JULY 10th 2018



Tue, July 10th
Estoril Congress Center

Day 1

Tuesday, July 10th

Check in & Registration

08:00 – 08:45 AM

MC Thóra Arnórsdóttir, TV Presenter and former Candidate to Iceland Presidency

Opening Session
Filipe de Botton, President of the Board of the Portuguese Diaspora Council
Carlos Carreiras, Mayor of Cascais

08:45 – 09:00 AM

Crafting Coalitions For Change
Mariéme Jamme, Founder of IAMTHECODE

09:00 – 9:20 AM

Time for Trust

09:20 – 10:20 AM

Christian Kamayou, CEO & Founder of MyAfricanStartUp
Sophia Bekele, CEO of CBS International and Founder and Executive Director of DotConnectAfrica (DCA)
Ziad Oueslati, Managing Director and Co-Founder of AfricInvest
• Moderation by Gameela Ismail, Egyptian politician, activist, and former television presenter

Networking Break

10:20 – 11:00 AM

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic and Honorary President of Portuguese Diaspora Council

11:00 – 11:20 AM

How Infrastructure and Resource Sharing Will Create A “Multiplier Effect”?

11:20 – 12:20 PM

Kola Karim, CEO & Group Managing Director of Shoreline Energy
Manuel Mota, CEO of Mota-Engil Africa
Miguel Azevedo, Head of Investment Banking for Middle East, Africa and Portugal for Citigroup
• Moderation by Pedro Camacho, Editor-in-Chief of Lusa Portuguese News Agency

Lunch with Invited Institutional Speakers
Panel “Political Perspectives on the Future of AF-EU Relations”

12:45 – 01:15 PM Panel – part I
01:15 – 02:00 PM Private lunch with instituticonal speakers
02:00 – 02:30 PM Panel – part II

African Governmental Representatives from Angola, Algeria, Benin, Cape Verde, Egypt, Kenya, Senegal and Tunisia
•Moderation by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal

Catalyzing on the promise of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Time for Concrete Action

02:45 – 03:45 PM

Alexander Thomson-Payan, ‎President and Founder of TGI Group
Amrote Abdella, Regional Director 4Afrika at Microsoft
Hitesh Anadkat, Chairman of First Merchant Bank
Thomas Chalumeau, Chief Strategy Officer and Exco member Orange MEA, GSMA Utilities Champion
• Moderation by Aubrey Hruby, Co-Founder of Insider and the Africa Expert Network (AXN)

Rebalancing the EurAfrican Geographies: The Role of the Influence Diaspora

03:45 – 05:10 PM

Minna Salami, Founder of feminist blog MsAfropolitan
Pauline Mujawamariya Koelbl, Managing Director of African Innovation Foundation
Tonjé Bakang, Chief Brand Officer for the Anzisha Prize & Founder of Afrostream
• Moderation by Sammy Berrahmoun,Journalist from Canal Plus Group

Final Conclusions
José Manuel Durão Barroso, EurAfrican Forum Chairman

05:10 – 05:30 PM

Special Video Message
United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres

05:30 – 05:35 PM

“Building Trust For Strong Partnerships“
Saran Kaba Jones, Founder and CEO of FACE Africa

05:35 – 05:55 PM

Closing Performance

06:00 PM


Day 0

Monday, July 9th

Bloggers #CoalitionsForChange” (for media only) at Congress Center – 9th July 5:00-6:00 pm
With Jay-Ann Lopez and Trina Charles @Curlture, Mariam Bashorun @blackbritishbloggers, Rachael Sealy @ukafrolista and moderation by Mafalda de Avelar, Lusa