Under the distinguished patronage of the Head of State

3rd EDITION OF THE CAMEROON INVESTMENT FORUM (CIF)

Theme : "Industrialization through import – substitution"

27/28/29 November 2019 - BONANJO - DOUALA

WORD FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE INVESTMENT PROMOTION AGENCY

This year’s edition of the Cameroon Investment Forum (CIF) which is placed under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency Paul BIYA, President of the Republic, will take place from the 27th – 29th November 2019 under the theme
“Industrialization through import – substitution”.
A close look at our balance of payments statistics indicates that Cameroon is fast becoming one of the biggest importers of goods and services in Africa.
Concerning basic food stuff such as rice, fish and maize, Cameroon spends more than 4% of its GDP in the import of these products. Such a situation no doubt leads to a depletion of its hard earned foreign reserves with the attending consequences being among others, a total dependence on foreign goods which has a crippling effect on the local industry.
In a bid to contribute its quota towards reducing this trend, this edition of the CIF shall focus primarily on three (03) subsectors (rice culture, aquaculture, maize culture) which have witnessed a vertiginous escalation in importation, draining billions and billions of foreign currency exchange at a time when the economy is going through a cyclical crisis.
There is no gainsaying that within these 03 subsectors, Cameroon has all the potentials it needs not only to produce and satisfy its local demand, but equally to become a major exporter to the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) region in particular and other African countries in general.
The forum seeks to offer an ideal opportunity for its participants (local and foreign businessmen, intelligentsia, civil society, multilateral organizations, etc.) to diagnose the inherent challenges within these sectors, analyze possible strategic value chain opportunities for investments and propose concrete measures towards the revamping of the subsectors in view of making them competitive and attractive to investors.
Among other articulations of the forum, it is worth highlighting the Investment Market slot which would once more offer a unique opportunity for networking and the sealing of business deals between shovel ready project promoters and local/ international financiers.
I have no doubt that this CIF 2019 would be a worthwhile experience you can’t afford to miss.
Welcome to CIF 2019.

Marthe Angeline MINJA

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Me. NKAFU ASABGWIY Julius

Me. NKAFU ASABGWIY Julius

SPEAKERS

Panelist 1

OUSMANE MEY ALAMINE

Minister of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development

Panelist 1

MBAIROBE Gabriel

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Panelist 1

Dr TAIGA

Minister of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries.

Panelist 1

DODO NDOKE Gabriel

Minister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development

Panelist 1

MBARGA ATANGANA Luc Magloire

Minister of Trade

Panelist 1

NGANOU DJOUMESSI Emmanuel

Minister of Public Works

Panelist 1

EYEBE AYISSI André

Minister of State Property and Land Tenure

Panelist 1

Dr. Diane ACHA-MARFOW

Board Chairperson, Investment Promotion Agency of Cameroon

Panelist 1

Mme. Jocelyne NGASSA

Expert in International Finance, Marketing and Public Relations

Panelist 1

M. Julius YENWO

CEO, WESTEND FARMS Plc

Panelist 1

M. Jérôme MINLEND

President General Manager, CAC International

Panelist 1

M. BABA DANGOTE

CEO, DANGOTE CEMENT Cameroon

Others speakers

  • Dr. Kingsley ETCHU,
    Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD)
  • M. Tobie ONDOA MANGA
    Sub-director of Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Dr. Guy Irénée MIMBANG
    DPAIH, Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries,
  • Mme. TEMFEMO née NWERAFOUO ADIJA,
    Head of Studies, Projects and Statistics, Ministry of Trade
  • M. Janvier OUM ELOMA
    Director General of Planning and Regional Development, Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development
  • Dr. TAMBI
    Mission for the development of traditional offshore and inshore fishing - MIDEPECAM
  • M. Eric ANDANGFUNG
  • M. MUKETE EKOKO,
    Vice-president, Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Crafts of Cameroon - CCIMA
  • Mme. Constante Clarisse BOUGCHE épse KAMGANG
    Head of Division of Studies, Planning and Cooperation, Ministry of State Property, Surveys and Land Tenure
  • Mme. Fanny SYLLA MEHITA
    Resident Representative, International Finance Corporation Cameroon
  • M. Mathieu Juliot MPABE BODJONGO
    Head of Studies and Projects Unit, Ministry of Trade
  • M. Barnabé TANG AHANDA
    Inspector General of Services, Ministry of Public Works
  • M. François NKOA
    Technical Adviser No 2, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Dr. Henry-serge KEMGANG
    DEPCS, Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries
  • Mme Chantal ELOMBAT MBEDEY
    Director, Enterprises Upgrading Office
  • M. Isaac TAMBA
    Director General of the Economy and the Planning of Public Investments Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development
  • Mme. NTUBE NZUBEPIE
    SubDirector of Civil, Commercial, Social and Traditional Legislation, Ministry of Justice
  • M. Jean Claude EBE EVINA
    Chairman of the Commission "Improving the Business Environment, GICAM

OFFICIAL SPONSORS

CIF 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

  • This slot will set the beat for the forum by capitalizing on the theme of the forum. These sessions will comprise of presentations from selected Government Ministers on investment regulatory mechanisms in their respective Ministerial departments and their contributions towards enhancing investments in the rice, maize and fish sectors.

