Keynote Conference Day One - 22 November 2022

08:00 - 08:30 

SEATING OF PARTICIPANTS

08:30 - 08:50

DISPLAY OF A DOCUMENTARY ON MINING AND ENERGY SECTORS IN MAURITANIA

08:50 - 08:55

WELCOME FROM THE ORGANISER

08:55 - 09:00

OPENING OF MAURITANIDES 2021 BY THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES

OPENING CEREMONY

09:00 - 09:10

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: MINING INDUSTRY AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN MAURITANIA

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Mohamed Vall Telmidy
CEO, SNIM, Mauritania

09:10 - 09:20

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: TRANSITIONING TO NEW ENERGY SUPPLY AND DEMAND NEEDS

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Gordon Birrell
EVP Production & Operations, BP International, United Kingdom

09:20 - 09:30

KEYNOTE GOVERNMENT ADDRESS: LEVERAGING ON NATURAL RESOURCES TO BOOST ECONOMIC GROWTH & PROSPERITY AND DRIVE ENERGY TRANSITION

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H.E Abdesselam Ould Mohamed Saleh

Minister, Ministry of Petroleum, Mines and Energy, Mauritania

09:30 - 10:30

INAUGURATION AND VISIT OF THE EXHIBITION STANDS

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His Excellency Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani
President, Islamic Republic of Mauritania

10:30 - 11:00

MORNING REFRESHMENTS & BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE

HIGH LEVEL PANEL DISCUSSION

Session Chairman:

Ousmane Mamadou Kane

Minister of Economic Affairs and Promotion of Productive Sectors

Islamic Republic of Mauritania

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11:00 - 12:15

OPENING HIGH - LEVEL PANEL DISCUSSION: GAS, GREEN HYDROGEN & MINING: THE CHALLENGES OF INDUSTRALIZATION IN AFRICA AND MAURITANIA 

Moderator:

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Aziz Rabbah
Former Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development, Kingdom of Morocco

Panellists:

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HE Abdessalam Mohamed Saleh

Minister, Ministry of Petroleum, Mines and Energy, Mauritania

HE Aissatou Sophie Gladima

Minister, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Senegal

HE Oumar Sarr

Minister, Ministry of Mines and Geology, Senegal

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J. Paul Rollinson

President & Chief Executive Officer, Kinross Gold Corporation, Canada

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Mohamed Vall Telmidy
CEO, SNIM, Mauritania

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Aissata Lam

Director General, Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania (APIM), Mauritania

12:15 - 12:30

SIGNING OF AGREEMENTS WITH ENERGY AND MINING PARTNERS

12:30 - 14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENTS

Session Chairperson:

Alexandra Gazendam

Director - Europe

EPCM

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14:30 - 14:45

PRESENTATION: MONETIZATION OF MAURITANIA OIL & GAS RESOURCES IN THE ENERGY TRANSITION CONTEXT

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Moustapha Bechir 

General Director of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Petroleum, Mines and Energy, Mauritania

14:45 - 15:00

PRESENTATION: OIL & GAS PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT UPDATES IN MAURITANIA

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Tourad Abdel Baghi

General Director, Société Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures (SMH), Mauritania

15:00 - 15:45

PANEL DISCUSSION: PROSPECTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF OIL & GAS  SECTORS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF  SUB-REGIONAL COOPERATION AND PARTNERSHIPS

Panellists:

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Tourad Abdel Baghi

General Director, Société Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures (SMH), Mauritania

Adama Diallo

CEO, Petrosen Holding, Senegal

Amina Ben Khadra

CEO, ONHYM, Morocco

Mouncef Said

Deputy CEO, ETAP, Tunisia

Fethi Arabi

Vice President, SONATRACH, Algeria

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Baboucarr Njie
CEO, GNPC, Gambia

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Amadou Doumbouya

CEO, SONAP, Guinea

15:45 - 16:15

AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS & BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE

MAURITANIA AS LEADING MINING, ENERGY & RENEWABLE INVESTMENT FRONTIER IN AFRICA

Session Chairman:

Mohamed Saleck Heyine 

Director General, SNIM

Mauritania

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16:15 - 16:25

PRESENTATION: UPDATES ON THE GTA PROJECT

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Rahman Rahmanov
VP Projects, Mauritania, Senegal & Angola, BP International, United Kingdom

16:25 - 16:35

PRESENTATION: EVALUATION OF MIOCENE PETROLEUM SYSTEMS IN NORTH AFRICA

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Salah El-Ekhfifi
Exploration Geologist, National Oil Corporation, Libya

16:35 - 16:45

PRESENTATION: IS ENERGY TRANSITION & PUSH TO NET-ZERO AN ANSWER TO COUNTRY’S NEEDS?

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Margaret Mutschler

Development Director for Africa, CWP Global, United States

16:45 - 17:30

CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION: ADVANCING ENERGY SECTORS IN MAURITANIA & AFRICA

Moderator:

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Sid’Ahmed Bouh
Director, Institutional Services, The Maghreb Bank for Investment and Foreign Trade, Tunisia

Panellists:

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James Josling

Regional President, Africa, CWP Global, United States

Ismail Sid Ahmed
VP & Country Manager, Mauritania,  Kosmos Energy, Mauritania

Tarik Hamane

Vice President Global Hydrogen Development & General Manager North Africa Subsidiaries, Total Eren, France

Mohamed Limam

VP & Head of Country, Mauritania, BP International, Mauritania

Dr. Habib Troudi

Exploration Studies & Promotion Department Manager, The Tunisian Petroleum Activities Company (ETAP, Tunisia

Tarik Berair

Business Development Manager, Technip Energies, France

M. Brahim Ould Abdallahi

Director of Electricity and Energy Management, Ministry of Petroleum, Mines and Energy, Mauritania

17:30 - 17:45

SUMMARY OF THE DAY

17:45

END OF CONFERENCE DAY 1

20:00 - 22:00

MAURITANIDES NETWORKING RECEPTION & GALA DINNER