UK-Morocco Trade & Investment Forum 2018

27th March, Central London

ABOUT THE FORUM

On 27th March, a wide-ranging Moroccan delegation, made up of senior govenmental and business officials, will visit London for the UK-Morocco Trade & Investment Forum 2018. 

This forum aims to showcase the huge opportunites that Morocco has both within the country and wider afield as a gateway to the region. Plenary session will cover the bilateral business and trade relationship between the UK and Morocco, the burgeoning economic sectors that Morocco has, and the rapidly expanding environmental and renewable space.

 

DRAFT PROGRAMME

0800-0900: Registration & Refreshments

0900-0930: Opening Remarks
Atam Sandhu, 
Chief Executive, DMA
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
HE Abdesselam Aboudrar, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the UK
Office of the Lord Mayor of the City of London
HE Thomas Reilly, British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco

0930-0950: Keynote Address
Minister of Finance and Economy
UK Department for International Trade (DIT)

0950-1120: Session 1 - Bilateral Business and Trade Cooperation
Chair: Sir Henry Bellingham MP, 
Former Minister for Africa
Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade and the Digital Economy
Office of the Prime Minister's Trade Envoys
UK Export Finance (UKEF)
Casablanca Finance City
Private Sector Speakers (x2)
Q&A Session

1120-1150: Refreshments Break

1150-1330: Session 2 - Current Industries and Growth Opportunities
Chair: TBC

Ministry of Tourism
General Confederation of Enterprises (CGEM)
Moroccan Agency for Investment Development (AMDIE)
Private Sector Speakers (x2)
Q&A Session

1330-1430: Networking Lunch

1430-1600: Session 3 - Environment and Renewable Energy
Chair: Rt Hon The Lord Hain

OCP Group (formerly the Office Cherifien des Phosphates)
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN)
National Bureau of Petroleum and Mines (ONHYM)
Private Sector Speakers (x2)
Q&A Session

1600-1620: Closing Remarks
Atam Sandhu, 
Chief Executive, DMA
Ministry of Finance and Economy
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

1620-1800: Gala Drinks Reception