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1) Africa Project Forum

1. Objectives

  • To provide an opportunity for project owners of African countries to explain their projects afoot to businesses
  • To help the companies to identify business opportunities in Africa

2. About the event

  • Time May 23, 14:00-15:30
  • Venue (Room no.)
    • Infrastructure/Transport Project Forum: Seminar Hall 1 (101, 102), Convention Hall
    • Electricity/Energy Project Forum: Seminar Hall 2 (106, 107), Convention Hall

Program ▼

Sectors
Infrastructure/Transport Electricity/Energy
14:00~14:10 개회사
14:10~14:30 [Morocco]
Ministry of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water
[Côte d'Ivoire]
Ministry of Planning and Development
14:30~14:50 [Kenya]
Lake Victoria Basin Commision
[Mozambique]
Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH)
14:50~15:10 [Tanzania]
Dar es Salaam Water & Sewerage Authority
[Kenya]
Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board
15:10~15:30 [Ethiopia]
Ethiopia Road Authority (ERA)
[Tanzania]
Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation

Presenters ▼

Infrastructure/Transport (101-102)
  • Hila P. LUOGA
    Projects Development Officer, Lake Victoria Basin Commision, Kenya

  • Romanus MWANGINGO
    Acting Chief Executive Officer, Dar es Salaam Water & Sewerage Authority, Tanzania

  • Tadesse Bahiru WOLDERUFAEl
    Senior staff assistant for planning ICT DDG, Ethiopian Road Authority (ERA)

  • Victorino VIDIGAL
    Director of Infrastructure Department, Municipality of Maputo, Mozambique

Electricity/Energy (106-107)
  • Niale KABA
    Minister, Ministry of Planning and Development, Republic of Cote d'Ivoire

  • Tavares MARTINHO
    Administrator, ENH (Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarboneetos), Mozambique

  • Winfred NDUBAI
    Ag. Technical Director, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board, Kenya

  • Nathan MNYAWAMI
    Director of Corporate Strategy & Planning, Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation



2) AfDB Procurement Briefing Session

1. Objectives

  • To provide AfDB with an opportunity to explain its procurement system and procedure as well as projects afoot to businesses
  • To help such businesses enter the African market making the most of the procurement system

2. About the event

  • Time May 23, 15:30:16.20
  • Venue (Room no.): Seminar Hall 1 (101, 102), Convention Hall

Program ▼

Contents Presenter
Intro - Introducing program and speaker
Presentation AfDB Business Opportunity: The Bank’s Procurement Framework
- AfDB Procurement Framework including Policy, Procedures and Documents
- AfDB-proposed projects
- Useful tips & know-hows on how to succeed in AfDB-proposed projects
African Development Bank
Q&A
※ Presentation contents are subject to change.

Presenters ▼

  • Dossa Clement AHOSSI
    Chief Regional Procurement Coordinator, East Africa Region, African Development Bank



3) Presentation 1 - Korea’s Leading Infrastructure Companies : Key Factors behind Global Success (Luncheon session)

1. Objectives

  • To allow Korean infrastructure companies to introduce their success stories, emphasize the importance of channeling public finance into the business
  • To share lessons learned applicable to Africa’s industrialization

2. About the event

  • Time: May 23, 12:30-14:00
  • Venue (Room no.): Committee Meeting Room 2 (205), Convention Hall

Program ▼

Contents Presenters
Speeches Welcoming and Congratulatory remarks
Presentation 1 Presentation 1: Introduction on Daewoo E&C Daewoo Engineering and Construction
Presentation 2 Introduction on Hyundai Engineering Company Hyundai Engineering Company
Presentation 3 Current Status of Global SOC Engineering Market and Dohwa Engineering Dohwa Engineering Co., Ltd.
Presentation 4 Cheil Engineering, Leading Consultant in Africa Cheil Engineering Co., Ltd.
Presentation 5 Successful Project Financing Cases in Infrastructure & Exploring Business Opportunities in Africa Korea Development Bank
Q&A

Presenters ▼

  • Seung HAN
    Senior Vice President, Daewoo Engineering and Construction

  • Dong-Joon KIM
    Head of Marketing Team, Hyundai Engineering company

  • Yong-Gu KIM
    Executive Vice President, Dohwa Engineering Co., Ltd

  • Yong-Soo NA
    Executive Director, Cheil Engineering Co., Ltd.

  • Ji-ho KANG
    Global Head of Project Finance Center, Korea Development Bank



4) Presentation 2 -Key Sources of Global Competitiveness of Korea’s ICT Companies

1. Objectives

  • To allow Korean ICT companies to showcase their technologies and capabilities and explore business opportunity
  • To provide a PR opportunity for those in the information and communication, telecommunication devices and software development sectors

2. About the event

  • Time: May 23, 16:40-18:00
  • Venue (Room no.): Seminar Hall 1 (101, 102) , Convention Hall

Program ▼

Contents Presenters
Speeches Welcoming remark
Presentation 1 Equal Project for Africa Korea Telecom
Presentation 2 The 4th Industrial Revolution and our preparation Samsung Electronics
Presentation 3 Proposal for Development of Africa with Hancom HANCOM GROUP
Presentation 4 Global Market, The Need and Role of Platform NHN Entertainment Corporation
Presentation 5 NEXON, Global Leading Game Company Nexon Korea
Q&A

