RELIVE THE 2021 EDITION !

PROGRAM

Program Conducted by Fatimata Wane-Sagna, Journalist, FRANCE 24

Tuesday, October 5 - French Ministry for the Economy, Finance and the Recovery
 
8:00     Arrival of participants, coffee and greetings
 
9:00     Official opening speeches

Franck RIESTER, Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Christophe LECOURTIER, Chief Executive Officer, BUSINESS FRANCE

 

9:30     Introductive round table – Post-Covid Africa: what are the challenges?

Yonis ALI GUEDI, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, DJIBOUTI

Christophe LECOURTIER, Chief Executive Officer, BUSINESS FRANCE

Félix ANOBLE, Minister for the Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises, IVORY COAST

Bertrand WALCKENAER, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, AFD (French Development Agency)

Phumzile LANGENI, Special Investment Envoy, appointed by H.E.M Cyril RAMAPHOSA, President of the Republic of South Africa

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

 

10:30   Africa is now!

Dr. Carlos LOPES, Economist

Abdelmalek ALAOUI, CEO, GUEPARD GROUP

Hafsat ABIOLA, President, WOMEN IN AFRICA

Selin OZYURT, Senior Economist Africa & France, EULER HERMES

Laurent GOUTARD, Area Manager for Africa, Mediterranean Region & Overseas departments, SOCIETE GENERALE

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

 

11:20   Doing business in Africa

Mark DOUMBA, Founder and C.E.O, CLIKAFRIK GROUP

Ylias AKBARALY, Chairman, REDLAND (holding of Sipromad Group & Thomson Broadcast)

François TARTARIN, Regional Manager Africa & Asia, CIM GROUP

Abdou DIOP, C.E.O, MAZARS MOROCCO

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

 

12:10   Lunch break

 

13:10   Futureproofing Africa’s healthcare systems

Sayavé GNOUMOU, World Health Organization Expert & President and Founder, NAZOUNKI GLOBAL MEDICAL NETWORK

Massamba DIOP, President, SOS MEDECINS SENEGAL

Yannick LUCAS, Head of Public Affairs, NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FRENCH MUTUAL INSURERS

Thomas HOTTIER, C.E.O, GROUPE INOVIE

Nassifatou Koko TITTIKPINA, Responsible for restructuring of the National Laboratory for quality control of medicines, TOGO & WIA Young Leaders 2021

Conducted by Joëlle NDONG, Journalist, CANAL + INTERNATIONAL

 

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

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

 

14:25  A global pandemic accelerating mutations – The new growth sectors of the African private equity

Damien BRAUD, Head of Private Equity Africa & Middle East, Proparco

Sébastien BOYE, Chief Investment Officer, I&P

Stéphane COLIN, Director and Head of Paris Office, AFRICINVEST

Isabelle BÉBÉAR, Head of European and International Affairs, BPIFRANCE

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

 

15:20   How will the energy challenge shape Africa’s future? 

M. Yonis ALI GUEDI, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, DJIBOUTI

Linda MABHENA-OLAGUNJU, C.E.O & Founder, DLO ENERGY RESOURCES GROUP

Myriam FOURNIER KACIMI, CEO & Founder, SUNGY

Thérèse SEKEMANA, CEO, LED SOLUTIONS AND GREEN ENERGY RWANDA

Gérard WOLF, Representative of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs for Sustenable cities issues

Conducted by Line RIFAI, Business reporter, FRANCE 24

 

16:10   Paths towards sustainable urban mobility  

Cécile CAMILLI, Head of Export Finance, SOCIETE GENERALE CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT BANKING

Abdoulaye Bill DIARA, C.E.O, mTICK

Lise BREUIL, Head of the Transport & Mobility Division, AFD

Philippe MATIERE, C.E.O, MATIERE SA

Conducted by : Arnaud FLEURY, Economic Journalist

 

17:00  Agricultural and agribusiness challenges in Africa

Marc DEBETS, General Director, APEXAGRI

Karima AIT TALB, Deputy C.E.O, GEOCOTON

Mounir BOULKOUT, C.E.O, SELT MARINE GROUP

Philippe LEROUX, C.E.O, FONDATION AVRIL

Conducted by TANIA HABIMANA, Founder and CEO, NONZERO AFRICA

 

17:50   Concluding Remarks by Etienne GIROS, Deputy Chairman of CIAN & President of the EBCAM

 

18:00   Cocktail attended by Franck RIESTER, Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs

 

Wednesday, October 6 - French Ministry for the Economy, Finance and the Recovery
9:00    Strategies for boosting African talents

Mossadeck BALLY, Founder & C.E.O, AZALAÏ HOTELS

Roslane BENCHARIF, Vice-President, GAAN (Groupement Algérien des Acteurs du Numérique)

Didier ACOUETEY, President, AFRICSEARCH

Néné MAIGA, Managing Director, ORANGE BOTSWANA & WIA Young Leaders 2021

Conducted by Léocadie EBAKISSE, Founder, TALENTS AWAKE

 

09:50  Rethinking infrastructure and logistics at the dawn of the AfCFTA

Arnaud THIBAULT, Head of Africa Lines, CMA CGM Group

Bamba LO, CEO & Co-founder, PAPS

Miloudi MAROUANE, C.E.O, XPERLEAN

Julien WAGNER, Directeur des contenus, JEUNE AFRIQUE

Conducted by : Arnaud FLEURY, Economic Journalist

 

11:00  Water and Waste Management: issues highlighted by the pandemic

Kavydass RAMANO, Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, MAURITIUS

Isabelle MAUNOURY, Head of Operations Africa & Middle East, SUEZ

Edem D’ALMEIDA, Manager & Founder, AFRICA GLOBAL RECYCLING

Miquel LOZANO, President, TESALYS

Conducted by : Arnaud FLEURY, Economic Journalist

 

11:30  How is Africa transitioning into the digital world?

Paula INGABIRE, Minister of Information and communications technology & Innovation, RWANDA

Oliver CECHURA, C.E.O Africa, FAMOCO

Pierre ROY-CONTANCIN, General Secretary, GROUPE VIVENDI AFRICA

Stephan-Eloïse GRAS, Executive Director of DIGITAL AFRICA, AFD (French Development Agency)

Cynthia AÏSSY, Executive Director, KEYOPSTECH & WIA Young Leaders 2021

Conducted by Marie France REVEILLARD, Journalist, LA TRIBUNE AFRIQUE

 

12h20 Conclusive Remarks by Stéphane LELUX, Chairman of the international working group of the French digital infrastructure cluster 

 

12h25  Networking Lunch break
 
13:15 Going for Gold: Sports opportunities in Africa

Claude Paulin DANHO, Minister for Sport, IVORY COAST

Régis CHARPENTIER, President, WINWIN AFRIQUE

Guillaume DEGUERRY, Managing Partner, METALU PLAST

Laëtitia HABCHI, Head of the Social Link Unit, AGENCE FRANCAISE DE DEVELOPPEMENT

Bryan HABANA, International Rugby Player, SOUTH AFRICA

Conducted by Malick TRAORE, Sports Journalist, CANAL + INTERNATIONAL

 

14:00  Financing solutions for African SMEs

Philippe DUBOIS, Head of Corporate Market for Africa, SOCIETE GENERALE

Grégory CLEMENTE, C.E.O, PROPARCO

Wilfrid LAURIANO DO REGO, President of the Oversight Council & Global Lead Partner, KPMG FRANCE, and Coordinator, CONSEIL PRESIDENTIEL POUR l’AFRIQUE

Pedro NOVO, Executive Director (Export), BPIFRANCE

Conducted by : Arnaud FLEURY, Economic Journalist

 

15:00  Consumer goods and leisure: who is the 21st century African consumer? 

Laetitia VAGNER, Sales Manager Government & Trade Services, INTERTEK

Freda OBENG-AMPOFO, Founder and Chief Mixer, KAEME

Marc BANDELIER, C.E.O, CFAO FMCG & AGRI

Pedro ASSIS, Head of International Development, ETAM GROUP

Conducted by TANIA HABIMANA, Founder and CEO, NONZERO AFRICA

 

15:50 Satellite telecommunications, a new perspective for Africa ! 

Aline BSAIBES, C.E.O, ITK

Sandrine LAFONT, Expert in satellite telecommunications, CNES (National Center for Spatial Studies)

Franck Simon BLEHIRI, National Coordination for the Development and use of ICT in the field of Health, MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND PUBLIC HYGIENE OF IVORY COAST

Astrid BONTE, Director international affairs, EUTELSAT

Conducted by Patrick GIVANOVITCH, Keynote speaker

 

16:40  Concluding Remarks
 
17:00  End of the event

 

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