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Italy’s Economic Diplomacy – 9 November: latest news from the world

“Tunisia 2020” – International investment conference

On 29 and 30 November 2016, Tunis will host an international investment conference “Tunisia 2020”, Road to Inclusion, Sustainability and Efficiency. The conference is designed to mobilize national and international, public and private operators in support of Tunisia’s 2016-2020 Development Plan and the goals it has established. With this in mind, a number of promotional roadshows were organised in different financial fora in the world, including Milan, where nearly 200 Italian economic operators attended. The roadshows aimed to enhance the attractiveness of Tunisia, thanks to the investment opportunities it offers, both in terms of manpower and  the many legislative benefits now available after the Investment Law was passed. It will  come into force on  1 January, 2017. The 2016-2020 Development Plan will be presented to the international community during the conference. It will bring about a new inclusive and sustainable economic and social development model. The Plan rests on five Pillars: good governance, PA reform and anti-corruption measures; transition from a low-cost Country to an economic hub; human development and social inclusion; regional development and decentralization; green economy and sustainable development. The 2016-2020 Plan entails the implementation of a number of structural reforms and projects designed to boost efficiency and promote national private and foreign investments, while strengthening the role of the private sector in the country’s economic growth. The Plan comprises some hundred projects promoting public and private investments, as well as public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the fields of digital economy, infrastructure, tourism, education, and in the mechanic and electric, health, textile and energy sectors. The overall cost of these projects is 120 billion dinars (approx. 50 billion euros) through which  Tunisia hopes to achieve an annual growth rate of  4%  and create 400,000 new jobs. To attend the Conference and schedule b2b meetings, registration is required with the official website at