Presenters ▼

  • Michael YANG
    Director, Korea Telecom

  • Taeyoung PARK
    Senior Professional, Samsung Electronics

  • Sang Heon LEE
    Vice Chairman, HANCOM GROUP

  • Jong il KIM
    Director, NHN Entertainment Corporation

  • Taejun CHOI
    Head of User Acquisition, Nexon Korea



4) Presentation 3 - The Role of Infrastructure as a Catalyst of Industrialization : Korea’s Experience and Lessons

1. Objectives

  • To introduce Korea’s national infrastructure development projects including road, land and houses and share lessons learned essential for Africa’s industrialization
  • To explain Korea’s stepwise strategies for developing cities and infrastructure that may be useful for meeting Africa’s demand

2. About the event

  • Time: May 24, 09:00-10:30
  • Venue (Room no.): Seminar Hall 1 (101, 102) , Convention Hall

Program ▼

Contents Presenters
Speeches Welcoming and Congratulatory remarks
Presentation 1 Topic 1: Based on ICT, Road Asset Management
Topic 2: Development and Futures of National Expressway System of Korea
Korea Expressway Corporation
Presentation 2 Topic 1: History of Urban Development in Korea
Topic 2: Smart City in Korea
Korea Land and Housing Corporation
Q&A

Presenters ▼

  • Sung-Min CHO
    Director of R&D Planning Office, Korea Expressway Corporation

  • Kyungsoo JEON
    General Director of Overseas Project Division, Korea Expressway Corporation

  • Daesik CHOI
    Research Fellow, Land & Housing Institute

  • Soo-il KIM
    General Director, LH Smart City Development Office



5) Presentation 4 - Culture Meets Industry – Korea’s Case, “Hallyu”

1. Objectives

  • To introduce Korean culture which has gained great popularity across Asia and other parts of the world (“Hallyu” or the “Korean Wave”), yet is new to Africa
  • To share the country’s experience in making its culture become an industry which has led to economic growth and job creation

2. About the event

  • Time: May 24, 13.45-15.00
  • Venue (Room no.): Seminar Hall 1 (101, 102) , Convention Hall

Program ▼

Contents Presenters
Speeches Welcoming remark
Presentation 1 Footprints of CJ E&M in Global Market CJ E&M
Presentation 2 K-Pop Story FNC ENTERTAINMENT Co., Ltd
Presentation 3 Marketing Status and Hallyu Tourism Cases Korea Tourism Organization
- Hallyu Experience Zone
Dates Contents Exhibitor
May 22-25 - Booths for K-POP‧Drama‧Film experience - Hanbok and Tea Ceremony experience
Korea Tourism Organization

Presenters ▼

  • Jaesong LEE
    Head of Global Business Development, CJ E&M

  • Youshik KIM
    Executive Managing Director, FNC ENTERTAINMENT Co., Ltd.

  • Jin Ho YOU
    Director, Korea Tourism Organization



7) Discussion 1: Facilitating Technology Exchanges between Africa and Korea: Opportunity and Challenges

1. Objectives

  • To provide a platform for Korean and African enterprises and organizations to identify multiple ways to exchange technologies that may help drive Africa’s technological leapfrogging and industrialization

2. About the event

  • Time: May 23, 16:30-18:00
  • Venue (Room no.): Committee Meeting Room 2 (205) , Convention Hall

Program ▼

Contents Presenters
Speeches Welcoming and Congratulatory remarks
Presentation 1 - Korean SMEs’ technology exchange: where they are now
- What difficulties Korean SMEs are facing in international technology exchange
INNOBIZ Association
Presentation 2 - Current landscape of trans-border exchange of green technologies among SMEs
- Challenges and breakthroughs for Korean SMEs in technology exchange with Africa
Korea Technology Finance Corp.
Discussion Ways to stimulate technology exchange among SMEs in Korea and Africa

Presenters ▼

  • Kyumin BAEK
    Director, Global Innovation Headquarter, INNOBIZ Association

  • KyungJin HYUNG
    Deputy Director, Korea Technology Finance Corporation

Panel ▼

  • Sangjin KIM
    President, Chunwootech., co. Ltd

  • JungHyun CHOI
    Director, Korea Technology Finance Corporation.



8) Better Africa

1. Objective

  • To collect ideas that can contribute to development of Africa from Korean start-ups and undergraduates.
  •  Winners will have an opportunity to showcase their idea at the Exhibition.

2. About the event

  • Participants to propose a business model taking into account High 5s, the AfDB’s initiatives
  • Awards
    • Dates: May 21, 12.15-13.15
    • Host/Organizer: Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF) / Korea International Trade Association (KITA)
    • Venue (Room no.): Committee Meeting Room 2 (205), Convention Hall
    • Awards: 1st place(1 team, KRW 8 million), 2nd place (1 team, KRW 4 million), 3rd place (2 teams, KRW 2 million for each)
    • Detailed program (tentative) ▼
      Contents Remarks
      Speech Welcoming remarks
      Awards Ceremony Awards (in reverse order)
      - 3rd place (2 teams): by KITA Head of International Affairs Group
      - 2nd place (1 team): by MOSF Deputy Minister for International Affairs
      - 1st place (1 team): by AfDB Vice President
      Presentation - 1st winner’s idea (The Powerful Education Gift)
      - 2nd winner’s idea (Mobile Toilet)
      - 3rd winner’s idea 1 (After Surgery Monitoring Platform)
      - 3rd winner’s idea 2 (A low-cost diesel particulate filter)
      - Tegway, a start-up
      - Yeomyung Tech, a start-up
      - Thinkwave, a start-up
      - Seoul National University of Science and Technology team, undergraduates
      Q&A

Overview

With vast land, abundant manpower and plentiful natural resources, Africa has been seeing a strong economic growth in the 21st century, escaping from the low growth of the last century. From 2011 to 2015, seven of the top 10 fastest-growing countries in the world were located in the region. For African countries to sustain this momentum, it is most necessary that they diversify their economic structures, which are overly dependent on limited numbers of commodities including minerals and agricultural products. To make this a reality, they need to devise and implement feasible policies that promote a wide range of industries.

