salt production

First Salt Industry Business Forum in Senegal

Register now to explore business opportunities in Senegal’s growing salt sector

Invest for Jobs and the GFA Consulting Group organize Senegal’s first Salt Industry Business Forum from June, 8th – 10th 2023, in Kaolack. The forum brings together international and Senegalese industry players, investors, technical experts, and public stakeholders. It provides a unique platform for networking and exploring new business opportunities in a growing sector.

Senegal is West Africa’s largest salt producer, producing over 450,000 tons of salt each year. However, large potentials of the sector are untapped: 600 kilometres of coastline remain undeveloped for salt extraction, modern production techniques are not yet fully adapted and most of the salt is exported unprocessed. This offers great potentials for companies interested in producing high-quality salt using modern technology, for transport and other service providers as well as for pharmaceutical or chemical processing firms.

The Salt Industry Business Forum offers a great opportunity to explore the potentials of the Senegalese salt sector by networking with potential partners and visiting salt extraction sites and processing plants. A comprehensive programme with panel and round table discussions, field visits and matchmaking sessions offers insights into the opportunities and challenges of the sector.

The forum is organized by the Special Initiative “Decent Work for a Just Transition” of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the GFA Consulting Group. Our aim is to strengthen the business ecosystem in the Senegalese marine salt sector to support the creation of decent job opportunities and improve working conditions in the industry.

A detailed agenda can be found here. For more information, please contact

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