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Origin Africa 2014
Origin Africa Presents Kenya 2014: Changing Perceptions, Building Synergies, Doing Business
November 10th - 12th @ Nairobi InterContinental

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Origin Africa 2014 Program 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 –REGISTRATION & WELCOME RECEPTION 

 

   

15:00 – 18:30

Registration: Intercontinental Hotel 

17:30 – 19:00

Welcome Reception 

 

 

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 – OPENING, SEMINARS SERIES, TRADE EXPO & B2B 

07:30 – 17:45

Registration: Intercontinental Hotel

07:30 – 8:00 

Tea/Coffee & Light Snacks to be served at the foyer outside the seminar rooms

08:30 – 10:30 

SEMINAR SERIES

 

Please note that two seminars will be held in parallel during this time.

 

Seminar 1: 

Cotton Seminar: Improving Productivity & Value Addition in Africa

 

Venue:

Le Chateau

 

Moderator:

Dr. Terry Townsend, Cotton Analytics

 

Speakers:

Speaker 1: Mr. Christoph Kaut, COMPACI /CmiA 
Download Mr. Christoph presentation here

 

 

Speaker 2: Mr. Matthias Knappe, International Trade Commission [ITC] Download Mr. Matthias presentation here

   

Speaker 3: Mr. Edoardo Peterlini, ACP/UGP Cos Coton Program
Download Mr. Edoardo presentation here

    Speaker 4: Mr. Gerald Estur, Cotton Trade Consultant 
Download Mr. Gerald presentation here
    Speaker 5: Mr. Fritz Grobien, Immediate Past President of Bremen Cotton Exchange  Download Mr. Fritz presentation here

 

 

Speaker 6: Dr. Margaret Karembu, Director of ISAAA Africenter
Download Dr. Karembu presentation here

 

Facilitator:

Mr. Protase Echessa, EATIH Agribusiness Advisor
     

 

Seminar 2: 

Home Textile & Home Decor: Product Development & Marketing

 

Venue:

Le Petit Chateau

 

Moderator:

Mr. Mark Kwami, External Consutlant, Centre for the Promotion of Imports [CBI]

 

Speakers:

Speaker 1: Case study – Demand Side - Mercedes Gonzalez, Director, Global Purchasing Companies
Download Ms. Mercedes presentation here

 

 

Speaker 2: Case study – Supply Side  - Ms. Haile Nigest, CAWEE, Ethiopia
Download Ms. Haile presentation here   

 

Facilitator:

Mr. Finn Holm-Olsen, EATIH Trade Promotion Advisor
     

 09:30 – 10:30 

 Seminar 3:

Special Sourcing Seminar

  Speaker:

Mercedes Gonzalez, Director, Global Purchasing Companies
Download Ms. Mercedes presentation here

11:00 – 17:00

TRADE EXPO & B2B MEETINGS

 

Cotton Fibre, Textile & Apparel, Home Textile & Home Décor, Technology suppliers, Accessories Suppliers, Support Agencies

17:30 – 18:30

Tour of the Origin Africa Trade Expo and Official opening by H.E The President Uhuru Kenyatta before proceeding to the Poolside for the Designer Showcase;

Her Excellency The First Lady of the Republic of Kenya Mrs. Margaret Kenyatta Officially opens the Fashion Designer Showcase by making the first walk down the runway;

18:45 – 21:00

Black Tie Dinner & Designer Showcase – Poolside

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 –REGISTRATION

07:30 – 17:00

Registration: Intercontinental Hotel

07:30 – 08:00

Tea/Coffee & Light Snacks to be served at the foyer outside the seminar rooms

08:00 – 09:00

SEMINAR SERIES

   

09:00– 10:30  

Seminar 4:  

Apparel Seminar: Africa as a New Frontier for Sourcing

 

Venue:

Le Chateau
 

Moderator:  

Mr. Jas Bedi, Chairman, ACTIF 

 

Speakers:

Speaker 1: Dr. Achim Berg, McKinsey & Company

 

 

Speaker 2: Ms. Marie  DAvignon, AAFA

 

