The New Maghreb: Business Opportunities in North Africa

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Oxford Business Group is pleased to announce our media partnership with The New Maghreb: Business Opportunities in North Africa Conference which will be held on 12 June, in London. In this respect we send you the following message from the conference organisers:

Dear Oxford Business Group Subscribers,

Dear Members and Friends,

The New Maghreb: Business Opportunities in North Africa
Tuesday 12th June at the Royal Geographical Society, London

The Middle East Association would like to invite you to register for “The New Maghreb: Business Opportunities in North Africa”, which will be held on Tuesday 12th June at the Royal Geographical Society, London. This conference has the full support of UK Trade & Investment and the Embassies of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. This event is being kindly sponsored by Clifford Chance, Casablanca and Nur Energie.

This event will provide a high-level forum for senior representatives from the private sector, government and academia to discuss trade and investment opportunities for UK businesses in North Africa and how to establish successful trading relationships with Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The conference will not only highlight the opportunities available to British companies but will also give frank advice on business practicalities in the Maghreb and the effects of the new changes and reforms to the countries.

The event will be from 9.25am- 3.30pm, and will include a networking morning break and lunch break. The conference will open with a plenary session with keynote speakers, followed by Q & A discussion panels on specific themes and a Ministerial keynote session with Lord Marland, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State.

Please see below some of the confirmed speakers and panel sessions for the day:

Opening Plenary Session:

  • Mustapha Terrab, Chairman, MBBC
  • Lady Olga Maitland, ABBC
  • Dr Claire Spencer, Chatham House

Panel One: Energy and Renewable Energy:

  • Andrew Jeffreys, Editor in Chief, Oxford Business Group
  • Kevin Sara, Managing Director, Nur Energie
  • Said Mouline, President, Sustainable Development Commission, Confederation of Moroccan Industry
  • Hakim Darbouche, Research Fellow, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Panel Two: Financial and Professional Services:

  • Dr Florence Eid, CEO, Arabia Monitor
  • Mustafa Mourahib, Managing Partner, Clifford Chance Casablanca
  • Rachid Sekak, HSBC, Algeria
  • Mounir Guessous, Deputy CEO, Moroccan Financial Board
  • Dr Elias L Boukrami, Senior Lecturer in Banking and Finance, Regent College London
  • Mounir Kabban, United Insurance Brokers

Keynote Speaker:

  • Alex Lambeth, British Expertise

Ministerial Keynote Session:

  • Lord Marland, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
  • Abdelkader Amara, Minister for Trade, Industry and New Technologies, Morocco tbc
  • Ahmed Mecheraoui, Advisor to the Algerian Minister of Energy and Mining

Panel Three: The Maghreb as a Centre for Industry:

  • Graham McAvoy, Alligan
  • Hamid Andaloussi Benbrahim, President, Moroccan Aeronautic Trade Association
  • Larbi Benlarbi, President, Moroccan Car Traders and Industries
  • Mehdi Tazi-Riffi, Managing Director, Tangier Med Port

To register, please fill in the registration form and email back to or fax on 0207 839 6121. For more information on the event, please see visit our website


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