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Day One – 9 November 2020

Timetable Conferences
10.30 – 12.30 REBRANDING ITALY IN AFRICA
Cleophas Adrien Dioma – IABW President
Emanuela Del Re – Deputy Minister for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI)
Tehindrazanarivelo Djacoba A. S. Oliva* – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Madagascar
Ali Coulibaly – Ambassador of Mali
Giorgio Marrapodi – Director-General for Development Cooperation (MAECI)
Walid Loukil – Executive Vice-President Loukil Group
Giuseppe Mistretta – Central Director at the Foreign Ministry for the Sub-Saharan Region (MAECI)
Gianpiero Succi – Partner BonelliErede
Luca Maestripieri – Director-General of the Italian Agency for Development and Cooperation (AICS)
Antonella Baldino* – Chief International Development Finance Officer Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP)
Michele Ziosi – Vice-President Institutional Relations at CNH Industrial
Yamume Tshomba – Surgeon, Associate Professor at the University of MilanModerator : Alberto Magnani – Journalist Sole24Ore
14.00 – 15.30  FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS FOR THE RECOVERY OF AFRICAN ECONOMIES IN THE POST-COVID19 ERA
Jean Gustave Sanon – Economist, former Minister of Finance of Burkina Faso
Valeria Emmi – Advocacy Coordinator Cesvi
Alessandra Piermattei – AICS, Dakar Headquarters Manager
Giulio Dal Magro – Head of development financing (CDP)
Olivier Kaba – Project Manager Migration (AFD)
Caterina Avanza – Head of international cooperation (Democratic Party)Moderator : Roberto Ridolfi – Senior strategic investment advisor
15.30 – 16.30 CONNECTING THE DOTS. WHY ONLY 2% OF GLOBAL RE IN AFRICA? THE IMPORTANCE OF CAPACITY BUILDING
Roberto Vigotti – Secretary General-Res4Africa
Lorenzo Carnelli – CEO -Friem S.P.A
Gianluca Biscotti – Executive chairman – BFP Group
Farncesca Oliva – Energy Technical Advisor – AVSI
Izael Da Silva – Strathmore University (Kenya)
Michael Kiza – Programme Management Expert – EACREEE (Uganda)
Rappresentante – Ambasciata-del Kenia in Italia
Testimonials from the Micro-Grid Academy initiative
Moderator: Andrea Spinelli – Journalist SlowFood
16.30 -17.30   LEGA CALCIO REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP – AFRICA PROJECT PRESENTATION
Ciccarese Michele – Commercial & Marketing Director Lega Serie A
Tomio Niccolò – Commercial & Marketing Unit Lega SerieModeratore: Daffe Saidou Oumar – Anti-Racism office Manager Lega Serie A
17.30 -19.00 CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION
Stephie-Rose Nyot-Nyot – Parleafrique.com
Adama Sanneh – Moleskine Foundation
Adja Mariam Mahre Soro – Studio Kä
Krystel K. Kalanga – Afrikastream Drc
Nicolas-Etienne Sohou N’gani – expert

Moderator: Mohamed ZOGHLAMI – Afric’Up

Day Two – 10 November 2020

Timetable Conferences
10.30 – 12.00 AGRIBUSINESS – ITALIAN KNOW HOW/SHOW HOW FOR THE GROWTH OF THE PRIMARY SECTOR IN AFRICA IN THE POST-COVID ERA
Jeanne Dambendzet – Ambassador of the Republic of Congo to Italy
Francesco Caponetti – Cediam SA West Africa
Tadele Sinesibhat – Business Manager Green-Revo
Federico Bellotto – New Holland Agriculture Business Director Southern Africa
Madi Sakande – General Manager New Cold System
Alberto Quintavalla – Area Sales Manager CFTModerator: Fabrizio Lobasso – Subsaharian Africa Deputy Director (MAECI)
12.00 – 13.00 DOING BUSINESS IN ETHIOPIA – NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR ITALIAN OPERATORS

Pietro Panarello – First secretary Trade and Cultural Issues at the Italian Embassy in Ethiopia
Zenebu Tadesse – Ambassador of Etiopia to Italy
Michele Saponaro – Managing Associate of BonelliErede
Weynalem Weldesenbet – Local Partner based in Addis Ababa of Tameru
Wondm Agegnehu – Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede
Robel Mehari – Senior Associate based in Addis Ababa of Tameru

