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The CIES Commissions


To meet the challenges we have set, the association works in commissions, carries out studies and regularly organizes meetings allowing its members to exchange their points of view and to meet actors of the economic life of Senegal on targeted themes of specific interest.

GAS-OIL COMMISSION

Philippe LEYENBERGER
Commission President
 33 832 87 78
philippe.leyenberger@lub-supply.com

Since the Oil & Gas and Mining sectors constitute a separate economy with unusual requirements and needs, several SME managers wished to be sensitized and prepared to face new challenges.

 

The GAS, OIL & MINES Commission was thus created in May 2017.

COMMUNICATION COMMISSION

Jérome BARTH
Commission President
 
Barth.jerome64@gmail.com

This Commission is responsible for the internal and external communication of CIES.

 

Among the projects completed:

  • The launch of our website since April 2012 (www.cies.sn) which has complemented our platform for information and networking for potential investors.
  • Implementation of the monthly CIES Newsletter and the Flash Info which allows a regular exchange of information between the members.
  • Launch of a new application management tool that allows the CIES members to access a database of employment seekers' CVs by field of activity and experience.
  • Organization in November 2013 of the first CIES seminar with prestigious experts (Mr FALL, PCA BRVM - Mr MATTEI, Chairman of the Supervisory Board SG Morocco - M.ODERA, Horwath Erastus & Co, Kenya) followed by a cocktail party that the press described as a success story (Article in Le Soleil of November 30, 2013).
  • The work of the Communication Commission is currently aimed at improving the website (graphic charter and content).

EMPLOYMENT / TRAINING / HR COMMISSION

Nicolas SOYERE
Commission President
33 821 87 49
nicola@soyere.org

The Employment / Training / HR Commission deals with the management of employment offers and applications in collaboration with the Social Service of the French Embassy, the monitoring of training opportunities-offers, from solidarity and social assistance (follow-up of the work of the Consular Committee for the Protection and Social Action), work regulation and related problems.


The Commission was created in January 2012 and one of the current projects is the completion of a salary survey in order to obtain a gross salary scale on twenty different types of trades.

COMMISSION COMBATING PIRACY, COUNTERFEITING AND UNFAIR COMPETITION

Sébastien PUNTURELLO
Commission President
33 889 50 10
spunturello@canal-plus.com

This Commission represents a real think tank on:

 

  • How to promote the formal sector and limit unfair local or external competition?
  • How to avoid counterfeiting?
  • How to limit cheating in our different activities (measurement, density, ingredients...)?
  • Trade and Price Regulation and its applications

LAND COMMISSION

Alfonso GONZALEZ - SENEGAL MINES
Commission President
33 957 88 25
alfonso.gonzalez@senegalmines.com

ECONOMICS AND FINANCE COMMISSION, INVESTMENT SECURITY

Bruno PARET - SENEMECA on behalf of the CCEF (French Foreign Trade Advisers)
Commission President
33 849 47 70
bparet@senemeca.sn

Subjects discussed:

  • Economic environment
  • Financial environment
  • Relations with institutions (especially those of international cooperation)
  • Security of private investment, foreign to Senegal.

 

The Commission is working on the drafting of a document, a real contribution from the CIES for a win-win State - Company partnership, summarizing the main suggestions of European Business Leaders based in Senegal for improving the country's business climate. The idea is to present this document to the Minister of Finance and the Minister of the Budget.


The Commission is also engaged in the search for financial partners, new investment opportunities to strengthen our links with private and public actors in the Senegalese economy.

TAXATION & CUSTOMS COMMISSION

Michel THERON - COTOA
Commission President
33 839 40 40
mtheron@cotoa.sn

Fields of study:

 

  • Taxation and related issues
  • Customs regulations and related issues
  • First CIES Symposium, November 2013: « Africa: a new pole of growth in the world economy: Are economic opportunities a reality for Senegal? »

SME COMMISSION

Julien MALLE - AK PROJECT
Commission President
33 860 78 72
contact@ak-project.com 

The SME commission was created in 2017 to enable small and very small businesses to speak at CIES. The members found that the issues addressed in the various meetings of the CIES were sometimes far removed from the daily reality of companies with less than 50 employees where the entrepreneur, often founder of its structure, can be isolated.


In general, the SME commission is a place of mutual aid where everyone is brought to share their experiences in order to solve certain administrative and tax problems or to find quality providers.


Many works in progress allow business leaders to work on topics such as improving banking services, financing of very small businesses / SMEs, pooling resources or grouped responses to calls for tenders.


News

General Assembly of EBOWWN

From 18 to 20 June, the CIES took part in the General Assembly of the Global Network of European Chambers of Commerce - EBOWWN, in Brussels.

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The CIES has joined EBOWNN network

The CIES has joined the European Business Organization World Wide Network (EBOWNN) and became EUROPEAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN SENEGAL.

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Lunch-Debate of July 5

Lunch-Debate of July 5 at the Residence de France.

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30

30% of national GDP
THE TURNOVER OF THE CIES MEMBERSHIP COMPANIES

36 000

36.000 Senegalese employees
PERMANENT AND SEASONAL

23

23 years of existence

17

Agriculture and Agri-Food Sector

17% of the member companies