BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE

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SPEAKERS

Juan Carlos Hidalgo

Analyst for Public Policy regarding Latin America

Jose Rafael Díaz

Director of the Port Authority of S/C de Tenerife and Head of Technical Advice and in European Projects

LAURENS VAN DER SCHOOR

Free Zones & Incentives Advisor

Avinash Vashistha

President and General Director of Accenture. President and CEO of Tholons and Co-founder of MySpaces.

ALEJANDRO AROLA

President of the International Federation of Authorized Economic Operators (IFAEO)

JUAN OPERTTI

Managing Partner of Hemistion and OPERAL Consulting Logistics Engineering

JUAN PABLO RIVERA CABAL

President of the ZFB Group

MARTÍN IBARRA PARDO

CEO of Araujo Ibarra & Asociados S.A, International Business and Free Zones – Special Economic Zones Consulting firm

JESUS OTERO REBOLLO

AEO Manager of the International Federation of Authorized Economic Operators (IFAEO)

CARLOS EDUARDO FARFÁN

Executive Chairman of AES and Vice President for the Americas of IFAEO

Dr. SAMIR HAMROUNI

CEO of the World Free Zones Organization

Dr. MOHAMMED ALZAROONI

Chairman World Free Zones Organization

LUISA RODRÍGUEZ ORTEGA

Division of Technology and Logistics of UNCTAD.

GUSTAVO GONZÁLEZ DE VEGA

Special Delegate of the State in the Free Zone of Tenerife and Vice-President of AZFA.

Ahmed Bennis

Manager of the African French Zones Association; Responsible for Activity Development at Tánger Med Special Agency

ISA CANO TARRUELLA

Expert Consultant in Logistics Planning and Transport Technologies (INDRA)

PROGRAMME

1st November, 2017

Day one

10:00 – 20:00

Registration opens in the Hotel Mencey

17:00 – 20:00

AZFA PARTNER’S ASSEMBLY

20:15 – 22:00

Welcome cocktail at Hotel Mencey

2nd November, 2017

Day two

08:00 – 09:00

Registration in the Auditorium

09:00 – 10:00

Opening session

10:00 – 11:30

Panel I: International business in the current geopolitical context

Juan Carlos Hidalgo
CATO Institute, CNN presenter
Martín Gustavo Ibarra
Honorary President of AZFA, Vice president of WFZO

11:30 – 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:45

Panel II: Europe-America-Africa: an opportunity for tricontinental business

Juan Pablo Rivera
President at AZFA
Mehdi Tazi
Manager of the African French Zones Association, Responsible for Activity Development at Tánger Med Special Agency
Gustavo González de Vega
Delegate of ZFT, Vice president AZFA
“Study of business opportunities between both dorsal Atlantic”
Isa Cano Tarruella
Consultant expert in Transportation (ALG) and Transport Technologies INDRA)

14:00 – 15:30

Working Lunch

15:30 – 18:30

BUISNESS ROUNDTABLE

15:30 – 18:00

Meet the expert

Sustainable Free Zones, Logistics Platforms integrated to Global Value Chains.

Juan Opertti
Managing Partner of Hemistion & OPERAL Consulting Logistics Engineering

Safe OASs and ZFS.

Alejandro Arola
President IFAEO
Carlos Zarfán
Executive Chairman of AES and Vice President for the Americas of IFAEO
Jesús Otero
AEO Manager of IFAEO

What’s new in the world franc regime?

Samir Hamrouni
CEO of the World Free Zones Organization

Maritime connectivity: LNG, the fuel of the future.

José Rafael Díaz
Director of the Port Authority of S/C de Tenerife

20:00 – 23:00

Canarian dinner

3rd November, 2017

Day Three

9:00 – 10:30

Panel III: Ministerial Summit
Renewal and strengthening of the Free Trade Zone regime

SENEGAL: Mr. Minister of Commerce, Informal Sector and Consumption of the Republic of Senegal, Mr. Alioune Sarr.

PANAMA: Vice Minister of Foreign Trade, Néstor González.

PERU: Vice Minister of Foreign Trade, Edgar Manuel Vásquez Vela.

MEXICO: Titular of the Federal Authority for the Development of the Special Economic Zones, Gerardo Gutiérrez Candiani. Rank of Vice Minister of the Mexican Government.

MAURITANIA: President of the Free Zone of Nouadhibou (ZFN), Mohamed Ould Daff.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce and MIPME for free zones and special regimes, Marcelo Puello.

10:30 – 11:30

Panel IV: Tricontinental Connectivity
Juan Palacios, Director of Latin Ports

Presentation of the UNCTAD report about maritime transport.

Luisa Rodríguez Ortega
Division of Technology and Logistics of UNCTAD.

11:30 – 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 – 12:45

Panel V: Digital transformation and innovation in international trade.

Avinash Vashistha
CEO Accenture India

12:45 – 14:15

Panel VI: What do companies look for when they settle in Free Trade Zones?

Laurens Van Der Schoor
Free Zones Consultant and Investment Consulting Associates
Jeremiah Pomerleau
“GoPro Camera” Senior Manager, Transportation & Trade Compliance

14:15 – 15:45

Working Lunch

20:00 – 20:20

Act of accession MID-ATLANTIC FREE CORRIDOR

20:20 – 21:00

ZFs Prizes

21:00 – 21:15

Formal closing of the event

21:30

Closing Party

* 4th November, 2017– 10:00 – 12:00 – Visit to the Free Economic Zone and the Port of Tenerife

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