Agenda


International Single Window Conference

Day 0 : Sunday 4 September 2016
10:00-6:00
Registration
8:00-10:00
Welcome reception (Cocktail)

OPENING CEREMONY


Day 1 : Monday 5 September 2016
8:00
Registration
9:00
Joint opening ceremony:
         - National Forum
         - International Single Window Conference
  • Opening speech of Mr Abdelilah BENKIRANE,  Head of the Moroccan Government
  • Speech of:
  •    - Mr Abdelaziz RABBAH, Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics
       - Mr Mohamed ABBOU, Minister of Foreign Trade
       - Mr Gilbert MOKOKI, Minister of Transports, Civil Aviation and Merchant Navy – Republic of Congo
       - Mr Zouhair CHORFI, Director General of Customs and Indirect Taxes
       - Ms Meriem BENSALAH, Chairman of CGEM
  • Welcome speech of Ms Nadia LARAKI, Chairman of the Board of Director – PORTNET S.A
  • Speech of:
       - Mr Sergio MUJICA, Deputy Secretary General, WCO
       - Ms Virginia CRAM-MARTOS, Director, Economic Cooperation, Trade, and Land Management Division, UNECE
       - Mr Simon MEVEL, Economic Affairs Officer, ATPC/UNECA
       - Mr. Ibrahima Nour Eddine Diagne, Chairman of AAEC
10:00-10:30
OFFICIAL VISIT OF BOOTHS / PRESS CONFERENCE
11:00-5:30
PORTNET National Forum, Single Window of Morocco (>> See the Programme)


Day 2 : Tuesday 6 September 2016
8:30
Beginning of proceedings

SESSION 1
TRADE FACILITATION: THE NEW ACCELERATORS
Moderator: Ibrahima Nour Eddine DIAGNE, Chairman of AAEC
9:00-9:50
Pursuing the effectiveness of Bali Agreements related to Trade Facilitation, the use of Information and Communications Technologies is a key tool for accelerating the implementation of such agreements. This session will emphasize on the important role of Single Windows in Trade Facilitation, and especially for cost optimization and time reduction.
Panelists:
  • Virginia Cram-Martos, Director, Economic Cooperation, Trade, and Land Management Division, UNECE
  •  Julien Bornon, Regional Expert, Business Facilitation–Africa, UNCTAD
  • Armen Manukyan, Single Window Expert, WCO
  • Sang Won Lim, Facilitation Expert, United Nations Economic and Social CommissionforAsia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  • Mr Chibaya, Customs Expert - Regional Integration, African Union Commission
9:50-10:10
Discussions

SESSION 2
PRESENTATION OF SINGLE WINDOWS FROM THE AAEC MEMBERS (LAST DEVELOPMENTS) (10 mn/country)
Moderator: Jalal Benhayoun, Director General PORTNET S.A, AACE Vice-Chair
10:10-11:20
During this session, representatives from AAEC Members will highlight the latest developments in Single Windows together with best practices recommendations to duplicate.
  • Benin (SEGUB): Olivier Moreau)
  • Cameroon (GUCE): Abdoullahi Faouzi
  • Cote d'Ivoire (GUCE): Guy Serge Manouan
  • Congo (GUOT): Patrick Mayoulou, Amina Tchicaya Abou
  • Ghana (Gcnet): Jonathan Ofori
  • Kenya (Kentrade): Amos Wangora
  • Madagascar (Gasynet): Lisiniania Razafindrakoto
  • Morocco (PORTNET): Jalal Benhayoun
  • Senegal (GAINDE 2000): Mor Talla Diop
11:20-11:30
Discussions
11:30-11:40
Coffee break

SESSION 3
INTERCONNECTION BETWEEN SINGLE WINDOWS AND OTHER EXISTING SYSTEMS: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
Moderator: Hubert Hourizene, Project Implementation Director, Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF)
11:40-12:40
This session aims at addressing the issues related to standardization and harmonization of Foreign Trade formalities and intra-community Exchanges. It will share the significant progresses in this sector, and will lead to reflect on the main existing bottlenecks including leadership and trust related questions among parties in order to facilitate exchanges between local partners, and internationally as well.
Panelists: International Experts
  • Valentina Mintah, Chief Executive Officer, West Blue Consulting
  • Somnuk Keretho, Director of Institute for IT Innovation (INOVA), Thailand
  • Amos Wangora, Ag. Chief Executive Officer, Vice-Chair (AAEC)
  • Andrea Hampton, lead of the Single Window Domain, United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)
12:40-13:00
Discussions
1:00-2:30
Lunch break

