UK-Madagascar Trade & Investment Forum 2017

On 6th September 2017, HE Hery Rajaonarimampianina, President of the Republic of Madagascar, led a delegation of cabinet ministers to London for the second UK-Madagascar Trade & Investment Forum. 

DMA was delighted to work with Madagascar again after the inaugural 2015 summit, and help continue to build business relations between Britain and Madagascar. We would like to thank our event sponsors Ethiopian Airlines, Orrick, NextSource Materials, Oyster Oil, Foley Hoag, and Vision Madagascar for your support. 


0830-0930: Registration & Refreshments

0930-0945: Welcome
•    Atam Sandhu, Chief Executive, DMA
•    HMA Timothy Smart, British Ambassador to Madagascar

0945-1000: Keynote Address
•   HE Hery Rajaonarimampianina, President of the Republic of Madagascar

1000-1115: Session 1 – Economic Outlook & Financial Sector Development
Chair: Rt Hon The Lord Hain, Former British Cabinet Minister and MP
•   Hon Herilanto Raveloharison, Minister of Economy & Planning
•   Eric Andriamihaja, General Manager, Economic Development Board of Madagascar
•   Hery Frédéric Ranjeva, Partner, Foley Hoag
Q&A Session    

1115-1145: Refreshments Break

1145-1300: Session 2 – Investing in Energy
Chair: Peter Hanratty, Chairman, British-Malagasy Chamber of Commerce
•    Hon Lantoniaina Rasoloelison, Minister of Energy and Hydrocarbons
•    Zouzar Bouka, Chairman, Vision Madagascar
•   Olivier Jaomiary, CEO, Jirama
Q&A Session

1300-1400: Networking Lunch

1400-1530: Session 3 –  Investing in Extractives
Chair: Sir Henry Bellingham MP, Former UK Minister for Africa
•    Hon Ying Vah Zafilahy, Minister of Mines & Petroleum
•    Craig Scherba, President & CEO, Next Source Materials
•    Mike Wood, CEO, Oyster Oil
Q&A Session

1530-1550: Closing Remarks
•    Atam Sandhu, Chief Executive, DMA
•    HE Hery Rajaonarimampianina, President of the Republic of Madagascar

1550-1730: Gala Drinks Reception