Host Country Seminar, organized by Ministry of Strategy and Finance of Korea(MOSF), Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade(KIET), the Export-Import Bank of Korea (K-EXIM Bank) and Innobiz, would consist of four sessions: main session dealing with Africa’s industrialization for sustainable development and three sessions respectively on role of public and private finance in industrializing Africa, industry diversification strategy in the region and promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in the continent.

In particular, Host Country has invited various speakers including specialists of international organizations such as IMF, WB and OECD, former African ministers and Korean experts on Africa. The event is expected to serve as a discussion venue for participants to explore ways to enhance economic cooperation between Korea and Africa and offer new directions of Africa’s sustainable industrialization.

Seminar Schedule

May 23(Wed) May 24(Thu)
[Main Session]
Industrialization in Africa
for Sustainable Development:
Challenges and Tasks

(14:30-16:00)
[Session 1]
Role of Public and Private Finance
in Industrializing Africa

(09:00-10:15)
[Session 2]
Industry Diversification Strategy
in Africa

(10:45-12:00)
[Session 3]
Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship
in Africa

(13:45-15:00)

(Main Session) Industrialization in Africa for Sustainable Development: Challenges and Tasks

Objective

This seminar addresses the challenges and policy issues of industrial development in Africa. Industrialization is the key to transforming resource-dependent economies into diversified and modernized ones. Industrial bases are needed to provide employment and income for the continent’s rapidly-growing population. This seminar will discuss ways of promoting industrialization as an imperative factor for the sustainable development of African states.

Contents and discussion point:

  • The Importance of Industrialization for Sustainable Development
  • Current status of industrial development in Africa
  • Directions for Industrialization and Policy Issues
  • Global Partnership to Support Industrialization in Africa
  • Korea – Africa Partnership for Industrialization
Timeline (Min) Topics Participants (Tentative)
00~05
(5m)
Opening - Theresa RAH, CEO, Oratio
5~10
(5m)
Panel Introduction by the Moderator - Theresa RAH, CEO, Oratio
10~70
(60m)

Panel Discussion

- SDGs and Industrialization - Status and Issues for Industrialization - Partnership for Industrialization

Panelists

  • Annette Dixon, Vice President, Human development, World Bank
  • Mario Pezzini, Director, Development Centre, OECD
  • Jaswinder Bedi, President, International Textile Manufacturers Federation(ITMF)
  • Soo Y, Chang, Professor, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
  • Abdu Mukhtar, Director, Industrial And Trade Development, AfDB
70-90
(20m)
Floor Q&A

Panelists ▼

- Moderator

Theresa RAH

CEO of Oratio

Seungyun Theresa Rah is co-CEO at Oratio, a communications company that specializes in providing speech and presentation consulting services for individuals and companies. She is also an active lecturer on communications and leadership.

She served as Communications Director of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games Bid Committee. Rah joined the bid committee in April 2010 and appeared in nine presentations on behalf of the alpine city at international events, including the final presentation in Durban, South Africa, where the IOC awarded PyeongChang the right to host the 2018 Winter Games.

Rah spent most of her childhood years abroad in countries that include Canada, Denmark, and Malaysia due to her father, a former diplomat. She also worked for the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup and the bidding committee for Yeosu World Expo. In 1996, she joined Arirang TV as a news reporter and anchor. She hosted several shows on Arirang TV including “Quiz Champion”, “Heart to Heart”, and “Showbiz Extra.” Rah graduated from Ewha Womans University with a bachelor’s degree in French Language and Literature.

- Speakers

Annette DIXON

Vice President of Human Development, World Bank

Annette Dixon is the Vice President for Human Development at the World Bank Group, overseeing the Global Practices for education; health, nutrition, and population; and social protection and jobs. She was the Bank’s Vice President for the South Asia Region. In managing the World Bank’s engagement in South Asia to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity, Annette led relations with eight countries, including India—the institution’s biggest client. She also oversaw lending operations and trust-funded projects worth more than $10 billion a year.

Before joining the region, Annette was Director, Strategic Planning in the Budget, Performance Review and Strategic Planning Vice Presidency and Country Director to Central Asia, then South East Asia. Prior to joining the World Bank, Annette Dixon worked for the Government of New Zealand as Chief Executive of the Ministry of Youth Affairs. She also served as General Manager, Sector Policy; Deputy Director-General in the Ministry of Health; Director of Health Policy, Department of the Prime Minister; and Manager Policy Division, Ministry of Women’s Affairs.
Born in New Zealand, Annette holds a Master of Public Policy.

Mario PEZZINI

Director of Development Centre, OECD

Moreover, after having served for a year as Acting Director of the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate, he has been now nominated Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary General on Development.

