Speakers

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

President of Burkina Faso
Moustapha Cissé Lo

Moustapha Cissé Lo

ECOWAS Parlement Chairman
Thomas Boni Yayi

Thomas Boni Yayi

Former President of Benin
Dioncounda Traoré

Dioncounda Traoré

Former President of Mali
Jerry Rawlings

Jerry Rawlings

Former President of Ghana

Luis Filip Lopes Tavares

Luis Filip Lopes Tavares

Minister of foreign affairs of Cabo Verde
Ally Coulibaly

Ally Coulibaly

Minister of African Integration and Ivorians Abroad, Côte d'Ivoire
Saeb Erakat

Saeb Erakat

Head of the Palestinian negotiators, secretary general of the PLO
José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

Former President of the Government of Spain
Sheikha Hissah Saad Abdullah Al Sabah

Sheikha Hissah Saad Abdullah Al Sabah

President of the Arab Women Council

Nasser Bourita

Nasser Bourita

Minister of Foreign Affaire and International Cooperation
Cyril Svoboda

Cyril Svoboda

Former Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
Mamadou Tangara

Mamadou Tangara

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gambia
Mouhcine Jazouli

Mouhcine Jazouli

Minister delegate to the minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in charge of African Cooperation
Najat Vallaud Belkacem

Najat Vallaud Belkacem

Former Minister of National Education, France

Yves Leterme

Yves Leterme

Former Prime Minister (Belgium), Secretary General of IDEA
Yasar Yakis

Yasar Yakis

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey
André Flahaut

André Flahaut

Ministre francophone du budget, à la fonction publique et à la simplification administrative
Laurent Lamothe

Laurent Lamothe

Former Prime Minister
Mahamat Saleh Annadif

Mahamat Saleh Annadif

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Head of UNMISM

Iveta Radicova

Iveta Radicova

Former Prime Minister of Slovaquia
Estelle Ondo

Estelle Ondo

Minister in charge of the Decade of Women, Gabon
Jean-Marie Ogandaga

Jean-Marie Ogandaga

Minister of Economy, Planning and Development Programming of Gabon
Mme Keita Diene

Mme Keita Diene

Minister of International Cooperation and Regional Integration of Guinea
Boubou Cissé

Boubou Cissé

Minister of Economy and Finances of Mali

General presentation

A major event on the African and international of the major conferences agenda; for 10 years, the MEDays Forum organized by the Amadeus Institute in Tangier, has increasingly became one of the main international geostrategic events in Africa and the Arab world. The Forum is today one of the most important geopolitical and economic events organized by a non-governmental structure in Morocco.

Where ?

MEDays village
Corniche Malabata, Avenue Mohamed VI, Tanger Morocco

WHEN ?

From 7th to 10thth
November 2018


FORMAT

Under the High Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, the MEDays Forum is organized in November of each year. Over a period of four days, the Forum holds more than thirty sessions and panels. It brings together a community of nearly 150 high-level speakers from five continents: Heads of State, Heads of Government, Ministers and Policy Makers, Nobel Laureates, heads of international organizations, business leaders, investors, experts and prominent foreign personalities. The MEDays receives between 3000 and 4000 participants each year.


MEDays 2018

In the age of disruption : Finding the new paradigms

Disruption, the word that has been used and abused in an ambulatory philosophy, envelops a semantics that is very convenient for qualifying disturbed landmarks. A disruption in an equation dominated by the showdown between interposed powers, and others refusing to undergo any form of injunction. A Digital disruption marked by the dynamics shaping the ecosystem of artificial intelligence as well as the emergence of start-ups.
However, disruption, in its substance, encourages a new reflection, inducing implicitly a paradigm shift. Given this observation, what scenarios are available to companies and what tools do they have? Are the rulers ready to work for a major paradigm shift? What would be the means? Moralization? Organization? Redefinition of objectives?
The questions are heavy, both politically and philosophically.

