MOROCCO / CHINA: MIM CONSULTING GROUP MOVES IN SHANGHAI
MIM Consulting Group has two representative offices in Shanghai including Yanghsan Free trade Zone.
The Moroccan consulting firm, specializing in Asian markets, is accelerating its growth with the opening of two new offices in 2016. Its ambition: to become a benchmark for the development of business opportunities mainly between Morocco and Asia.
MIM Consulting Group is accelerating its development. The 100% Moroccan consultancy, which specializes in assisting companies and organizations in Asian markets, plans to open two new offices in 2016: one in Moscow and the other in Jakarta. Headquartered in Morocco and China, the company has 10 consultants and currently has 4 offices: one in Casablanca (headquarters in Morocco), two in Shanghai and one in Hong Kong. “Our objective is to serve as a platform for business opportunities between Morocco and Asia, in particular for the benefit of Moroccan companies and industrialists, facilitating their entry and development in the Asian markets, especially those with the highest growth rates At the global level, “said Tarik Bennouna. The co-founder and managing director of MIM Consulting Group was speaking on 24 November at a meeting in Casablanca. The field of expertise of MIM (Made in Morocco) Consulting Group, created in 2014 in partnership with Mehdi Laraki, concerns several sectors, mainly agri-food, industry, textile and cosmetics. The company currently has a portfolio of about ten Moroccan partners in search of export opportunities, including Brasseries du Maroc, Lesieur, Aiguebelle, Azbane and Cartier Saada.
The group also favors partnerships with institutions interested in Asia. Yesterday, he signed a partnership agreement with the Chamber of Commerce of Industry and Services (CCIS) in the Greater Casablanca-Settat region. This partnership will be extended to all the CCISs of the 12 regions of the Kingdom, in order to offer interested members the opportunity to be accompanied in their development in Asia. In addition, MIM Consulting Group has already signed a partnership with Maroc Export for the setting up of a “Morocco” pavilion within an integrated business program around Shanghai. “It will be Morocco’s first permanent pavilion in China,” said Tarik Bennouna. The firm will also work with the Moroccan Investment Development Agency (AMDI) in the near future to identify potential investors in China.
At the same time, the group is working with and supporting Chinese companies in their investment and expansion projects in Morocco. Thus, it already has “serious” references in the former Middle Kingdom, such as the consulting firm CI-Process and ASI Logistic, the first logistics group in Shanghai with a portfolio of customers that includes International brands (Carrefour, Auchan, L’Oréal or Métro). MIM Consulting Group is also deploying its activities for the Hailaing Group, which plans to open 1,000 supermarkets by 2019, and has recently been the exclusive partner of the Shanghai Investment Fund for the development of its activities in Morocco.