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TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2017

 14.00 – 20.00 : Registration

 16.30 – 18.30 : Press conference

 18.30 – 20.30 : Welcome cocktail

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WEDNESDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2017

08.00 – 09.00 : Registration

SESSION 1 – OPENING SESSION

09.00 – 09.45 : Opening statements

09.45 – 10.00 : Film projection : Competitiveness and the CSR of the Moroccan sugar sector

10.00 – 10.40 : Coffee break

SESSION 2 – MOROCCAN SUGAR SECTOR

President: Mohammed Sadiki, General Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and fisheries

10.40 – 11.00 : Moroccan agricultural strategy : operators and agricultural interprofessions restructuring, Nabil CHAOUKI, Ministry of agriculture and fisheries

11.00 – 11.20 : Deployment of the agricultural strategy at the interprofessions, Mariem EL BEDRAOUI, COMADER

11.20 – 11.40 : Moroccan sugar sector : Innovation and R&D, drivers of competitiveness, Abdelhamid CHAFAI EL ALAOUI, FIMASUCRE

11.40 – 12.20 : Discussion

12.20 – 14.30 : Lunch

SESSION 3 – AFRICAN SUGAR SECTOR

President: Mohammed FIKRAT, President, Sugar Professional Association APS

14.30 – 14.50 : Africa economic potential, development case of Attijariwafa bank, Mahmoud Redouane EL ALJ, Attijariwafa bank

14.50 – 15.10 : OCP Africa, vision and achievements, Imane BELRHITI, OCP Group

Development strategy models :

15.10 – 15.30 : Mauritius, Devesh DUKHIRA, Mauritius Sugar Syndicate

15.30 – 15.50 : Mozambique, Peter MCKERCHAR, Tongaat Hulett Ltd

15.50 – 16.10 : Tunisia, Elyes GASMI, GINOR

16.10 – 16.40 : Discussion

16.40 – 18.00 : Networking ( B to B space)

18.00 – 23.00 : Gala dinner

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THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2017

SESSION 4 – INTERNATIONAL SUGAR ENVIRONMENT

President: José ORIVE, Executive Director, International Sugar Organization ISO

09.00 – 09.20 : World market outlook, Sergey GUDOSHNIKOV, ISO

09.20 – 09.40 : The competitiveness of beet and cane industries and the implications for world prices, Martin TODD, LMC International Ltd

09.40 – 10.00 : Evolution of sugar flows in Africa and the Middle East, Karim SALAMON, Wilmar International

10.00 – 10.20 : The EU reform and its impact on policies, prices and production, Silke BOGER, European Commission, DG AGRI

10.20 – 10.40 : Mega refineries, Haidar AL NOUMANY, Etihad Food Industries Co. Ltd

10.40 – 11.00 : Coffee break

11.00 – 11.20 : Sugar image and its impact on health policies and food industry, Philippe REISER, CEDUS

11.20 – 11.40 : A general review of sugar and ethanol advertising campaigns worldwide, Timothé MASSON, WABCG

11.40 – 12.20 : Discussion

SESSION 5 – DIVERSIFICATION AND SUSTAINABILITY IN THE SUGAR INDUSTRY

President: José ORIVE, Executive Director, International Sugar Organization ISO

12.20 – 12.40 : Sugar, climate change and the Paris Agreement, Dr Alex GUERRA – NORIEGA, Private Institute for Climate Change Research

12.40 – 13.00 : Towards climate-smart sugarcane cropping systems : strengths and challenges for research, François-Régis GOEBEL, CIRAD

13.00 – 13.20 : Diversification – pathway to a sustainable sugar industry, Pedro ARRUDA, ISO

13.20 – 13.40 : Diversification and Sustainability of the ethanol market, Lindsay JOLLY, ISO

13.40 – 14.10 : Discussion

14.10 – 15.10 : Lunch

15.30 – 19.30 : Tourist visit

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