SESSION 4
ELECTRONIC SINGLE WINDOW AND REGIONAL INTEGRATION
Moderator: Isidore Bihiya, Director General GUCE, AAEC Vice-Chair
2:30-3:30
Over the last years, many efforts have been made by international institutions and partners to promote cooperation and economic integration through harmonization, simplification of procedures and coordination of regional policies. This session aims at emphasizing the key role of Single Windows in regional integration issues. The experiences of WAEMU and CEMAC in the paperless Certificate of Origin, and the ASEAN initiatives could be taken as examples.
Panelists:
  • Simon Mevel, Economic Affairs Officer, ATPC, UNECA.
  • Aly Iboura Moussa, African Union Commission
  • Sydney Chibbabbuka, Expert in Trade Facilitation, AfDB;
  • Ousmane Koné, Director of Trade, WAEMU Commission
  • Somnuk Keretho, Director of Institute for IT Innovation (INOVA), Thailand 
  • ADEL ALGHABERI, First Economic Affairs Officer, UN/ESCWA
3:30-4:00
Discussions
4:00-4:30
Coffee break

SESSION 5
IMPACTS OF SINGLE WINDOW ON COMPETITIVENESS
Moderator: Ibou DIOUF, Program Manager, Africa Transport Policy Program(SSATP), The World Bank 
4:30- 5:00
This roundtable will enable to discuss the impact of Single Windows on our Economies' growth, and Companies' competitiveness.
Panelists:
Directors General of Single Windows:
  • Eugène Rufin Bouya, Director General GUOT, President of AAEC Benchmarking and Publishing Commission, Republic of Congo
  • Jalal Benhayoun, Director General PORTNET, AAEC Vice-Chair Kingdom of Morocco
  • Amos Wangora, Ag. Chief Executive Officer, AAEC Vice-Chair, Kenya
  • Isidore Bihiya, Director General GUCE, AAEC Vice-Chair, Cameroon
Private sector representative:
  • Kebour Ghenna, Executive Director, Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI)
5:00-5:30
Discussions
5:30
End of proceedings - Day 2


Day 3 : Wednesday 7 September 2016
SESSION 6
SINGLE WINDOW TOWARDS 2020: CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES
Moderator: Sang Won LIM, Facilitation Expert, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
9:00-10:30
After more than a decade of existence, Single Windows have to be more open and address issues where the optimal use of Information and Communications Technologies can be a solution. Trade Facilitation is a must; technologies evolution is very fast, normalization and standardization have become key requirements. In this context, What should be the perspectives of Single Windows in order to address these challenges?
Experts views:
  • Ibrahima Nour Eddine Diagne, Managing Director GAINDE 2000, AAEC Chairman
  • Jalal Benhayoun, Director General PORTNET, AAEC Vice-Chair
  • Somnuk Keretho, Director of Institute for IT Innovation (INOVA), Thailand
  • Andrea Hampton, lead of the Single Window Domain within the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)
Technical partners views:
  • Sydney Chibbabbuka, Trade Facilitation Expert, AfDB
  • Olivier Hartmann, The World Bank
  • Hubert Hourizene, Project Implementation Director, Investment Climate Facility for Africa, ICF
  • Julien Bornon, Regional Expert, Business Facilitation–Africa, UNCTAD
  • Armen Manukyan, Single Window Expert, WCO
10:30-11:30
Discussions
11:30-12:00
Coffee break
12:30-1:30
Reading of recommendations
1:30-2:00
Closing ceremony
2:00
Lunch break
National Forum

PORTNET, a keyplayer of automated systems for foreign trade actors: An inclusive complémentarity for a more competitive ecosystem

Septembre, 5 2016
SESSION 1
TRADE FACILITATION FOR A CONDUCIVE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: THE NEW ACCELERATORS AROUND SINGLE WINDOW ENVIRONMENT
Moderator: Mr. Mounir FERRAM
11:00-12:15
Panelists:
  • CNEA
  • Minister of Foreign Trade
  • CGEM
  • World Bank
  • WTO
  • KenTrade
SESSION 2
PRIVATE SECTOR FACING THE PERPETUAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE ECOSYSTEM: WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS OF THE INCLUSIVE COLLABORATION AROUND SINGLE WINDOW ON COMPANIES’ COMPETITIVENESS?
Moderator: Mr. Mounir FERRAM
12:15-1:30
Panelists:
  • Customs and Excise
  • National Ports Agency
  • Moroccan Agency of Logistics Development
  • Banks
  • African Institutions (Private sector)
1:30-2:00
Discussions
2:00-3:00
Lunch break

SESSION 3
SINGLE WINDOW AND OTHER SYSTEMS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE, THE NEW CHALLENGES OF STRONG INTERDEPENDENCE: WHAT CHALLENGES FOR SECURITY, PERFORMANCE AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY?
Moderator: Daynalist of "The Economist"
3:00-4:15
Panelists:
  • UN/CEFACT
  • IPCSA
  • MACERT
  • GUCE Cameroon
SESSION 4
A DIFFERENT VISION OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE TROUGH SINGLE WINDOW: THREATS OR OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERMÉDIATE ACTORS ?
4:00-5:00
Panelists:
  • FIATA
  • FONASBA
  • APRAM
  • AFFM
  • Conseil Ivoirien des Chargeurs
5:00-5:30
Discussions
5:30
Closing ceremony – End of proceedings
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