The work of the 2nd International Conference on Economic Intelligence began on Saturday in Algiers, in the presence of the adviser to the President of the Republic in charge of economic affairs, Yacine Ould Moussa and members of the government.
In his opening speech at the conference, held under the auspices of the Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane, on the theme “New global challenges and economic sovereignty, economic intelligence as a driver for industrial recovery”, The Minister of Industry, Ahmed Zaghdar stressed that the organization of this event aims at “defining the ways to integrate economic intelligence in the missions of productive economic bodies in order to strengthen their capacity of resilience and to ensure the staff professionalism in charge of this function, through continuous training and the exchange of expertise, with the association of the scientific community established abroad”.
The 2nd International Conference on Economic Intelligence brings together more than 350 participants, including national and international experts, economic operators from the public and private sectors, as well as researchers and university professors for an exchange of expertise and ideas on the use of economic intelligence and strategic intelligence to face the new geopolitical and economic challenges.
Several workshops on economic intelligence and the geopolitical framework, economic intelligence and industrial recovery in Algeria, economic intelligence and economic efficiency, as well as expertise in economic intelligence, are planned during this meeting, which will result in practical recommendations for integrating the economic intelligence system in companies.
The aim of this two-day scientific event is to strengthen the role of economic intelligence, with the provision of strategic intelligence mechanisms, accompanied by an effective information system in industrial establishments, in order to increase the sector’s contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), promote the competitiveness of industrial enterprises and strengthen their resilience.
Three reference publications, drawn up by the Industry sector in collaboration with experts, are to be presented at the conference, which are likely to facilitate the use of economic intelligence in companies.
These are: the White Paper on economic intelligence for industry, which defines the next five-year strategy for the sector; the Guide to the implementation of economic intelligence, which helps companies and organisations to set up their own structures; and the Guide to training in economic intelligence, which enables staff to acquire the skills and qualifications required in the various niches of this segment of activity, namely: monitoring, protection and impact.