Program of the 1st Mediterranean Summit

28 August 2019 | 17.00 - 21.00
Haus der Commerzbank, Pariser Platz 1, 10117, Berlin


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Networking Refreshments


Welcome & Opening Session

Dr. Abdelmajid Layadi, Vice-President, EMA e.V.

Keynote Speeches
“Re-thinking EU-Mediterranean Relations: Towards a new Phase of Partnership”
H.E. Mr. Fathallah Sijilmassi, former Ambassador, former Secretary General, Union For the Mediterranean

“The Future of the Mediterranean”
H.E. Dr. Jawad Al Anani, former Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, and Minister of Industry and Trade, Jordan

“The AfricaConnect Programme & the Development Investment Fund”
Dr. Corinna Franke-Wöller, Managing Director, Agentur für Wirtschaft und Entwicklung


Awards Ceremony

by Mrs. Gabriele Groneberg, President, EMA e.V., former Member of the German Parliament

Panel Discussion

The Economic Situation of the Mediterranean Region: Reality & Challenges

  • Mr. Emanuele Garzia, Vice President, Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry ASCAME 
  • Mr. Gunther Beger, Head of Department, Policy Issues, Private Sector, Trade, Rural Development, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • H.E. Dr. Andreas Reinicke, Ambassador, German Embassy to Tunisia
  • Mrs. Nadia Ben Bahtane, Mentor, German-Arab Mentoring Program “Ouissal”, Director Group Marketing & Communications, Intelcia Group, Morocco
  • Mr. Mohamed Raied, Member of the Libyan Council of Deputies, Chairman of the Board, General Libyan Union of Chambers, and CEO, Al Naseem for Food Industries, Libya
Moderation: Mrs. Clara Gruitrooy, Secretary General, EMA e.V.
Dinner Reception

Ouissal - Das Deutsch-Arabische Mentoring-Projekt

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