Friday | July 6, 2018

 
   8:30 AM
Registration and Breakfast
   9:00 AM
Opening and Welcome Remarks
Nejib Zaafrani
President, TTU (Tunisian Talents United)


Aida Araissi
Chief Executive Officer, Bilateral Chamber of Commerce

   
   9:20 AM
Unleashing Entrepreneurship & Innovation - Pathway for Africa's Development

Speaker
Ambassador Linda Thomas – Greenfield
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State of African Affairs (2013-2017)
Senior Counselor of the Africa Practice, Albright Stonebridge Group 

   
   9:40 AM Advancing Tunisia's Development: Strategies for Achieving Innovation-led Growth

Speaker
His Excellency Dr. Slim Feriani

Minister of Industry & SMEs, Republic of Tunisia

   
 

10:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private & Public Partnerships: Engaging the U.S. and Tunisia in Deeper Ties

Moderator
Aida Araissi
Chief Executive Officer, Bilateral Chamber of Commerce

Panelists
Ambassador Linda Thomas – Greenfield
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State of African Affairs (2013-2017)
Senior Counselor of the Africa Practice, Albright Stonebridge Group


His Excellency Faycal Gouia
Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to the United States

   
 11:00 AM
Coffee Break
   
 

11:30 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Houston, a Case Study: The Role of Independent Organizations in Fostering a Local Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Moderator
Kemal Farid
Managing Director, BlueVine Ventures and Farid Ventures

Panelists:
John S. Reale, Jr.
Co-Founder & CEO, Station Houston
(Houston, USA)

Aruna Viswanathan
Chief Operating Officer, AlphaX Decision Sciences
(Houston, USA)

Brad Burke
Managing Director, Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Rice University
(Houston, USA)

 

 12:30 PM
Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

  2:00 PM

 

 

 


Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century

Speakers
Emna Ghariani
Founder, Stealth Mode Startup: Tunisia Challenges & Opportunities (San Francisco, California)

Monther Khanfir
Consultant, Strategist, Innovation Policy Advisor (Paris, France)

   
 

  2:40 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private sector: Business Development & Learning Experience

Moderator
Nejib Zaafrani
President, TTU (Tunisian Talents United)

Panelists
Christina Lomasney

Chief Executive Officer, Modumetal (Seattle, Washington)

Fathi Ben Grira
Chief Executive Officer, Menacorp (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Nabil Felah
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Sens Critic (Marseille, France)

Omar Yaacoubi
Co-Founder, Barac.io (London, UK and Tunisia)

   3:50 PM Closing Remarks
   4:00 PM
Networking Reception

   * invited 



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