UK-Tunisia Trade & Investment Forum 2018

10th October, Central London


A  senior delegation of ministers and officials from the Government of Tunisia will visit London on 10th October to attend the UK-Tunisia Trade & Investment Forum 2018. Delegates will get the opportunity to be updated about the economic situation in Tunisia as well as the bilateral relationship between the UK and Tunisia before learning about the investment climate in the country. The forum will then separate out into roundtables on two key sectors; Agri-business and Energy, with each being led by their respective ministries. Delegates will hear about each sector as a whole before learning about specific projects available in each area.



09.00-10.00: Registration & Refreshments


10.00-10.45: Welcome
•  HE Nabil Ben Khedher, Tunisian Ambassador to the UK
•  Senior Representative, UK Government (TBC)
•  HE Louise de Souza, UK Ambassador to Tunisia
•  Mehdi Ben Abdallah, President, Tunisia-British Chamber of Commerce

10.45-11.00: Keynote Address
•  Hon Dr Slim Feriani, Minister of Industry and SMEs


11.00-12.00: Tunisia’s Economic Situation
•  Representative, Central Bank of Tunisia
•  Bassem Kamar, Lead Economist, EBRD
•  Representative, Private Sector
Q&A Session


12.00-13.00: Investing in Tunisia
•  Beligh Ben Soltane, Director, FIPA Tunisia
•  Vomic Shah, Head of International Business Development, UKEF
•  Representative, Professional Services Firm
•  Representative, Law Firm

13.00-13.15: Increasing Bilateral Trade
•  Dr Andrew Murrison MP, Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Tunisia


13.15-14.15: Networking Lunch


14.15-15.30: Round Table 1: Growing Agriculture and Agri-business
•  Representative, APIA (Agence de Promotion des Investissements Agricoles)
•  Representative, Private Sector


14.15-15.30: Round Table 2: Energy & Renewables
•  Representative, Ministry of Energy
•  Representative, Private Sector


14.15-15.30: Round Table 3: ICT
•  Representative, Smart Tunisia
•  Fateh Krichene, General Manager Sfax Techno Park


15.30-15.50: Summary and Closing Remarks
•  Hitchem Ben Ahmed, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs


15.50-16.30: Drinks Reception