Maghreb Forum for the EMA Region

German Businesses for a strong Maghreb
Under the patronage of the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dirk Niebel
October 19th, 2011 at the Representation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in Berlin

19th October 2011

09.30h       Registration

10.00h       Welcome Address and Opening Speeches

   Opening Speeches

  • Wolfang Schmidt, Authorised Representative of the State of Hamburg at the German Federal Government, the European Union and for Foreign Affairs, Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Horst H. Siedentopf, EMA-President

   Welcome Address

  • Michael Fiebig, Ministerialrat, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, for the patron


10.30h       Panel I: Political and Legal Framework for Entrepreneurical Activities in the Maghreb Countries

  • How Germany and the International Community Support the Transition in North Africa, Klemens Semtner, Head of Task Force Transformational Partnerships, Federal Foreign Office
  • Perspectives for the Reconstruction of Libya, Afaf Otman Khamerza, International Arbitration Center, Tripolis, Libya - Presentation
  • The Arab Revolution – Which Consequences on the Legal Framework Do Foreign Enterprises Have to Expect?, Dr. Stephan Jäger, Partner, Amereller Legal Consultants, Munich
  • Challenges and Opportunities of a United Maghreb, Abdessamad Filali, President, Union des Jeunes Euro-Maghrébins, Rabat/Paris

Chair: Dr. Ulf-Dieter Klemm, Former Ambassador (Rabat 2008 - 2011)


12.00h       Signing of Cooperation Contracts/ Press

  • Union des Jeunes Euro-Maghrébins (UJEM) and EMA
  • Industry and Trade Chamber Seybouse/Algeria and EMA
  • Industry and Trade Chamber Casablanca/Morocco and EMA

12.30h       Lunch/ B2B in the Galery


  • Jürgen Klimke, Member of the German Parliament, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs as well as the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development, Member of the EMA Advisory Board

13.30h      Panel II: Environment and Renewable Energies

  • Mauritania as a Driving Force for Renewable Energies, Mamadou Bathily, First Embassy Counselor, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Berlin
  • New Legal Framework for Foreign Investments in Tunisia, Manhel Sebai, Managing Director, Förderungsamt für Ausländische Investitionen, FIPA-Tunisia, Cologne - Presentation
  • Retreading of Tyres for Commercial Verhicles – a New Potential for the Maghreb Region, Uwe Mülot, Mülot Autotechnik Reifen, Lübz
  • Trendsetting Technologies for the Maghreb Region, Marisa García, Lawyer and Director-General of the Office of the Arbitrary Court, Casablanca
  • Potentials for the Recycling of Plastic in the Maghreb Region, Herbert Snell, Managing Director, PRS GmbH Plastic Recycling Solutions, Tittling

Chair: Jürgen Papadopoulos, Managing Director, Papadopoulos Associates GmbH, Munich, EMA Board Member


15.00h       Coffee Break

15.30h       Panel III: The Maghreb Region – A Market Place for Innovations

  • The Impact of the Economic Integration between Europe and the Maghreb Region on Employment - Recommendations of the Labour Unions, El Miloudi El Mokharek, Secretary-General, Union Marocaine du Travail, Casablanca
  • Transportation, Communication and Energy: Progress via Regional Integration, Martin Kalhöfer, Market Monitoring, Head of the Africa/Middle East Department, Germany Trade and Invest, Bonn
  • Expansion of the Economic Cooperation with the Algerian Five-Year-Plan  2010-2014, Abderrachid Ghimouz, President, Industry and Trade Chamber Seybouse, Algeria
  • Success Story of Import/Export with Algeria and Libya, Alexander Seegert, Standortleiter Hamburg, Netzlink Informationstechnik GmbH, Hamburg
  • Practical Example Recultivation of Soil in Morocco: Opportunities for Private Sector Innovation, Dr. Kerstin Hartsch, Head of Department Ecology and Environment, Ipro Dresden AG

Chair: Jens Ullmann, Head of International Department, Potsdam Chamber of Commerce and Industry


  Closing Remarks

  • Dr. Abdelmajid Layadi, Secretary-General of the EMA


17.00h      Conclusion of the event with meetings



































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