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Forum Africa - Arab World - France: Building a Shared Economic Future

Forum Africa - Arab World - France: Building a Shared Economic Future
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IMA / Thierry Rambaud
IMA / Thierry Rambaud
IMA / Thierry Rambaud
IMA / Thierry Rambaud
IMA / Thierry Rambaud
IMA / Thierry Rambaud
IMA / Thierry Rambaud
IMA / Thierry Rambaud

Economic Forum Day, 19 September 2017

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Opening speech

  • Jack Lang, President of the Institut du Monde Arabe (Arab World Institute)

Inaugural session

  • Dr. Bandar M. H. Hajjar, President of the Islamic Development Bank Group
  • Yacine Fal, Resident Representative, the African Development Bank
  • Rémy Rioux, Director General of the Agence Française de Développement (French Development Agency)

Chaired by: Dominique Laresche, TV5MONDE

Round table: ‘Funding and investment’

  • Brahim Benjelloun-Touimi, Administrator and Managing Director of the BMCE Bank Group
  • Jean-Michel Huet, Partner at BearingPoint
  • Bruno Mettling, President and Managing Director of Orange (Middle East & Africa), Co-Chairman of AfricaFrance
  • Sev Vettivetpillai, Managing Partner at The Abraaj Group
  • Lionel Zinsou, Co-Chairman of AfricaFrance and former Prime Minister of Benin

Chaired by: Line Rifai, France 24

Round table: ‘Are agro-industries the answer to Africa’s development?’

  • Jean-Marie Ackah, President of SIPRA (Société Ivoirienne de Production Animale) and the CGECI (Confédération Générale des Entreprises de Côte d’Ivoire)
  • Slim Othmani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of NCA-Rouiba
  • Karim Lotfi Senhadji, Executive Director of OCP Africa
  • Alexandre Vilgrain, CEO of Somdiaa and President of the CIAN (Conseil Français des Investisseurs en Afrique)

Chaired by: Jean-Pierre Boris, RFI

Keynote speech

  • S.A.R. Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano

Chaired by: Patrick Smith, The Africa Report

Round table: ‘Rethinking tomorrow’s African cities to achieve sustainable growth’

  • Mansour Cama, Director of Eranove SA, President National Confederation of Employers of Senegal, CEO of the Senegalese Investment Company, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banque Régionale des Marchés
  • Patrice Fonlladosa, CEO Veolia (Africa and Middle East)
  • Otmane Hajji, CEO of GreenYellow
  • Amani Khodeir, Technical Manager of The Arab Contractors’ Senior Vice-Chairman Office and General Secretary of The Arab Contractors’ Strategic Committee
  • Anthony Mallows, Director,Planning and Delivery Director of Sustainable Real Estate in Masdar City

Chaired by: Dominique Laresche, TV5MONDE

Closing plenary session

Africa, the Arab world, and France: what are the options for the future? 

  • Hakim El Karoui, founding CEO of Volentia
  • Germain Essohouna Meba, CEO of Cib-Inta, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Republic of Togo, President of the CPCCAF, and President of the Federation of CCIs in West Africa
  • Momar Nguer, President of Total Marketing & Services and President of MEDEF International’s France-East Africa Council of Chief Executives  
  • Issad Rebrab, CEO of the Cevital Group
  • Neila Tazi, Vice-President of the General Confederation of Enterprises of Morocco, Vice-President of the Chamber of Advisors of the Moroccan parliament  

Chaired by: Frédéric Maury, Jeune Afrique

The Institut du Monde Arabe would like to thank the partners of the Africa Forum - Arab World - France



Article published on09/19/2017

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