SCHEDULE DETAILS

Welcome & Registration
  • 08:30 - 09:00
  • hall of the great room

Welcome & Registration

  • 09:00 - 09:30
  • The Big Room

Welcome & Official Opening


• Mr Tahar BEN HATIRA, CEO SOTUGAR, Tunisia
• Ms Sihem NAMSIA BOUGHDIRI, Minister of Finance
• Mr Marouane EL ABASSI, Governor, Central Bank of Tunisia

Preliminary Session
  • 09:30 - 10:00
  • The Big Room

Preliminary Session

• Mr Abdulrahman AL HAMIDY, General Director, Chairman of the Board, Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) (Remotely)
• Mr Alexandre ARROBBIO, Tunisia Country Manager World Bank
• Mme Najla BAHR, CEO CGC Egypte, Chairwoman EMGN
• Mr Jules NGANKAM, Group Chief Executive Officer, African Guarantee Fund

  • 10:00 - 11:15
  • The Big Room

Session 1: Evolution of the Institutional Framework


Key discussion points :
• Legislative Framework, business model and governance
• Accounting standards and tax system of guarantee institutions
• Control and supervision Framework
Key note Speaker :
• Ms Marijana OREB, AECM Vice President, Member of the Board HAMAG BIGRO, Croatia (Remotely)
Speakers :
• Ms Rym AYADI, PhD President and Founder, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association, EMEA
• Mr Mohamed Neji HERGLI, Chartered Accountant, Cabinet FAC Manager, Honorary President of the Tunisian Association of Chartered Accountants
• Mr Nabil FELFEL, Head of Financial Stability, Central Bank of Tunisia
• Mr Husien KOFAHY, Executive Director of Banking Supervision – Central Bank of Jordan, Board Member JLCG
Moderator :
• Ms Yolla SIEREDDINE, Deputy General Manager, Kafalat SAL; Lebanon

Coffee Break
  • 11:15 - 11:45
  • hall of the great room

Coffee Break

  • 11:45 - 13:15
  • The Big Room

Session 2: Issues of Financing and Sustainability


Key discussion points :
• Financing by public-private partnership
• The counter guarantee, a major driver of business sustainability
• Counter-guarantee mechanism in the MENA Region –Presentation of the feasibility study–
Key note Speaker :
• Mr Mohammed AL-JA’FARI, Chairman of the Jordan Innovative Start-up and SMEs Fund and Director General of the Jordan Loan Guarantee Corp JLGC, Jordan
Speakers :
• Mr Essam El-QUORASHY, Special Account General Secretary, Arab Fund for Economic and Social development
• Ms Nejia GHARBI, General Director, Deposit and Consignment Fund (CDC) Tunisia
• Mr Jean Louis LELOIR, Special Adviser to the Board of Directors - AECM
• Mr Bernd LEIDNER, Managing Partner, Living Credit Guarantee Germany
Moderator :
• Mr Abdelkhalek GLILLAH, Deputy General Manager, National Company for Guarantee and Business Financing TAMWILCOM Morocco

Lunch
  • 13:30 - 15:00
  • Hotel Restaurant

Lunch

  • 15:00 - 16:15
  • The Big Room

Session 3: Guarantee Institutions Impact Actors


Key discussion points :
• The guarantee of financing for micro-projects as a lever for financial inclusion
• Guarantee institutions, stakeholders for advancing financing inclusion
• Assessing the impact of guarantee institutions
Key note Speaker :
• Mr Djibrilla A ISSA Practice Manager, Finance-Competitiveness and Innovation MENA, World Bank (Remotely)
Speakers :
• Ms Meriem ZINE, General Manager, Advans Micro Finance, Tunisia
• Mr Christophe MALHERBE, Policy and Regulation Expert MED MSME’s
• Mr Aymen MTIMET, Partner Deloitte Afrique Francophone, Tunisia
• Mr Homam Abdulaziz HASHEM, CEO of Kafalah SME Loan Guarantee Program, Saudi Arabia
Moderator :
• Ms Najla BAHR, Chief Executive Officer, Credit Guarantee Company, CGC Egypt

  • 08:30 - 09:30
  • The Big Room

Heads Meeting of the MENA Region Guarantee Institutions (Closed Session)

  • 08:30 - 09:30
  • Hall of the Great Room

Morning Coffee

  • 09:30 - 11:00
  • The Big Room

Session 4: Securing Guarantee for Clean, Eco-friendly and Green Finance.


Key discussion points :
• Guarantee institution and ecological challenge
• Providing guarantee for green, clean and energy-efficient finance
• Standards to be adopted by guarantee institutions in financing clean energy projects –WB Study–
• The German Development Bank: Kfw, Financing and guaranteeing green economy projects
Key note Speaker :
• Mr Mounir MAJDOUB, Sr. Energy, Environment And Sustainable Development Policies Specialist Tunisia
Speakers :
• Mr Jose Fernando FIGUEIREDO, Chairman, Agrogarante Company Portugal
• Ms Virginie PONCET, Banque Publique d’Investissement BPI France
• Ms Safia HACHICHA,, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank
• Mr Jonghyun (John) Kim, Senior Manager TIC Department, KOTEC Korea
• Ms Sandra ROHLEDER, Team Leader Finance, Governance and Education Kfw German Development Bank
Moderator :
• Mr Homam Abdulaziz HASHEM, CEO of Kafalah SME Loan Guarantee Program, Saudi Arabia,

  • 11:00 - 11:30
  • Rebecca Mendoza
  • The Big Room

The World Bank Support Framework to SOTUGAR


• Ms Miha ANDRIANAIVO, Senior Financial Sector Spécialiste BM (Remotly)
• Ms Sonia ZOGHLAMI, Director General of finance at the Ministry of Finance, Tunisia

  • 11:30 - 12:00
  • The Big Room

Signature of ANME-SOTUGAR Memorandum of Understanding - Signature of TIF-SOTUGAR Memorandum of Understanding - Tributes to the SOTUGAR’s first CEO and members of the organizing committee

  • 12:00 - 12:10
  • The Big Room

Summary of the Conference

• Mr Tahar BEN HATIRA, CEO and Chairman SOTUGAR, Tunisia

  • 12:10 - 12:30
  • The Big Room

Closing of the Conference

• Mr Tahar BEN HATIRA, CEO and Chairman SOTUGAR, Tunisia

Lunch
  • 13:00 - 14:30
  • Hotel Restaurant

Lunch