Guinea Trade and Investment Mission 2023

Guinea Economic Mission Programme

Mission Programme

DAY 1 - Tuesday 25th April, Venue the Noom Hotel, Conakry

10:00 - 10:30: Registration & Refreshments

10:30-10:50: Welcome & Opening Remarks  

  • Simon Tonge, Mission Lead and Director, DMA Invest
  • H.E John Marshall, British Ambassador to Guinea
  • H.E Aly Diallo, Guinean Ambassador to the UK
  • Prime Minister’s Office Representative

10:50–11:00: Presentation – Business Climate and Investment Code in Guinea

  • Diana Kouyaté, Managing Director of the Private Investment Promotion Agency

11:00 – 11:10: Spotlight on the Supply Chain

  • Samuel Gahigi, Interim General Manager, Rio Tinto Guinea

11:10-12:40: The Private Sector View

Moderator: Samantha Callender, Business and Diplomacy Lead, DMA Invest

  • Kemoko Toure, Advisor to the CEO, Topaz Group of Industries
  • Diawadou Bah, Director General, Ecobank Guinea
  • Philip Foster, CEO, AB Africa Camilla d’Abo, Group Head of Marketing and Communications, Axendo
  • Steve Gray, Head of West Africa, UKEF
  • ⁠Aly Kaba, Managing Director Guinéenne de Prestation et de Construction (GPC)
  • ⁠Mohamed Sidiki Sylla, Managing Partner, Sylla & Partners
  • ⁠Q&A Session 

12.40 – 14.00: Networking Lunch

14:00 - 16:00: High-Level Panel on the Guinea Offer

Moderator: Ismael Nabe, Advisor to the Prime Minister in charge of Investment and Public
Private Partnership

  • Minister of International Cooperation and Planning
  • Secretary General, Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Secretary General, Ministry of Energy, Hydraulics and Hydrocarbons
  • Secretary General, Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Works
  • Secretary General, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and SMEs
  • Secretary General, Ministry of Mines and Geology
  • National Director, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock
  • Deputy Administrator General, Administrator and Control of Major Projects (ACGP)
  • Eric Benjamin Colle, Guinean Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts
  • Balsa Dia Sy Savane, General Business Confederation of Guinea 

16:00: Coffee and Networking 

17:00: Close

19:00 - 21:00: Chamber of Commerce and General Business Confederation Evening Reception and Dinner

DAY 2 – Wednesday 26th April

Meetings with the Guinean Government and key infrastructure site visits in Conakry

08:30: Visit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs for African Integration and Guineans Living Abroad

10:00: Visit to the Office of the Prime Minister 

11:30: Visit to the Minister of International Cooperation and Planning

12:30: Visit to the Minister of Economy and Finance

13:30: Visit to the Minister of Trade, Industry and SMEs

14:00: Visit to the Minister of Energy, Hydraulics and Hydrocarbons

15:00: Visit to the Minister of Infrastructure and Public Works

16:00: Visit to the Minister of Mines and Geology

17:00: Visit to the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock

18:00 - 20:00: VIP Reception hosted by the British Embassy

DAY 3 – Thursday 27th April, Venue Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts HQ

09:00 - 09:30: Registration & Refreshments

09:30 – 12:30: B2B engagements with the Guinean Private Sector including members of the Chamber of Commerce and Patronat

12:30 – 15:30: Site visit to Topaz Industries and working lunch

14:00 – 16:00: One-to-one meetings with the Guinean Government