  • Organization of four Simultaneous (04) interactive thematic discussion panels :

    • Panel n° 1: “Major investment sectors: focus on rice farming, maize farming and aquaculture
    • Panel n° 2: “Focus on Cameroon’s investment environment: brainstorm on solutions to overcome challenges and develop value chains in targeted sectors.”
    • Panel n° 3: “Project funding in the rice, maize and aquaculture sectors: opportunities and eligibility criteria.”
    • Panel n° 4: “Catalyzing growth through public partnership contracts (PPP).”

  • The IPA’s objective in the Investment Market is to strengthen relationships between project promoters on one hand and financial institutions including investment funds to achieve a significant increase in the number of projects to be financed through this framework

  • This activity is dedicated to companies and project promoters willing to showcase their products, services and technological innovations to the over 30,000 visitors expected.

  • These networking meetings will take place in a dedicated space which will be operational throughout the forum. The sessions will be an opportunity to establish fruitful contacts, as well as partnerships with economic operators, experts, and decision-makers.

  • The objective of the CIF Awards is to showcase the efforts of outstanding economic operators in Cameroon within the IPA portfolio.

DRAFT PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES

Welcome and registration of participants on the Forum site (Continued)

Solemn Opening Ceremony Chaired by the Prime Minister, Head of Government (PM/HG) or His Representative

  • Welcome speech from the Government Delegate to the Douala City Council
  • Address by the General Manager of the Investment Promotion Agency(I.P.A)
  • Speech by the Representative of the private sector in Cameroon
  • Speech by A representative of development partners in Cameroon (UNDP)
  • Speech by the Prime Minster Head of Government or his Representative

The key note ADDRESS

BARRISTER NKAFU ASABGWIY JULIUS

Ministerial panel on the theme “Industrialization through Import – Substitution”

Ministerial panel No1 :

  • M. Gabriel DODO NDOKE  
    Minister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development
  • M. Gabriel MBAIROBE  
    Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Dr. TAÏGA  
    Minister of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries
  • M. Julius YENWO  
    CEO, WESTEND FARMS Plc
  • M. MINLEND Jerome  
    President General Manager, CAC International

Ministerial panel No2 :

  • M. ALAMINE OUSMANE MEY  
    Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development
  • M. Henri EYEBE AYISSI  
    Minister of State Property, Surveys and Land Tenure
  • M. Luc-Magloire MBARGA ATANGANA  
    Minister of Trade
  • M. Emmanuel NGANOU DJOUMESSI  
    Minister of Public Works
  • M. BABA DANGOTE  
    CEO, DANGOTE CEMENT Cameroon
  • Dr Diane ACHA-MARFOW
    Board Chairperson, Investment Promotion Agency of Cameroon
  • Mme. Jocelyne NGASSA  
    Expert in International Finance, Marketing and Public Relations
  • Moderators:

    • Mme. SISSAKO TAMKO
    • M. Jean Marie NKA

    Summary of exchanges by the moderators

    Family picture

Exhibition tour

  • Cutting of the symbolic ribbon
  • Guided tour of exhibition stands

Lunch

Simultaneous organization of four (04) thematic workshops

  • Discussion Panel n°1: « Major investment sectors: focus on rice farming, maize farming and aquaculture».

    Moderator: Dr. Kingsley ETCHU,
    Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD)

  • Discussion Panel n° 2: « Focus on the investment environment: brainstorm on solutions to overcome challenges and develop value chains in the rice, maize and aquaculture subsectors».

    Moderators:

    Pr. TOUNA MAMA,
    Special Adviser No 1 at the Prime Minister’s office

    M. MUKETE EKOKO
    Vice-président, Chambre de Commerce, de l'Industrie, des Mines et de l'Artisanat du Cameroun - CCIMA

  • Discussion Panel n° 3: « Project funding in the rice, maize and aquaculture subsectors: opportunities and eligibility criteria ».

    Moderator: M. Alphonse NAFACK,
    President Association of Cameroon's credit institutions – APECCAM

  • Discussion Panel n° 4 : « Catalyzing growth through public partnership contracts (PPP) ».

    Moderator: Me. Lynda AMADAGANA,
    Barrister, Manager, AMADAGANA & Partners Chambers

Sponsored Cocktail

Opening plenary

  • Talk on “investing in Cameroon, Land of opportunities and gateway into central Africa” by Mr. BOMA Donatus, Deputy General Manager - IPA
  • Speeches from international financial partners (SFI, AFREXIMBANK, ALIOS, AFD, BID, BDEAC, COFACE, a representative of an investment fund…)
  • Speech from the president of the Professional Association of Credit Establishments in Cameroon (APECCAM) or the representative
  • Speech from the representative of SMEs/SMIs (project holders/promoters.
  • Presentation of the Investment Market by M. Jean Claude EBE EVINA, CEO of BGF Chambers.
  • B to B, B to C, B to G et networking between banks and holders/ promotersof preselected selected projects.

Networking coffee break

Investment Market: Presentation of Selected feasible

Investment projects to financiers and Bankers by project promoters followed by discussions

Lunch

Investment Market (continued)

Presentation of financing offers (continued)

Investment Market : Presentation of Selected feasible Investment projects to financiers and Bankers by project promoters followed by discussions (end)

lunch

Closing ceremony

  • Reading of the Summary report of the sessions: comments and adoption
  • Word of appreciation by the chair of the Board of IPA

As from 7:30pm Gala night on invitation: CIF 2019 Award ceremony

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