UK-Tunisia Trade & Investment Forum 2018

10th October, Central London


A  senior delegation of ministers and officials from the Government of Tunisia will visit London on 10th October to attend the UK-Tunisia Trade & Investment Forum 2018. Delegates will get the opportunity to be updated about the economic situation in Tunisia as well as the bilateral relationship between the UK and Tunisia before learning about the investment climate in the country. The forum will then separate out into roundtables on two key sectors; Agri-business and Energy, with each being led by their respective ministries. Delegates will hear about each sector as a whole before learning about specific projects available in each area.



09.00-10.00: Registration & Refreshments


10.00-10.30: Welcome
•  Tunisian Ambassador to the UK


10.30-10.50: Keynote Address
•  Hon Dr Slim Feriani, Minister of Industry and SMEs


10.50-11.50: Tunisia’s Economic Situation
•  Representative, Ministry of Finance
•  Representative, Central Bank of Tunisia
Antonius Verheijen, Country Manager, The World Bank
•  Antoine Sallé de Chou, Head of Office, EBRD
Q&A Session


11.50-12.50: Investing in Tunisia
•  Khalil Laabidi, Director General, FIPA (Invest Tunisia)
•  Mehdi Ben Abdalla, President, Tunisia-British Chambers of Commerce
•  Representative, Law Firm

12.50-13.00: Access to Credit
•  Representative, UKEF


13.00-14.00: Networking Lunch


14.00-15.30: Round Table 1: Growing Agriculture and Agri-business
•  Representative, Ministry of Agriculture
•  Representative, APIA (Agence de Promotion des Investissements Agricoles)
•  Representative, Private Sector


14.00-15.30: Round Table 2: Energy & Renewables
•  Representative, Ministry of Energy
•  Representative, Private Sector


15.30-15.50: Summary and Closing Remarks
•  Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs


15.50-16.30: Drinks Reception