Temporary program RAF 2022

Times are subject to change

The theme of this 8th edition is “Enticing strategies for African Nations ”

Thursday October 20th, 2022
Place: Le Châtelain Brussels Hôtel, Rue du Châtelain 17, 1000 Brussels

7:00 PMWelcome Business Cocktail

Friday October 21st, 2022
Place: Parlement de la Communauté française de Belgique, Rue Royale 72, 1000 Brussels

8:00 - 8:30 AMWelcome of guests and registration
8:45 - 9:15 AMLaunch ceremony - Welcome Remarks

Thierry Hot, Chairman Rebranding Africa Forum, Vice chairman Lilium Capital
Rudy Demotte, President of the Parliament of the French Community of Belgium
9:20 - 10:20 AM Opening Remarks

Dr. Sidi Ould Tah, CEO BADEA
Wankele Mene, Secretary General of the Continental Free Trade Area
Kanayo Awani, Vice President of the Africa, Export Import Bank Afreximbank
André Flahaut, State Minister and Member of the Chamber of Representatives Kingdom of Belgium
Serge Ekue, President of the West African Development Bank ( BOAD)
S.E. Madame Hadja Lahbib, Minister of Foreign Affairs, for European Affairs and Foreign Trade of Belgium (Tbc)
S.E.M Julius Maada Bio, President of Republic of Sierra Leone

10:30 - 11:30 AMPanel 1: The role of the State and Investment Promotion Agencies in strategies of attractiveness

Antonio Henriques Da Silva, President of National Agency for the Promotion of investments in Angola
Carole Versteeg, Deputy Director General of the investments promotion center of Ivoary Coast (Cepici)
Pascal Peyrou, General Secretary, Groupe Initiative Afrique


Moderator : Léocadie Ebakisse
11:40 - 12:40 PMPanel 2 : The Private sector and attractiveness strategies

Carole Maman, Chief Investment Officer, Bio Invest
Lynda Aphing Kouassi, Founder and Director, Kazeine
Yassin Bayo, Managing Director, Vista Bank Group
Harouna Kaboré, Former Minister of Trade, Industry and Crafts, Burkina Faso


Moderator : Guy Gweth, CEO of CAVIE
01:00 - 02:00 PMLunch – Rebranding Africa Awards Ceremony

Keynote Speaker, Simon Tiemtoré, Chairman Lilium Capital and Vista Bank Group
02:30 - 03:00 PMTALK SHOW
Julien Paluku, Minister of Industry, RDC and Anthony Nkinzo, President of the National Agency for the promotion of investsements in RDCongo (Anapi)

Moderator: Leone Ouedraogo
03:00 - 04:00 PMPanel 3: Human capital and cultural elements of attractiveness

Bernadin Assiene, Director Division of Internal Oversight Services , Member of the UNESCO Strategic Advisory Board
Didier Acouetey, CEO, AfricSearch
Christian Ngongang Ouandji, Deputy Mayor of Marche-en-Famenne (Belgium) , President of the NGO Marchez Nord
Bassek Ba Kobhio, Film festival president « les écrans noirs »


Moderator: Marie-Roger BILOA
04:15 - 05:15 PMPanel 4: Rating agencies or punishment agencies?

Edouard Ndiwumana, Mediator, Republic of Burundi
Aristide Ouattara, Risk advisory and Financial Industry Leader, Deloitte Afrique
Me Jamel Telab, Law Firm Partner, Diamantis & Partners
Roland Yago, Chief Executive Officer, Africa Global Ratings


Moderator: Sylvain Semilinko, Media Consultant
05:30PMClosing Remarks