Agenda - SWC-CAMEROON

Event Agenda

Tentative Agenda of the International Single Window Conference

THEME : “Unlocking e-Commerce potential and Optimizing the international supply chain of landlocked countries”

17–19 September 2019 in Yaounde, Cameroon

Date and timeActivites
8H30 – 16H30

Welcoming of participants

  • Registration
  • Finalization of exhibition stands installation
17H00 – 19H00Welcome Cocktail (Panoramic Restaurant of Hilton Hotel)
Date and timeActivites
8H00Arrival of participants
8H55 – 9H00Arrival of Authorities
9H00 – 10H30

Opening Ceremony

  • Welcome speech of the Government delegate of the Yaoundé city council

Speeches by :

  • GUCE Board Chairman, Director General of Cameroon Customs
  • Representative of African Union Commission
  • Representative of UNECA
  • President of Executive Committee of AAEC
  • Minister of Trade, personal representative of the President of the Republic of Cameroon
  • Group photos
  • Official visit of exhibition stands
  • Press conference
10H30 – 11HCocktail Reception
11 H – 12 H 30

SESSION 1 : SPECIAL EVENT:THE AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA (CFTA): OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGLE WINDOWS AND E-COMMERCE

Moderators : Minister of Trade, Cameroon & African Union Commission (AUC)

Panélistes :

  • ECCAS
  • ECOWAS
  • SADC
  • SMART AFRICA
  • AAEC
  • UPU (e-Com Africa Project)
  • JUMIA
  • ALIBABA (HUB RWANDA)

Discussions

12 H 30 – 14H 00Lunch Break
14 H 00 – 15 H 30

SESSION 2 : MAJOR CHALLENGES OF INTRA-AFRICAN TRADE

Moderator : Representative of UNECA

Panelists :

  • “Trade flows in Africa (intra- and interAfrican), African Union Commission
  • “African customs challenges in international transport and transit ”, WCO (West and central region)
  • “Challenges of the international supply chain and multimodal transport in Africa”, FIATA
  • “Intra-community Integration; Case of Latin America”,UN/ECLAC

Discussions

15 H 30 – 16H 00Coffee Break
16 H 00 – 18 H 00

SESSION 3 : BOOSTING INTRA-AFRICAN TRADE : INITIATIVES AND CHALLENGES

Moderator : Ibrahima Nour Eddine DIAGNE, Managing Director GAINDE2000, President API

Panélists :

  • “AAEC integrating projects (Trade Portal, Exchange hub)”, Jalal Benhayoun, CEO Portnet, Vice –president in charge of Project, AAEC
  • “Transportation and Transit facilitation programs in Africa”, World Bank /SSATP
  • “Improving intra-Africa logistics: SADC experience”, Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority,
  • “Coordinated border management”, Alliance Borderless

Discussions

Date and timeActivites
08 H 30 – 10 H 00

SESSION 4 : TRADE FACILITATION INSTRUMENTS FOR LANDLOCKED COUNTRIES

Moderator : Nanno Mudler, Chief, International Trade Unit, ECLAC, United Nations

Panélists :

  • “Provisions of WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement related to transit” WTO
  • “Transit Guidelines” WCO
  • “Facilitation of road transportation of goods” CNUCED
  • “TIR in the context of Single Window systems” IRU
  • “Implementation of Trade Facilitation Measures: Challenges for landlocked countries: Case of Central African Republic, Director General of Shipper’s council

Discussions

10 H 30 – 11 H 00Coffee Break
11 H 00 – 12 H 30

SESSION 5 : SINGLE WINDOWS IMPLEMENTATION : OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR LANDLOCKED COUNTRIES

Moderator : Amos Wangora, CEO, Kentrade, Kenya, President of the General Assembly, AAEC

Panelists :

  • “Economic impact of the implementation of Single Windows”, UNCEFACT
  • “The challenges of information sharing and securing data for fluent transport and transit operations”
  • “Dr. Ziyaad Butler, researcher”, South Africa
  • Experience of Single Windows in landlocked countries
    • Afghan customs
    • Burkina Faso Single Window
    • Uganda customs
  • “Guide for the implementation of Single Windows in Africa”, Matthew Soputamit, Vice-president, AAEC.

