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Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) in partnership with the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT), University Mohamed VI Polytechnic (UM6P) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation have organized the following Moroccan tours. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided.

UNIVERSITY OF MOHAMMED VI (UM6P) POLYTECHNIC SITE TOUR

Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm local time

Transportation: Complimentary Shuttle departs at 8:30 am from the Movenpick Hotel

Location: University Mohammed VI Polytechnic, Ben Guerir, Marrakech


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The UM6P is an institution oriented towards applied research and innovation and is engaged in economic and human development, with a focus on African development.

Beyond being host to the most powerful supercomputer in Africa, the UM6P prioritizes research and innovation relevant to Morocco and Africa by focusing on topics such as industrialization, food security, sustainable development, mining, and social sciences. Come discover Africa grown technologies that are transforming the continent.

 

Space is limited to 60 people.

 

For any questions, please contact: Abla El Hosni, Abla.ELHOSNI@um6p.ma

MOROCCAN NATIONAL TOURIST OFFICE (ONMT) TOURS - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm local time

Transportation: Complimentary Shuttle departs at 8:30 am from the Movenpick Hotel

For any questions, please contact: Basma Guasmi, basma.guasmi@onmt.org.ma 




ONMT TOUR #1: CULTURAL MARRAKECH SIGHTSEEING (3-HOUR TOUR) -REGISTRATION CLOSED

Koutoubia minaret & gardens: In the center of Marrakech, dominating the whole town with it's 77-m high minaret tower, the Koutoubia Mosque is the most visited monument. It was begun by the 1st Almohade sultan, Abdelmoumen in 1158, and completed by his grandson, Yacoub El Mansour in 1190. In its early years, it undoubtedly combined the functions of a library, university, and Koran school. 

 

Bahia Palace: It was the residence of Ba Ahmed, the chief Vizier to Sultan Moulay El Hassan. Particularly striking is the painted cedar wood ceilings. The Palace is Andalousian in style.

 

Medersa Ben Youssef: The Ben Youssef Medersa, an Islamic school attached to the Ben Youssef Mosque, is home to some of the most beautiful art and architecture in Marrakesh. The medersa, where students memorized the Qur'an, was founded by the Merenid Sultan Abou el Hassan in the 14th century. It was, however, almost completely rebuilt under the Saadians and it is they who made their distinctive mark in its architecture and art. 

  

ONMT TOUR #2: MAJORELLE & SECRET GARDENS (3-HOUR TOUR) -  REGISTRATION CLOSED

Majorelle Gardens: Visit the delightful Majorelle Gardens which were laid out in the 1920s by the French artist Jacques Majorelle. Part of the Yves Saint Laurent house, the gardens are planted with bougainvillea, coconut palms, banana trees, palm trees, and other exotic plants. 

 

Secret Gardens: The origins of the complex date back to the Saadian Dynasty, more than four hundred years ago. Rebuilt in the mid-Nineteenth century at the behest of an influential kaid of the Atlas Mountains, Le Jardin Secret is part of the great tradition of stately Arab-Andalusian and Moroccan palaces. As a result, visitors can discover its gardens and buildings, which are outstanding examples of Islamic art and architecture.

  

ONMT TOUR #3: JAMAA EL FNA SQUARE (3-HOUR TOUR) -  REGISTRATION CLOSED

One of the main attractions of Marrakesh. This traditional meeting place for peasants and merchants has become the heart of Marrakesh. In the morning, this vast square, bordered by shops and workshops, is crowded with fruit and spice sellers, basket sellers, ironmongers, and barbers. In the afternoon and in the evening hours the musicians, storytellers, snake charmers, soothsayer ladies and entertainers with performing monkeys fill this square turning it into a live theater.

 

MILLENIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION (MCC): COLLEGE IBN AL AARIF TOUR

Registrants of the U.S. - Africa Business Summit are invited to join the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) senior leadership, as they tour the Collège Ibn Al Aarif, Marrakech which is a project resulting from MCC's investment in the Kingdom of Morocco. 

 

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022

Time: 8:30 am - 11:00 am local time

Transportation: Complimentary Shuttle departs at 8:30 am from the Movenpick Hotel

Location: Collège Ibn Al Aarif, Marrakech

For any questions, please contact: Keagon McDearmon, mcdearmonkm@mcc.gov



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