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

8H30 – 16H30 : Welcoming of participants

  • Registration
  • Finalization of exhibition stands installation

17H00 – 19H00 : Welcome Cocktail

(Panoramic Restaurant of Hilton Hotel)

8H00 : Arrival of participants 8H55 – 9H00 : Arrival 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 – 11H : Cocktail Reception

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SESSION 1 : SPECIAL EVENT:THE AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA (CFTA): OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGLE WINDOWS AND E-COMMERCE 11H00-12H30 : Moderator : Minister of Trade, Cameroon & African Union Commission (AUC) Panelists:
  • ECCAS
  • ECOWAS
  • SADC
  • SMART AFRICA
  • AAEC
  • UPU (e-Com Africa Project)
  • JUMIA
  • ALIBABA (HUB RWANDA)
Discussions

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SESSION 2 : MAJOR CHALLENGES OF INTRA-AFRICAN TRADE 14H00-15H30 : 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 15H30-16H00 : Lunch Break

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SESSION 3 : BOOSTING INTRA-AFRICAN TRADE : INITIATIVES AND CHALLENGES 16H00-18H00: Moderator, Ibrahima Nour Eddine DIAGNE, Managing Director GAINDE2000, President API Panelists:
  • “AAEC integrating projects (Trade Portal, Exchange hub)”, 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
SESSION 4 : TRADE FACILITATION INSTRUMENTS FOR LANDLOCKED COUNTRIES 8H30-10H00 : Moderator, Nanno Mudler, Chief, International Trade Unit, ECLAC, United Nations Panelists:
  • “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 10H30-11H00 : Coffee Break

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SESSION 5 : SINGLE WINDOWS IMPLEMENTATION : OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR LANDLOCKED COUNTRIES 11H00-12H30 : 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», AAEC.
Discussions 12H30-13H30 : Lunche Break

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SESSION 6 : INITIATIVES TO ENHANCE THE SUPPLY CHAIN FOR LANDLOCKED COUNTRIES 13H30-15H00 : Moderator, Cameroon customs Panelists:
  • “Shipper’s Councils collaboration for a better monitoring of cargo in corridors” UCCA
  • “The Regional Single Window Project”
  • WAEMU
  • PAA
  • “Securing transit in CEMAC region’’, Cameroon customs
  • “Paperless management of inland cargo transportation”, Representative of Inland Freight Management Bureau (CEMAC)
Discussions 15H00-15H15 : Coffee Break

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SESSION 7 : LATEST INNOVATIONS OF SINGLE WINDOWS (AAEC) 15H15-17H00 : 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.
19H30 : GALA DINNER (Invitation)
  • Cultural entertainments
  • Award ceremony for winning startups of the Disruptive Logistics Challenge”
SESSION 8: SPECIAL EVENT: DISRUPTIVE LOGISTICS : POSITIONING OF AFRICAN STARTUPS 8H30-9H15 : 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

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SESSION 9: SPECIAL EVENT : TECH-TALK E-FORCE 8H30-10H : 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 10H00-10H30: Coffee Break

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SESSION 10:  THE FUTURE OF SINGLE WINDOW TECHNOLOGIES: TRENDS 10H30-12H30 : Moderator : UNCEFACT Panelists:
  • “Big Data applied to trade facilitation”, Representative of UNESCAP
  • “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 12H30-13H30 : Lunch Break 14H00-14H30 : 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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