The “Rendez-vous des PME” – This initiative by The Agency for the Development and Monitoring of SMEs (ADEPME) was held at Grand Théâtre from June 10 to June 12, 2014.

This event called “Connect” aims to gather all existing support mechanisms in Senegal to foster communication among them and an understanding of each other’s value added.

The idea is also to ensure speeding up the training process prior to the formalization to attract more people, explained Mabousso Thiam, CEO of ADEPME, during a press conference.

The Sovereign Fund for Strategic Investment Fund (FONSIS) participated to the event. 

In addition to covering the panel on «Strengthening the equity of SMEs" held on June 12, FONSIS also hosted a stand during the 3-day event. This has enabled SMEs to better understand the fund which also focuses on SMEs. 

In fact, FONSIS allocates up to 20% of its resources to the development of Senegalese SMEs in Senegal through a private equity sub-fund dedicated to SMEs.