UK-Morocco Trade & Investment Forum 2018

27th March, Central London


On 27th March, HE Mohamed Boussaid, Minister for Finance and Economy, will lead a delegation of senior governmental and business officials to London for the UK-Morocco Trade & Investment Forum 2018. 

This forum aims to showcase the huge opportunities that Morocco has both within the country and wider afield as a gateway to the region. Plenary session will cover the bilateral business and trade relationship between the UK and Morocco, the burgeoning economic sectors that Morocco has, and the rapidly expanding environmental and renewable space.



0800-0900: Registration & Refreshments

0900-0930: Opening Remarks
Atam Sandhu, 
Chief Executive, DMA
HE Nasser Bourita, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Baroness Fairhead CBE, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, UK Department for International Trade (DIT)
HE Abdesselam Aboudrar, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the UK
Office of the Lord Mayor of the City of London
HE Thomas Reilly, British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco

0930-0950: Keynote Address
HE Mohamed Boussaid, Minister for Finance and Economy
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

0950-1120: Session 1 - Bilateral Business and Trade Cooperation
Chair: Sir Henry Bellingham MP, 
Former Minister for Africa
Othman El Ferdaous, Secretary of State for Industry, Investment, Trade and the Digital Economy
Dr Andrew Murrison MP, Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Morocco
Jason Ivory, Director of Trade Morocco, UK Department for International Trade (DIT)
Vomic Shah, Regional Head of International Business Development, UK Export Finance (UKEF)
Casablanca Finance City
Private Sector Speakers (x2)
Q&A Session

1120-1150: Refreshments Break

1150-1330: Session 2 - Current Industries and Growth Opportunities
Chair: Dr Najat Benchiba, 
Founder, Gazelle Advisory Group
Lamia Boutaleb, Secretary of State for Tourism
Meriem Bensalah, President, General Confederation of Enterprises (CGEM)
Moroccan Agency for Investment Development (AMDIE)
Marie-Alexandra Veilleux-Laborie, Country Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Private Sector Speakers (x2)
Q&A Session

1330-1430: Networking Lunch

1430-1600: Session 3 - Environment and Renewable Energy
Chair: Rt Hon The Lord Hain

OCP Group (formerly the Office Cherifien des Phosphates)
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN)
Amina Benkhardra, Director, National Bureau of Petroleum and Mines (ONHYM)
Private Sector Speakers (x2)
Q&A Session

1600-1620: Closing Remarks
Atam Sandhu, 
Chief Executive, DMA
HE Mohamed Boussaid, Minister for Finance and Economy
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

1620-1800: Gala Drinks Reception