The FBBC is a business association established in 2014 made up of French and Tswana companies that operate in Botswana. It is primarily aimed at defending their common private interests, as well as developing their mutual network and improving the local business environment. It is one of the few foreign business associations active in Botswana.
This webpage provides you with updates about our activity in Botswana as well as potential opportunities for your business to thrive through our association.
The signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between the France-Botswana Business Club and Business Botswana took place on the 10th June, 2020 at Orange headquarters in attendance of H.E Ambassador of France to Botswana Laurence Beau.
This is an important leap forward to economic diversification and private sector growth through the improvement of business opportunities, creation of jobs and development of partnerships !
As it is the tradition every year in France in late November, the FBBC together with the Alliance Française of Gaborone, has organized the Beaujolais Nouveau event in Gaborone. This wine testing celebration took place at the Alliance Française, the learning institution that aims at promoting the cultural and language influence of France throughout the world. This was the occasion to experience part of the French Culture here in Botswana.
On the 5th September, 2019, H.E Ambassador of France to Botswana Laurence Beau and her team met with the members of the France-Botswana Business Club at Orange headquarters to discuss the partnership between the two institutions and the potential support of the embassy to the FBBC.
The Francophonie Week, locally organized by the Alliance Française de Gaborone in partnership with the FBBC, includes several events promoting French language and culture. In March 2019, a writing competition has taken place for Batswana French learners with several prizes for the winners ! The FBBC is proud to support these initiatives and the youth of Botswana.
Joining the FBBC means aiming at
i) reinforcing the Business link between France and Botswana,
ii) encouraging information exchanges on business opportunities in Botswana and potential partners in France,
iii) encouraging direct contacts between Botswana and French operators through organisation of business meetings in both countries,
iv) reinforcing networking between local business community, stakeholders and French Businesses,
v) meeting and sharing experience with other business associations.
Through the empowerment of the private sector in Botswana, our business association enhances employment in the country and reinforces the much needed economic diversification.
Frequent official meetings as well as some informal events such as lunches, receptions, seminars or cocktails to exchange views, to specify interests and network are at the heart of the functioning of the France-Botswana Business Club.
For any inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us by email, we will make our best to answer you rapidly and efficiently.
New Lobatse Rd, Gaborone
09:00 – 17:00