2nd Saudi French Business Opportunities Forum

OCTOBER 12-13, 2015 - Ritz-Carlton - Riyadh

About the Saudi French Business Opportunities Forum

A Bilateral partnership of Strategic strength…The Saudi French Business Opportunities gathering serve as forum for free discussion by all concerned with the major Economic Sectors. As part of its mission to foster, develop, and expand the strategic business alliance between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and, the Republic of France. It contributes to the accurate depiction of the both business environment. This Forum is committed to keeping its participants apprised of the most recent developments and business opportunities in the Saudi French markets, as well as government reforms and the latest trade and investment facts and figures. Effective initiatives will be addressed to set the base for a more solid and continuous bilateral partnership of strength for future cooperation between the two nations in the major fields of the economy.

Forum’s Objectives:

  • • Creating Destinations for Mutual FDI in major fields of trade and industry.
  • • Seeking New Investment Opportunities in major fields of the economy at the Saudi French markets.
  • • Developing a Knowledge - Based Business Parks and Smart Cities.
  • • Enabling New Sustainable Trade and Industry projects in the two markets.
  • • Encouraging small, Medium to large-Sized Companies to Establish Businesses Relationship between the Saudi market as well as the French market.
  • • Introducing Effective recommendations and initiatives toward a more strategic business alliances between the business sector in the two markets

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Event Agenda

  • Monday , Oct 12th, 2015
    • • 17:00 – 18:00

      Registration: On invitation only

    • • 19:30 - 23:00

      Welcoming speech by Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO of SUEZ Environment and Chairman of the Dialogue Saoudien des hommes d'affaires of MEDEF International

      Welcoming speech by Mohamed Ben Laden, President of the Saudi-French Business Council

    • • 20:00 – 20:05

      Opening speech by His Excellency Manuel Valls - French Prime Minister

    • • 20:05 – 20:15

      Movie "Land of Opportunities"

    • • 20:15 – 21:20

      Opening speech by Highly Saudi Official VIP TBC

    • • 21:20 – 23:00

      Gala Dinner / prepared by Christopher Hache, the Michelin-Starred Chef and Jérôme Chaucesse France’s Best Artisan for 2015, Pastry Chef, of the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris

  • Tuesday , Oct 13th, 2015
    • • 07:00 – 08:30

      Registration and Coffee

    • • 08:30 – 09:10

      General Morning : Session (Main Room)

      Welcoming Remarks : Laurent Fabius - Minister of Foreign Affairs

      Setting the Theme : Highly Saudi Official (VIP) TBC

      Welcoming speech 1: Mr. Macron- Minister of Economy and Industry and Digital Affairs

      Welcoming speech 2: H E Minister Tawfig AlRabiah - Minister of Commerce and Industry

    • • 09:10 – 09:20

      Keynote address – Patrice Caine (CEO – Thales)

    • • 09:20 – 09:30

      Keynote address – Saudi CEO (El Seif)

    • • 09:30 – 09:40

      Concluding remarks – Council of Saudi Chambers

    • • 09:40 – 10:00

      Networking Break

    • • 10:00 – 11:30

      PLENARY SESSION 1 – Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth (Main Room)

      • Moderators :
        Philippe Bloch (Master of Ceremony)
        Dr. Taha AlGuwaiz (Saudi)
      • 10:00-10:10
        Keynote address: Banque Saudi Fransi (TBC)
      • 10:10-10:20
        Keynote address: Muriel Penicaud –“10 reasons to invest in France” (French Ambassador for Int. Investment & CEO Business France )
      • 10:20-10:30
        Keynote address: HRH Prince Mohamed AlFaisal (Alfaisaliah Group President TBC)
      • 10:30-10:40
        Keynote address: Philippe Varin (CEO – Areva)
      • 10:40-10:50
        Keynote address: Governor of SAGIA (HE Abdullatif al Othman) (TBC)
      • 10:50-11:20
        Round table “Investment and Attractiveness”
      • - Abdulmajeed Almaimoon
      • - Natixis
      • - Sanofi
      • - SEDA
      • 11:20-11:35
        Discussion (Q&A)
      • 11:35-11:45
        Wrap up speech – Jean-Jacques Mosconi (Deputy Executive Director - Total)
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    • • 12:15 – 13:15

      PLENARY SESSION 2 – Sustainable and Smart Cities (Main Room)

      • Moderators :
        H.E. Dr. Amr Rajab,Vice-President - Bureau of Experts - Council of Ministers (TBC)
        Philippe Bloch (Master of Ceremony)
      • 12:15-12:25
        Keynote address: Frederic Abbal (Executive VP –Schneider Electrics) TBC
      • 12:25-12:35
        Keynote address: J.B.Levy (CEO - EDF)
      • 12:35-12:45
        Keynote address: HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman (SEEC – Vice Minister of Petroleum and Mineral resources) (TBC)
      • 12:45-13:15
        Round table “Infrastructure and networks in new cities”
      • - Dr. Fahad bin Mushait, (VP of Business Development STC)
      • - Saad Alqadhi (SAR-TBC)
      • - Eng. Ziyad Alshiha (President and CEO Saudi Electricity Company TBC)
      • - Dr. Lowai Almosallam, (NWC CEO - TBC)
      • - Keolis
      • - B. Parrant (“Grand Paris”)
      • - ADA
      • 13:15-13:20
        Discussion (Q&A)
      • 13:20-13:30
        Wrap up speech – (Mr. PEPY – CEO SNCF)
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    • • 13:30 – 15:00

