Conference Program (in progress)

08:00 Start Registration 

09:00 Opening remarks by  our guest of honour H.E Prince Asfa -Wossen Asserate , Ph.D.                       

1- Digital Transformation - Finance and Technology to develop the MSME sector in Africa

  • By Karsten Fuelster IFC-World Bank Country Manager & Head of Business Development for Germany, Austria and Switzerland,

    • Overview on IFC’s Initiatives and projects in connection with SME Finance in the developing countries

    • Financing solutions for the private sector in emerging and developing countries.

  • By Gilles-komi MAGLO ( CEO MES & DAK  Corporation)  Finance & Technology to develop the MSME’s sector in Africa

  • MES & DAK's digital solutions [Infrastructure, Apps and FinTech Solutions]  

  • Opportunities - Business cases for German & European Players 

    • Financial Institutions ( DFIs, MFIs, Banks, Investors, Fund Managers,[PE/VC] , Family Offices, Guarantee Funds ) 

    • Machinery Producers 

    • Consultants ( Management , Engineering)

    • Tax Advisers & Lawyers 

2 - “Emerging Markets – Challenges & Opportunities for Investors”  

By Lennart Hientz, Senior Consultant in the Financial Services - Transaction Advisory Services team at

Ernst & Young Frankfurt- Germany , will present a broad overview investing in emerging markets (fastest growing economies)

[1] The challenges - [2] The opportunities [3] The potential solutions to overcome these challenges

Panel (A) -The disruptive capabilities & development potentials with digital models   

How digital platforms for developing projects and financing increase efficiency, reliability and cut costs. 

Potentials and Opportunities for investing in SMEs based in emerging and developing countries using digital platforms. 

by Bjorn D. Fischer  - Markus Schwaniger  - Hervé Tchakounte - Dr. Jochen Biedermann (Moderation) 

3 - Mauritius "the gateway to Africa"  

Mr.  Faraz ROJID- Head of Financial Services at EDBMauritius

Ms. Suzanne Gujadhur Bell - International Proximity       

Mr. Didier Lenette - Rogers Capital                                   

Mr. Ludovic Verbist - AAMIL Group                                   

Mr. John Félicité - ABAX Corporate Services Ltd             


Lunch break and Networking 12:30 to 13:50

4- Presentation BVMW by Mrs. Bienvenue Anguie , Deputy Director 

5- Presentation VDMA by Dr. Norbert VÖLKER, Head of International Education 

6- Countries Focus  - Ethiopia - Mauritius  - Morocco 

Panel (B) – Potential for growth in Africa - Chances for German/European players 

  • The potential and the opportunities associated with the financing gap reduction    

  • New , Transparent and Win-Win models 

  • Job creation for youth on both continents   

6 - Connecting economic players from both continents

  • Connecting Morocco with Germany - Research project with The University of Passau (April - July 2017) 

    • Innovative business models to connect economic players from Germany and Africa  

  • Integrating and Practicing the SDGs from the botton of the pyramid on M'Network 


Panel (C) SDG FinTech Initiative Frankfurt  

  • Presentation of SDG FinTech Initiative Frankfurt 

  • Our Partners 

  • FinTechs contribution to "Climate Finance"

Closing notes by …. at 17:00   - Open End  Networking   


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