 

Speaker 3: Mr. Prashant Agarwal, Wazir Advisors

 

 

Speaker 4: Mr. Roy Ashurst, PVH

   

Speaker 5: Ms. Diana Bird, Deacons

   

Speaker 6: Mr. Mohamed Kassem, Egyptian Ready-Made Exporters Council

  Facilitator: Mr. Finn Holm-Olsen, EATIH Trade Promotion Advisor
     
10:00 – 10:30 Health Break  
     
09:00– 10:30   Seminar 5:  Technology & Machinery for CTA Value Chain Seminar: Innovation to build competitiveness 
  Venue:  Le Chateau
  Moderator:  Mr. Navdeep Sodhi – Gherzi Textil Organisation
  Speakers Speaker 1: Mr. Claude Vernier , Lummus Corporation
Download Mr. Claude presentation here
    Speaker 2: Mr. Sourabh Bafna , Bajaj Steel Industries Ltd
Download Mr. Sourabh presentation here
    Speaker 3: Mr. C. Arunachalam, Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd
Download Mr. Arunachalam presentation here
    Speaker 4: Mr. Bruno Caffieri, Picanol
     
  Facilitator: Ms. Kanini Mutooni, EATIH Investment Advisor
     

11:00 – 17:00

TRADE EXPO & B2B MEETINGS

 

Cotton Fibre, Textile & Apparel, Home Textile & Home Décor, Technology suppliers, Accessories Suppliers, Support Agencies

  Seminar 6: WRAP Seminar: The Business Imperatives of Sustainability and Social Compliance
  Venue: Le Petit Chateau      
  Speaker:

Mr. Avedis H.Seferian, President & CEO, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)

Mr. Clay E. Hickson, Senior Director, Strategy and Business Development (WRAP)

Download the WRAP presentation here

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

     

07:30 – 17:00

Registration: Intercontinental Hotel

07:30 – 08:00

Tea/Coffee & Light Snacks to be served at the foyer outside the seminar rooms

08:00 – 10:00

SEMINAR SERIES

  

Seminar 7:       Investment Seminar: Attracting investment in the Textile Value Chain 

  

Venue:

Le Chateau

  

Moderator:  

Mr. Cyrille Nabutola, Chief Executive Officer, Export Processing Zones Authority

  

Speakers: 

Speaker 1: Mr. Aref Adamali, World Bank 

  

 

Speaker 2: Mr. Adan Mohamed, Min. of Industrialization & Enterprise Dev - Kenya 

  

 

Speaker 3: Hon. M. Rolland Jules Etienne, Min. of Industry and Private Sector Dev – Madagascar  

  

 

Speaker 4: Ms. Patricia Cisse, Ministry of Industry and Mines, Cote d’Ivoire 

    Speaker 5: Mr. Jeremy Youmans, ZIMTRADE – Zimbabwe 
    Speaker 6: Mr. Hugh Scott, Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF)
  Facilitator:
Ms. Kanini Mutooni, EATIH Investment Advisor
     

10:00 – 10:30

Health Break 

10:30 – 12:30 

Seminar 8: 

Trade Policy Seminar: Policy Interventions needed to improve Regional & International Trade

  

Venue:

Le Chateau

  

Moderator: 

Ms. Betty Maina CEO, Kenya Association of Manufacturers 

 

Speakers: 

Speaker 1:  Mr. Fred Kong’ong’o, COMESA

  

 

Speaker 2:  Mr. Felix Mosha, East Africa Business Council

 

 

Speaker 3:  Mr. David Luke, Africa Trade Policy Center (UNECA) 

 

 

Speaker 4: Mr. Samuel Gayi, UNCTAD 

   

Speaker 5:  Mr. Abisha Tembo, Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa  

  Facilitator: Mr. Bernard Kagira, EATIH Trade Policy Advisor
     

11:00 – 17:00 

TRADE EXPO & B2B MEETINGS

 

Cotton Fibre, Textile & Apparel, Home Textile & Home Décor, Technology suppliers, Accessories Suppliers, Support Agencies