Indicative Programme

Thursday, 21st November 2013:
The Republic of Congo: macro-economic situation and private sector

Presentation of the congo and its economic prospects

Macroeconomic development and the country’s challenges.
Basic infrastructure, prerequisites for investments.
The World Bank’s view on the Congo.
The ADB’s view on the Congo.

THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND ITS CHALLENGES

The private sector in the Congo : characteristics and organisations.
The Public-Private « dialogue » : the High Council of Public-Private dialogue.
Presentation of 2013 DOING BUSINESS.
Funding small and medium-sized businesses.
Women’s role in entrepreneurship.
The local authority’s role in promoting small and medium-sized businesses.

Friday, 22nd November 2013:
Sectoral committees

Each of the six committees will discuss a specific field of economic diversification : current situation, needs, constraints and investment opportunities :
- Agriculture and agribusiness
- Extractive industries support services (oil, mines)
- Transport and logistics
- Telecommunications and NICT
- Construction and building materials / timber sector
- Green economy and alternative energy

Saturday, 23rd November 2013:
Challenge entrepreneurs

- Presentation of the 15 short-listed candidates’ business plans to the board members.
- B2B : among investors, ministers, institutional representatives, upon request.

EXAMPLES OF AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESSES

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS