Lilianne Desir, a member of SIB's International Cooperation department attended a training  from 15th October to 05th November 2018, in Beijing. The training was organised by the Chinese Government, and focused on  Expanding Overseas Markets for Developing Countries.


The training was coordinated by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (China Chamber of International Commerce) Training Centre – CCPIT and saw the participation of 70 representatives from 34 countries namely: Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Mauritius, Mongolia, Sierra Leonne, Seychelles, Slovakia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, The Sultanate of Oman, Tonga, Turkey, Uganda, Uzbekistan

The Investment Advisory team met with Mr. Steve Khambatta, the Managing Director of Amalgamated Tobacco Co., a cigarette manufacturer in Mahe, Seychelles, on Tuesday 30th October.


Amalgamated Tobacco Company Limited was incorporated on 31st January, 1973, and has been in existence for 45 years, manufacturing the cigarette brand Mahe King. Production started in July 1974 with original brands of Silhouette and De Lux with Mahe Kings being launched later in 1977.

The World Investment Forum is organized biennually and gathers over 4,000 investment stakeholders from 160 countries. It provides a platform where participants can meet to devise strategies and solutions for global investment challenges.  Aside from attracting investment location experts, the Forum also hosts high-level participants including Heads of State and Government, ministers, global company executives, investment treaty negotiators, parliamentarians, scholars and the media.


Seychelles Investment Board (SIB) together with over 25 other Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) from Asia, Africa and Middle East, took part in the World Investment Forum held at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters – Palais Des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from 22nd to 26th October 2018.  The theme for this year was ‘Investing in Sustainable Development’, with a look at how investments can attain sustainable development goals.

The Seychelles Investment Board Newsletter is a quarterly publication, which provides insights on investment in Seychelles.

We are pleased to share with you Quarter 3 newsletter which focuses on the Agricultural sector in Seychelles. For a copy, please click on this link: Invest-in-Seychelles-2018-Seychelles-Investment-Board-Newsletter__Q3_2018.pdf

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Enter SIB’s Photography Competition to win a return ticket to Abu Dhabi, as well as other great prizes!

Our theme is “Seychelles – Your World of Investment Opportunities” – we want to see your pictures depicting developments/ investment opportunities in Seychelles, in:

  • Tourism (e.g. wellness, adventure tourism)
  • Fisheries
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Energy

The Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum was held in Istanbul, Turkey between 10th and 11th October 2018. 

This forum was organised by the African Union Commission, Turkey’s Ministry of Trade and the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK), and ran for the second time since 2016.

The aim of the gathering was to promote cooperation opportunities between African countries and Turkey, and create a B2B and B2G platform for government, investors, private sector and financial institutions from Africa and Turkey. It was attended by high-level representatives from 42 African countries, 5 African Regional Organisations, and over 3000 delegates from Turkey and Africa.

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