The OECD Development Centre is an institution where governments, enterprises and civil society organizations informally discuss questions of common interest. Its Governing Board includes most of the OECD countries but also developing and emerging economies as full members. The Centre helps policy makers in OECD and partner countries find innovative solutions to the global challenges of development. (www.oecd.org/dev) Before joining the Development Centre in 2010, Mario Pezzini held several senior management positions in the OECD, where he has been working since 1995.

Mr. Pezzini was Professor in Industrial Economics at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris as well as in US and Italian Universities. Also, Mr. Pezzini served as an Advisor in the field of economic development, regional economics in international organizations and think tanks (e.g. ILO, UNIDO, European Commission and Nomisma in Italy). Mr. Pezzini started his career in the Government office of the Emilia-Romagna Region.

Jaswinder BEDI

President , International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF)

Mr. Jaswinder Bedi is currently the chairman of Export Promotion Council (EPC) of Kenya, president of International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), Chairman of the African Cotton & Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF) and Managing Director of Bedi Investments Limited.

Jas graduated as a textile technologist in the UK in 1984 and has over 32 years of experiences in the manufacturing sector in Kenya. Over the years, he has attended several executive business courses organized by Harvard Business School, IMD, and IIM to mention a few to his credentials. He is a member of YPO-WPO global network of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Jas was also nominated a finalist in the 2016 Africa CEO forum awards and subsequently awarded the 2016 Sikh CEO of the year.

Soo Y, Chang

Professor, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)

Soo Y. Chang is a Professor of Industrial and Management Engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH). He received his PhD degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a founding member of Christian Forum in Science and Technology (CFSE), Sharing and Technology Incorporated (STI) and the Scientists and Engineers without Borders (SEWB). He is one of the contributing authors of the book “Appropriate Technology: science and technology at 36.5 degree Celsius”, published in 2011 by STI and “Scientists and Engineers without Borders” published in 2013 by SEWB. He participated in organizing several local and international meetings for the promotion of the appropriate technology (AT) and its practices. He is currently involved with multiple projects under public as well as private initiatives. His projects are aimed at encouraging private corporations to use AT for their corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices, promoting the establishment of appropriate technology based social enterprises, advocating the necessity of the use of environment friendly deployment of appropriate technology in the future official development aid (ODA) efforts of Korean government.

Abdu Sarkinbai MUKTAR

Director of Industrial And Trade Development, AfDB

Dr. Mukhtar is the Director, Industry and Trade Development Department at the African Development Bank (AfDB), overseeing the implementation of the Bank’s Industrialization Strategy across the Continent, Trade and Investment Climate issues and non-sovereign operations in the ICT, Manufacturing and Services sectors. Prior to that, he was the Group Chief Strategy Officer at Dangote Group of Industries, Nigeria where he assisted the Group President in setting overall strategic direction for the Company and overseeing key aspects of the strategic planning processes for the group, business units, subsidiaries and associated companies.

Dr. Mukhtar has also worked in Management Consulting, Investment Management, Private Equity and Public Service and has founded a number of entrepreneurial ventures. Dr. Mukhtar holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Ahmadu Bello University School of Medicine – Zaria, Nigeria; A Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine from the Boston University School of Medicine, USA; a Master in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and a Master in Public Administration degree from Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA



(Session I) Roles of Public and Private Finance in Industrializing Africa

Objective

Financing industrialization in Africa has faced multiple challenges arising from constrained fiscal capacity, lack of the inflows of FDI and private capital, etc. These challenges require a wide range of strategies to move Africa’s industrialization forward. This Session is aimed at discussing the strategic roles of public and private sectors and exploring effective collaboration among various funding mechanisms such as PPP and Blended Finance.

Contents and discussion point:

  • Challenges and Opportunities in Financing Africa’s Industrialization
  • Key Roles of Public and Private Sectors
  • Various Mechanisms for Public-Private Financial Collaboration and Recent Trends
  • Case Studies of Public-Private Financial Cooperation and Lessons Learned to Enhance the Effectiveness
Timeline (Min) Topics Participants (Tentative)
00~05
(5m)
Opening - Connyoung Jennifer Moon, Chief Anchor, Arirang TV Network
5~10
(5m)
Panel Introduction by the Moderator - Connyoung Jennifer Moon, Chief Anchor, Arirang TV Network
10~15
(5m)
Presentation - Pierre Guislain, Vice President, Private Sector, AfDB
15~65
(50m)

Panel Discussion

  • Key Roles to be taken by Public and Private Sector
  • Various Financing Mechanisms that can Leverage the Partnership of Public and Private Sector
  • Case Studies of Public-Private Financial Collaboration and Lessons Learned

Panelists

  • Pierre Guislain, Vice President, Private Sector, AfDB
  • Andrew M. Herscowitz, Coordinator for Power Africa, USAID
  • Solomon Asamoah, CEO, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund
  • Andrew Alli, President & CEO, Africa Finance Corporation
  • Peter M. Sullivan, Managing Director and Head of Public Sector Group for Africa, Citigroup
65~75
(10m)
Floor Q&A

