EU-Africa Business Summit: Brussels Roundtable

6 May 2019

09:15 - 12:30 - Hall of Mirrors

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Marcel Amon-Tanoh

Ivory Coast

Minister of Foreign Affairs
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Didier Reynders

Kingdom of Belgium

Minister of Foreign Affairs & European Affairs
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Leila Farah Mokaddem

African Development Bank

Country Manager & Resident Representative in Morocco
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Arnaud Thysen

European Business Summit

Moderator - Director General
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Laaziz Kadiri

General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises

Head of the Economic Diplomacy Committee, Africa and South-South
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Karim Lotfi Senhadji

OCP Africa

Chief Executive Officer
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Phil Hogan

European Commission

Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development
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Victor Harrison

African Union

Commissioner for Economic Affairs
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Luisa Santos

BusinessEurope

Director for International Relations
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Amine Bouabid

Bank of Africa Group

Chief Executive Officer
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Heike Ruettgers

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Head of Institutional & Policy Affairs for EU Neighbouring Countries
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Philippe Scholtès

UNIDO

Managing Director
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Richard Sezibera

Rwanda

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
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María Angeles Benítez Salas

European Commission

Deputy Director General for Agriculture and Rural Development
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Flavia Palanza

European Investment Bank

Director for Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood
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Tom Parker

Cambre/SEC Group

Moderator - CEO
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Mohcine Jazouli

Morocco

Deputy Minister to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
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Nathan Dufour

nd@ebsummit.eu

EU-Africa Partnership Manager
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Luuk Zonneveld

Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO)

Chief Executive Officer
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Enelamah Okechukwu

Nigeria

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment

 

Following the Royal Belgian Economic Mission to Morocco and the EU-Africa Business Summit 2018 in Marrakech, this roundtable will focus on the new perspectives on economic relations between African countries and the European Union.

 

Despite the existing barriers, economic integration in Africa is underway and gathering speed. To move towards efficient collaboration between the two continents, a multi-sectorial dialogue must be consolidated at both the political and the commercial level. This morning session, consisting of several debates (followed by a networking lunch), will be dedicated to investment opportunities (M&A, Greenfield Investments, Public and Private Funds...) and trade exchanges that represent the African market in many areas such as digital, energy or agriculture.

 

At the upcoming EU-Africa Business Summit 2019 in Marrakech, national and European policy-makers, business leaders and experts will gather to deepen and find effective answers to the observations raised during the debates in Brussels.