SPEAKERS 2019

 

8:30 am to 9:20 am 

OPENING KEYNOTE

Nialé Kaba
Minister of Planning and Development
Ivory Coast
Stephen Decam
General Secretary
CIAN

TRACK I – ENERGY

 

9:25 am to 10:15 am – PANEL 1

Which energy new-deal for Africa?

Claude Fisher
Director
ASCPE

MODERATOR

Marc Alberola
CEO
Eranove
Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba
Secretary General and spokesperson
Terrawatt Initiative
Olanipekun Rapheal
CEO/Managing Director
Palmline Group
Ali Boroumand
Partner
DWF

10:35 am to 11:25 am – PANEL 2

Infrastructure: Creating the Conditions to Achieve Energy Access

Paul-François Cattier
Vice President Economic Development Africa & Middle East
Schneider Electric
Francisco da Silva Passos
Business Development Manager
Blue Solutions
Lorenzo Pavone
Deputy Head of Division
OECD Development Centre
Charles Abbey
Partner, Transaction Services Africa
KPMG

11:30 am to 12:20 pm – PANEL 3 

Speeding-up Energy Development: Financial Structuring and Local Partnerships

Bernard Kouassi N’Guessan
CEO
Ciprel
Ferdinand Ngon
CEO
Oragroup
Bertrand Belben
Vice-President, Business Development Africa
Total Eren
Ergen Ege
Associate Energy
Dentons

2:40 pm to 3:30 pm – PANEL 4


New Renewables Energies: The Keys to a Successful Ecological Transition

Cyril Carabot
General Secretary
ENR

MODERATOR

Jasmine Samantar
CEO & Founder
Samawat Energy
Oumar Ba
Mayor of Ndiob,
President of « réseau des collectivités vertes et écologiques » of Senegal
Frédéric Autret
International Director
Legendre Energie
Leila Hubeaut
Partner Energy
Dentons

3:35 pm to 4:25 pm – PANEL 5


Global Energy Outlook: Going Beyond Geo-political & Geo-economic Factors

Jean-Baptiste Harelimana
Coordinator
Institut Afrique Monde
Frédéric Bouzigues
CEO 
SMB
Kirsten MCALOON
Expert / Loss Adjuster
Naudet

TRACK II – INFRASTRUCTURE

9:25 am to 10:15 am – PANEL 1

Financing Africa’s Infrastructure: Boosting New Resources and Deploying New Strategies

Karim Zine Eddine
Director Africa
Paris Europlace

MODERATOR

Khaled Igué
Founder & President
Club 2030 Afrique
Marie-Laure Mazaud
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
STOA
Christian Jabre
Partner, Head of Structured Finance, Head of Infrastructure
KPMG Corporate Finance SAS
David Cruickshank
Partner
ERM

10:35 am to 11:25 am – PANEL 2

Large-scale Infrastructure Projects: Setting the Conditions for Successful Industrialization

Tewolde GebreMariam
CEO
Ethiopian Airlines
Stephen Decam
General Secretary
CIAN
Céline Prat
Public-Private Project Manager
Ascoma International
Tahirou Barry
Managing Director of Conakry Terminal
Bollore Transport & Logistics

11:30 am to 12:20 pm – PANEL 3 

Health Infrastructure Projects: Is healthtech the Pillar to Healthcare system development?

2:40 pm to 3:30 pm – PANEL 4


Agri-business: Infrastructure Deals and Trends

Rita Maria Zniber
Chairman & CEO
Diana Holding
Ismaël Barmou
General Manager
Société de transformations Alimentaires
Peter Chege
CEO & Founder
Hydroponics Kenya
Lamisse Kandil
Director
ICON

3:35 pm to 4:25 pm – PANEL 5


The African City: A Testing Ground for New Infrastructure

Gregoire Schwebig
CEO/Founder
The Haussmann Group
Paul Bourdillon
COO Africa, Middle-East, India & CEO Africa Near-East
SUEZ
Mustapha Njie
CEO
TAF Africa Global
Nawfal Bendefa
Managing Partner
REIM Partners

TRACK III – GROWTH STRATEGIES, M&A AND CORPORATE

 

9:25 am to 10:15 am – PANEL 1

Financing Companies: Which are the Best Sources?

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson
Investment Director
Amethis Finance
Jean-Luc Konan
CEO
Cofina
Etienne-Claude Mabunda
Commercial Director
Rawbank
Karine Sultan
Partner
Bredin Prat

10:35 am to 11:25 am – PANEL 2

Mergers & Joint-ventures: African Players Consolidate

William Nkontchou
Director
Emerging Capital Partners
Stéphane Colin
CEO 
AfricInvest
Mohamed Dabbour
CEO
Milicom
Alexander Blackburn
Associé
Bredin Prat

11:30 am to 12:20 pm – PANEL 3 

Manage Growth, Prevent Crises

Luis Graça Rodrigues
Legal Manager Portugal/ PALOP
INDRA 
Isabel Fernandes
Head of Legal & Secretary of the Board
Grupo Visabeira
Pierre-Samuel Guedj
Founder & President
Affectio Mutandi

2:40 pm to 3:30 pm – PANEL 4


The Emergence of African leaders: The Secrets of Their Success

Thione Niang
Founder
Give1Project
Co-Founder
Akon Lighting Africa
Ibrahima Diouf
CEO
Ecobank International
Ashish Thakkar
CEO
Mara Group
Xavier Jacomet
Associate Africa
Procadres International

3:35 pm to 4:25 pm – PANEL 5


Revolutionary Technologies: When Digital Becomes a Game-changer

Soromfe Uzomah
Head, Strategic Partnerships 
Microsoft
Rosy Fynn
CEO 
Busy Internet
Elisabeth Medou Badang
Senior Vice President Africa & indian Ocean and Spokesperson
Orange
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