Moderator: Gianpiero Succi – Partner of BonelliErede

14.00 – 15.30 CIRCULAR ECONOMIES, GREEN INDUSTRIES AND SUSTAINABILITY IN AFRICA
Diana Battaggia – Director UNIDO ITPO Italy
Livia Canepa – UNIDO ITPO Italy
Seydou Cissé* – Ambassador of Ivory Coast to FAO
Adamou Boubacar – Ceo Sahel Agropole | Professor of Biotechnology, Health & Environment
Alessandra Lentini – Environment Departement (AICS)
Riccardo Giovannini – Head of Sustainability Team Ernst&YoungModerator: Roberto Ridolfi – Senior-strategic investment advisor
15.30 – 16.30 INVESTING IN AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-ITALIAN SMEs (FOR ITALY’S GROWTH AND SUSTAINABLE JOBS IN AFRICA)
Grazia Sgarra – Head of Office – Public Private Partnerships (AICS)
Vitaliano Gobbo – Italian Consul in Benin
Dogad Dogoui – President Africa SMS Forum
Antonio Franschini – International Market and Promotion Office Manager of National Confederation of Italian Artisans
Youssef El Ganadi – Myafricancompetition
Riva Bonkougou – Group Pareida International-sarlModerator: Marta Sachy – Aurora Foundation
16.30-17.30 STRATEGIES FOR THE INTERNATIONALISATION OF ITALIAN
Manlio Di Stefano – Undersecretary of Internationalisation (MAECI)
Albin Feliho – President of the National Confederation of Benin Entrepreneurs
Roberta Datteri – National Vice President of National Confederation of Italian Artisans
Raffaele Marchetti – Assistant Dean for Internationalisation LUISS University
Alessandro Gerbino – ICE Ghana
Paolo Sannella – President of Ispramed
Mauro ZAN – Chief Investment Officer ETC Invest SpaModerator: Alberto Magnani – Journalist Sole24Ore

Day Three – 11 November 2020

Timetable Conferences
10.30-12.00 EFFICIENT LOGISTICS, CUSTOMS AND TAX PRACTICES IN TRADE RELATIONS BETWEEN AFRICA AND ITALY
Alessandro Zanin – Logimar
David Mukeba Kalengay – Special Counsel to the President of DRC
Liliane Attoungbre Carisi* – OLA Energy
Ablam Gerard Agoudou – Civil Engineer Airport Facilities & Infrastructure
Abdulkadir Moalin Abdirahman – Benadir Pharmaceuticals
Armel Koty – Consultant
Mario Di Giulio – Law firm Pavia e AnsaldoModerator: Rudy Casbi – CEO La Nouvelle Afrique
12.00 – 13.00 THE KEY TO AFRICAN MARKETS – TRIPARTITE RELATIONS: TUNISIA – ITALY– SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Walid Loukil – Executive Vice-President Loukil Group
Mohamed Ali Boutabi – Maap Communication
Cleophas Adrien Dioma – Presidente of IABW
Federico Bega – Manager PROMOS ITALIA
14.00 – 15.30
WORKSHOP – BONELLIEREDE: A PREFERRED PARTNER FOR AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS FOR CAPACITY BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT

Lead the workshop
Angelino Alfano – Of Counsel BonelliErede and former Ministrer of Italian Ministry of Foreign Affaires and International Cooperation
Giampiero Succi – Partner BonelliErede
Riccardo Bordi – Partner BonelliErede

Reserved for the African diplomatic corps in Italy

Event organized in collaboration with BonelliErede

15.00- 16.30 WASTE MANAGEMENT AND GREEN ECONOMY

Marco Falconi – National institute for the protection and environmental research
Carlo Vanturato – Eurven
David Olatunji – Africa Smart City Foundation
Marina Doubell – Innovambiente
Payet Tisset Nadège – Overseas Trade&Services
Sofiani Noukari Wassalke – Niger – Bioplast

Moderator: Dino Jr Di Cicco-Ass.I.Wa.Ma.President

17.00-18.30 START UP, NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATION IN AFRICA

Diletta Doretti – World Bank/Bamako
Gildas Guielle – Ouagalab
Fabio Melloni – Head of Office Nairobi (AICS)
Donatella Piccione* – International Area Manager Lazio Inova
Federico Monica – Covid free toolkit
Aurora Cicillini – Unido Italy
Eleonora Rella – UNIDO ITPO Italy
Representative* – Scuola Massimo Roma
Coumbaly Diaw – Sustainable food chains expert (FAO)

Moderator: Ieva Jakobsone Bellomi*- Professor (John Cabot University)

18.30-19.00 CLOSING CONFERENCE

Moderator: Vincenzo Giardina – Journalist Agenzia di Stampa Dire

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