The Directorate General of Economic Affairs (DGAE) organized its periodic conference on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. This brought together business leaders, start-up promoters as well as decision-makers from the digital world. It was at the conference room of the DGI / DGAE in Cotonou. Objective: to discuss the various opportunities offered by digital technology and the impacts on the economy. “Digital economy and economic growth in Benin: Challenges, issues and perspectives”. This was the theme around which the discussions revolved. At the start of the discussions, the Director General of Economic Affairs, Aristide Mèdénou, recalled the context in which the periodic conferences are held and the objectives they aim for. According to him, it is a forum for the dissemination of economic information and a melting pot for exchanges on specific themes that can revitalize the contribution of each other in economic growth. They aim to create active citizen participation in the formulation of economic policy guidelines, to strengthen dialogue with a view to the emergence of a fruitful partnership between the public and private sectors, which creates wealth, and to effective mobilization. energies in favor of the economic growth of Benin. The Deputy Chief of Staff of the Ministry in charge of the digital economy, Opportune Quenum welcomed the choice of the theme of this edition of the periodic conference of the DGAE. The digital boom in Africa and Benin in particular deserves attention in order to gain development benefits and ensure the development of populations. In his official opening address to these meetings, Hermann Orou Takou Chief of Staff of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance acknowledged that the chosen theme is very evocative. It fits perfectly into the era of time, namely the question of the digital economy. He adds: “To promote a true digital economy in Benin, in accordance with its guidelines, the government intends to create an environment conducive to the free emergence of initiatives and talents in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). . This requires the establishment of the appropriate institutional framework, adequate infrastructures, and the generalization of access to high and very high speed Internet ”. The periodic conference this Wednesday made it possible to examine with all the stakeholders, the channels of transmission of the effects of digital technology on the economic growth of our country and to propose practical and operational measures aimed at making digital a real lever of growth. economic.