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Tuesday, 09 October 2007

  Keynote session
Chairman: Stephen Pearce, Minister Councillor, South African Embassy, DRC
09h00-09h15 Opening address
HE Olivier Kamitatu Etsu, Minister, Ministry of Planning, DRC
09h15-09h30 Welcome from the Mayor of Kinshasa’s office
Mr Luzolana, Provincial Minister of Economy and Finance, representing the Mayor or Kinshasa, DRC
09h30-10h00 Agence Nationale pour la Promotion des Investissement
Buabua Wa Kayembe, Director General, Agence Nationale pour la Promotion des Investissements (ANAPI), DRC
10h00-10h30 Explorers and Extractors Federation, DRC
Samy Badibanga, President, Federation of Explorers and Extractors, DRC
10h30–11h30 Official opening of the exhibition
  Doing business in the region
Chairman: Mr Kabawu, Director of Studies and Planning, Ministry of Industry, DRC
11h00-11h30 Starting a business in the DRC – an American investor’s perspective
Christopher S DeHappy, Chief Executive Officer, Comax, DRC
11h30-12h00 Taking environmental aspects into account when doing business in the DRC: the role of the WWF
Véronique Tshimbalanga, Head of Programme, World Wildlife Fund, DRC
12h00-12h30 Economic and Commercial Attaché, Belgian Embassy in DRC
Jérôme Roux, Economic and Commercial Attaché, Belgian Embassy, DRC
13h00-14h00 Break
  Infrastructure for Development in the DRC
Chairman: Roger Bossise Kataala, Director Infrastructure, Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Works, DRC
14h00-14h30 The challenges to enhanced spending on infrastructure: the DBSA experience
Solomon Asamoah, Head & Advisor International Finance, Development Bank of Southern Africa, South Africa
14h30-15h00 Transport sector overview
Daniel Bikindu Ditomene, Director General, Office Nationale des Transports (ONATRA), DRC
15h00-15h30 Water sector overview
Mukulayi Mwema, Director General, Régie de Distribution d’Eau de la République Démocratique du Congo (Regideso), DRC
15h30-16h00 Break
16h00-16h30 Energy sector overview
Yengo Massampu, Director General, Société Nationale d’Electricité (SNEL), DRC
16h30-17h00 Security of ICT infrastructure: focus on the Government’s ICT Backbone project
Prof. Eugene Mbuyi Mukendi, Head of Division: Promotion and training of ICT, Presidency, DRC
17h00-17h30 Closing remarks
Mutima Sakrini, Secretary General, UPDEA, Ivory Coast
17h30-18h30 Cocktail function (by invitation only)
Sponsored by De Beers

NOTE: No simultaneous translation during the Open Conference

Tuesday, 09 October 2007

Federation of Explorers and Extractors Mining Workshop

Sponsored by DRC Copper and Cobalt Project (DCP)

14h00-15h15 Private sector overview: the relationship between mining companies and the State
15h15-15h45 Refreshment break
15h45-17h00 The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative – effects on the management of mining companies in the DRC
17h30-18h30 Cocktail function (by invitation only)
Sponsored by De Beers

NOTE: Simultaneous translation available (English and French)

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Executive Insider Briefing: Mining

Moderator: Samy Badibanga, President, Federation of Explorers and Extractors, DRC

09h00–09h30

  • Welcome address: His Excellency, M. Martin Kabwelulu Labilo, Minister, Ministry of Mines, DRC, RDC
  • Mining policy in the DRC: His Excellency, M. Martin Kabwelulu Labilo, Minister, Ministry  of Mines, DRC, RDC

09h30-10h00

The new mining code and the implications for mining companies
Jean Félix Mupande, Director General, Mining Cadastre, DRC

10h00-10h30

Social responsibility for mining companies: suitable mechanisms for a durable development
Raymond Kabongo, Secretary General and EITI Expert, Federation of Explorers and Extractors, DRC

10h30-11h00

Refreshment break

11h00-11h30

The contribution of telecommunications in the mining sector
Albert Kabeya, Head of Business Solutions, Celtel, DRC

11h30-12h00

Taxations
Sam Bokolombe, Director General, General Direction of Taxes, DRC

12h00-13h30

Networking lunch

13h30-14h00

Administrative and dominial taxes
Senior representative, General Direction of Administrative and Dominial Receipts, DRC

14h00-14h30

Rights and taxes of the central government, the decentralized provinces and entities
Delly Sessange, Independant Legal Expert, DRC

14h30-15h00

Tax exemptions granted to mining companies
Deo Rugwiza, Director General, Taxation and Excise Office (OFIDA), DRC

15h00-15h30

Closing remarks

15h30-16h00

Refreshment break

NOTE: Simultaneous translation available (English and French)
*invited
 

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Executive Insider Briefing: Energy & Infrastructure

Moderator : Mutima Sakrini, Secretary General, UPDEA, Ivory Coast

09h00–09h30
09h30-10h00 The SNEL experience of public/private partnerships
Yengo Massampu, Director General, Societe Nationale d’Electricite (SNEL), DRC
10h00-10h30 Public Private Partnership for the refurbishment and rehabilitation of INGA II Turbines
Stéphane A. Rigny, Vice President & Director, MagEnergy, South Africa
10h30-11h00 Refreshment break
11h00-11h30 The increase in the rate of electricity services in Africa offered by new and renewable energies
Beyoko Loku, Permanent Secretary, National Energy Commission, DRC
11h30-12h00

A pre-electrification study using bio-energy

Emmanuel Ngoyi Malangu, Ingenieur d’Etudes, Cellule de l’Electrification Rurale, SNEL, RDC 

12h00-13h30 Networking lunch
  INFRASTRUCTURE
Moderator: Mazunga Kimbembe, Presidential Advisor on Regional Planning and Infrastructure, Presidency, DRC
13h30-14h00 Financing trends and risk mitigation in the DRC and CEMAC region: an overview of access to funds for trade and projects
Jon Marks, Editor, African Energy, United Kingdom
14h00-14h30 Water, technology, electricity: an irrevocable and fundamental trilogy for infrastructure development in the DRC
Rev. Dr. Bodard Budimbu, Director General, Gecomex, DRC
14h30-15h00 The DRC: challenges of the new telecommunication services
Gabriel Lema, Head of Corporate Development, Celtel, DRC
15h00-15h30 Refreshment break
15h30-16h30

Strategies for infrastructure development: a vision for the next 5 years
A panel of government officials, experts and industry leaders will give an overview of progress made as well as challenges to reconstruction in the DRC.  The session will conclude with the next steps approach to establishing greater cohesion between government and private sector for the development of the region
 
Moderator:Mazunga Kimbembe, Principal Presidential Advisor on Regional Planning and Infrastructure, Presidency, DRC

Panellists:

  • Senior representative, Ministry of Housing and Urbanisation, DRC
  • Leon Ntondo Lumuka Nantole, Secretary General, Ministry of Energy, DRC
  • Roger Bossise Kataala, Director of Infrastructure, Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Works, DRC
  • Senior representative, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, DRC
  • Jerome Roux, Economic and Commercial Attache, Belgium Embassy, DRC*
  • Lindi Toyi, SBU/Directeur du Departement Partenariats Publics Prives, Afrique du Sud

NOTE: Simultaneous translation available (English and French)
*invited