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Day 2

October 27th Program : Opening meeting and thematic workshops 

Participants: delegations + enterprises

PlacePierre Mendes France Conference Centre, 139 rue de Bercy,  75012 Paris


08:00                  Reception and security formalities (identity document required at Bercy Entrance)


08:15                 Participants registration and welcome coffee (official delegations and companies)


9:00-12:30 : Opening Meeting


09:00–11:00  Interministerial conference opening plenary session

09:00 - 09:10       Opening by Axelle Lemaire, Digital affairs and innovation minister

09:00 - 09:45       Speech of three African ministers

How can digital tools be used to further development? What are the needs for solutions and how can they be co-built?

09:45 - 10:45       Discussion with the audience


10:45-11:15 Break


11:15–12:30 Development players and the digital sector

Institutional Pitches, case studies presented by digital and development players:

  • 3 minutes per speech, 5 to 7 speeches.
  • Speakers : AFD , Afrobytes, CFI, Expertise France, Jokolabs ...



 Laurent Grimaldi (Eutelsat)

         Pierre Chaume (Nokia Alcatel Lucent, Africa Vice-President)

   Lionel Zinsou (Africafrance)


Intervention of 8 African start-up representatives


12:3 -14:30 Buffet lunch at the Pierre Mendes France Conference Centre


Afternoon focus workshops

A series of focus workshops (15:00 - 16.30 and 17:30–19:00) in businesses with practical demonstrations of applications and services associated with the action plan’s focuses.

Possibility to participate in two workshops, registration on this website

Workshop n°1, Digital Infrastructures

Workshop n°2,  Governmental Services be carefuly only one session 14:30 - 16:30


Workshop n°3, Services dedicated to the Digital Economy  


Workshop n°4, Digital Content and et Digital French speaking Community

Social Event (19:30 - 22:00) : Société d’Encouragement de l’Industrie Nationale, 4 place Saint Germain des Prés 75006 Paris

With demonstrations and close contact with the start-up present.


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