      LUNCHEON (Ballroom)

    • • 13:30 – 13:40

      KEYNOTES – Expanding the Saudi French Aviation Relations in a Competitive World

      5 min       Speaker Airbus
      5 Min       Saudia - GACA (TBC)

      LUNCH
      Announcement of the five concurrent sessions

    • • 15:15 – 17:00

      Concurrent Sessions

    • • 15:15 - 17:00

      PANEL 1Healthcare (Room A)

      • Moderators :
        Dr. Khaula Alkeraia(Saudi)(TBC)
      •  
      • 15:15-15:25
        Keynote address: Dr Hanaa Ibrahim Al-Subiel, Dean of Nursing Faculty, Princess Nora University
      • 15:25-15:35
        Keynote address: Jean de Kervasdoué (Special envoy of the Foreign Minister of France for health)
      • 15:35-15:45
        Keynote address:
      • - Dr Abdulaziz bin Saeed - Vice-Minister For Public Affairs at Ministry Of Health
      • - Ibrahim Al Omar - Deputy Minister for Laboratories and Blood Banks
      • 15:45-15:55
        Keynote address: Hugues Lebeau - “Presence of Sanofi in the Kingdom” (Vice-President for Intercontinental Affairs)
      • 15:55-16:05
        Keynote address: Jean-Charles Girard (Legrand Hospital Equipment - Healthcare Business Developer)
      • 16:05-16:15
        Panel discussion:
      • - « Gene panels diagnostic, transferring our knowledge to better prevent genetic diseases" ( Pr. Stanislas Lyonnet) & « Imagine, a biomedical research institute to cover the unmet medical needs » (Guillaume Huart)
      • - "The futur of cancer genetics" ( Dr Marc Esteve) & “Institut Curie - the comprehensive cancer center" (Corinne de Conti)
      • 16:15-16:30
        Panel discussion:
      • - Institut Gustave Roussy (Charles Guepratte)
      • - King Fahad Medical City (Dr. Mahmoud Alyamany - CEO)
      • - Gynecologist at King Fahad Medical City (Dr Abdulaziz Al Obaid)
      • 16:30-16:45
        Panel discussion:
      • - IRCAD (Jacques Marescaux, Director) “Education in minimally invasive surgery: IRCAD, the epitome of an international success story”
      • - King Fahad Medical City (Dr. Mahmoud Alyamany - CEO)
      • - Gynecologist at King Fahad Medical City (Dr Abdulaziz Al Obaid)
      • 16:45-16:55
        Panel discussion: on Hospital Management
      • - Jean de Kervasdoué
      • - Hospital Affairs (Dr. Nahar Al Azemi, Assistant Deputy Minister)
      • - The Cooperative Health Insurance Council (Mohamad Al Hussain - Secretary-General)
      • 16:55-17:00
        Discussion (Q&A)
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    • • 15:15 - 17:00

      PANEL 2ICT as an Enabler for a Knowledge-Based Society (Amphitheater)

      • Moderators :
        Alexandre ZapolskySyntec Numerique Administrator, Chairman of the International Commission
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      • 15:15-15:25
        Keynote address: J.Y. Tolot (Country Director - Thales)
      • 15:15-15:25
        Keynote address: HRH Prince Turki bin Saud (KACST president - TBC)
      • 15:25-15:35
        Keynote address: H.E. Dr. Mohammad Alswayel -Minister of Telecommunication & Technology
      • 15:35-15:45
        Panel discussion: E-Gov & digital content « Future services applied to health, education, security…for citizens, companies and administrations in KSA »
      • 15:45-16:55
        Round table “Infrastructure and networks in new buildings and cities”
      • - H.E. Muhanad Hilal (Secretary General ECA)
      • - Eng. Salih Alrasheed, (GM MODON)
      • - Thales
      • - Orange Business Services
      • Keynote address (TBC) : Internet of things - cloud & big data
      • Panel discussion: « Internet growth driving factors in KSA: outlooks for connected objects, e-commerce and mobile apps»
      • 16:55-17:00
        Discussion (Q&A)
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    • • 15:15 - 17:00

      PANEL 3Agriculture and Agro Business (Room B)

