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9th Africa Cement Trade Summit

04-05 Apr, 2017 - Abidjan

Radisson Blu Hotel Abidjan Airport

04 Apr, 2017 - Tuesday
08:00

Morning Registrations & Networking Refreshment

09:00

Chairman’s Introduction

09:10

OPENING ADDRESS : IVORY COAST’S INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PLAN TO PROPEL THE ECONOMY FORWARD

Inviting : H.E Jean Claude Brou, Minister
Ministry of Industry
and Mines, Cote D'Ivoire

09:25

CIMAF’S INVESTMENT PLANS & DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA - IVORY COAST EXPERIENCE

Mr. Khalid Iben Khayat, General Manager
CIMAF S.A. (ciments de l'Afrique S.A.)
09:55

LAFARGEHOLCIM VIEW ON AFRICA'S CEMENT MARKET: THE CASE OF CÔTE D'IVOIRE

LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire

Mrs. Zineb Zeryouhi, Business Development Director
LafargeHolcim Maroc Afrique
10:30

Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment

11:00

INVESTING ACROSS AFRICA – PPC’S PLANS & UPDATE

11:30

DANGOTE CEMENT STORY – LESSONS LEARNT

- Why Dangote Cement is bullish in Africa?
- Investment strategies
- Plans & Outlook going forward
- Lessons learnt & challenges

Dr. Abdu Mukhtar, Group Chief Strategy Officer
Dangote Industries Limited
12:00

AFRICA’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE & CONSTRUCTION TRENDS

12:30

Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

13:45

Afternoon Chairman’s Introduction

13:50

LATEST PULSE ON WEST AFRICA’S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

14:20

INNOVATIVE FINANCING SOLUTION IN AFRICA’S CEMENT

  • Risk and return : what are the expectation?
  • Access to finance in current economic climate
  • Financing challenges in sub-Sahara Africa
  • Case study evaluation

Mr. Alhassane Haidara, Chief investment Officer ( Head of mining and manufacture team)
African Development Bank Group
14:50

LOCALIZED CEMENT PRODUCTION WITH PFEIFFER READY2GRIND IN SUB SAHARA/WEST AFRICA

Mr. Falk Werner, Area Manager
Gebr. Pfeiffer SE
15:20

Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment

15:50

CHANGING LANDSCAPE IN EAST AFRICA’S CEMENT SECTOR

  • Regional demand/supply projections & growth drivers
  • Competitive cement landscape – who is the winner?
  • Update on new cement projects

16:20

DRY-MIX MORTAR TECHNOLOGY

16:50

ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF UTILIZING RDF & ALTERNATIVE FUELS IN CEMENT OPERATION

17:20

End of Day One followed by Networking Reception

17:30

Networking Reception for all speakers and delegates

05 Apr, 2017 - Wednesday
09:00

Chairman’s Introduction

09:10

SUPPLYING GYPSUM FROM MAURITANIA TO THE WEST AFRICAN CEMENT INDUSTRY: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

  • Global demand/supply projection
  • Intra-Africa trade & its opportunities
  • Supply chain challenges

09:40

DRY BULK SHIPPING TRENDS : IMPLICATIONS FOR CEMENT AND CLINKER SHIPMENTS INTO AFRICA

  • Cement and clinker trade flow
  • The dynamics behind dry bulk shipping rates & outlook on freight rates going forward
  • Actions to be taken to lower freight cost into Africa

Mr. S. Levent Karacelik, President
Marvel International Management & Transportation Co
10:10

Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment

10:45

EASING PORT CONGESTION & INCREASING PORT EFFICIENCY IN WEST AFRICA

  • Removing intra-regional trade barriers

11:15

CEMENT DEMAND IN DR CONGO AND FUTURE GROWTH TRENDS

  • Demand/supply projections & demand drivers
  • Uncertain economic & political outlook on cement consumption
  • First mover’s advantage and dealing with imported cement & increased production capacities
  • Logistics & distribution challenges

11:45

CEMENT DEMAND GROWTH PROSPECT IN GHANA

  • Demand/supply projections & capacities update
  • Overview of infrastructure & housing projects
  • Strategy to stay ahead with increasing competition & deregulation in the industry

12:15

Final Discussion followed by Closing Lunch

13:45

End of Conference

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