UK-Côte d’Ivoire Agribusiness Investment Conference

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