Speakers & Panels ▼

Moderator

Connyong Jennifer MOON

Chief Anchor, Arirang TV Network

Connyoung Jennifer Moon is Arirang TV’s chief anchor and chief presidential office correspondent. Moon currently hosts the network’s special live programs, covers South Korea’s presidential Blue House as resident correspondent and leads Arirang News’ special reports, breaking news and primetime political coverage.
She is the only South Korean journalist to host a TV debate session for the World Economic Forum in Davos; Moon has hosted major global events such as the G20 Leaders’ Summit, the Nuclear Security Summit, and chaired various international events.
Her work has been recognized with various global journalism awards for documentaries, “Comfort Women” One Last Cry, The Day: 64 Years Too Late, and Smart with Heart. In 2013, Moon was named “Journalist of the Year” by the Korean Broadcast Journalists’ Association. Moon holds an M.A. in Journalism from Columbia University and an Honors B.A. in International Relations and Political Science from the University of Toronto. She started her professional career at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

Speaker & Panel 1

Pierre GUISLAIN

Vice President, Private Sector, AfDB

Pierre Guislain is the Vice President of Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization of the African Development Bank. Before joining the Bank, he was a Senior Director at the World Bank, where he provided global leadership for the Global Practice on Transport and Information and Communications. He had built an impressive career at the World Bank, spanning more than 30 years. He worked previously as Director for the Investment Climate Department of the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank Group (2006-2014) and Manager of the World Bank Group’s Information and Communications Technology Division (2001-2005). Pierre Guislain has brought to the Bank, global leadership and deep experience on private sector investments and infrastructure development, especially in Africa.

Panel 2

Andrew M. HERSCOWITZ

Coordinator for Power Africa, USAID

Andrew M. Herscowitz has been the Coordinator for Power Africa since 2013. Prior to this appointment, he served as USAID's Mission Director in Ecuador and as Deputy Mission Director in Peru. In 2008, Herscowitz served as USAID’s Supervisory Regional Legal Adviser for Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Previously, he was Regional Legal Adviser for the Caribbean, providing services to Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti and Jamaica.
After joining USAID in 2001, Herscowitz served as the lawyer for USAID’s Office of Development Credit. He also worked with the USAID legal team that designed the original framework for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Following graduation from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Herscowitz spent a year as a Georgetown volunteer in Nicaragua. After earning a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, he worked for the law firms of Piper & Marbury and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Washington, D.C.
In 2005, the Federal Bar Association recognized Herscowitz as one of the five most outstanding lawyers under the age of 35 in the U.S. Government.

Panel 3

Solomon ASAMOAH

CEO, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund

In April 2017, Solomon Asamoah was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF), an investment vehicle, with a mandate to originate, structure and invest in infrastructure-related projects across Ghana.
He has over 25 years of investment and development banking experience originating and executing transactions in Africa and other emerging markets. Prior to joining the GIIF, he served as the Senior Infrastructure Lead for the Vice President/Government of Nigeria. Previously, he was the Vice President of Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration at the African Development Bank. Solomon also served as the Deputy CEO and Chief Investment Officer of the Africa Finance Corporation, the Vice President for Private Sector and International Investments at the Development Bank of Southern Africa and the Principal Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Johannesburg. Prior to this, he worked as the Special Assistant to CEO of the IFC and Managing Director of the World Bank and as a banker of HSBC Markets in London. He has a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College in London.

Panel 4

Andrew ALLI

President & CEO, Africa Finance Corporation

Andrew is responsible for the overall strategy and operations of the Africa Finance Corporation. The Executive Management under Andrew’s leadership has undertaken over US$300m in investments across Africa, financing high- impact projects like a West African submarine cable, a wind farm in Cape Verde, a toll road in South Africa, and a green power plant in Ghana.
Until his appointment, Andrew was a Partner and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Travant Capital, a West- Africa focused private equity fund. Prior to that, he was with the International Finance Corporation, the private sector financing arm of the World Bank Group, in Washington, as an investment officer working first in the Oil Gas and Mining Department and then in the Telecommunications Department. In 2002 he was appointed IFC’s Country Manager for Nigeria, responsible for managing IFC’s operations. In 2006, he was appointed Country Manager for Southern Africa, where he was responsible for South Africa and seven other countries.
Andrew holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Kings College, University of London, United Kingdom and an MBA from INSEAD, France.

Panel 5

Peter M. SULLIVAN

Managing Director and Head of the Public Sector Group for Africa, Citigroup

Peter Sullivan has been a Managing Director and Head of the Public Sector Group for Africa at Citi since 2007. He is also a Senior Credit Officer of Citi. Peter is responsible for developing business and structuring and delivering product solutions for sovereigns, state-owned enterprises and multilateral institutions in Sub-Sahara and North Africa.
He has 27 years of customer relationship and industry experience with Citi including the coverage of Global Financial Institutions, Industrials and Sovereigns. Peter has been the lead on a number of innovative transactions in the region including the first local currency sovereign sukuk and a number of receivable-backed financings for Central Governments. He also led a Risk Capital Review for the AfDB in 2008. Peter has served as a speaker at numerous events on Africa and has also been engaged in a number of Blended Finance initiatives and the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership. Prior to joining Citi, Peter served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Mali and worked as a Financial Analyst for the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He holds an MBA from Columbia University.



