12th North Africa Business Development Forum | NABDF 2015

12th North Africa Business Development Forum

25th of November 2015. Casa Llotja de Mar, Barcelona

The 12th North Africa Business Development Forum aims at creating a sustainable development model for the region based on a transparent and efficient administration, as well as a more open and dynamic business environment and concrete improvements in the quality of life of the citizens.

In terms of location and resources, North Africa is well placed to become the leading gas supplier to the European market and other markets, if it can overcome the problems caused by government inflexibility and a lack of progress on key projects

North Africa is becoming ever-more crucial as a source of Europe’s hydrocarbons, especially gas. It is playing an ever larger and more important part in this dynamic and rapidly changing sector.

Programme

08:30 Registration
09:00 Official opening of the 9th Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders
Welcome address:

  • Jose Manuel Soria, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Energy, Government of Spain
  • Lamia Zribi, Secretary of State, Ministry  of Investment, Development and International Cooperation, Government of Tunisia
  • Andreu Mas-Colell, Ministry of Economy and Knowledge
  • Andreu Mas-Colell, Ministrer of Economy and Knowledge, Generalitat of Catalunya, Spain
  • Fathallah Sijilmassi, Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)
  • Mohamed Choucair, President of the Association of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME)
  • Miquel Valls, Presidentof theOfficial Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Barcelona, Spain
  • Senén Florensa, President Committee, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed)
  • Fouad Makhzoumi, Chairman and CEO, Future Pipes Group
  • Mohamed Laïd Benamor, President, Algerian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
10:00 Mediterranean and European Private Sector Meeting Presentation of the 20+20 Declaration
10:45 Coffee Break & Networking
11:15 Private sector Initiatives, Models and opportunities towards an integration of the Maghreb
Presentation: Economic Council Morocco-Spain (CONEME)

  • Co-president CONEME, Mario Rotllant; Vice-President Coca-Cola Iberian partners
  • Co-president CONEME, Salaheddine Kadmiri; President Schiele Morocco
12:00 Key Session | North African Global Energy: Gas, Petroleum and Renewable Energies
Moderator:

  • Javier Albarracín, Director of Socioeconomic Development Department, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed)

Speakers:

  • Amine Mazouzi, CEO, Sonatrach, Algeria
  • Alfonso Vigre, Head LNG Supply Contracts Management, Gas Natural Fenosa
  • Djamel Eddine Bouabdallah, President, Algerian-Spanish Circle of Commerce and Industry (CCIAE), Algeria
  • Roger Carvalho, President, SPTEC Advisory
  • Fouad Lahlou, Associate Senior Expert – sustainable energy, Institute MENA Renewables and Sustainability – MENARES
  • Houda Allal, Director General, Mediterranean Energy Observatory (OME)
  • Mariano Marzo, Energy Expert, University of Barcelona
13:00 Talent Mobility to the North of Africa
Moderator: Nina Hendricks, Country Manager Spain, BBi Communication

  • Spanish Company present in North Africa: Evelyn Garcia, Acciona
  • Spanish Company present in North Africa: Hussein El-Ashmawi, ACC
  • International Business School: Olivier Benielli, Toulouse Business School
  • Expert in leadership and international communication: Astrid Moix, BBi Communication
  • Expert in leadership and international communication: Dr. Abdelkader Belgacem
  • Expert in leadership and international communication: Mohammed Chaib, Comsa Emte
14:30 Break
15:30 Special Session | Business Opportunities in Tunisia
Welcome words

  • Roger Albinyana, Secretary for Foreign and EU Affairs, Catalan Government
  • Anwar Zibaoui, Coordinator, Association of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME)
  • Elisabet Coll-Vinent, Director of the International Department, Barcelona Chamber of Commerce
  • Kamel Lazaar, President, Maghreb Economic Forum (MEF)
16:00 Overview
Chair:

  • Senén Florensa, Executive President, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed)

Speaker:

  • Donia Hedda Ellouze, Lawyer, Supreme Court of Tunisia
  • Kamel Lazaar, President, Maghreb Economic Forum (MEF)
  • Hatem Ben Salem, Director, Tunisian Institute for Strategic Studies (ITES)
16:15 Investment in Tunisia: financing tools and business opportunities
Chair:

  • Lamia Zribi, Secretary of State, Ministry of Development and International Cooperation, Government of Tunisia

Speakers:

  • Basma Laouini,Director in FIPA –Tunisian  Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA)
  • Marie-Alexandra Veilleux, Head of Office, EBRD, Tunisia
  • Albert Alsina, Managing Partner and CEO, Mediterrania Capital Partners
17:15 Coffee Break & Networking
17:30 Emerging & Key sectors in the Tunisian Economy: Projects and projection
Chair:

  • Amel Karboul, Former Minister of Tourism, General Secretary, Maghreb Economic Forum (MEF).

Speakers:

  • Mouna Ben Halima, CEO, La Badira – Leading hotels of the world, Tunisia
  • Mohamed Garbouj, Investment Director, Meninx Holding, Tunisia
  • Antonio Pont Amenos, Honorary President, Borges Group, Spain
  • Houssem Aoudi, Founder and CEO, Wasabi, Cogite Co-working Space and Curator, TEDxCarthage, Tunisia
18:15 Debate
18:45 Closing
 
NB: The above programme is provisional and may be subject to change due to the availability of speakers

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