Agenda

Friday, 22 November
Saturday, 23 November

9:00

10:30

TOUR IN THE NEW ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL

16:00

17:00

OPENING CEREMONY

Music Show by performers from African Countries

Opening Remarks

Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Arab Republic of Egypt

Participants’ Remarks

Prof. Benedict Okey Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, African Export–Import Bank

Mr. James Zhan, Director, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Mr. Omar Sakr, Chief Executive Officer, Nawah Scientific

Ms. Charmaine Houvet, Government Affairs and Public Policy Director for Africa, Cisco

Mr. Adam Boehler, Chief Executive Officer, United States International Development Finance Corporation

Dr. Chris Antonopoulos, Chief Executive Officer, Lekela Documentary on Africa “Africa: The Land of Opportunities”

Presidential Remarks

H.E. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt

Moderator: Henry Bonsu, TV Anchor

17:00

17:30

COFFEE BREAK

17:30

19:00

LEVERAGING PARTNERSHIPS FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: UPGRADING INFRASTRUCTURE

This high-level panel affirms African leaders’ commitment to promoting sustainable and inclusive development. The participating African leaders, International Financing Institutions will emphasize the key role of regional and international partnerships in advancing Africa’s equitable and inclusive development, particularly through upgrading the continent’s infrastructure.

Panelists:

Dr. Édouard Ngirente, Prime Minister, Rwandan

Ms. Elysée Munembwe Tamukumwe, Deputy Prime Minister, Congo

Ms. Stephanie von Friedeburg, Chief Operating Officer, International Finance Corporation

Dr. Bandar M.H. Hajjar, President, Islamic Development Bank

Dr. Khaled Sherif, Vice-President, African Development Bank

Mr. Ciyong Zou, Director, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Moderator: Richard Quest, TV Anchor

19:00

19:30

SIGNING CEREMONY

20:00

21:00

DINNER

9:00

10:30

BOOSTING SHARED PROSPERITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENTS IN AFRICA

Boosting shared prosperity and economic inclusion in Africa are top priorities in Agenda 2063. African governments have been addressing key determinants for achieving prosperity, including; diversifying economic activities, enhancing good governance and improving access to opportunities, especially through the active engagement of private sector. This session will present countries’ successful experiences in promoting inclusion and highlight needed efforts to promote conducive business environment to achieve prosperity for the African people.

Moderator:

Eleni Giokos, TV Anchor

Introductory Remarks:

Mr. Mourad Wahba, Acting Associate Administrator and Regional Director for Arab States, United Nations Development Program

Panelists:

Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, Egypt

Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Egypt

Amb. Maryam Katagum, Minister of Trade and industry, Nigeria

Baroness Elizabeth Grace Sugg, Minister of International Development, United Kingdom

Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Mr. Dario Scannapieco, Vice President, European Investment Bank

Ms. Charmaine Houvet , Government Affairs and Public Policy Director for Africa, Cisco

Mr. Federico Bonaglia, Deputy Director, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

10:30

11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00

12:00

PARALLEL SESSIONS A:
A1: MOBILIZING INVESTMENTS FOR AFRICA’S INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATION

Progressive and collaborative Investments are needed to capture business opportunities and support the development of skilled and competent workforce in the industrial sector in Africa. Countries in the continent are moving beyond extractive activities towards value added production. As such, this session examines the potential of harnessing new technologies and tapping into industrial prospects to improve competitiveness across the productivity, skills, and innovation nexus.

Panelists:

Eng. Amr Nassar, Minister of Trade and Industry, Egypt

Mr. Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Trade and Industry, South Africa

Eng. Yahia Zaki, Chairman, Suez Canal Economic Zone, Egypt

Mr. Peter Van Rooij, Deputy Regional Director for Africa, International Labour Organization

Mr. Mike Whitfield, Chairman and Managing Director, Nissan Motors Corporations, South Africa and Egypt

Ms. Janet Heckman, Managing Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Eng. Mohamed Zaki El-Sewedy, Chairman, the Federation of Egyptian Industries, Egypt

Moderator: Ramy Radwan, TV Anchor

11:00

12:00

A2: AFRICAN WOMEN: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

In-line with the African Union’s ambitious goal of Full gender equality in all spheres of life, and its declaration of the period from 2010 to 2020 as the African Women’s Decade, this session will shed light on opportunities to promote investment in African women development and discuss further needed actions to advance the full achievement of African women’s priorities and aspirations.

Panelists:

Hon. Acacia Bandubola, Minister of Economy, Congo

Dr. Chantal Colle, Minister Advisor, Presidency, Republic of Guinea

Dr. Hayat AlSindi, Senior Advisor to the President, Islamic Development Bank

Mr. Stanlake Samkange, Senior Director, World Food Program

Mrs. Farida Temraz, Founder, Temraza Haute Couture, Egypt

Ms. Mounaz Abdel-Raouf, Founder, Okhtein

Ms. Ayah Abdel-Raouf, Founder, Okhtein

Moderator: Nozipho Mbanjwa, Conversation Strategist

12:00

12:30

COFFEE BREAK

12:30

13:30

ARAB AFRICA INVESTMENT PERSPECTIVES IN THE ERA OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) launched the Arab- Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) initiative, in collaboration with African Export- Import Bank (Afreximbank), International, regional and national development agencies and financial institutions. It aims to address the challenges that constrain business communities in Arab and African countries from fully taking advantage of existing investment and trade opportunities within the two regions. This session aims to highlight the benefits of stronger inter-regional integration and cooperation and capitalize on the potential of investment and trade between the African and the Arab Regions.

