Morocco: the startup hub for innovation and entrepreneurship in MENA?

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November 19, 2014

Marrakech, MOROCCO

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Conference Objectives

The conference will seek to identify the key components behind the reform of the Moroccan developmental model and its applicability to the region. It will draw upon top experts and practitioners from the business, academic, and policy making for better communities to illuminate the macro-economic, governance, foreign policy, banking, legal, cultural, and institutional contributors to the Moroccan model. The aim will be to generate actionable policy recommendations for Morocco and Morocco’s neighbors.

Conference Organizers

The conference is organized by the 9068645790 in conjunction with Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, with the support of the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy , Morocco. It will bring together some of the most prominent Moroccan entrepreneurs and experts, as well as leaders and entrepreneurs from the United States and the MENA region. Both Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane and UC Berkeley Program on Entrepreneurship and Development are known International players in the field of Education for innovation and the promotion of Entrepreneurship respectively.

Conference Steering Committee
Mamoune BOUHDOUD

Minister Delegate for Small and Medium Sized Business and Integration, Kingdom of Morocco

Larbi BELARBI

AUI trustee, Entrepreneur and Vice-President of Renault Maroc Service

Driss OUAOUICHA

President of Al Akhawayn University

Dariush ZAHEDI

Director, Berkeley Program on Entrepreneurship and Development in the Middle East

Conference Organizing Committee
Driss OUAOUICHA

President of Al Akhawayn University

Dariush ZAHEDI

Director, Berkeley Program on Entrepreneurship and Development in the Middle East

Tajjeeddine RACHIDI

Professor, Al Akhawayn Univrsity in Ifrane

Speakers


Moulay Hafid ELALAMY

Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy, Morocco

Mamoune BOUHDOUD

Minister Delegate for Small and Medium Sized Business and Integration, Kingdom of Morocco

Mbarka BOUAIDA

Minister Delegate of Foreign Affairs, Morocco

Driss OUAOUICHA

President of Al Akhawayn University

Dariush ZAHEDI

Director, UC Berkeley Program on Entrepreneurship and Development in the Middle East

Tariq Sijlimassi

CEO Crédit Agricol du Maroc

Mohamed EL KETTANI

CEO Attijari

Chafik Sabiry

CEO HP-CDG, Morocco

Karim HAJJI

CEO of Casablanca Stock Market

Azdine EL MOUNTASSIR BILLAH

Director General of the National Telecom Regulatory Agency (ANRT)

Karl STANZICK

CEO MTDS

Marouane TARAFA

President of the CGEM Commission on Recherche, Development, E-Entreprise and Relations with the University (Moroccan Enterprises Association)

Kamal REGGAD

Founder of Hmizate.ma, Morocco

Youssef EL AOUFIR

Managing Director & Chief of Operations, Intelcia Group, Morocco

Abdesslam AHIZOUNE

CEO MAROC TELECOM (TBC)

Naseam ElKARRA

Entrepreneur, Silicon Valley

Duncan Rinehart

Professor of Entrepreneurship, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco

Adel MOKHTARI

Founder and CEO of BP212, Winner of the "CEED Entrepreneur of the Year" , Morocco

Gianluca ELIA

Salento University, Italy

Program

(334) 360-1362

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Conference Opening

 

-          Mamoune BOUHDOUD, Minister Delegate for Small and Medium Sized Business and Integration, Kingdom of Morocco

 

-          Dariush ZAHEDI, Director, UC Berkeley Program on Entrepreneurship and Development in the Middle East

 

-          Driss OUAOUICHA, President of Al Akhawayn University

 

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm

Keynote Addresses

 

 

-          Mbarka BOUAIDA, Minister Delegate of Foreign Affairs, Morocco

 

-          Naseam  ELKARRA, Entrepreneur, Silicon Valley, USA

 

 

3:20 pm - 3:55 pm

 

Panel One: Morocco’s Structural Changes and  Entrepreneurship

 

 

-          Karim HAJJI, CEO of  Casablanca Stock Market, Morocco

 

-          Azdine EL MOUNTASSIR BILLAH, Director General of the National Telecom Regulatory Agency (ANRT), Morocco

 

-          Marouane TRAFA,  President, CGEM Commission on Research, Development, E-Enterprise and Relation with the University (Moroccan Enterprises Association), Morocco

 

Moderated By:

 

 

 

 

3:55 pm - 4:10 pm

 

Coffee Break

 

4:10 pm - 5:55 pm

 

Panel Two: The Development of Entrepreneurship in Morocco :

Success Stories and Lessons Learned

 

 

 

 

Emerging sectors

-          Karl Stanzick, CEO MTDS, Morocco

 

-          Adel  Mokhtari,  founder and CEO of BP212,  Winner of the "CEED Entrepreneur of the Year" , Morocco

 

-          Kamal REGGAD, Founder of Hmizate.ma, Morocco

 

-          Youssef El AoufiR, Intelcia, Morocco

 

Established sectors

 

-          Abdesslam  AHIZOUNE, CEO Maroc Telecom, Morocco

 

-          Mohamed EL KETTANI, CEO  Attijariwafa Bank, Morocco

-          Tariq SIJLIMASSI,  CEO Crédit Agricole du Maroc, Morocco

 

Moderated By:

Chafik Sabiry, CEO HP-CDG, Morocco

 

5:55 pm - 6:35 pm

 

Panel Three:  Hi. Ed perspective to  Entrepreneurship

 

 

 

 

-          Duncan Rinehart, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco

 

-          Gianluca ELIA, Solento University, Italy

 

-          Dariush ZAHEDI, Director UC Berkeley program  on Entrepreneurship and Development in the Middle East, USA

 

 

Moderated By:

Driss Ouaouicha, President of Al Akhawayn University

 

6:35pm -6:55 pm

Conference closure notes

 

 

-          Moulay Hafid ELALAMY, Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy, Morocco

 

7:00pm-7:20

Press Conference

7:30-8:30

Cocktail (By invitation)

Venue

Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Bab Ighli, Tent named "Rabat", Marrakech Morocco.
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Price

Conference fee
No fee for the members for invited attendants
1 500,00 MAD (135 EUR) before November 1st
2 000,00 MAD (180 EUR) between November 1st and November 10th
2 500,00 MAD (225 EUR) after November 10th

A confirmation e-mail will be sent upon receipt of your registration. Please note that full payment must be received prior to the event. Only those attendees whose fees have been paid in full will be admitted to the event. Entry to the Event may be refused if payment in full is not received.

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Cancellation policy

Substitutions are welcome at any time by writing to eship@aui.ma If you are unable to attend, a substitute delegate will be welcome in your place. Registrations cancelled more than 7 days before the Event are subject to an administration charge of 500 MAD (45 EUR). No reimbursement is possible for registrations cancelled less than 7 days before the Event.

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Ifrane 53000, Morocco
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