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Conference Programme (including Presentations)

The presentations are available on the link at the speaker's name.
Day One: Wednesday 25th September
Venue: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Loretánské nám. 5, Prague 1 
 
General Moderator: Michala Hergetová
 
Moderated by: Michal Mejstřík, Chairman of ICC Czech Republic, Member of National Economic Council of Czech Government 
 
08:30 - 10:30
PANEL I.A: EMERGING AFRICA    
 
Opening Dignitaries
  • Tomas Dub, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
  • Přemysl Sobotka, First Vice-President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic
  • Milan Hovorka, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
  • Jaroslava Beneš Špalková, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Czech Republic
  • Milan Urban, Shadow Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
  • Mirek Topolanek, Former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
  • Radek Špicar, Vice-President responsible for economic policy and competitiveness, Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic
  • Godknows Igali, Deputy Minister of Power in Nigeria
  • H.E. Mrs. Christine Nkulikiyinka, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda
Trade and Investment Cooperation, Financing Trade between the Czech Republic and African Countries: Potential and Challenges
  • Michal Mejstřík, Chairman of ICC Czech Republic, Member of National Economic Council of Czech Government
  • Zdeněk Drábek, External Adviser for WTO
  • Michal Nebeský, Managing Director Czech Republic & Slovakia, Citibank Europe plc
  • Jan Muehlfeit, Chairman of Microsoft Europe, Microsoft Ltd.
 
PANEL I.B:
International Development Cooperation  programme
Supporting African Opportunities

 

10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
 
 
11:00 - 13:00
PANEL II: GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES AND BUSINESS PROSPECTS IN AFRICA
 
Overview of Economic Development on the African Continent, Capacity Building
Analytical Mapping of Competences and Opportunities for Development and Role of the Czech Embassies Abroad

  • Ivan Jukl, Chief Director of Economic Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Michal Minčev, Deputy Director in Department of Multilateral Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Czech Export Bank – project financing of investment opportunities, cooperation with MFA
  • Petr Križan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Czech Export Bank a.s.
Success Story
 
13:00 - 14:00
Buffett Lunch
 
14:00 - 15:00
PANEL III: DOING BUSINESS IN AFRICA, KEY SECTORS FOR CZECH TRADE AND INVESTMENT
 
Sponsor of this panel: VEBA, a.s.
 
Agribusiness, Water Treatment, Medical, Textile etc. Opportunities in African Countries
Presentations by Czech companies/institutions from agribusiness/water/medical/textile etc. sector
 
15:00 - 16:00
PANEL IV: DOING BUSINESS IN AFRICA, KEY SECTORS FOR CZECH TRADE AND INVESTMENT
 
Sponsor of this Panel: B.G.M. export, a.s.

Energy, Oil, Gas, Machinery and Engineering Projects and Opportunities in African Countries
Presentations by Czech companies/institutions from energy/machinery sector
  • Milan Máša, Business Director, Czech Blades s.r.o.
  • Štefan Paluba, Member of the Supervisory Board, Vítkovice a.s.
  • Ladislav Adamec, Chairman of the Board B.G.M. export a.s
  • Vilém Růžička, Chairman of the South African - Czech Chamber of Commerce
 
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee Break
 
16:30 – 18:00
PANEL V: FINANCING TRADE IN AFRICAN REGION
 
Moderated by: Eva Anderová, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic (Section International Relations and Financial Policies)
 
Financing Trade and Projects in Africa
  • Rudolf Putz, Deputy Director, Financial Institutions, Head Trade Facilitation Programme, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Stefan Koeberle, Director, Operations Risk Management, The World Bank
  • Jose Morte Molina, Division Manager - Credit Risk Management, African Development Bank
  • Yusuf Khan, Africa Trade Head, Citibank Europe plc
Legal Terms for Financing Trade in Africa
Closing remarks
 
 
18:00 - 20:00
Reception

 
 
 
 

 

Day Two: Thursday 26th September
Venue: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Loretánské nám. 5, Prague 1 
 
09:00 - 11:30
PANEL I: CONDITIONS OF DOING BUSINESS in AFRICA, MATCHMAKING, MEETINGS, NETWORKING.. 

RWANDA

  • H. E. Mrs. Christine Nkulikiyinka, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda
  • Jacques Nshimyumukiza, Consultant 

TANZANIA

  • Dunstan Mrutu, Past Vice-Chairman of TPA, Tanzania Ports Authority
 ANGOLA 
  • Dr. José Gama Sala, Senior Technician, National Agency for Private Investments
  • Samuel Panzo, Czech-Angolan Chamber of Commerce
 ETHIOPIA
  • General Gebretsadkan Gebretensae, RAYA Brewery s.c.
  • Winta Yohannes, RAYA Brewery s.c
  • Dewitt Gebre-Egziabher, RAYA Brewery s.c
  • Fikru Gebretsadik, Managing Director, Enquye Import Export
  • Abenet Debebe Ayele, Business Development Executive, Enquye Import Export
NIGERIA
  • Mohammed Dahiru, Chairman, Nigeria-Czech Trade and Investment Council 

Except of 5 Roundtables there was an opportunity to discuss FINANCING in Afrika with Mr. Yusuf  Khan, Africa Head Trade from Citibank Europe plc.