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First Day 9th October 2021

9.15 – 9.45

RECEPTION

9.30 – 10.15

INSTITUTIONAL GREETINGS

AMPHITHEATER ROOM

Cleophas Adrien DIOMA, Executive President IABW
Marina SERENI, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International  Cooperation Italy
Denis-Christel SASSOU NGUESSO, Minister of International Cooperation and Promotion of Public-Private Partnership, R.Congo
Abdoulaye DIOP, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mali
Patrick RAJOELINA, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Madagascar
Charles KETER, EGH, Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Kenya

10.15 – 11.15

CONFERENCE

AMPHITHEATER ROOM

Building Back Better together

Mehret TEWOLDE, CEO Italia Africa Business Week
Vera SONGWE, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa
Giorgio MARRAPODI, Director General, Directorate General for Development Cooperation, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Emilio CIARLO, Head of AICS External Relations&Communication Office
Gianpiero SUCCI, Partner BonelliErede
Ruggero ARICO’, Vice-President, Confindustria Assafrica&Mediterranee
Marco Francesco MAZZU, Recruiting Leader and Professor of Marketing&Digital, Luiss University
Conclusion: Giuseppe MISTRETTA, Principal Director for the Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Moderator: Alberto MAGNANI, Journalist Ilsole24ore

11.00 – 11.15

NETWORKING BREAK

11.15 – 12.45

CONFERENCE

AMPHITHEATER ROOM

Third Ethio-Italian Business Forum

Welcome and opening
Mehret TEWOLDE, CEO Italia Africa Business Week
Hambisa Bonsa DEMITU, Ambasciatore dell’Etiopia in Italia

Why Ethiopia
Ababi DEMISSIE, Director General for Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Transfer, Ministry of the Foreign Affairs
Member of the Ethiopian Investment Commission
Giuseppe MISTRETTA, Principal Director for the Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Sileshi GIRMA, CEO Tourism Ethiopia Commission

Testimonial session
Tameru Wondm AGEGNEHU, Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede
Case stories of Italian company and Firefax LLC
Q&A Session
The conference will be followed by a networking lunch and by the B2B and B2G networking session
Moderator: Alberto MAGNANI, Journalist Ilsole24ore
Curated by BonelliErede and Ethio-Italian Business Forum

11.15 – 11.45

CONFERENCE

GEMMA ROOM

Presentation of the Italian proposal
“Release G20”: A recovery plan for African countries


Reserved for ministers
Curated by Link2007

12.45 – 13.30

CONFERENCE

AMPHITHEATER ROOM

Building Back Better with women

Marina SERENI, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International  Cooperation, Italy
Marina PICCIONI, Head of Sovereign, Multilateral Financing and Blending Partnerships CDP
Letizia PIZZI, General Manager, Assafrica&Confindustria
Mehret TEWOLDE, CEO Italia Africa Business Week
Moderator: Ada UGO ABARA, Founder & CEO D-Tech Podcast

13.30 – 14.30

NETWORKING BREAK

FROM 14.30

BILATERAL&B3B MEETINGS

AMBRA ROOM

14.30 – 15.15

CONFERENCE

AMPHITHEATER ROOM

Italy and AfCFTA: New Collaboration Platform for Sustainable Growth

Fabrizio LOBASSO, Deputy Director Africa MAECI
Albertus AOCHAMUB, Ambassador of Namibia to Italy
Federica BRUNI, Businessmed Network Coordinator
Federico BEGA, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) Promos Italia Scrl
Abramo Abderrahmane CHABIB, Executive Director Italian  Diplomatic Academy
Adriano MAURO, Managing Director, Prototipi ltd
Moderator: Ieva Jakobsone BELLOMI, Professor John Cabot  Universit

14.30 – 15.30

COUNTRY PRESENTATION

GIADA ROOM

15.30 – 16.15

CONFERENCE

AMPHITHEATER ROOM

Training and Development

Daniela PISCITELLI, Associate Professor, Luigi Vanvitelli University
Pasquale DE MURO, Professor of Human Development, Roma Tre University
Emmanuel SAWADOGO, Professor, Joseph Ki Zerbo University, Burkina Faso
Giuseppe SARACINO, Project Manager, CIHEAM
Moderator: Laura MAZZA. AD of The Hub, Vice President of  FederFormazione

