Programme of Rebranding Africa Forum 2019

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Theme 2019: «Socio-economic stakes of mining exploitation in Africa»

Friday 4 OCTOBER 2019 | NETWORKING BUSINESS COCKTAIL

Location : Métropole Hotel – 31 Place de Brouckère, Brussels

18:00 - 21:00 p.m.Business Welcome Cocktail « Focus Burkina Faso », in partnership with the Burkinabe Investment Agency and the Burkina Chamber of Commerce, chaired by the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso HEM Christophe DABIRE
17:45 - 18:00 p.m.Opening doors
18:00 p.m.Rebranding Africa Forum’s Founder’s Welcome Speech
18:10 p.m.Inaugural address by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Crafts of Burkina Faso (Business Climate and Investment Code)
18:30 - 18:40 p.m.Video « Invest in Burkina »
18:45 p.m.Address by the President of Burkina’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry
19:00 - 20:00 p.m.Q/A session and opening of the Business Welcome Cocktail

SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 2019 | FORUM
Location : Room Gothique, City Hall, Grand-Place de Bruxelles

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.Guests’ arrival
8:30 - 8:55 a.m.Installation
8:45 a.m.Arrival of the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso to the City Hall of Brussels
9:00 - 9:20 a.m.Welcoming remarks

  • Philippe CLOSE, Mayor of Brussels City
  • Thierry HOT, Founder of the Rebranding Africa Forum

9:20 - 10:20 a.m.Opening remarks

  • Jean-Pierre TSHIBANGU, Head of Mining Engineering Unit, Mons University
  • Augustin Matata PONYO, Former Prime Minister of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
  • Lassina ZERBO, Executive Secretary of the CTBTO
  • Maria ARENA, President of the Human Rights Subcommission at the European Parliament
  • SEM Christophe DABIRÉ, Prime Minister of Burkina Faso

10:25 - 11:15 a.m.Presentation of 3 innovative Success Stories
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.Coffee break
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.PANEL 1: Investing in Mining in Africa

Panelists:
  • Serge Yanic NANA, Chairman & CEO -FINANCIA Capital
  • Harouna KABORE, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Crafts of Burkina Faso
  • Thierno Seydou DIOP, Associate & Senior advisor at Schuman Associates
  • Ousmane DORE, Director General, Central Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office at the African Development Bank

Moderator: Christian EBOULE, Journalist at TV5 Monde
12:30 - 13:30 p.m.Lunch break
13:45 - 14:45 p.m.PANEL 2: Challenges and opportunities of local processing of mineral

Panelists:
  • Omar TOGUYENI, Regional Vice-President, West Africa of IAMGOLD Corporation
  • Etienne MINOUNGOU, Playwright and Comedian- Representative of the Civil Society
  • Serge BAKOA, Lawyer at the Paris and Cameroon Bars - HSTB
  • Frank Dixon MUGYENYI, Senior Industry Advisor at the African Union Commission

Moderator: Yacine BIO-TCHANE, Economist Consultant
15:00 - 16:00 p.m.PANEL 3: The Future of Mining in Africa

Panelists:
  • Olivier COLOM, Board Member at Endeavour Mining Corporation
  • Stéphane ESSAGA, Director of the African Research Center in Oil and Mining Policies (CARPIEM)
  • Marie-Chantal KANINDA, Executive Director § Head of Corporate Affairs - Glencore
  • Didier ACOUETEY, CEO of Africsearch

Moderator: Ndèye Khady SALL, Business Strategies & Digital Marketing Consultant
16:15 - 16:30 p.m.Closing remarks

André Flahaut , State Minister and Member of the Chamber of Representatives of the Kingdom of Belgium

SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 2019 | GALA DINER OF THE REBRANDING AFRICA AWARDS
Location : Marriott Hotel, 3-7 Rue Auguste Orts , Brussels

19:00 - 20:00 p.m.Welcome and installation of guests
20:00 - 00:00 p.m. Gala of the Rebranding Africa Awards
  • Innovation Award
  • Media Leadership Award
  • Empowering Women Award
  • Business Leadership Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Development Champion Award
  • Governance Leadership Award
  • Diaspora Returnee Award

SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER 2019

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Sightseeing