This year MEDays edition will therefore look how to answer all these questions through the various plenary sessions scheduled, which will know the presence of notorious international personalities, which should thus make the MEDays, a platform of solutions and international expertise.


Program

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018


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  • Thursday, November 8, 2018


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    • Aziz Saidi – Moderator Editor in Chief of La Tribune Afrique
    • Fahan Bamba Founder of Afrique Emergence & Investissements (AE&I)
    • Lilia Naas Hachem UNECA Representative for North-Africa
    • Mame Aly Konte Journalist, geographer
    • Hicham Boudraa General Director of the Moroccan Agency for Investments and Export Development (AMDIE)
    • Andrew Leung International and Independent China Strategist
    • Adama Gaye Writer
    • Faiçal Mekouar Vice-President of the General Confederation of Moroccan Entrepreneurs
    • Guang Yang Ex Director of the Institute for West-Asia and Africa Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
    • Li Anshan Director of the Center for African Studies at Beijing University
    • Hanru Wang Director of the Strategic Planning Department of the Export-Import Bank of China
    • Sun Xiansheng Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF)
    • Matt Liu Co-founder of Made In Africa Initiative, UNDP
    • Mohamed Methqal Ambassador, General Director of the Moroccan Agency of International Cooperation
    • Jean Marie Ogandaga Minister of Economy, Prospective & Development planning
    • Jawad Kerdoudi President of the Moroccan Institut of International Relations (IMRI)
    • Yousra Abourabi Professor of political sciences at the International University of Rabat
    • Mohammed H’Midouche CEO, Inter Africa Capital Group,Former representative of The African Development Bank in West Africa
    • Mohamed Tawfik Mouline Director of the Royal Institute of Strategic Studies (IRES)
    • Moubarack Lo Economist, Special Advisor of the Prime Ministre of Senegal

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    • Thomas Carter Director of Football 4 Peace International
    • Hasni Abidi Director of the Center For Studies And Research On The Arab And Mediterranean World

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    • Fahan Bamba Founder of Afrique Emergence & Investissements (AE&I)
    • Lilia Naas Hachem UNECA Representative for North-Africa
    • Mame Aly Konte Journalist, geographer
    • Hicham Boudraa General Director of the Moroccan Agency for Investments and Export Development (AMDIE)
    • Andrew Leung International and Independent China Strategist
    • Adama Gaye Writer
    • Faiçal Mekouar Vice-President of the General Confederation of Moroccan Entrepreneurs
    • Guang Yang Ex Director of the Institute for West-Asia and Africa Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
    • Li Anshan Director of the Center for African Studies at Beijing University
    • Hanru Wang Director of the Strategic Planning Department of the Export-Import Bank of China
    • Sun Xiansheng Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF)
    • Matt Liu Co-founder of Made In Africa Initiative, UNDP
    • Mohamed Methqal Ambassador, General Director of the Moroccan Agency of International Cooperation
    • Jean Marie Ogandaga Minister of Economy, Prospective & Development planning
    • Jawad Kerdoudi President of the Moroccan Institut of International Relations (IMRI)
    • Yousra Abourabi Professor of political sciences at the International University of Rabat
    • Moubarack Lo Economist, Special Advisor of the Prime Ministre of Senegal
    • Mohammed Benhammou President of the Moroccan Center of Strategic Studies

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  • Friday, November 9, 2018


