Morocco Trade & Investment Mission 2019

10th & 11th April 2019, Rabat and Casablanca, Morocco

On 10th and 11th April, DMA will be taking a business mission out to Morocco to see first-hand the opportunities that exist in the Energy (Renewables & Hydrocarbons), Education and Finance sectors. The mission will visit Rabat and Casablanca, the political and economic capitals respectively, and will take the opportunity to meet with the key Government ministries, relevant public sector authorities and representatives from the private sector. In addition to bilateral meetings with these senior representatives, attendees will receive candid readouts on the Moroccan Economy and doing business in the country.

 

DRAFT PROGRAMME

 

TUESDAY, 9th APRIL

Fly to Casablanca
(Mohammed V International Airport)

Travel to Rabat

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 10th APRIL

09.00-10.00     Business Briefing
- HMA Thomas Reilly, British Ambassador to Morocco
- Chris Frean, Head, Political & Economic Affairs, British Embassy Rabat
- Country Representative, The World Bank
(British Embassy, Rabat)

 

10.30-12.00     Investment Briefing
- Othman El Ferdaous, Secretary of State in Charge of Investment
- Salaheddine Mezouar, President, General Confederation of Enterprises (CGEM)
- Hicham Boudraa, Acting General Manager, Invest in Morocco
- Ilham  Bennis, General Manager, British Chamber of Commerce for Morocco
(Invest in Morocco Headquarters, Rabat)

 

12.00-14.00     Networking Lunch

 

Energy Programme (venue tbc)

14.00-15.00     Meeting with Minister for Energy

15.00-16.00     Meeting with National Bureau of Petroleum and Mines (ONHYM)

16.00-17.00     Meeting with National Bureau of Electricity and Water (ONEE)

17.00-18.00     Meeting with Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Development (MASEN)

 

Education Programme (venue tbc)

14.00-15.00     Meeting with Minister for Education

15.00-16.00     Meeting with the Education Council

16.00-17.00     Meeting with President(s) of leading Moroccan University

 

19.00-21.00     Reception

THURSDAY, 11th APRIL

 

09.00-10.00     Economic Sector Briefings

- Karim Hajji, CEO, Casablanca Stock Exchange
- Marie-Alexandra Veilleux-Laborie, Country Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
(Casablanca Stock Exchange, Casablanca)

 

10.30-11.30     Meeting with Casablanca Finance City (CFC)

 

12.00-14.00     Business Lunch: in Partnership with Britcham

 

15.30-18.30     Bilateral Meetings including The OCP Group

or

15.30-18.30     Site Visit Option

 

19.00-21.00     Ambassador’s Reception: Evening cocktail reception hosted by HMA Thomas Reilly, British Ambassador to Morocco - TBD
(British Embassy, Rabat)

 

FRIDAY, 12th APRIL

Fly from Casablanca
(Mohammed V International Airport)