(Session II) Industry Diversification Strategy in Africa

Objective

This session addresses strategies to diversify industrial bases in Africa. Despite the efforts of African states for industrial development, most of their economies still heavily depend on the production of small numbers of commodities. Fluctuations of commodity prices destabilize their economies and hamper their sustainable growth. This seminar will discuss how African states can explore new ways to achieve industrial diversification:

Contents and discussion point:

  • Current Status of Industrial development in Africa
  • Strategic Industries for Diversification and the Vision for Success
    (Linking the Resource industries to the Manufacturing and Exporting industries)
  • Policy tools to promote Industrial Diversification
  • Regional Economic Integrations
Timeline (Min) Topics Participants (Tentative)
00~10
(10m)
Opening and Panel Introduction by the Moderator - Annalisa Primi, Head, Structural Policies and Innovation Development Centre, OECD
10~15
(5m)
Presentation - Dr. David Kaplan, Professor, University of Cape town
15~65
(50m)

Panel Discussion

  • Current Status of Industrial Development in Africa
  • Strategic Industries for Diversification and the Vision for Success
  • Policy tools for Promoting Strategic Industries
  • Developing Industrial Infra Structures and Clusters promoting Foreign Investment
  • Skill and Technology Development
  • Regional Economic Integration

Panelists

  • David Kaplan, Professor, University of Cape town
  • Michael ATINGI-EGO, Deputy Director, African Department, IMF
  • Haleh Zahra BRIDI, Director, Africa External Communications and Partnerships unit in the Africa Region (AFR), World Bank
  • Abebe SHIMELES, Acting Director and Manager, Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting Division, AfDB
  • Eddy AGBO, Chairman & CEO, Fyodor Biotechnologies Corp
  • Hyeok JEONG, Professor, Graduate school of International Studies of Seoul National University
65~75
(10m)
Floor Q&A

Speakers ▼

- Moderator

Annalisa PRIMI

Head of Structural Policies and Innovation Unit, OECD

Dr. Annalisa Primi is Head of Structural Policies and Innovation at the OECD Development Centre (Paris, France). She leads the OECD Initiative for Policy Dialogue on GVCs, Production Transformation and Development. Previously she worked for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Santiago, Chile). She holds a PhD in Economics (University of Maastricht, The Netherlands) and a degree in Economics (University of Roma2, Italy). She has a record of publications on industrial and innovation policies (e.g. “The Return of Industrial Policies: (what) can Africa learn from Latin America” in Noman and Stiglitz (eds.), 2015, Industrial Policy and Economic Transformation in Africa, Oxford University Press).

- Speaker & Panel

David KAPLAN

Professor, Economics of University of Cape Town

David Kaplan is an economist who has been at the University of Cape Town for 38 years. Prior to that he taught at the University of Massachusetts. He has undertaken work for inter alia the World Bank: the African Development Bank; the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation. He has held positions in the South African government and a number of governmental agencies. Inter alia he was Chief economist of the Department of Trade and Industry; 2000-2003. Chief Economist (part-time), Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Provincial Government of the Western Cape, 2004-2011. He served on the Presidential Commission to Investigate the Development of a Comprehensive Labour Market Policy and on the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) and has recently completed a four year term as a board member of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA). His primary research and engagement in policy are in the broad areas of innovation and industrialization.

- Panel

Michael ATINGI-EGO

Deputy Director of African Department, IMF

Michael Atingi-Ego, a Ugandan national, is Deputy Director of the IMF’s African Department. He oversees the Department’s work and policy priorities on a number of Eastern and Southern African countries, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe. He also coordinates the Department’s work on macro-structural sector issues.
Previously, Mr. Atingi-Ego was heading the Research Department of the Central Bank of Uganda.
He holds a doctorate degree in Economics.

Haleh Zahra BRIDI

Director of Africa External Communications and Partnerships unit in the Africa Region (AFR), World Bank

Iranian-born Haleh Bridi is the Director for External Relations and Partnerships at the World Bank's Africa Region.
Haleh has more than 25 years of development experience working for the World Bank Group, 'mostly at senior level including serving as country director for Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles (AFR), and director of Regional Programs and Partnerships in the Middle East and North Africa Region (MNA). Prior to joining the World Bank Group, she spent 10 years at the OPEC Fund where she supported the Fund's lending operations in francophone Africa. While she has enjoyed the rich experiences from all the countries where she has lived over the years, Haleh considers herself an "honorary African". Her passion for the continent is evident in the enthusiasm she brings to trying fresh ideas and forging lasting partnerships in the quest to end poverty, improve lives and promote growth across the continent. Haleh holds an MA in International Studies from the American University in Washington DC.

Abebe SHIMELES

Acting Director and Manager of the Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting Division, AfDB

Abebe Shimeles is currently the acting Director and Manager of Development Research Division, African Development Bank. Previously, Mr. Shimeles worked for the World Bank as Senior Poverty Economist (2008-2009); ECA as Economic Affairs Officer (2006-2007); ACTIONAID as Principal Researcher/ Program Advisor, and Addis Ababa University in different capacities. His recent research interests include labour market integration, migration issues in Africa and impact evaluation of policy interventions. Abebe Shimeles joined IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor) as a Research Fellow in November 2011. He holds a PhD in economics from University of Goteborg, MSC from Delhi School of Economics and undergraduate degree in economics from Addis Ababa University.

Eddy AGBO

Chairman & CEO, Fyodor Biotechnologies Corp

Eddy is a Public Servant, Global Health Leader, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Fyodor Biotechnologies Corp USA and Fyodor Biotechnologies Nigeria Ltd, manufacturers of the Urine Malaria TestTM (UMT) – the world’s first and only non-blood test that tells in 25 minutes or less if a fever is due to malaria, using only a few drops of urine, and works just like a pregnancy test. Earlier, he held senior research and corporate management positions at Johns Hopkins University USA, Utrecht University The Netherlands, Wageningen University The Netherlands, and Cangen Biotechnologies Corporation USA. He is an inventor, author of numerous peer- reviewed scientific publications, book editor, and winner of numerous innovation awards. Eddy earned a PhD in Molecular Genetics from Utrecht University, MS in Biotechnology from Wageningen University, both in The Netherlands, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He also holds a Graduate Certificate from Johns Hopkins University Business School.