Discussions

12 H 30 – 13 H 30Coffee Break
13 H30 – 15 H 00

SESSION 6 : INITIATIVES TO ENHANCE THE SUPPLY CHAIN FOR LANDLOCKED COUNTRIES

Moderator : Cameroon Customs

Panelists :

  • “Shipper’s Councils collaboration for a better monitoring of cargo in corridors” UCCA, CNSC
  • “The Regional Single Window Project”
    • WAEMU
    • PAA
  • “Paperless management of inland cargo transportation”, Representative of Inland Freight Management Bureau (CEMAC)

Discussions

15 H 00 – 15 H 15 Coffee Break
15 H15 – 17 H 00

SESSION 7 : LATEST INNOVATIONS OF SINGLE WINDOWS (AAEC)

Moderator : World Bank

Panelists :

  • Benin, Pascal Genet, DG SEGUB
  • Burkina Faso, Daouda Garane, DG, SOGESY;
  • Cote d’Ivoire, Serge Manouan, DG GUCE;
  • Congo, Eugène Bouya, DG GUOT;
  • Ghana, Alwin Hoegerle, GM GCNEt
  • Kenya, Amos Wangora, CEO KENTRADE
  • Morocco, Jalal Benhayoun, CEO PORTNET
  • Mozambique, Mambo Guilherme MCnet
  • Senegal, Ibrahima Nour Eddine DIAGNE, MD GAINDE 2000;
  • Tunisia, Faouzi Ben Khalifa, CEO TTN
  • Cameroon : Port logistics for countries of the hinterland
    • Kribi Port Authority
    • Douala Port Authority.
19 H 30

GALA DINNER (Invitation)

  • Cultural entertainments
  • Award ceremony for winning startups of the “Disruptive Logistics Challenge”
Date and timeActivites
08 H – 10 H 00

SESSION 8: SPECIAL EVENT: DISRUPTIVE LOGISTICS : POSITIONING OF AFRICAN STARTUPS

Moderator : Minister of Posts & Telecommunications, Cameroon

Panelists :

  • “PITCH 1”, 1st winner of the Disruptive Logistics Challenge
  • “PITCH 2”, 2nd winner of the Disruptive Logistics Challenge
  • “PITCH 3”, 3rd winner of the Disruptive Logistics Challenge
  • “PITCH 4”, 4th winner of the Disruptive Logistics Challenge.

Discussions

10 H – 12 H 00

SESSION 9 : SPECIAL EVENT : TECH-TALK E-FORCE

Moderator : SSATP/World Bank

Panelists :

  • “The foreign trade single form, a guarantee for anticipation and competitiveness of Central African private
  • Sector,GUCE, Cameroon
  • Experiences sharing :
    • Brasseries du Cameroun, SABC
    • CNCC, Cameroon
    • BOLLORE AFRICA LOGISTICS, Cameroon
    • UCAM, Cameroon

Discussions

12 H – 12 H 30Coffee Break
12 H 30 – 14 H 00

SESSION 10 : THE FUTURE OF SINGLE WINDOW TECHNOLOGIES: TRENDS

Moderator : UNCEFACT

Panelists :

  • “Big Data applied to trade facilitation”, Representative of UNESCAP (visio-conference)
  • “The platform of electronic Certificate of Origin based on Blockchain technology”, Chamber of Commerce, Singapour
  • “Crypto currency regulation worldwide”, Researchers
  • “Artificial intelligence and IOT in the context of the Single Windows and community platforms”, Abdoulahi Faouzi, Expert AAEC

Discussions

14 H 00 – 15 H 00Lunch Break
15 H 00 – 17 H 00

Closing Ceremony

  • Reading of recommendations
  • Speeches by :
    • Chairman of AAEC Executive Committee
    • Minister of Trade, personal Representative of the President of the Republic of Cameroon
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