Under the High Patronage of
      Mr Emmanuel MACRON
       President of the French Republic

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PROGRAM

Tuesday, October 4 - French Ministry for the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty
 
8:00     Arrival of participants, coffee and greetings

 

9:00     Official opening speeches

Christophe LECOURTIER, Chief Executive Officer, BUSINESS FRANCE
Bruno LE MAIRE, Minister of Economy, Finance and the Recovery and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty
Olivier BECHT, Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade, Economic Attractiveness and Foreign Nationals Abroad, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs

 

9:30     Introductive round table – Strengthening the Euro-African value chains

Emmanuel TRA BI, Director General of Industry, Minister of Trade, Industry and SME Promotion, IVORY COAST
Nicolas DUFOURCQ, Chief Executive Officer, BPIFRANCE
Bertrand WALCKENAER, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, AFD (French Development Agency)
Christophe LECOURTIER, Chief Executive Officer, BUSINESS FRANCE

Conducted by: Benoît CHERVALIER, Founder and Chairman, ONE2FIVE ADVISORY

 

10:30   It’s time for Africa!

Ludovic SUBRAN, Chief Economist, ALLIANZ SE
Abdelmalek ALAOUI
, Chief Executive Officer, GUEPARD GROUP
Cécile CAMILLI, Global Head of Development & Structured Export Finance, SOCIETE GENERALE
Patrice BERGAMINI, Vice-President Public Affairs, Governmental Contracts and Business Development, CMA CGM
Mathieu PELLER, Partner & Chief Operating Officer Africa, MERIDIAM

Conducted by: Arnaud FLEURY, Economic Journalist

 

11:20   Doing business in Africa: the keys to success

Clément KAISER, Chief Executive Officer, PROOFTAG
Rita ZNIBER, Chairman & CEO, DIANA HOLDING
Abdou DIOP, Partner, MAZARS IN MAROCCO
Ali BOUGRINE, Managing Partner, UGGC AFRICA

Conducted by: Arnaud FLEURY, Economic Journalist

 

12:10   Lunch break

 

14:00   Official opening of the France Invest Africa Commission Conference

Luc RIGOUZZO, Chairman of the France Invest Africa Commission & Co-founder, AMETHIS

 

14:10   Investment opportunities in investment capital on the continent after two years of crisis:  the reinforcement of the Euro-African axis

Isabelle BÉBÉAR, Head of International & European Affairs, BPIFRANCE
Damien BRAUD, Head of Private Equity Africa & Middle East, PROPARCO
Stéphane COLIN, Chairman, AFRICINVEST EUROPE
Nicolas MANARDO, Partner, AMETHIS

Conducted by: Luc RIGOUZZO, Chairman of the France Invest Africa Commission & Co-founder, AMETHIS

 

15:00   The new African consumer

Laetitia VAGNER,  Sales Manager Government & Trade Services, INTERTEK
Caroline ROLSHAUSEN, Regional Consultant – Intellectual Property – Africa, INPI
Rehema JULIUS, General Manager, ATSOKO TANZANIA LTD
Izar HYACINTHE, Business Development Director Europe – African Beauty Brands, L’OREAL

Conducted by: Christophe DANSETTE, Journalist, FRANCE 24

 

15:50   Agriculture and Agribusiness, growth driver and pool of opportunities

Gabriel MBAIROBE, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, CAMEROON
Rita ZNIBER
, Chairman & CEO, DIANA HOLDING
Lydia MERROUCHE, Founder and CEO, FOSSOUL AGRICOLE & 2022 WIA Young Leader
Tamarah MOUTOTEKEMA, Founder and CEO, AGRIDIS & 2022 WIA Young Leader
Marc DEBETS, President, APEXAGRI

Conducted by: Marie-France REVEILLARD, Journalist, LA TRIBUNE AFRIQUE

 

16:40   Healthcare in Africa: what are the main challenges ahead?

Daniel NGAMIJE, Minister of Health, RWAND
Stéphane CARRE, Président, CERBA LANCET AFRICA
Adelaide BIH, President & Co-founder, African Initiative for Health and Research Promotion (AIHRP) & 2022 WIA Young Leader
Dr. Nadia CHEAIB,  Founder & Chairwoman, CLINGROUP

Conducted by: Fatimata WANE-SAGNA, Journalist, FRANCE 24

 

17:30  Urban mobility: a crucial issue for African cities

Mehdi CAILLIS, Head of Africa, POMA
Julien WAGNER, Editorial director, AFRICA C.E.O FORUM
Jimmy BRUN, Senior Associate, MERIDIAM
Léonard KHATTARI, Regional Director for West & Central Africa, JC DECAUX

Conducted by: Arnaud FLEURY, Economic Journalist

 

18:20  Concluding remarks by Etienne GIROS, Chairman of CIAN & President of the EBCAM

 

18:30   Networking Cocktail 

 

Wednesday, October 5 - French Ministry for the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty
9:00    Water & Waste management in Africa: how to build a sustainable environment?

