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Previous Edition Speakers

Janusz Wojciechowski

EU Commissioner for Agriculture

Albert Muchanga

AU Commissioner for Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission

David Clarinval

Foreign Trade Acting Minister, Belgium

Solomon Adgebie-Quaynor

Vice-President, Private Sector, African Development Bank

Ismahane Elouafi

Chief Scientist, FAO

Iliass El Fali

Advisor to OCP’s Chairman & CEO and former COO, OCP Group

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

Minister of Communications, Ghana

Pekka Pesonen

Secretary General Copa-Cogeca

Hanane Mourchid

Executive Director Sustainability & Green Industrial Development, OCP Groupe

Alan Kyerematen

Minister of Trade and Industry, Ghana

Tania Habimana

CNBC Africa Correspondent

Steve Murigi

Head of Programmes and Strategic Partnerships, Amref Health Africa UK

Cécile Billaux

Cécile Billaux, Head of Unit, Microeconomic analysis, investment climate and private sector & employment, DG INTPA

Ronald Kato

Journalist, AfricaNews

Mar Martinez

Programme Manager, Unit for Social Inclusion and Protection, Health and Demography, DG INTPA

Willi Schulz-Greve

Head of Unit, Global Issues, WTO & Relations with ACP, DG AGRI

Carole Kariuki

CEO, Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)

Luca Giansanti

SVP European Government Affairs, ENI

Sébastien Brack

Senior Advisor, Kofi Annan Foundation and European Institute of Peace

Godfrey Bahiigwa

Director for Agriculture and Rural Development, African Union Commission

Ivor Ichikowitz

Chairman, Ichikowitz Foundation

Karen Kaneza

Vice-President, ADEPT Platform

Johannes Luchner​

Deputy-Director General, European Commission, DG HOME

Mante Makauskaite

Digital Explorers Project Lead (Co-founder of AfriKo)

Michael Spindelegger

Director-General, ICMPD

Eden Alemayehu

INSPIRE Project Manager, ICMPD

Dawit Dame

Ethiopian Jobs Creation Commission

Mpho Phalatse

Mayor of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Vice-Chair representing Africa, C40 Cities

Dr. Amr Talaat

  • Minister of Communications, and Information Technology (CIT), Egypt

Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento

Managing Director, UNIDO

George Asamani

Business Development Lead Africa, PMI

Bernt Bieber

SVP Direct Export Sales, Siemens Healthineers

Dr. Mohamed El Sahili

Chief Visionary Officer, Medland Hospital

Patrick Child

Deputy Director-General, DG ENV, European Commission

Jérémy Decerle

Member of the European Parliament, Member the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

María Soraya Rodríguez Ramos

Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the committee for the Relations with the Pan-African Government

Shada Islam

Brussels-based commentator and analyst

Florence Ranson

EU Correspondent and Founder of REDComms

Kamal Alawo Adjayi

Mayor of Golf 3 Commune, Lomé, Togo

Arnaud Thysen

Director General, European Business Summits


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Agriculture and Supply Chain
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Energy and Sustainability
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Infrastructure, Investment and Finance
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Trade and International Partnerships

“The executive team in Brussels has made Africa a priority. Collaboration with the continent will be based on equality. “

Joanna Drake

Deputy Director – DG ENVI, European Commission

“For its development, Africa does not need more aid but it needs investments”

Leila Farah Mokaddem

Country Manager, African Development Bank

“Listing problems is one thing, defining priorities is another”

Ibrahim Guimba-Saidou

Minister – Special Advisor of the President of Niger


Arnaud Thysen


+32 (0) 2 645 3 482

Baiba Petrusevica

Partnership Manager

+32 (0) 2 645 3 488

Moges Andreoli

EU-Africa Programme Assistant

+32 (0)2 349 3 593

Fabrizio Delage Paganini

Associate Adviser

+33 (0)6 18 20 26 93


Awad Chamas

Associate Adviser