11th International Economic Forum on Africa

Tuesday, 20 September, 2011


Africa in the Global Economy


Draft Agenda


08:00-08:45     Registration – tea/coffee





08:45-09:00     Welcome address: Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre 

09:00-09:30     Opening remarks: Ramon Fernandez, Director General of the Treasury, Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, France



  I. G20: What's in it for Africa?


  Facilitator: Komla A. Dumor - Journalist, BBC World News Television


  • Abdoulaye Diop - Minister of Economy and Finance, Senegal
  • Enoch Godongwana - Deputy Minister of Economic Development, South Africa
  • Mugo Kibati - Director General, Vision 2030, Kenya
  • Bruno Lafont - Chief Executive Officer, Lafarge
  • Lionel Zinsou - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Paribas Affaires Industrielles (PAI)
  • Mohamed El Kettani - Chief Executive Officer, Attijariwafa Bank, Morocco
  • Mthuli Ncube - Vice-president, Chief Economist, African Development Bank



10:30-11:00     Questions and Answers


11:00-11:15     Coffee break


  II. Taking stock of Africa's emerging partners: Opportunities and Challenges 

  Facilitator: Samantha Ramsamy - Journalist, Africa 24



  • Gilbert Ondongo - Minister of Finance and Budget, Republic of Congo
  • Christophe Jocktane-Lawson - Chairman, EBI SA Ecobank, Nigeria
  • José Manuel de Morais Briosa E Gala - Personal Representative for Africa to the President of the European Commission
  • Günter Nooke - German Chancellor's Personal Representative for Africa
  • Rajiv B. Lall - President and Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Development Finance Company, India
  • Seop Shim - Executive Director, The Export-Import Bank of Korea, Republic of Korea
  • Jorge Arbache - Senior Economic Advisor to the President of Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), Brazil



  12:30-13:00     Questions and Answers


  13:00-14:15     Lunch


  III. Roundatble on policy reforms in Africa: How can Africa harness new opportunities into development?       

Facilitator: Komla A. Dumor - Journalist, BBC World News Television



  • Pascal Irenée Koupaki - Prime Minister, Benin

  • Charles Koffi Diby - Minister of Economy and Finance, Côte d'Ivoire
  • Francisca Tatchouop Belobe - Minister of Economy, Trade and Enterprise Promotion, Equatorial Guinea
  • Ahmed Lahlimi Alami - Minister, High Commissioner of planning, Morocco
  • Newaï Gabreab - Minister, Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia
  • Mario Pezzini - Director, OECD Development Centre
  • Eugene Owusu - UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative in Ethiopia


15:45-13:30     Questions and Answers






  • Mthuli Ncube - Vice-President, Chief Economist, African Development Bank

  • Mario Pezzini - Director, OECD Development Centre


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