UK-Côte d’Ivoire Agribusiness Investment Conference
Welcome and thank you so much for registering for the 'UK-Côte d’Ivoire Agribusiness Investment Conference' at 10:00 GMT/10.00 WAT on Thursday, 10th February, 2022.
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On 10th February 2022, DMA in partnership with the British Embassy in Abidjan and the Ivorian Government hosted the UK-Côte d'Ivoire Virtual Agribusiness Investment Conference.
In line with the Ivorian Government's plans to industrialise the Agri-sector, the event was a unique entry point into one of Africa’s fastest-growing markets supported by the recent, historic trade agreement between the UK and Côte d'Ivoire. Showcasing the UK Ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire, officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Trade and Industry, alongside UK DIT's Agritech Director, the two hour event featured introductions to key government stakeholders, intelligence on business opportunities, and matchmaking with meeting requests taking place during the following days.
Chairperson - Kady Doumbia, President, Cote d'Ivoire Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (CICCGB)
10.00 - 10.05: Welcome
Carole Attoungbre, Head DIT, Abidjan
10.05 - 10.15: Opening
HMA Catherine Brooker, HM Ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire
10.15 - 10.35: Keynote Address
David Burton, DIT Agritech Director
10.35 - 10.40: Video Welcome to Cote d'Ivoire
10.40 - 11.00: Agri Investments
Ministry of Agriculture
11.00 - 11.20: Special Economic Zones, Agri Opportunities
Ministry of Industry
11.20 - 11.55: Companies' pitches
Alimata Ouattara, CEO, ICAD HOLDING (Ivorian Company for Africa’s Development)
Sarata Touré Koné, Deputy Director General, SITA SA (Société Ivoirienne de Traitement d'Anacarde SA)
Phil Gaffney, Operations Director, Ecostim
Video from AgDevCo
11.55 - 12.00: Close and welcome to one-on-one meetings