Casablanca: Kick-off of the 12th E-SISTEP

The Twelfth edition of the “E-SISTEP 2021” international trade fair for procurement subcontracting and partnerships started on Casablanca Tuesday under the theme “industry at the  heart of economic development”.

This edition, which runs until October 07 and is organized in digital format on the initiative of the Federation of the Metallurgical, Mechanical, and Electromechanical Industry (FIMME), is part of the dynamic of digital transformation that continues to accelerate, particularly in terms of industry and innovation.

This event, which attracts nearly 2,000 exhibitors, speakers, and visitors from eight countries, provides an opportunity to discuss topics such as digitization and its role in the metallurgical, mechanical, and electromechanical industries (IMME), as well as the emergence of IMME 4.0 and its significance in enhancing industrial companies’ competitiveness.

The E-SISTEP aims to bring Moroccan and foreign enterprises together in order to renew the sector and contribute to its resurrection because of its international scale. It allows Western corporations to explore new markets while also allowing Moroccan and African businesses to shine on a global scale.

In a statement to MAP, FIMME President Tarik Aitri said, “This edition is distinguished by a scientific and technical program that will take place over three days in the form of seminars, panels, and round tables and will be an opportunity for participants to exchange their know-how and knowledge.” Several hot topics in the industry will be tackled, he said, mentioning industry 4.0, decarbonization, and the utilization of green energy as examples.

For his part, the Vice-President of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM), Mohamed Bachiri, underlined the importance of taking stock, through this fair, on the issues binding the various industrial federations and examining the opportunities aimed at developing Moroccan industry.

Mr. Bachiri, who emphasized the Kingdom’s progress in terms of industrialization, particularly in the automobile and aeronautics industries, emphasized the importance of promoting “Made in Morocco” and adapting Moroccan companies to the logic of Industry 4.0, which will allow advanced technologies to be integrated into production processes.

The 12th edition of E-SISTEP, organized by the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and the Green and Digital Economy, was highlighted by the presence of David Govrin, Head of the Israel Liaison Office in Morocco, and Lawrence Randolph, Consul General of the United States of America in Casablanca, who attended the show alongside Moroccan and international industrialists from Germany, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

The FIMME, which was founded in 1951, intends to bring together all of the synergies necessary for the efficient operation and expansion of IMMEs, and works to promote and develop the sector on a daily basis.

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