MOROCCO DAY 2020
The Moroccan American Network, an organization that creates opportunities for small, Moroccan-owned businesses in the US, will bring together Moroccan small business owners in the US to share their “success stories.”
Moroccan business holders in the US will share their expertise at the 5th Morocco Day, an annual symposium held on July 24 in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the country’s diversity and culture.
The network selected “Moroccan success stories in Washington” as a theme this year.
The event seeks to serve as a platform for Moroccan business leaders living in the US and Morocco. The business leaders and entrepreneurs will share and exchange expertise and thoughts about the challenges faced in their domain of interests.
The event will also host a round table during which women-related topics will be discussed. The president of the network, Mohamed Hajjam, outlined these topics as gender equality, sexual harassment, the family code, and women in the media.
The round table “the enhancement of Moroccan women” is set to discuss women’s pioneering role in achieving progress in different sectors.
The 5th Morocco Day will also include debates about Morocco’s new development model, a new project seeking reforms in the North African country to curb social disparities and inequality.
The Morocco Day event was the result of a decision from Washington, D.C Mayor Muriel Bowser, who announced that every July 24 will be Morocco Day to celebrate the diversity of the North African country.
In addition to Washington, D.C., the American cities of Alexandria, Virginia and Los Angeles, California also celebrate Morocco Day.
Mayor Justin Wilson of Alexandria proclaimed June 9 an annual day to honor Morocco’s culture and history.
The event hosts Moroccan music, including Gnawa groups and other music bands, showcasing the kingdom’s diversity and culture.
Last year, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced November 19 in as Morocco Day.
The mayor read the announcement to Morocco’s Princess Lalla Hasna before handing the proclamation document to her at a gala dinner held in November in Los Angeles.