AGENDA

   12.00 – 20.00

Arrival of delegates, registration and hotel check-in

Essential information :
  • Accommodation
  • Restoration
  • Security
  • Health information and medical emergencies
  • Shuttles and transport
  • Visits to reform sites and tourist sites

  •    18.30 – 20.00

    Welcome cocktail Sofitel Hotel Ivoire

  • Welcome address
  • Information about the conference
  • Minister of Economy and Finance
  •    08.00 – 08.50

    Arrival and registration of participants


       08.50 – 09.00

    L'Abidjanaise


       09.00 – 09.10

    Welcome Address

  • Mayor of the Commune of Cocody

  •    09.10 – 09.15

    Remarks on the Passing of the Baton

  • Mrs KAYULA Siame, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Investment, Zambie

  •    09.15 – 09.20

    Passing of the baton between Zambia and Côte d'Ivoire



       09.20 – 09.30

    Speeches

  • Mr. ESSIS Esmel Emmanuel, State Secretary to the Prime Minister, responsible for the Promotion of Private Investment.

  •    09.30 – 09.35

    Musical interlude


       09.35 – 09.40

    Video message or duplex participation of the IFC Regional Director


       09.40 – 09.45

    World Bank Group Speech

  • Director of Operations for the World Bank.

  •    09.45 – 09.50

    Screening of the institutional film: Côte d'Ivoire, land of investment


       09.50 – 10.00

    Speeches

  • Mr. Adama KONE, Minister of Economy and Finance.

  •    10.00 – 10.15

    Official opening speech of the conference

  • First Minister, Minister of the Budget and State Portfolio.

  •    10.15 – 10.20

    Musical Interlude and withdrawal of Authorities and Officials


       10.20 – 11.20

    Panel 1 : High level panel

    Importance of the investment climate reform agenda to address the challenges of economic growth in Africa.


       11.20 – 13.20

    Panel 2 : What are the trends in Africa ? Latest methodological developments and trends in the region's performance on the Doing Business Index


       13.20 – 14.50

    Lunch break


       14.55 – 15.55

    Panel 3 : Reflections on the reform process in difficult environments in Africa – What innovative approaches ?


       16.00 – 17.00

    Panel 4 : Key success factors in the business climate reform process.


       17.00 – 17.05

    Musical Interlude


       17.05 – 18.05

    Panel 5 : Role of investment promotion and the competitiveness agenda in the business climate reform process.


       18.05 – 18.30

    Visit of the stands


       19.00 – 21.00

    Gala Dinner

       08.30 – 08.45

    Debriefing of the first day


       08.45 – 09.05

    Presentation of the Single Portal for Investor Services and Exchanges


       09.05 – 10.05

    Panel 6 : Facility to support the financing of Small and Medium Enterprises and Small and Medium Industries (SME/SMI)


    Four (4) Concurrent Technical Sessions


       10.05 – 11.30

    Concurrent Session 1 :

    Dematerialization of public services to investors : What are the realities and challenges in sub-Saharan Africa?


    Concurrent Session 2 :

    Innovative approaches to land registry reform and Mass Securitization Program and land tenure security.


       10.05 – 11.30

    Concurrent Session 3 :

    Impact on the flow of cross-border trade of single windows for foreign trade and joint control operations at border crossings.


    Concurrent Session 4 :

    Practical provisions for the adoption of new regulations or legislation: Challenges and lessons learned in the implementation of legislative reforms


    Four (4) Concurrent Technical Sessions


       11.30 – 13.00

    Concurrent Session 5 :

    Realities and lessons learned from legislative and practice reforms in the OHADA space.


    Concurrent Session 6 :

    Reform process and investment attraction: correlation and empirical data.


       11.30 – 13.00

    Concurrent Session 7 :

    Significant reduction in construction without building permits through innovative approaches to building permits.


    Concurrent Session 8 :

    Develop solutions for SME/SMI financing. Sector-specific solutions or a single offer for any type of company ?


       13.00 – 14.30

    Lunch break


    Four (4) Concurrent Technical Sessions


       14.35 – 16.00

    Concurrent Session 9 :

    Innovations in tax services for taxpayers: How to facilitate tax reporting and payment and increase access to tax services ?


    Concurrent Session 10 :

    Key success factors for the implementation of PPP projects in sub-Saharan Africa.


       14.35 – 16.00

    Concurrent Session 11 :

    Tax optimisation: How to make tax rates attractive for the Private Sector in a context of tax revenue targets for the State Budget ?


    Concurrent Session 12 :

    Identify and implement a business climate reform agenda targeted at the competitiveness of the industrial sector.


       16.05 – 17.05

    B to B meetings


       17.10 – 17.15

    Reading of the General Report of the conference


       17.15 – 17.25

    Closing ceremony

    Address of thanks

  • State Secretary to the First Minister, responsible for promoting private investment.

  •    17.25 – 17.35

    Closing address

  • Mr. Adama KONE Minister of Economy and Finance.
  •    08.00 – 11.00

    THEMATIC VISIT (5 concurrent visits) :

    - Thematic visit 1 : Tele-tax services centre (General Tax Directorate)
    Abidjan Plateau : 1st floor of the E Tower of the Administrative City.

    - Thematic visit 2 : Computer backup, administration and supervision centre for the high availability of the Single Investor Services Portal Abidjan Cocody Immeuble Grand Ciel.

    - Thematic visit 3 : Commercial Court of Abidjan
    Abidjan II Plateaux.

    - Thematic visit 4 : Abidjan Commercial Court of Appeal
    Cocody-Attoban.

    - Thematic visit 5 : Business incubator of the General Confederation of Enterprises of Côte d'Ivoire (CGECI)
    Abidjan Plateau, Maison de l’Entreprise


       11.00 – 17.00

    TOURIST VISITS : (2 concurrent visits)

    - Tour 1 : Visit to Assinie

    - Tour 2 : Lagoon walk and visit of the Bay of Billionaires


       07.00 – 12.00

    Check-out and departure of delegations


    END OF THE CONFERENCE