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Financing Investment and Trade in Africa (Video)
Financing Investment and Trade in Africa (Video)

By - Ayo Obafemi

Posted - 02-02-2020

After the great success of the first and second edition, Tunisia – Africa Business Council in partnership with the Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organizes the third edition of the international conference FITA “Financing Investment & Trade in Africa” on February 3 and 6, 2020 at the Laïco hotel, Tunis.

This conference will have as strategic objectives:

  • A State of the Art of Financing Trade and Investment, whether in Tunisia or Africa generally.
  • A presentation about the offers and financing mechanisms on the African continent.
  • A space of opportunities and meetings between pan-African economic development organizations, banker, venture capitalist, investment funds and experts.
  •  A presentation about the emerging alternative financial solutions – capital development, crowdfunding, credit insurance – that can intervene in addition to the traditional African banking offer.
  • A rapprochement between Tunisian banks and their Pan-African counterparts to facilitate access to financial services in Africa.

This third edition will also be an opportunity for some sub-Saharan countries to present their Economic Development Plan, structuring investment projects especially in PPP, as well as funding modalities.


Monday, February 3, 2020
8:00 -18h: Reception of the official delegation and the participants
20:00: Welcoming Cocktail (on invitation)

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
9:00 – 10:00 Official opening of FITA Documentary film:
Back to the images on the Key points of 2019 edition and presentation of Tunisia’s Vision in Africa (20 ‘)
10:00 – 11:15 Plenary conference 1: « Private Equity, Growth Engine in Africa»

  • Jaloul Ayed – H.E. M. Abdoulkarim Aden CHER, Minister of Budget of the Republic of Djibouti
  • Prof. Benedict Oramah, CEO AFREXIMBANK
  • Mr. Souleymane Fall : Special Advisor to the President of Senegal
  • Aziz Mbarek, CEO Africinvest
  • Mohamed Salah Frad, Président ATIC et CEO UGFS
  • Laureen Kouassi-olsson, Amethis
  • George Joseph Ghorra : SFI / BM
  • Nayel Georges Vidal, Managing Director Emerging Capital Partners

11:15 – 11:40: Coffee Break
11:40 – 13:00: Plenary conference 2: « Successful industrialization and productive transformation of the African continent»


  • Mr. Habib Karaouli, CEO CAP BANK
  • Mr. Augustin ANDRIAMANANORO: General Director presidential projects, Madagascar –
  • Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol, CEO ITFC –
  • M. Didier Acouetey, AfricSearch Group president –
  • Mrs. Emna Khrouf, Managing Partner DELOITTE et présidente ATUGE –
  • Mr. Mohamed El Azizi, regional general director BAD

13:00 -14:00: Lunch break (on invitation)
14:30- 17:30 Start of BtoB and Business to Institution meetings
14:30 – 16:00 Workshop 1: Role of Insurances for the development of inter-African trade

Moderator :

  • Mr. Habib Ben Hassin, President of FTUSA
  • Mr Yann Burtin: MIGA Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
  • Mr. Ismail Filali Allach: country Manager North Africa ICIEC
  • Mrs. Souheila Chabchoub : CEO COTUNACE
  • Mr. Mustapha Azaiez, General Direcor COMAR Cote D’Ivoire
  • Mrs. Lamia ben mahmoud: CEO Tunis Ré
  • M. Mohamed Dkhili: General Director GAT insurance

16:00 – 17:30 Workshop 2: The impact of digital transition on the African economy

Moderator :

  • Mr. Mohamadou Diallo, CEO CIO MAG
  • Mr. SALEM Samir : Advisor to the President of the republic of DJIBOUTI
  • Mr. Mondher Ghazali, CEO UIB
  • Mrs. Neila Ben Zina, CEO WIMBEE, Co-founder Holberton School Tunis
  • Mr. Hichem Ben Fadhel, CEO Ajyal Capital
  • Cheick Keita, CEO Bridge of Innovation and Open Business Africa

16:00 – 17:30 Workshop 3: Education and vocational training in Africa

Moderator :

  • Didier Acouetey, AfricSearch Group President
  • Mr. Alexis Mohamed: Special advisor to the President of the republic of DJIBOUTI
  • Mrs. Samira Karrach, Executive director UFTAM
  • Mrs. Houbeb Ajmi, General director Central University
  • Mr. Mohamed Jaoua, General Director Esprit Business School
  • Mrs. Amina Bouzguenda, General Director Paris Dauphine Tunisia
  • Mr. Maher Tbourbi, Director UIT

20:00 Gala dinner and Networking (on invitation)
Awards Ceremony FITA2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
8:00- 9:00: Welcoming of the participants
9:00 – 10:30: Plenary conference 3: Major logistic projects in Africa


  • Mr. Mondher Khanfir
  • H.E. M. Felix Moloua, Minister of Economy, Planning and International Cooperation of the Central African Republic
  • Mr. Ibrahima Guimba : Advisor to the President of the the Niger Republic
  • Mr. Juan Torrents / President of FEMOZA (World Federation of Free Zones and Special Economic Zones)
  • World Bank – UNCTAD / PPP Division

10:30– 11:00: Coffee break
11:00 – 12:45: Plenary conference 4: Economic blocs ECOWAS-COMESA: Trade with Tunisia and success stories

Moderator :

  • Mr. Bassem Loukil
  • H.E. Mrs Acacia BANDUBOLA: Minister of Economy of the Republic of Congo
  • Mr. Augustin ANDRIAMANANORO: General Director of the presidential projects, Madagascar
  • Mr. Joseph Mpunga, Senior Investment Promotion Officer – COMESA
  • General Secretary of ECOWAS
  • General Secretary of FEMOZA7
  • M. Aymen Kacem, Division Manager Trade Development ITFC
  • Mr. Mohamed Ali Hachicha, General director SOROUBAT Group

13:00-14:30: Lunch break (on invitation)
14:30- 17:30: Start of BtoBs and Business to Institution meetings
14:30 – 15:30 Workshop 4: The challenges of health in Africa

Moderator :

  • Dr Hichem Mnif, responsable pôle santé TABC
  • Dr Malick Sankhon, CEO NSSF Guinea-Conakry
  • Dr Slim Ben Salah, President of physicians order
  • Mrs. Sarra Masmoudi, CEO TERIAK et President of the National Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry of Tunisia
  • Mrs. Laure ZONGO Hien, CEO CARFO Burkina Faso

15:30 – 17:00: Workshop 5: Libya reconstruction

Moderator :

  • Mr. Adel Chaabane (MAZARS Tunisia)
  • Mr. Mustafa Sanalla: President of the National Oil Corporation (NOC)
  • Mr. Saddek Elkaber: Governor of the Central Bank of Libya
  • Mr. Ali Mahmoud Hassan: President of the Libyan Investment Authority
  • Mr. Mohamed Raied: CEO Ennassim Group

16:00 – 17:30 Workshop 6: Law and taxation in Africa

Moderator :

  • Nadia Yaich, Partner MGI – BFC
  • Faez Choyakh, Partner Tax , AMC Ernst & Young
  • Mr. Coulibaly Kikoun: CEO Figespro
  • Mr. Marcel Nguessan: MNG Audit & Consulting
  • Mr. Ndongo Camara, NKac Audit : Senegal
  • Mr. Ridha Hamzaou

20:00: diner cocktail (on invitation)

Thursday, February 6, 2020
9:00- 10:00 Official opening « Prosper Africa »
Prosper Africa launch program, will be communicated to you by AMCHAM.
14:30 – 17:30: Start of BtoBs and Business to Institution meetings

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