Hyeok Jeong

Professor, Graduate School of International Studies of Seoul National University

Hyeok Jeong, Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, worked as a professor at the Economics Departments of University of Southern California and Vanderbilt University in the United States, at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Japan, and also at the KDI School of Public Policy and Management in Korea, before he joined the faculty of Graduate School of International Studies at the Seoul National University in 2015, where he works now. Professor Jeong was a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago, at UCLA, and at the Institute of Empirical Macroeconomics of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He also worked at World Bank as a Consultant Economist and served as the Director of Development Research Division of CID at KDI. Professor Jeong's main research interests include growth and development, human capital, income distribution dynamics in relation to financial deepening and labor market issues. His recent research agenda include firm dynamics and international trade, higher education reform, Korean development experience, North Korean economy, and development cooperation issues such as knowledge sharing, development finance, and the design of triangular cooperation for international development.



(Session III) Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Africa

Objective

Following the global trend of innovative entrepreneurship and sustainability, this seminar addresses the current status of start-ups of Africa and finds future plans for expanding entrepreneurship in Africa as well as discovering win-win cooperation models between Korea-Africa.

Contents and discussion point:

  • The Need of 4th Industrial Revolution and Entrepreneurship of Africa
  • Current status of Start-ups of Africa and Activation Plans (Case-base)
  • Strategies for Start-ups and Scale-ups of Africa
  • Expansion Plans for Joint Ventures, Exchange of Technology and Human Resource among Companies between Korea-Africa
  • Role of the Public-Private Sector for the Activation of Business Cooperation between Korea-Africa
  • Developing Ways for Shared Growth and Sustainability between Korea-Africa
Timeline (Min) Topics Participants (Tentative)
00~05
(5m)
Opening - Connyong Jennifer MOON, Chief Anchor, Arirang TV Network
05~10
(5m)
Panel Introduction by the Moderator - Connyong Jennifer MOON, Chief Anchor, Arirang TV Network
10~20
(10m)

Presentation

  • Strengthening Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Africa
- Patrick Vermeulen, Professor and Academic Director, Radboud University
20~65
(45m)

Presentation

  • The Need of 4th Industrial Revolution and Entrepreneurship of Africa
  • Role of the Public-Private Sector to Activate Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Africa
  • Current status of Start-ups of Africa and Activation Plans (Case-base)
  • Strategies for Start-ups and Scale-ups of Africa
  • Methods of International Cooperation to Expand Joint Ventures, Exchange of Technology and Human Resource of African Companies
  • Role of Young African Entrepreneurs to innovate African Business Market
  • Ways of Cooperation for Shared Growth and Sustainability between Africa-Asia

Panelists

  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Board Chair, Gavi, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation
  • Hanan Morsy, Director, Macroeconomic Forecasting and Research, AfDB
  • Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho, CEO, Future Software Resources Ltd., Nigeria
  • Fahad Awadh, Founder, YYTZ Agro-Processing, Tanzania
65~75
(10m)
Floor Q&A

Speakers & Panels ▼

Moderator

Connyong Jennifer MOON

Chief Anchor, Arirang TV Network

Connyoung Jennifer Moon is Arirang TV’s chief anchor and chief presidential office correspondent. Moon currently hosts the network’s special live programs, covers South Korea’s presidential Blue House as resident correspondent and leads Arirang News’ special reports, breaking news and primetime political coverage. As an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker, Moon is known for her outstanding work in the field, reporting and anchoring from breaking news event across the world. In February 2017, she interviewed a senior North Korean defector and had rare access to the heavily militarized inter-Korean border.

She is the only South Korean journalist to host a TV debate session for the World Economic Forum in Davos; Moon has hosted major global events such as the G20 Leaders’ Summit, the Nuclear Security Summit, and chaired various international events. Moon was one of the first journalists to conduct a one-on-one with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and has interviewed global leaders including former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Her work has been recognized with various global journalism awards for documentaries, “Comfort Women” One Last Cry, The Day: 64 Years Too Late, and Smart with Heart. In 2013, Moon was named “Journalist of the Year” by the Korean Broadcast Journalists’ Association.

Speaker & Panel 1

Patrick VERMEULEN

Professor and Academic Director, Radboud University

Patrick Vermeulen is a full professor of strategy and international management at the Institute for Management Research of Radboud University in the Netherlands. He is also the Academic Director of the Radboud Management Academy, the business school of Radboud University. He also received his PhD from Radboud University. His research interests include institutional change and institutional complexity, innovation in developing countries, strategic management and organization design. Professor Vermeulen’s research has been published in the leading academic journals in the field of Management, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Studies, Strategic Organization, Research Policy, Journal of Small Business Management, Long Range Planning, the International Journal of Research in Marketing and many others. He has also published six books and numerous book chapters. In addition, he has worked on a variety of consultancy projects, in which he has advised companies in trajectories of strategic change.