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    • Amine Laghidi – Moderator Vice President African Mining and Energy Council
    • Fahan Bamba Founder of Afrique Emergence & Investissements (AE&I)
    • Lilia Naas Hachem UNECA Representative for North-Africa
    • Mame Aly Konte Journalist, geographer
    • Hicham Boudraa General Director of the Moroccan Agency for Investments and Export Development (AMDIE)
    • Andrew Leung International and Independent China Strategist
    • Faiçal Mekouar Vice-President of the General Confederation of Moroccan Entrepreneurs
    • Li Anshan Director of the Center for African Studies at Beijing University
    • Hanru Wang Director of the Strategic Planning Department of the Export-Import Bank of China
    • Sun Xiansheng Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF)
    • Matt Liu Co-founder of Made In Africa Initiative, UNDP
    • Mohamed Methqal Ambassador, General Director of the Moroccan Agency of International Cooperation
    • Jean Marie Ogandaga Minister of Economy, Prospective & Development planning
    • Jawad Kerdoudi President of the Moroccan Institut of International Relations (IMRI)
    • Yousra Abourabi Professor of political sciences at the International University of Rabat
    • Mohammed H’Midouche CEO, Inter Africa Capital Group,Former representative of The African Development Bank in West Africa
    • Mohamed Tawfik Mouline Director of the Royal Institute of Strategic Studies (IRES)
    • Moubarack Lo Economist, Special Advisor of the Prime Ministre of Senegal

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    • Frederic Baranger – Moderator Investment Banking Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking (SGCIB)
    • Sanae Lahlou Director of International Markets at the Moroccan Agency for Development of Investments and Exports
    • Mehdi Arifi General Managing Director of Coface Maroc (subsidiary of Coface Group, world leading company in Credit-Insurance sector)
    • Alexandre Kateb Economic and financial advisor, Founder of the consulting and analysis firm COMPETENCE FINANCE
    • Abdou Diop Managing partner, Mazars Maroc
    • Fahan Bamba Founder of Afrique Emergence & Investissements (AE&I)
    • Mame Aly Konte Journalist, geographer
    • Guang Yang Ex Director of the Institute for West-Asia and Africa Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
    • Li Anshan Director of the Center for African Studies at Beijing University
    • Matt Liu Co-founder of Made In Africa Initiative, UNDP
    • Jean Marie Ogandaga Minister of Economy, Prospective & Development planning

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    • Stéphan Véran Training Consultant, Team Leader of the Kafaat Liljamia Project of the European Union in Morocco
    • Samir Benmakhlouf Founder and President of London Academy Casablanca
    • Noureddine Ayouch President of Low Shems
    • Paul Colidtz CEO of the Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools (FEDSAS)
    • Franklin Cudjoe President & Founder of IMANI Center for Policy and Education
    • Khaled Igue President and Founder of Club 2030 Afrique
    • Youssef Travaly Vice-President of Science, Innovation & Partnerships at AIMS - Next Einstein Initiative

  • Saturday, November 11, 2018


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    • Joëlle Milquet 
    • Charillon Frederic Professor of political science and International Relations
    • Damien Martinez Chief Executive Officer of Facepoint, former head of the fight against the financing of terrorism at Credit Suisse
    • Mohammed Benhammou President of the Moroccan Center for Strategic Studies
    • Jaromír Novotný Security and Foreign Policy Expert, Former First Deputy Minister of Defense
    • Jean-Charles Brisard President of the Terrorism Analysis Center
    • Fernando Reinares Former adviser to the Spanish Minister of the Interior for the anti-terrorist policy
    • Mehdi Arifi General Managing Director of Coface Maroc (subsidiary of Coface Group, world leading company in Credit-Insurance sector)

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    • Emmanuel Dupuy President of the Institute for European Prospective and Security (IPSE)
    • Ramadan Abou Jazar Director of Brussels International Center for Research and Human Rights
    • Irina Zvyagelskaya Head of f the Middle East Studies at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations
    • Al Faraj Sami Head of Kuwait Centre for Strategic Studies
    • Mr Otte Marc Former U.E. Special Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process
    • M. Abderahim Kader Researcher at Iris, Specialist of Maghreb and Islamism, Lecturer at Sciences-Po Paris
    • Mouafac Harb Political consultant, former Al hayat Washington's chief of bureau, former vice president and news director
    • Marc S. Ellenbogen US Political Advisor
    • Hasni Abidi Director of the Center For Studies And Research On The Arab And Mediterranean World

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