TXF West Africa, Cote d’Ivoire

Export, Agency, Project & Commodities Finance

Sep 19, 2018
African Development Bank


The rapidly growing Cote d’Ivoire and its neighbouring French-speaking countries in West Africa have
excited both African and international investors in recent years. With Cote d’Ivoire’s impressive GDP
growth of over 7% year on year with neighbouring countries such as Senegal hot on its heels; West
Africa proves a strong commodities market, with many power, manufacturing and infrastructure
projects demanding liquidity. The regional investment opportunities with strong returns here are very

This dual language event brings together international and local players to structure
innovative deals, and roadmap the investment landscape across trade, structured commodities, export
and project finance.


Cote d’Ivoire Presidency & Ministry of Finance

DFIs: AfDB, IFC, EIB, FMO, AFD, BOAD, Afreximbank, AIIB

State owned utilities




Commercial Banks

Local Banks

Institutional Investors & Asset Managers



Kutoane Kutoane
Kutoane Kutoane
Chief Executive Officer
ECIC SA - Export Credit Insurance Corporation SOC LTD
Aida N'diaye
Aida N'diaye
National Programme Coordinator
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Dr. Robert  Besseling
Dr. Robert Besseling
Executive Director
Alhi Keita
Alhi Keita
Director General
Moving Road
Pierre Laporte
Pierre Laporte
Country Director, Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Togo
World Bank Group
Leslie Chebienka
Leslie Chebienka
Chief Technical Officer
Eduardo Oliveira
Eduardo Oliveira
CEO, Finance and Administration
HOMT España S.A.
Dr. Layi Fatona
Dr. Layi Fatona
Managing Director
ND Western
Victor Eromosele
Victor Eromosele
M.E. Consulting Limited
Matthew  McLean
Matthew McLean
President Endsight Consulting
Endsight Consulting
Umer Sultan
Umer Sultan
Head of Global Banking & Transaction Middle East, Africa & Turkey
Intesa Sanpaolo

Registration & Networking

View from the top: Minister of Finance Keynote
We kick off the day with this ministerial address to outline the demand for liquidity and international investment in infrastructure,
power, energy, commodities & manufacturing projects

Accelerating the top 5 priorities: AfDB Keynote
This outline of President Adesina's vision for Africa's economic transformation focuses on the successful implementation of the High 5
Priorities, and how the local and international communities can work with the AfDB to promote growth

Economic & risk overview in French-Speaking West Africa
An economic overview delivered by EXX Africa's CEO, Dr Robert Besseling

Coffee & Networking

We split the room into four tables across two streams. Each stream has an English and French speaking table

Power & Energy in West Africa
We focus on the roles of power generation, electricity transmission, renewables, off-grid & mini-grid solutions and oil & gas in the West
African market

Structured Commodities Finance
This roundtable explores the agribusiness industry, taking a look at the main exports of cocoa, rubber & cashews. We also
examine the potential for streamlining production efficiency through localisation of manufacture and digitisation

Infrastructure Development
From the development of the Abidjan metro and further rails, road and port development, to sanitation and telecoms, we look at the ins and
outs of financing infrastructure projects in West Africa. 

Trade & SME Finance
Access to liquidity is a global challenge. This session examines the platforms available for SMEs in West Africa, confronting the challenges
associated with KYC and correspondent banking

Closing remarks followed by networking drinks

African Development Bank

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