UK-Côte d’Ivoire Agribusiness Investment Conference



The British Embassy in Abidjan in partnership with the Ivorian Government and DMA, held the exclusive, ‘UK-Côte d’Ivoire Agribusiness Investment Conference' on February 10th at 10am GMT.

In line with the Ivorian Government's plans to industrialise the Agri-sector, the virtual conference was a unique entry point into one of Africa’s fastest-growing markets supporting the recent, historic trade agreement between the two countries. The event took place place over two hours, a delegate list shared in advance, with one-to-one meeting requests taken following the close of the forum. Speakers included UK Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire, officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and the UK DIT Agritech Director.

For a more detailed programme please see below.



Chairperson - Kady Doumbia, President, Cote d'Ivoire Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (CICCGB)

10.00 - 10.05: Welcome

Carole Attoungbre, Head DIT, Abidjan

10.05 - 10.15: Opening

HMA Catherine Brooker, HM Ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire

10.15 - 10.35: Keynote Address

David Burton, DIT Agritech Director

10.35 - 10.40: Video Welcome to Cote d'Ivoire


10.40 - 11.00: Agri Investments 

Bernard Comoé, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

11.00 - 11.20: Special Economic Zones, Agri Opportunities

Eric Ouattara, Advisor, Ministry of Trade and Industry

11.20 - 11.55: Companies' pitches

Alimata Ouattara, CEO, ICAD HOLDING (Ivorian Company for Africa’s Development)

Sarata Touré Koné, Deputy Director General, SITA SA (Société Ivoirienne de Traitement d'Anacarde SA)

Phil Gaffney, Operations Director, Ecostim

Video from AgDevCo

11.55 - 12.00: Close and welcome to one-on-one meetings

Kady Doumbia, CICCGB 



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