Bouaké FOFANA, Minister for Hydraulics, Sanitation and Salubrity, IVORY COAST
Isabelle
MAUNOURY, Director of Operations for SUEZ AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST AND CENTRAL ASIA
Mohamed EL AZIZI, Director General North Africa, AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
Prof. Peter ANYANG’NYANGO’O, Governor of the County of Kisumu, KENYA

Conducted by: Pierre-Samuel GUEDJ, President & Founder, AFFECTIO MUTANDI

 

09:50  How to take on the energy challenge in Africa?

Abdessalem Ould Mohamed SALEH, Minister of Petroleum, Mines and Energy, MAURIATANIA
Samuel GOLDSTEIN, Africa Business Development Director, MERIDIAM
Philippe DUBOIS, Corporate director for the Africa, Mediterranean Basin and Overseas region, SOCIETE GENERALE
Emmanuel UWANDU, C.E.O, GAS360
Thérèse SEKEMANA, C.E.O, LED SOLUTIONS AND GREEN ENERGY RWANDA

Conducted by: Line RIFAÏ, Journalist, FRANCE 24

 

10:40  Extractive resources and industries in Africa

Antoinette N’SAMBA KALAMBAYI, Minister of Mines, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Joaquim NUNES DE ALMEIDA, Head of Mobility & Energy Intensive Industries, DG GROW, EUROPEAN COMMISSION
John NSANA KANYONI, Chief Executive Officer, METACHEM
Gerardine MAHORO, GONAT Project Manager at African Development Bank & Founder ACT05

Conducted by: Fatimata WANE-SAGNA, Journalist, FRANCE 24

 

11:30  Technologies and telecommunications: a lever of growth and inclusion for Africa

Luc MISSIDIMBAZI, Technical Adviser to the Prime minister, REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Matias KALFON, 
Expert in Digital Infrastructures, PROPARCO
Abid BADIL,
Chief Executive Officer, UX SYSTEMS
Nicolas MERCIER, Chief Executive Officer, GEKA TELECOM

Conducted by: Abdelmalek ALAOUI, Chief Executive Officer, GUEPARD GROUP

 
12h20  Networking Lunch break
 
14:00 Strategies for African talents, professional training and Human Resources in Africa

Sophie DIALLO, Head of the Fonds de Financement de la Formation professionnelle et technique (3FPT)
Sefora KODJO, President of the Board of Directors, SEPHIS FOUNDATION
Olivier LAOUCHEZ, Co-founder & Executive Chairman, TRACE
Amadou DIAW, Founder, GROUPE ISM
Deffa KA, Manager, FED AFRICA

Conducted by: Fatimata WANE-SAGNA, Journalist, FRANCE 24

 

14:50  Financing solutions for African SMEs

Mame Aby SEYE, General Delegate for Rapid Entrepreneurship of Women and Youth, SENEGAL
Pedro NOVO
, Executive Director (Export), BPIFRANCE
Djalal KHIMDJEE, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, PROPARCO
Zied LOUKIL, Partner Financial Services, MAZARS
Robert LE BRETON, Partner, INSKIP

Conducted by: Arnaud FLEURY, Economic Journalist

 

15:40  The revolution of infrastructures and logistics in Africa

Dr. Serigne GUEYE DIOP, Mayor of Sandiara and Minister Counsellor to the Presidency, SÉNÉGAL
Sergio OLIETE JOSA, Team Leader Transport, Infrastructures & Connectivity, EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Ludovic ROZAN, Vice President – Africa Division, CMA CGM
Virgile MEGLOULI, Senior Business Manager for Infrastructures, PROPARCO

Conducted by: Arnaud FLEURY, Economic Journalist

 

16:30  Tourism and Hotel industry: destination Africa!

Adalgiza VAZ, Secretary of State for Business Development, CAPE VERDE
Aline RENARD-WANG,
International Development Director, VATEL HOTEL & TOURISM BUSINESS SCHOOL
Sofiane LESAGE, Founder, RIWAYA TRAVEL
Jean-Pierre DALAIS, Group Chief Executive, GROUPE CIEL
Seynabou DIA SALL, C.E.O, GLOBAL MIND CONSULTING GROUP

Conducted by: Bridget UGWE, Journalist, AFRICANEWS

 

17:20  The AfCFTA: an asset to fuel Africa’s economic recovery?  

Cynthia GNASSINGBE ESSONAM, Senior advisor to H.E. Secretary General of the AfCFTA Secretariat on Private sector engagement
Julien GOURDON, Economist, FRENCH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Carlos LOPES, Economist & former executive secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa
Fatou NDIAYE, Global Trade Expert, UNITED NATIONS

Conducted by: Arnaud FLEURY, Economic Journalist

 

18:10  Concluding Remarks
 
18:20  End of the event

 

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SPEAKERS

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