Programme

Day 1: Tuesday 20th September 2016
08:30 – 09:30 Registration of Delegates
09:30 – 10:35 Opening Session
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome Address by Gerard Sanspeur, Chairman, Board of Investment, Mauritius
09:40 – 09:55 Address by Bostjan Skalar, CEO, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA)
09:55 – 10:20 Keynote Address by Honourable James Duddridge
10:20 – 10:35 Official Opening Address by Honourable Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Minister of Finance and Economic Development
10:35 – 10:50 Networking Break
10:50 – 11:00 Signing Ceremony Memorandum of Understanding between the Board of    Investment Mauritius and
Swaziland Investment Promotion Authority (SIPA)
East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (EATIH)
11:00 – 12:15 Special Dialogue: “Mauritius-Africa Partnership – Growth through Collaboration”
  • The global scenario: Trends & Opportunities in Africa
  • Creating shared value: Boosting intra Africa trade and lowering trade barriers
  • Fostering better relations between Mauritius and Africa to improve investment climate
  • Leveraging the Africa-Mauritius relations to improve funding, infrastructure and logistics across the African continent
Session Moderator

Godfrey Mutizwa, Freelance Writer

Panelists

  • Michael Lalor, Lead Partner, EY Africa Business Center
  • Kanini Mutooni, Director, Investment and ICT USAID Contractor, East Africa Trade Investment Hub
  • Yusuf Atiku Abdalla, Regional Trade Advisor – COMESA at The Commonwealth
    Ambassador
  • U. C. Dwarka Canabady, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mauritius
12:15 – 13:15 Networking Lunch
13:15 – 14:15 Country and Projects Presentation by:
  • Côte d’Ivoire – Ahmed Diomande, Directeur De L’attraction Et De L’investissement, Centre de Promotion des Investissements en Côte d’Ivoire (CEPICI)
  • South Africa – Russell Curtis, Head, Durban Investment Promotion, eThekwini Metro
  • Uganda – Valentine Ogwang, Ag. Director Investment Promotion, Uganda Investment Authority
14:15 – 15:30 Session 1: Financing for Growth
  • Project financing: Leveraging African banks to plug the funding gap
  • DFIs and Private equity firms: Involvement and appetite for African opportunities
  • The role of the Mauritius IFC as a capital-raising and risk mitigation platform for Africa
Session Moderator

Atam Sandhu, Joint-Chief Executive Officer, Developing Market Associates

Panelists

  • Valerie Dabady Liverani, Manager, Resource Mobilisation and External Finance, African Development Bank
  • Michael M. Selassie, Country Director & Principal, CEO, Ascent Capital
  • Raj Dussoye, Chief Executive, SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd
  • Harvesh Seegolam, Chief Executive, Financial Services Promotion Agency
15:30 – 15:45 Networking Break
15:45 – 17:00 Session 2: Empowering Investment Promotion Agencies: Moving toward the fourth generation investment promotion
  • Shift to sustainable investment: Challenges & Opportunities
  • Tools and systems that can be developed for Investment Promotion Agencies
  • The strengthening business case for a successful Investment Promotion Agency
  • Skills and Technology transfer within Investment Promotion Agencies
Session Moderator

Bostjan Skalar, CEO, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA)

Panelists

  • Leo Clancy, Head of Technology, Consumer & Business Services, Industrial Development Authority Ireland
  • Ambassador Sadick Jaffer, Chief Director, Department of Trade and Investment, South Africa
  • Hiroyuki Nemoto, Executive Director, JETRO Johannesburg
  • Dr. Ikiara Moses, Chief Executive Officer, Keninvest
  • Stefan Kratzsch, Industrial Development Officer, Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation (PTC/TII), Investment Promotion Division, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
17:00 – 18:00 Country and Projects Presentation by:
  • Tanzania – Clifford Tandari, Acting Executive Director, Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC)
  • Egypt – Mona Zobaa, Vice Chairman, General Authority for Investment (GAFI)
18:00 – 20:00 Networking Cocktail

 

 

Day 2: Wednesday 21st September 2016
09:00 – 09:10 Address by Honourable Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade
09:10 – 09:30 Special address by Her Royal Highness Princess Abze Djigma, Goodwill Ambassador for Energy, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Burkina Faso & Founder of AbzeSolar
09:30 – 10:45 Session 1: Engineering the future of Africa
  • Innovation as the engine of growth for a modern economy
  • Developing an innovative culture: Policy formulation and implementation to facilitate innovation and stimulate creativity
  • Innovation & disruptive innovation- how to service the gap
  • How can innovation, through the smart use of technologies, improve quality of life?
  • Transforming higher education through innovative partnerships
Session Moderator

Kanini Mutooni, Director, Board Member, Global Innovation Fund

Panelists

  • Sacha Wunsch-Vincent, Co-Editor Global Innovation Index, and Senior Economist, World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Geneva
  • Kartik Maheshwari, Nishith Desai Associates, Legal and Tax counselling dept
  • Seth Trudeau, Director of Learning, African Leadership College
10:45 – 11:00 Networking Break
11:00 – 12:15 Session 2: Sustainable Power Development
  • Energy outlook of Africa
    Overcoming the challenges in the Energy sector in Africa
  • Energy as the engine of growth: needs and priorities
  • Energy financing through private sector investment
Session Moderator

Godfrey Mutizwa, Freelance Writer

Panelists

  • Rentia Van Tonder, Head, Renewable Energy, Power and Infrastructure, Standard Bank
  • Brunhilde Barnard, Africa Infrastructure Advisory Leader, EY
  • Chad Larson, Co-founder and CFO of MKOPA
  • Dr. Jan-Martin Witte, Director, KFW Development Bank Office, Pretoria
12:15 – 13:15 Networking Lunch
13:15 – 14:15 Country and Projects Presentation by:
  • Mozambique – Dr. Godinho Alves, Deputy Director General, Centro de Promoção de Investimentos
  • Ethiopia – Ahmednur Hassan, Director, One Stop Shop Service, Ethiopia Investment Commission
  • Madagascar – Eric Andriamihaja Robson, CEO, Economic Development Board of Madagascar
14:15 – 15:30 Session 3: Leveraging Connectivity: Building and Expanding Africa’s trade and investment gateways
  • Opportunities and Challenges that Africa faces in infrastructure development
  • Championing the power of connectivity in Africa
    Bridging Asia and Africa – Through Air Connectivity
  • Insurance solutions for Africa: Cargo, Marine and Freight insurance
Session Moderator

Georges Chung, Senior Advisor, Prime Minister’s Office, Mauritius

Panelists

  • Brunhilde Barnard, Africa Infrastructure Advisory Leader, EY
  • Sanjeev Gadhia, CEO Astral Aviation Limited
  • Prem Sewpaul, Vice President Communications and Corporate Affairs, Air Mauritius
  • Mark Roberton, Director, Palm Global
15:30 – 15:45 Networking Break
15:45 – 16:00 Award Ceremony ‘Most Collaborative IPA’
16:00 – 16:15 Closing Address by Ken Poonoosamy, Managing Director, Board of Investment, Mauritius
16:15  End of Conference