PROGRAMME

Discover the programme and access the business roundtables

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 Adán Martín Auditorium

09:00 – 10:00

Opening session

10:00 – 11:30

Panel I: International business in the current geopolitical context

Juan Carlos Hidalgo 
CNN presenter, CATO Institute
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 Association of Free Zones of the Americas (AZFA), President ZF Bogotá
Mehdi Tazi
Manager of Africa Free Zone Asociation
Gustavo González de Vega
President AZFA, Special Delegate of the State in Free Trade Zone Tenerife.
Beatriz Barrera Vera
President of the Canary Islands Special Zone
“Study of business opportunities between both dorsal Atlantic”
Isa Cano Tarruella
Expert Consultant in Logistics Planning and Transport Technologies (INDRA)

14:00 – 15:30

Working Lunch

15:30 – 18:30

BUISNESS ROUNDTABLE

15:00 – 18:00

Meet the expert

Authorized Economic Operators and Safe Free Zones.

Alejandro Arola 
President IFAEO
Carlos Farfán
Executive Chairman of AES and Vice President for the Americas of IFAEO
Jesús Otero
AEO Manager of IFAEO
Juan Opertti
Managing Partner of Hemistion & OPERAL Consulting Logistics Engineering

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

Jonathan Pérez
Executive Director of Tenerife Shipyards: “Ship repair for tricontinental connectivity”.

News in the World Organization of Free Zones (WFZO)

Samir Hamrouni
CEO of the World Free Zones Organization

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

UNCTAD Maritime Review report “Maritime Review 2017”

Luisa Rodríguez Ortega 
Division of Technology and Logistics of UNCTAD.

11:30 – 12:00

 Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:10

Panel V: Incidence of digital transformation, innovation and industry 4.0 in international trade.

Avinash Vashistha
CEO Accenture India
Josep Miquel Piqué Huerta
President of the IASP – (World Association of Science and Technology Parks).

13:10 – 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

FDi Magazine Awards Free Zones of the Year 2017

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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