15.30 – 16.15

TAVOLA ROTONDA

GIADA ROOM

Taxation and Social Inclusiveness for Economic Growth in Africa

Saliou DIEYE, President West African Union of Tax Institutes
Sandra MOMAH,
President of Professional Women Network (PWN), Nigeria
Dame Gladys OLAJUMOKE SIMPLICE, Former President Chartered Institute of Taxation (CITN), Nigeria
Aleksandar IVANOVSKI,
Secretary General GTAP Global Tax Advisers Platform, Belgium
Awa GUENE,
Audit Supervisor, Deloitte Italia
Moderator: Piergiorgio VALENTE, President CFE Tax Advisers Europe  and Chairman GTAP Global Tax Advisers Platform, Italia

16.15 – 16.30

NETWORKING BREAK

17.30 – 18.15

TAVOLA ROTONDA

GIADA ROOM

Biomedical in African countries: ITC and Medical Devices, an opportun ity for a “health” partnership between Italy&Africa

Calogero CAMPISI, President Confeuropa Imprese in the World
Giuseppe ALIZZIO, President Confeuropa Imprese Africa
Giancarlo PALMIERI, MD Technical Scientific Committee, Confeuropa Imprese Africa
Enzo SIVIERO, Rector eCampus University
Andrea CHIESI, Head of special projects, Chiesi Farmaceutici
Bertrand TCHANA, MD of Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospital of Parma
Massimo DOMINICI, Scientific Responsible Technopole “Mario Veronesi”, Mirandola
Gerard Komonsira DIOMA, Pharmacist, Yalgado Ouédraogo University Hospital Center
Doriano PONZI, Vice-President Confeuropa Imprese Africa
Moderator: Alberto NICOLINI, Editor, DistrettoBiomedicale.it

17.30 – 18.30

CONFERENCE

AMPHITHEATER ROOM

The fashion industry and sustainable development in Africa

Mario BECCIA, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation
Sebastien Zita BAZIEMO, Stylist Burkina Faso
Emanuela MORA, Professor of Sociology, Catholic University of MIlan
Antonio FRANCESHINI, Head of the International Market and  Commercial Promotion Office of CNA
Paul Roger TANONKOU, Fashion designer&Founder Zenam  brand
Moderator: Vincenzo GIARDINA, Journalist Dire News Agency

18.30

APPETIZER

Second Day – 10th October 2021

09.30 – 10.00

RECEPTION

10.00 – 11.00

CONFERENCE

AMPHITHEATER ROOM

Agri-tech, Renewable energy and New technologies

Charles KETER, EGH, Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Kenya
Diana BATTAGGIA, General Manager UNIDO ITPO Italy
Francesco CAPONETTI, General Manager CEDIAM
Madi SAKANDE, General Manager New Cold System
Carlo CECCHETTI, RES4Africa Foundation
Pierre EYOUNG, Presidente African Engineers Association
Vincenzo LENUCCI, Director of the European&International Policies Area, Study Center, Confagricoltura
Riccardo RIDOLFI, CEO e founder, Equatorial Power
Moderator: Gianfranco BELGRANO, Editorial Director «Africa&Affari»Magazine

11.00 – 11.15

NETWORKING BREAK

11.15 – 11.30

PITCH

AMPHITHEATER ROOM

Christian RICHMOND NZI, Founder&CEO, Mygrants S.r.l.