      • Moderators :
        Saudi VIP (TBC)
      •  
      • 15:15-15:25
        Keynote address: Catherine Geslain Laneelle - “French vision and know-how for agriculture supply chain and agro-processing industry development”
      • 15:25-15:35
        Keynote address: H.E. Ahmed Al Faris (Director General GSFMO)
      • 15:35-15:45
        Keynote address: H.E. Abdul-Rahman Al Fadley, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. (TBC)
      • 15:45-16:20
        Round table 1: “Business opportunities between Saudi and France in Agriculture”
      • - Opening of the round table
      • - Abdullah Alrobaian (TBC)
      • - Abdullah Aldobaikhi (TBC)
      • - Almarai Food Company (TBC)
      • - The National Agricultural Development Company (NADEC) (TBC)
      • - Siblini Bassel (Dates export)
      • - Roland Guiragossian (Cereals -milling and bakery)
      • - Dominique Langlois (Beef and alfalfa imports)
      • 16:20-16:55
        Round table 2: “Quality food, from farm to plate”
      • - Radwa Farms (TBC)
      • - Alwatania Poultry (TBC)
      • - Fakieh Poultry Farms Co (TBC)
      • - Healthy feed for healthy food (Alain REOCREUX)
      • - Catherine Geslain Lanéelle (Geographical indications)
      • - Jean Luc Battini (Research and laboratory)
      • 16:55-17:00
        Discussion (Q&A)
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    • • 15:15 - 17:00

      PANEL 4Financial and Banking Investments (Main room)

      • Moderators :
        Philippe Bloch (Master of Ceremony)
      •  
      • 15:15-15:25
        Keynote address: D Senequier - (Ardian - formerly AXA -Private Equity Chairwoman TBC)
      • 15:25-15:35
        Keynote address: “Stock exchange opening to foreign investors” (TADAWUL representative)
      • 15:35-15:45
        Keynote address: Mr. Mazin Alrumaih (Saudi Fransi Bank - TBC)
      • 15:45-15:55
        Keynote address: H.E Mr. Abdulaziz Alfuraih, (Vice Governor SAMA - TBC)
      • 15:55-16:55
        Round table: “Joint-investments and private equity dynamics”
      • - PIF
      • - KHC/CDC
      • - Talat Z. Hafiz (Secretary General Media & Banking Awareness Committee Saudi Banks)
      • - Saudi Banks: Al Ahli, Riyad, Samba Banks, SABB, Alinma, Aljazirah, Albilad and Financial Investment Companies: Alkhabeer, CedCo, Al Ahli Capital, Samba Capital.
      • - Natixis/Watan Investment
      • - Société Générale
      • - BNP Paribas
      • 16:55-17:00
        Discussion (Q&A)
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    • • 15:15 - 17:00

      PANEL 5Implementing Saudi French Nuclear Partnership (Ballroom)

      • 15:15-15:30
        Welcome address byAmbassador of France
      • 15:30-15:45
        Keynote address: Dr. Mohamed Al-Garwan - KSA nuclear program
      • 15:45-16:00
        Keynote address: Mr Laurent Michel - Saudi French nuclear cooperation framework
      • 16:00-16:15
        Keynote address: EDF & AREVA - Industrial and Human Capacity Building outreach programs
      • 16:15-16:45
        Round table: KACARE-I2EN cooperation program in the area of Human Capcity building (Kacare, I2EN)
      • 16:45-17:00
        Keynote address: Closing remarks by a VIP from EDF or Areva or Kacare or SEC
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    • • 17:00 - 17:20

      Closing speech

      • - Mr. Macron (French Minister of Economy) TBC
      • - Highly Saudi Official ( VIP) TBC
      •  
    • • 17:20-17:45

      Networking

    • • 17:30

      Maghreb Prayer

    • • 19:30-21:30

      Sponsor’s cocktail at Residence de France (250-300 pax)

Event Speakers

Jean-Louis Chaussade
Director and CEO, Suez Environnement

Mohammed Ali Bin Laden
President, Saudi-French Business Council

MANUEL VALLS
Prime Minister

HE Laurent Fabius
French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

HE Abdullatif A. Al-Othman
Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors, SAGIA

JEAN PAPEE
Group Representative in Saudi Arabia
Total Refining & Chemicals Saudi Arabia
Managing Director

JEAN-JACQUES MOSCONI
Total Senior Vice President of Refining and Petrochemicals for Middle East and Asia

Ahmad A. Al-Fares
Director General, Grain Silos & Flour Mills Organization

EMMANUEL MACRON
Ministre de l'Economie, de l'Industrie et du Numérique, depuis le 26 août 2014

Dr. Fahad Mushayt
Vice President of Business Development, STC

Muriel Pénicaud
CEO, Business France

Patrick Caine
chairman and CEO, Thales

RICHAD SOUNDARDJEE
Group Chief Regional Officer, Societe Generale – Middle East
Regional Chief Executive Officer, Societe Generale Dubai

Talat Zaki Hafiz
Secretary General of the Media & Banking Awareness Committee, Saudi Banks

YVON MOMPEYSSIN
New Business Incubator
ENGIE - Energy South Asia, Middle East & Africa

ZIAD MORTAJA
Country President, Schneider Electric Saudi Arabia and Yemen

Philippe Koebel
Senior Vice President
Emerging Markets & Indirect
Orange Business Services

JEAN RAPPE
Executive Vice President Business Development Middle East & Africa
ENGIE - Energy South Asia, Middle East & Africa

EVENT LOCATION

Event Location

Ritz-Carlton
Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia

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