INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

“Building New Partnerships for the Sustainable
Development of Cabo Verde”

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS: TOWARDS NEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Paris, December 11, 2018

Draft Agenda

World Bank Conference Centre, 66 Avenue d’Iéna, 75116 Paris

8:00 – 9:00Registration and Networking Coffee
9:00 – 10:00Session 1: Opening Ceremony
  • Presentation of the Programme (5´)

  • Messages

  • Opening remarks by Mr. Bruno Le Maire Minister of Economy and Finance, France (5´)

  • Opening remarks OECD (5´)
  • Opening remarks by Mr. Lamin Manneh, Director of the United Nations Development Programme Regional Service Centre for Africa (5´)

  • Opening remarks by Mrs. Diariétou Gaye, World Bank Director of Strategy and Operations for the Africa Region (5´)

  • Opening remarks by Mrs. Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade, Director General, West Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office of the African Development Bank (5´)

  • Opening remarks by Mrs. Malangu Kabedi-Mbuyi, International Monetary Fund Mission Chief (5`)

  • Opening remarks by Representative of the ECOWAS (5´)

  • Opening remarks by Representative of the European Union (5´)

  • Opening Speech by Mr. Ulisses Correia e Silva, Prime Minister of Cabo Verde (15’)

  • Group Photograph

10:00-10:30 Networking Coffee
10:30 – 12:45Session 2: Strategic priorities for the sustainable development of Cabo Verde

Chaired by Mr. Ulisses Correia e Silva

Prime Minister of Cabo Verde

10:30 – 10:35Cabo Verde Promotional Video
10:40 – 10:55Strategic Plan for Sustainable Development (PEDS)

Mr. Olavo Correia

Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Finance for Cabo Verde

11:00 – 12:00The Blue Economy

Transport

Tourism

Mr. José da Silva Gonçalves

Minister of Maritime Economy and Minister of Tourism and Transports for Cabo Verde

Energy

Mr. Alexandre Dias Monteiro

Minister of Industry, Trade and Energy for Cabo Verde

Agriculture

Water and Sanitation

Environment

Mr. Gilberto Silva

Minister of Agriculture and Environment for Cabo Verde

Information and communications technologies

Mr. Olavo Correia, Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Finance for Cabo Verde

11:40 – 12:45Interventions and questions from the floor
12:45 – 14:00Networking Lunch courtesy of the Government of Cabo Verde
14:00 – 16:00 Session 3: New Financing Modalities

Moderated by Mr. Gilberto Barros

Secretary of State for Finance of Cabo Verde

14:00 – 15:00Opportunities for blended finance to support economic transformation in Cabo Verde

  • Mrs. Daniela Rofi, European Commission
  • Mrs. Katrin Bock, European Investment Bank
  • Mr. Mustafa Zakir Hussain, World Bank
  • Mr. Nicolas Pascal, Blue Finance

Interventions and questions from the floor

15:00 – 16:00Opportunities to leverage broader innovative finance mechanisms for Cabo Verde

  • Mr. Manuel Lima, Cabo Verde Stock Exchange
  • Mr. Kwabena Ayirebi, Africa Export-Import Bank
  • Mr. Manuel Tonnar, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxemburg
  • Mrs. Irene Basile, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Interventions and questions from the floor

16:00 – 16:30Networking Coffee
16:30- 17:30Session 4: Statements and commitments from international partners

Chaired by Mr. José Luis Rocha

Permanent Ambassador for Cabo Verde to the United Nations in New York

17:30 – 17:50Closing ceremony
Summary of the Conference

Mrs. Edna Oliveira

Secretary of State for Modernisation of the Public Administration for Cabo Verde

Closing Remarks

Mr. Ulisses Correia e Silva

Prime Minister of Cabo Verde

Press Conference
17:50Reception and cultural event

CABO VERDE INVESTMENT FORUM

Paris, December 12, 2018

Draft Agenda

 

Paris Chamber of Commerce, 27 Avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris

8:00 – 9:00Registration and Business Coffee
9:00 – 9:30Session 1: Opening Ceremony
9:00 – 9:25Presentation of the agenda (4’)

  • Opening remarks by Representative of the Business Confederation of France (MEDEF) (4´)

  • Opening remarks by Mr. Belarmino Lucas, President of the High Council of the Chambers of Commerce of Cabo Verde (4´)

  • Opening remarks by Mr. Sérgio Pimenta, International Finance Corporation Vice President for the Middle East and Africa (4´)

  • Opening remarks by Mrs. Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade, Director General for West Africa, African Development Bank, AfDB (4´)

  • Opening speech by Mr. Ulisses Correia e Silva, Prime Minister of Cabo Verde (5’)

9:25 – 9:30Cabo Verde Promotional Video
9:30 – 9:45Presentation: Business Environment

Mr. Olavo Correia

Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Finance for Cabo Verde

9:45 – 10:30Panel 1: Innovation and Information and communication technology

  1. Mr. António Fernandes, NOSI CEO
  2. Mr. Marcos Ferreira, DoutVisions CEO
  3. Mr. Saulo Montrond, Green Studio CEO
  4. Mr. Li Qingsong, Director of Huawei European Region
  5. Mrs. Elisabeth Moreno, Lenovo CEO for France

Moderator – Mr. Isaias Barreto da Rosa, President of the Multisectoral Regulation Agency for the Economy (ARME)

Interventions and questions from the floor (15’)

10:30 – 11:15Panel 2: Tourism

  1. Mr. José da Silva Gonçalves, Minister of Maritime Economy and Minister of Tourism and Transport of Cabo Verde
  2. Mr. Rudi Jagersbacher, President Middle East, Africa & Turkey at Hilton (video)
  3. Mr. Victor Fidalgo, The Resort Group
  4. Mr. Jorge Spencer Lima, President of the Chamber of Commerce of for the Leeward Islands (Cabo Verde)
  5. Mr. John Barros, Chief Economic Development Officer, Municipality of Boston

Moderator – Mrs. Ana Barber, President of Cabo Verde Trade Invest

Interventions and questions from the floor (15’)

11:15– 11:35Business Coffee
11:35 – 12:20Panel 3: Energy, Water and Agro-business

  1. Mr. Alexandre Dias Monteiro, Minister of Industry, Trade and Energy for Cabo Verde
  2. Mr. Gilberto Silva, Minister of Agriculture and Environment for Cabo Verde
  3. Mr. Antão Fortes, CEO of Cabeólica
  4. Mr. Manuel Barbosa Amado, CEO of Monte Negro CEO (Agro-business)

Moderator – Sr. Hélder Santos, President of the Board of the Water and Sanitation Fund (FASA)

Interventions and questions from the floor (15’)

12:20– 13:05Panel 4: Transport and Maritime Economy

  1. Mr. Jorge Pimenta Maurício, CEO of the National Ports Authority (ENAPOR)
  2. Mr. José Correia, Coordinator of the São Vicente Exclusive Maritime Economic Zone

Moderator – Mr. Paulo Veiga, Secretary of State for Maritime Economy for Cabo Verde

Interventions and questions from the floor (15’)

13:05 – 15:00Business Lunch
10:00- 16:00Bilateral Contacts: B2Bs and B2Gs on investment opportunities (parallel to panels 1, 2, 3 and 4)