Panel 2

Ngozi Okonjo IWEALA

Board Chair of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance Africa Risk Capacity

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is Chair of the Board of Gavi, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation. Since its creation in 2000, Gavi has immunised 580 million children globally and saved 8 million lives. She is also Senior Adviser at Lazard, one of the world’s premier financial advisory and asset management firms.
Previously, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala served twice as Nigeria’s Finance Minister, from 2003-2006, 2011-2015, and briefly Foreign Minister, the first woman to hold both positions. She spent a 25-year career at the World Bank as a development economist, rising to the No.2 position of Managing Director, overseeing an $81 billion operational portfolio in Africa, South Asia, Europe and Central Asia.
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has been ranked by Fortune as one of the 50 Greatest World Leaders in 2015, by Forbes as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the World consecutively for four years, by Time as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2014, and by the UK Guardian as one of the Top 100 Women in the World in 2011.
She is the author of numerous articles on finance and development, and several books including Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines and Reforming the Unreformable: Lessons from Nigeria, both published by the MIT Press.

Panel 3

Hanan MORSY

Director, AfDB

Dr. Hanan Morsy is the Director, Macroeconomic Forecasting and Research Department of the African Development Bank. She is a renowned macro-economic and public policy expert with vast experience in international financial institutions and the private sector. Just prior to joining the Bank, Dr. Morsy was Lead Economist for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Region at The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. She brings a solid track record of top-quality policy analysis and research, a wealth of cross country experience and high-level policy dialogue and partnership. She has published extensively on wide range of economic and development issues and led a number of major flagship publications.

Panel 4

Nkemdilim Uwaje BEGHO

CEO, Future Software Resources Ltd.

Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho is a seasoned serial entrepreneur who has been in business for close to 10 years. She started her entrepreneurial path in 2008 and has been able to turn her first venture Future Software Resources Ltd. into one of Nigeria’s leading IT Service companies. Futuresoft is focused on providing digital marketing and technology solutions for the scaling African Enterprise, as well as offers E-learning and IT Consultancy services.

As one of a few Nigerian women in the industry, Mrs Begho’s successes are founded on a passion for driving innovative thinking, building a globally recognized technology brand and setting trends in the Nigerian Technology space.
Respected and recognized as a leader in her industry, Mrs Begho is regularly featured in a myriad of newspaper and magazine publications and is frequently invited to speak about the future of ICT in Africa, the challenges of African entrepreneurs as well as the role of Information Technology for development and change.
More recently she has stretched her wings beyond core technology and co-founded 3 thriving tech driven startups - Anne Li Unique Ideas (www.alwaysme.ng - Manufacturing & Fashion), Compare Insurance Nigeria www.compareinsurance.com.ng - Insurance) and Fucaire Lifestyle Ltd, publishers of ASPIRE Luxury Magazine (www.aspireluxurymag.com - Luxury Brand Consultancy).

Panel 5

Fahad AWADH

Founder, YYTZ Agro-Processing

Fahad Awadh is a young entrepreneur from Tanzania. He is the founder of YYTZ Agro-Processing, a cashew processing company working to build a strong cashew value chain. YYTZ Agro has been working with rural cashew farmers in the Mtwara and Singida region to help them add value to their own crop and earn more income. They provide GAP, food safety training in addition to financial literacy and business skills training for their farmer groups. By integrating them in the cashew value chain, the farmers will be able to earn more from their crop. By empowering farmers YYTZ can help alleviate poverty in rural Tanzania.
Fahad has been a featured speaker at the African Union – UN dialogue at the 72nd UN General Assembly (New York, USA), SIMLESA Conference (Arusha, Tanzania), Aga Khan Development Network - Scale Talks (Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania), African Union - Private Sector Forum (Pretoria, South Africa), International Tropical Agriculture Conference 2017 (Brisbane, Australia) and the African Young Entrepreneurs Summit 2018 (Gaborone, Botswana). Fahad was named by Forbes’ as one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa. Fahad was recently nominated for African Leadership Awards’ Young Person of the Year 2017.
Fahad is passionate about empowering young Africans to add value and create finished products, ensuring that value remains in Africa.



Organization introduce


The Korea Institute for
Industrial Economics
and Trade

Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET) is government–funded economic institute founded in 1976 under the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities, and Social Science (NRC), supervised by the Prime Minister’s Office. KIET focuses on advising the Korean government on industrial policy, and formulating strategies that enhance the competitiveness of private enterprises.


The Export-Import Bank of Korea
(Korea Eximbank)

Korea Eximbank is an official export credit agency providing comprehensive loan and guarantee programs to support Korean companies conducting overseas business. Since 1976, Korea Eximbank has actively supported Korea’s export-led economy and facilitated economic cooperation with foreign countries. Furthermore, Korea Eximbank is responsible for the operation of two government-entrusted funds: the Economic Development Cooperation Fund and the Inter-Korean Cooperation Fund.

  • Address: 38 Eunhaeng-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea 07242
  • Homepage: www.koreaexim.go.kr
  • Tel : +82-2-3779-6114

Innobiz Association

The INNOBIZ Association is an organization established in 2002 that leads technology innovation and serves the interests and rights of INNOBIZ companies (SMEs certified by the Association as innovative businesses with technological competitiveness) in Korea. It has grown to become a representative organization for SMEs in Korea, with more than 18,000 INNOBIZ certified companies and 13,000 registered member companies.

  • Adress : E-202, PangyoInnoValley, Pangyo-ro 255, Budang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
  • Home Page : www.innobiz.or.kr
  • Tel : +82-31-628-9600