Programme

Conference Programme, June 19th

8:00 - 9:00

Registration

Participants will arrive at the Madurodam and receive their badges. During this time, they can begin networking right away, and wake up with a cup of coffee or tea.

9:00 - 9:10

Opening Remarks

A word of welcome will be held by NABC's Peter de Ruiter and Marina Diboma, including an introduction to FAB FORUM's moderator, Eldaa Koama

9:10 - 9:50

Keynote Speeches

We will hear inspiring stories from entrepreneurs in Agribusiness, including that of Ms. Aïssata Diakité from Mali. Ms. Diakité is CEO and founder of Zabbaan group, a start-up and fast-growing enterprise that produces a range of 100% healthy fresh fruit juices.

Another high-profile speaker will be Mr. Claude Wilfrid Etoka,  CEO of Eco Oil and Congo, but also the President of the "Groupement du Patronat de la Francophonie" in charge of "corporate social responsibility."

We will also get a chance to hear from Mr. Hans Docter, a familiar face within the NABC Community. As the Director of Sustainable Development at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, his insights will be highly valued.

Our final keynote will be given by Mr. Diederick Zambon, the Head of Country Relations and Public Sector Sub-Saharan Africa of the European Investment Bank.

9:50 - 10:30

Panel Discussion

Under the professional and inspirational guidance of our moderator, our panelists will share their views on doing business in the Francophone African region. What are the latest trends and opportunities?

The panelists will include:

  • Yves Brosens - Altius
  • Aïchatou Nasser - Ainoma Seed Farm
  • Adam Traore - DAFANI Group
  • Jennie van der Mheen - Wageningen UR

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

This is your perfect opportunity to informally meet up with potential business partners, suppliers or clients.

11:00 - 12:00

Round 1 Matchmaking (3 Rounds)

The FAB Forum is your opportunity to link up with over 100 companies from Francophone Africa. We are developing an online matchmaking tool that will help you to find the right match, based on the information you fill out in your profile and the wishes you specify in the form. The matchmaking tool for the FAB Forum, which allows you to register prior to the event, can be found in the following link - www.nabcmatchmaking.com

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

Another opportunity to informally meet up with potential business partners, suppliers or clients is during the lunch break.

14:00 - 14:15

Short Break

Your opportunity to informally meet up with potential business partners, suppliers or clients.

15:15 - 15:30

Short Break

Your opportunity to informally meet up with potential business partners, suppliers or clients.

15:30 - 17:00

Round 2 Matchmaking (4 Rounds)

The FAB Forum is your opportunity to link up with over 100 companies from Francophone Africa. We are developing an online matchmaking tool that will help you to find the right match, based on the information you fill out in your profile and the wishes you specify in the form. The matchmaking tool for the FAB Forum, which allows you to register prior to the event, can be found in the following link - www.nabcmatchmaking.com

17:00 - 17:15

Closing Ceremony

The official closing ceremeony of the FAB Forum 2018. What have been the main lessons learned today?

17:15 - 19:00

Networking Reception

After an exciting day packed with speeches, workshops and other informative content, it is now time to refresh during the networking reception.

Event Location

George Maduroplein 1, 2584 RZ, The Hague 
The Netherlands

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