Panelists:

Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Egypt

Dr. Hisham Tawfik, Minister of Public Business Sector, Egypt

Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol, Chief Executive Officer, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

Prof. Benedict Okey Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, African Export–Import Bank

Mr. Abdulwahab Ahmed Al-Bader, Director General, Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development

Mr. Mirek Dusek, Deputy Head of Centre for Geopolitical and Regional Affairs, World Economic Forum

Ms. Ana Novik, Head of the Investment Division at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Moderator: Nozipho Mbanjwa, Conversation Strategist

13:30

14:30

LUNCH BREAK

14:30

15:30

PARALLEL SESSIONS B:
B1: ENHANCING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR ECONOMIC INTEGRATION AND DIVERSIFICATION

Connectivity and information technology are central to modern economic operation and development. This is attained through improving digital systems and networks which will have direct impact on attracting investments in various sectors and will improve people’s livelihood. This session features examples of leading investments in digital transformation highlighting their development impact. It will also identify future opportunities in the sector across the African continent.

Case Study: an example of digital transformation project in Africa that has facilitated economic activities.

Panelists:

Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt

Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy at the African Union Commission

Ms. Boutheina Guermazi, Director, Digital Development, World Bank

Eng. Ahmed Mekky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, FiberMisr

Eng. Walid Sheta, Cluster President, North East Africa and Levant, Schneider Electric

Mr. Raghu Malhotra, President of MasterCard Middle East and Africa

Mrs. Flavia Palanza, Director, European Investment Bank

Mr. Matthew Pennells, Digital Transformation Lead, ESRI

Start-up Interventions:

Mr. Nair Abakar, Youth Envoy, African Union

Mr. Mostafa Kandil, Chief Executive Officer, Swvl

Moderator: Juliette Foster, TV Anchor

14:30

15:30

B2: POWERING AHEAD: OPPORTUNITIES IN RENEWABLE ENERGY

Renewable energy sources provide attractive alternatives to conventional energy that are both environmentally and economically sound for African countries. Most renewable energy technologies utilize locally available resources and expertise, and are also well suited for meeting decentralized rural energy demand. This session aims at showcasing the substantial progress accomplished in capitalizing on renewable energy sources in Africa, while also pinpointing the vast range of opportunities open to domestic and foreign investments.

Case Study: an example established site generating renewables energy, supported by foreign direct Investments.

Panelists:

Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Egypt

Mr. Msaidie Houmed, Minister of Economy, Investment, Energy and Economic Integration, Comoros Islands

Mr. Sérgio Pimenta, Vice President, International Finance Corporation

Ms. Anna Bjerde, Director, World Bank

Eng. Ahmed El-Sewedy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, El-Sewedy Electric Group

Eng. Sherif El Gabaly, Chief Executive Officer, Enara

Mr. Meftaur Rahman, Chief Operating Officer, Blackstone

Ms. Valerie Levkov , Senior Vice President, Électricité de France

Moderator: Victor Kgomoeswana, TV Presenter

14:30

15:30

B3: THE COMPETITIVE EDGE: INVESTING IN HUMAN CAPITAL

Economic and social changes in a rapidly evolving world have prompted a global focus on investing in human capital as a key strategy for competitiveness and growth. This session aims to highlight the urgent needs to mobilize Africa’s human capital. It will also explore the alternative strategies and approaches that explicitly create synergies between investments in skills and capacities, and the urgent needs of employment and productivity. Different development actors are encouraged to showcase successful practices and innovative approaches in this theme.

Case Study: An investment model that capitalizes on, and enhances the capacities of, the skilled workforce across Africa

Panelists:

Dr. Ghada Waly, Minister of Social Solidarity, Egypt

Mr. Jean Fidele Otandault, Minister of Investment, Gabon

Dr. Tambo Gina, Minister of Planning, Eswatini

Mr. Joe Kaeser, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens AG

Ms. Elena Sterlin, Global Health and Education Manager, International Finance Corporation

Dr. Olapeju Adenusi, General Manager, Lagos State Health Agency, Nigeria

Mr. Hisham El Nazer, Managing Director, Google

Moderator: Maggie Lake, TV Anchor

15:30

16:00

COFFEE BREAK

16:00

17:00

FROM START-UPS TO SCALE-UPS

Africa’s entrepreneurship ecosystem has grown rapidly over the past decade, thanks to the growing momentum among its entrepreneurs and the increased collaboration between key stakeholders, which significantly enhanced cross boarder growth and funding opportunities. This session aims to examine ways to strengthen inter-African collaborations and shed light on leading venture investors and entrepreneurs in the region.

Spotlight on Startups:

Mr. Samuel Gikandi, Chief Executive Office, Africa’s Talking

Eng. Ife Oyedele II, Co-Founder, Kobo 360

Mr. Mohamed Mounir, Chief Executive Officer, Paynas

Mr. Malek Moustafa, Project Manager, Have a Dream

Mr. Omar Sakr, Chief Executive Officer, Nawah Scientific

Panelists:

Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, Minister of Business Development, Republic of Ghana

Mrs. Diallo Hawa Sylla, Deputy Minister of Investment, Guinea Conakry

Mr. Tarek Fahim, Chief Executive Officer, Endure Capital

Ms. Andreata Muforo, Partner, Technology and Innovation for Developing Economies, Africa Fund

Mr. Abdel Hamid Sharara, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RiseUp

Moderator: Juliette Foster, TV Anchor

17:00

17:30

COFFEE BREAK

18:00

19:00

CLOSING CEREMONY

Introduction by TV Anchor Henry Bonsu

Closing Remarks

Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Arab Republic of Egypt

Documentary about the Main Highlights of the Forum

Presidential Remarks

H.E. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt

Duet by African Artists: Latifa and D-Banj

Moderator: Henry Bonsu, TV Anchor