PROVISIONAL AGENDA

DAKAR – JUNE 21-22, 2018

Friday, 22st June 2018

09:00 - 10:30

“Attractiveness: how to overcome barriers and unleash growth” (Powered by AMDIE)

In a global, yet still unequal world, the race to attract foreign investments with a high added value suddenly intensified, against a background of uncertainty and a shortening of economic cycles. In this context, how is it possible to increase attractiveness and strategic agility to harness one’s competitive edge?

Moderator : Abdelmalek Alaoui, CEO, La Tribune Afrique

Speakers :
1. Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Philosopher, Columbia University
2. Samira Khamlichi, CEO, Wafacash
3. Christopher Dembik, Global Head of Macroeconomic Research at Saxo Bank
4. Pascal de Izaguirre, CEO, Corsair
5. Lamia Merzouki, Deputy General Manager, Casablanca Finance City Authority

11:15 - 12:45

“Optimizing energy, imagining smart cities, building and financing efficient infrastructures, the triple challenge of strategic execution”

Moderator : Dominique Pialot, La Tribune

Speakers
1. François Pitti, Head of Foresight and Strategic Marketing, Bouygues construction
2. Zouera Youssoufou, Chairperson of the Dangote foundation
3. Hassan El Houry, CEO, National Aviation Services (NAS)
4. Patrice Fonlladosa, CEO, Veolia Africa & Middle East
5. Jean-Michel Huet, Partner, Bearing Point

14 :45 - 16 :15

“Digital transformation for the alignment of interests”

Never has there been as much talk about digital transformation. And yet, the drivers of technology in implementing strategies and unleashing organizational potential remain largely unexplored. During this plenary session, our speakers and high-level experts address the dual challenges of structuring collective action through digital means and unleashing the full potential of institutions.

Moderator : Aziz Saïdi, editor in chief, La Tribune Afrique

Speakers
1. Candace Nkoth Bisseck, CEO, Black Roses Network
2. Claude Grunitzky, Founder, True Africa
3. Fatoumata BA, co-founder, Jumia
4. Idriss Aberkane, Knowledge-based economy specialist
5. Khamsi Vahid, Strategic Director EMEA and China SAP
6. Verone Mankou, CEO, VMK & VOX MÉDIAS

17 :00 - 18 :30

“Cooperation, education, training & soft power: the new value creation frontiers”

Education, cooperation and talent training are the new frontiers of value creation for States in order to increase and develop their "Soft Power". In this context, what strategies are implemented to put these issues at the top of the strategic agendas of nations?

Moderator : Omar Dahbi, MEDI1TV Afrique

1. Nathalie Ebo, Associate Partner, Sahel Capital
2. Ambassadeur Mohammed Methqal, Director General, Moroccan International Cooperation Agency (AMCI)
3. Amadou Diaw, Chairman, ISM Group
4. Ahmedou Ould Abdallah, Chairman, 4S Centre
5. Mokena Makeka, CEO, Makeka Design

Water gives nations cold sweats. In a global context of increasing water stress, what strategies have been developed to optimize, transport and process "blue gold"? An exceptional conversation between two leading experts.

Moderator :Fathallah Sijelmassi, Diplomat, former General Secretary of the Union for the Mediterranean

1. Patrice Fonlladosa, CEO of the Think-Tank Resource
2. Moubarack Lô, Managing Director Bureau of economic forecasting in Senegal