11.30 – 12.30

CONFERENCE

AMPHITHEATER ROOM

Financing tools for businesses operating in Africa

Liliane ATTOUNGBRE CARISI, Founder&Consultant Attoungbre Consulting & Services, ACS
Grazia SGARRA, Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development
Paolo MUNINI, Head of Division, European Investment Bank
Marta SACHY,  Director, Aurora Foundation
Loamba BALA, Proger SPA Engineer
Vincenzo ERCOLE SALAZAR SARSFIELD, Global Head of Italian Infrastructure Italian MFA/ANCE
Gordon MENSAH, Public policy researcher
Pietro LOY DONÀ, Senior Loan Officer Corp. & Financial Inst. Dev. Finance GS,
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP)
Moderator: Roberto RIDOLFI– President of Link2007

12.30 – 13.15

CONFERENCE

AMPHITHEATER ROOM

Reshaping development through digital media: the youth experience

Ada Ugo ABARA, Founder of D-Tech 4Good & D-Tech Podcast
Kiasi Sandrine MPUTU, Radio host & Co-founder Africa Investment Club
Dede Sonya AGBODAN, BBstyle Brand Manager
Kennedy KITUYI, Dagoretti Film Center
Godwin HENRY, Executive Director Social Good Lagos
Moderator: Susanna OWUSU TWUMWAH , Communication officer

13.30 – 14.30

NETWORKING BREAK

FROM 14.30

BILATERAL&B3B MEETINGS

AMBRA ROOM

14.30 – 15.15

TAVOLA ROTONDA

GIADA ROOM

Blockchain&Africa

Hyacinthe ZOURE, President Blockchain Association, Burkina  Faso
Alessandro VALENTE, Advocate, Valente Associates GEB Partners
Ian HAYES, Chairman of the Tax Technology Committee at CFE Tax Advisers Europe
Moderator: Samir BENNANI , Blockchain & Cybersecurity Expert

14.30- 15.15

CONFERENCE

AMPHITHEATER ROOM

Diasporas and Development Cooperation

Paolo GALLIZIOLI, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation
Abderrahmane AMAJOU, Network Representative of the Piedmont Diasporas
Essa ESKANDER, Director of the Eurispes Observatory of the Mediterranean
Amélie TAPELLA, Focal Point Diaspora Engagement, IOM
Edosa ODIGIE, Vice President of Afroveronesi
Moderator: Bertrand NDOUGOU MANI, Representative of the Lazio diasporas network

 

15.15 – 16.15

CONFERENCE

AMPHITHEATER ROOM

Presentation of the «InvestinSenegal»Project

Idrissa SENE, Consul General of Senegal in Naples
Andrea MERLI, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation
Gaia COLOMBO, Project Manager Invest in Senegal project /Amref
Silvia LAMI, Country Manager, LVIA Senegal
Monica FAVOT, Punto.sud Foundation
Karounga CAMARA, President of Reseau Ndaari
Moderator: Cleophas Adrien DIOMA, Excecutive President IABW

16.15 – 16.30

NETWORKING BREAK

16.30 – 17.00

CONFERENCE

AMPHITHEATER ROOM

Financial tools for migrant entrepreneurship

Christian RICHMOND NZI, Mygrants S.r.l.
Karounga CAMARA, President of Reseau Ndaari
Orazio ZACÀ, Resp. Area Tirrenica by PerMicro
Moderator: Bernardo BINI SMAGHI Secretary General, World Forum of Banks, Deposits and Loans

 

17.15 – 17.30

PITCH

AMPHITHEATER ROOM

Aly BOYARM, Managing Partner AfricaCRM&SI

17.30 – 18.15

CONFERENCE

AMPHITHEATER ROOM

Sahel, Security and Development

Emanuela DEL RE, EU Special Representative for the Sahel
Djimé ADOUM, High Representative of the Coalition for the Sahel
Michela MERCURI; Professor of Middle Eastern Geopolitics at Niccolò Cusano University
Marco COCHI, Observatory on Radicalization and the Fight against Terrorism
Abdou MBOUP, Technical Advisor in Tourism to the President of Senegal
Moderator: Jean Leonard TOUADI, Journalist and University Professor

18.15 – 18.30

CLOSING OF WORKS

AMPHITHEATER ROOM

Mehret TEWOLDE, CEO Italia Africa Business Week

18.30

APPETIZER

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