Program: RAF 2023

Times are subject to change

The theme of this 9th edition is “Revolution in African financial systems, blending authenticity and modernity: Pathways to financial inclusion”

Friday October 20th, 2022 – BUSINESS COCKTAIL
Location: Brucity
Rue des Halles 4, 1000 Brussels

6:30 - 7:00 PMReception and registration of participants
7:00 - 9:30 PMWelcome Networking Business Cocktail

- Speech by Paule Renée Etogo-Ebongue, General Delegate of the Rebranding Africa Forum.
- Speech by Ngueto Tiraina Yambaye, Director General of the African Fund for Guarantee and Economic Cooperation (FAGACE).
- Speech by Emmanuel Wafo, Managing Director of Mit Chimie.
- Speech by Lydia Mutyebele Ngoi, Alderwoman for Housing, Public Heritage, and Equal Opportunities in Brussels.

Saturday October 21st, 2023 – FORUM
Location: Double Tree By Hilton
3 Rue Gineste, 1210 Brussels

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.Reception and registration of participants
8:45 - 9:00 a.m.Forum’s Opening Ceremony and Welcome speech

Thierry Hot, President of The Rebranding Africa Forum
9:00 - 9:40 a.m.Opening Remarks

- Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol, CEO, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
- George Agyekum Donkor, President & Chairman, the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID)
- Serge Ekué, President, West African Development Bank (BOAD)
- Kanayo Awani, Executive Vice President, Intra-African Trade Bank, African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank)
- André Flahaut, Minister of State, the Kingdom of Belgium
9:50 - 10:10 a.m.Conversation with
Ylias Akbaraly,

Chairman & CEO of Redland, Sipromad & GatesAir Groups

Moderator: Didier Acouetey, CEO, AfricSearch
10:20 - 11:35 a.m.Panel 1
Financing models of African economies. Inventory and perspectives

- Abdoul Salam Bello, Executive Director, Afrique Group II, World Bank
- Ottoniel Dos Santos, State Secretary for finance, Republic of Angola
- Isabelle Bébéar, Director of International Relations, BPI France
- Adalgisa Barbosa Vaz, Deputy Minister of Business Development, Ministry of Finance and Business Development, Republic of Cape Verde
- Jean Van Wetter, Managing Director, Belgian Development Agency (ENABEL)

Moderator: Alain Blaise Batongué, Director of Institutional Affairs, Orange Cameroon
11:45 - 12:00 a.m.Conversation with
Patrice Melom,
Managing Director, Port Authority of Kribi (PAK)

Moderator : Anne-Marie Dias Borges, Journalist
12:10 a.m. - 1:25 p.m.Panel 2
Fintechs and financial inclusion in Africa

- Omer Gatien Maledy, Executive Secretary, Interprofessional Council of Cocoa and Coffee in Cameroon (CCIC)
- Fatimatou Ousmanou, Co-founder, Tap-Tap Send Cameroon
- Woumarou Boube Mourindi, Finance Director, Vista Bank Group
- Natasha Dimban, Africa Expert, the Fintech Observatory
- Audrey Alevina, Founding Partner at Dhow Kimura (African Commodity Trade Finance Fund)

Moderator: Oumnia Boualam, Co-founder & CEO of Brussels Global Review
1:35 - 2:35 p.m.Lunch Break

Simon Tiemtoré, Chairman Lilium Capital & Vista Bank Holding
2:45 - 3:00 p.m.Conversation with
Felix Edoh Kossi Amenounve,
CEO, Regional Stock Exchange (BRVM)

Moderator: Lynda Aphing- Kouassi, CEO, Kazeine
3:10 - 4:25 p.m.Panel 3
Banking the Future: Rethinking Traditional Institutions

- Lacina Koné, CEO, Smart Africa
- Richard Evina Obam, Managing Director, Deposit & Consignment Fund of Cameroon (CDEC)
- Bijou Tshiunza, CEO MICRODEV
- Aristide Ouattara, Risk Advisor & Financial Industry Leader, Deloitte Francophone Africa

Moderator : Léocadie Ebakissé, CEO, Talents Awake
4:45 - 5:00 p.m.Conversation with
Tahirou Barry, Chief Financial Officer of Ports and Terminals, Member of the Executive Committee of Africa Global Logistics (AGL)

Moderator : Simon Pierre Etoundi, Chief Editor of Notre Afrik Magazine
5:10 p.m.Closing Remarks

Dr Sidi Ould Tah, President of Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
5:20 p.m.Closing speech

Saturday October 21st, 2023 – GALA DINNER
Location: Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel
Rue du Châtelain, 17, 1000 Brussels

7:30 - 8:00 p.m.Reception and installation
8:00 - 11:30 p.m.Rebranding Africa Awards Gala Evening