iPAD (Infrastructure Partnerships for African Development) Angola

24 March – 26 March 2009

Pre-Conference Workshops

Tuesday 24 March 2009

Investing in Angola: opportunities
Session: 0.1.1

Workshop leader: António Silva, Attorney, ANIP, Angola

09h00 – 10h30

Guidelines to the legal  framework for private investment in Angola

  • What is the role of ANIP?
  • Rules and procedures for investment
  • Rights and duties
  • Incentives for investors
Investing in Angola: opportunities
Session: 0.2.1

Workshop leader: Kiala Ngone Gabriel, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Industry, Angola

11h00 – 12h30

Overview of priority investment sectors and incentives

  • The role of IDIA, ANIP and the Centro de Apoio Empresarial in facilitating investment
  • Major areas of investment: Industrial Development Hubs
  • Financing of private-public partnerships
Investing in Angola: procedures
Session: 0.3.1

Workshop leader: Fernando Barros, Country leader, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Angola

13h30 – 14h30

Overview of tax requirements and legislation governing investment in Angola

  • Understanding corporate, personal and indirect taxing
  • Auditing and assurance requirements
  • Optimising an exit strategy
  • Guidelines to litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution
Investing in Angola: procedures
Session 0.4.1

Workshop leader: Alex Rimmer, Head of Re-insurance and Insurance Operations, GA Angola Seguros, Angola

14h30 – 15h30

Overview of risk factors and insurance requirements

  • Analysis of the Angolan risk environment
  • Compulsory insurance in Angola: Workman’s Compensation and General Liability
  • Insurance requirements for contracting and engineering projects
  • Covering oil and energy insurance risks

Conference Program Day 1

Wednesday 25 March 2009

Opening and keynote session: 1.0.1
Chairman: Elgonda la Grange, Regional General Manager: Africa, Honeywell, South Africa

09h00 – 09h30

Welcome address
Elgonda la Grange, Regional General Manager: Africa, Honeywell, South Africa

09h30 – 10h30

Plenary address: Perspectives on the industrialisation of Angola – policies and initiatives
Kiala Ngone Gabriel, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Industry, Angola

Session 1.1.1: Power
Chairman: Munzila Jackson, National Director of Energy, Ministry of Energy, Angola

11h00 – 11h30

Case study: the impact of transformer protection on energy efficiency
José Ribeiro Meira Júnior, Africa Area Manager, TPL Ltda, Brazil

11h30 – 12h30

Overview of the power sector with specific focus on the regulatory frameworks surrounding this industry
Augusta Rodrigues, Senior Advisor, Institute of Electrical Sector Regulation (IRSE), Angola

Session 1.2.1: Mining
Chairman: Edgar Diogo de Carvalho, Executive Secretary, ADPA, Angola

13h30 – 14h00

Overview of the mining sector with specific focus on the regulatory frameworks surrounding this industry
Paulo Mvika, National Director of Mines, Ministry of Geology and Mines, Angola

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14h00 – 14h30

Safety as a business driver for sustainable growth in the mining industry
Christian Pustlauk, Regional Business Development Manager, Dupont, South Africa

14h30 – 15h00

Beneficiation within the diamond industry
Laureano Paulo, Advisor to the Board of Directors, Endiama, Angola

Session 1.3.1
Banking and financial services

Chairman: Thapelo Mokoena, Head of Marketing: International, Development Bank of Southern Africa, South Africa

15h30 – 16h00

The Multi-sectoral Emergency Rehabilitation Programme: addressing infrastructure challenges through investment
Alberto Chueca Mora, Country Manager, World Bank, Angola

16h00 – 17h00

Strategies for mobilising finance and risk mitigation in the Angolan and regional resources and infrastructure industries
Jon Marks, Editor, African Energy, United Kingdom

Conference Program Day 2

Thursday 26 March 2009

Session 2.1.1
Industry Leaders’ Round Table

Chairman: Thapelo Mokoena, Head of Marketing: International, Development Bank of Southern Africa

Session 2.1.2
Energy Indaba

Chairman: Eileen Leopold, CEO, South African Electrotechnical Export Council, South Africa

09h00 – 10h30

Industry leaders and representatives from the relevant ministries, as well as financial and investment experts, will discuss opportunities for investment, trade and development in the following sectors:

  • Construction
  • Transport
  • Mining
  • Power

Panellists:

  • Honourable José João Kuzingwa, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Transport, Angola
  • António Belsa da Costa, Chairman, EPAL, Angola
  • Thithi Kuhlase, Senior Investment Officer, Development Bank of Southern Africa, South Africa

Leaders’ plenary panel: The future of the oil industry in the current economic environment:

  • Petro-politics — Impacts of rising oil prices on the Angolan and other regional economies; populist trends; changes in hydro-carbon laws and contracts
  • NOCs, IOCs, and independents — Competition and cooperation
  • Regional integration — Plans, progress, and impediments
  • Investment decisions — Trends in asset valuation and finance

Panellists:

  • Kissy Agyeman, Country analyst: Sub-Saharan Africa, Global Insight, United Kingdom
  • Jon Marks, Editor, African Energy, United Kingdom
  • Alexandre Chequer, Partner, Thompson and Knight LLP, Brazil
  • Jason Nagy, Africa Business Development Manager, US Trade and Development Agency, South Africa
Session 2.2.1
ICT/Telecoms

Chairman: Amilcar Safeca, Unitel, Angola*

11h00 – 11h30

Overview of ICT sector with specific focus on the regulatory frameworks surrounding this industry
Pedro Mendes de Carvalho, National Director of Telecommunications, Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology, Angola

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11h30 – 12h30

Improving access and increasing bandwidth
Mario de Oliveira, Commercial Director, MSTelcom, Angola

Closing session 2.0.1
Chairmen report back and paving the way for iPAD Angola 2010

Moderator: Jon Marks, Managing Director, Cross-border Information, United Kingdom

13h30 – 14h30

Missed a session and want to know what was discussed? This session gives the participants the opportunity to hear reports from a selection of the conference chairmen, and provide input on topics and themes they feel should be carried over or introduced at next year’s event.

Panellists:

  • Eileen Leopold, CEO, South African Electrotechnical Export Council, South Africa
  • Edgar Diogo de Carvalho, Executive Secretary, ADPA, Angola
  • Thapelo Mokoena, Head of Marketing: International, Development Bank of Southern Africa, South Africa
  • Amilcar Safeca, Unitel, Angola

14h30 – 15h00

Closing remarks
Jon Marks, Managing Director, Cross-border Information, United Kingdom