEO of AfrAsia Bank


11.30 – 12:30


12.30 -12.45

Plenary session “Fostering alliances for boosting a new Era of Collaboration between Mauritius & Singapore to channel investment into Africa”




12.45- 13.30

Networking Lunch

13.30 – 16.00 (End)

B2B Networking speed-dating


Sectors of interest: Financial services, Agri-Business & Consumer Goods, Freeport & Logistics, ICT, Property Development



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