The business relationships between the MENA Region and ITALY

Westin Palace Milan
Piazza della Repubblica 20
20124 Milan


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8:45        Registration & Welcome Coffee

9:00        Opening Presentation

  • Stefano Simontacchi – Co-Managing Partner BonelliErede – Advisor to the Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ministry for Africa and the Mediterranean Region 

9:15       Conference“Italy as a hub for investments in Africa and the Middle-East”

  • Giuseppe Mistretta, Plenipotentiary Minister & Director for the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa MAECI 
  • S. E. Albert Tshiseleka Felha – Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Italy, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at FAO, FIDA, PAM, Dean of the Group of African Ambassadors in Rome 
  • Ziad Bahaa-Eldin – Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Cooperation of Egypt
  • Stefano Azzali – Secretary-General Milan Chamber of Arbitration,President IFCAI, Director ISPRAMED

Moderator: Nicola Di Molfetta – Editor-in-Chief

10:45     Coffee Break

11:00     ConferenceInternational investments in Africa & the Middle East: what next

  • Dante Campioni – Managing Director & CEO Bank of Alexandria
  • Mohamed Elmogy – General Counsel Egypt Siemens Technologies S.A.E
  • Karen Jabbour – Senior Legal Counsel Banque du Liban 
  • Mahmoud Shaarawy – Group Legal Director Elsewedy Electric 

Moderator: Rosailaria Iaquinta – Journalist 

12:45     Q&As

13:00     Lunch Buffet

14:30     Breakout sessions: the legal & tax framework of specific regions

Breakout Session A

The business relationships between Italy and Africa

Breakout Session B

The business relationships between Italy the Middle-East

  • Dante Campioni – Managing Director & CEO Bank of Alexandria
  • Ahmed Maghawry Diab – Commercial Consul of Egyptin Milan
  • Nicolas Bourdon – Partner Accuracy 
  • Gianfranco Veneziano – Partner BonelliErede


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  • Andrea Carta Mantiglia – Partner BonelliErede & Executive Chairman at BonelliErede Middle East LLP
  • Laura Furlanetto Senior Contracts Negotiator Maire Tecnimont
  • Zane Hedge – Partner Accuracy

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16:00     Closing