Mauritanides Day One – 11 December 2018

08:00 - 08:30

SEATING OF PARTICIPANTS

08:30 - 08:50

DISPLAY OF DOCUMENTARY ON MINING AND HYDROCARBON SECTORS IN MAURITANIA

08:50 - 08:55

WELCOME FROM THE ORGANISER

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Daniel Radziszewski

Managing Director, Spire Events, Singapore

08:55 - 09:00

CHAIR'S OPENING REMARKS

OPENING CEREMONY

09:00 - 09:20

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY PLATINUM SPONSOR (ENERGY)

Andrew G. Inglis

CEO, Kosmos Energy, United States

09:20 - 09:40

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY LEAD SPONSOR (MINING)

Hassena Ould Ely

Hassena Ould Ely

CEO, SNIM, Mauritania

09:40 - 09:50

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY PLATINUM SPONSOR (ENERGY)

Bernard Looney

CEO, Upstream, BP, United Kingdom

09:50 - 10:10

KEYNOTE GOVERNMENT ADDRESS:LEVERAGING ON NATURAL RESOURCES TO BOOST ECONOMIC GROWTH & PROSPERITY

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H.E Mohamed Abdel Vetah

Minister, Ministry of Petroleum, Energy & Mining, Mauritania

10:10 - 10:20

KEYNOTE OFFICIAL ADDRESS

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His Excellency Mr Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz

President, Islamic Republic of Mauritania

10:20 - 10:30

INAUGURATION AND VISIT OF THE EXHIBITION STANDS

10:30 - 12:00

MORNING REFRESHMENTS & BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE

12:00 - 12:30

OFFICIAL SIGNING CEREMONY

12:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

14:00 - 14:20

PRESENTATION: DEVELOPING THE OIL & GAS MARKET – MAURITANIA AS A DESTINATION FOR OIL AND GAS MAJORS

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Moustapha Bechir

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

14:20 - 14:40

PRESENTATION: UNLOCKING THE MINING POTENTIAL OF MAURITANIA

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Ahmed Taleb Mohamed 

Technical Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mines, Mauritania 

14:40 - 15:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY PLATINUM SPONSOR (MINING)

Ahmed Salem Ould Mantallah

Corporate Social Responsibility Superintendent, MCM, Mauritania

15:00 - 15:20

PRESENTATION BY GOLD SPONSOR (MINING)

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François Auclair 

Executive Vice President, Exploration, Algold Resources, Mauritania

15:20 - 15:40

PRESENTATION: OIL & GAS, FROM DREAM TO REALITY – CHALLENGES, PRIORITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES AROUND THE O&G ACTIVITY AND ITS SURROUNDING CIRCLES OF INTERACTION

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Eric Diamantis

Partner, Clyde & Co., France​

Pierre Ferroud

Senior Associate, Clyde & Co., France​

15:40

AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS & BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE

16:10 - 16:30

PRESENTATION: HYDROGEN ENERGY - GRID BALANCING, ENERGY STORAGE AND THE PRODUCTION OF CLEAN FUEL FOR TRANSPORT WITH GREEN METALS AS CATALYSTS

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Dmitry Suschov

Member of the Board of Directors, Eurasia Mining PLC, United Kingdom

16:30 - 16:50

PRESENTATION BY GOLD SPONSOR (ENERGY)

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Mohamed Abdellahi Yaha 

CEO, Maurilog

MAURITANIA AS LEADING MINING, OIL & GAS INVESTMENT FRONTIER IN AFRICA

16:50 - 17:10

PRESENTATION: WHAT EXPLORATION COMPANIES AND INVESTORS ARE LOOKING FOR WHEN ENTERING A NEW MARKET

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Philip Andrews

Director, Pridolian, Ireland

17:10 - 18:00

CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION: DRIVING INNOVATION IN THE NEXT MINING & ENERGY GROWTH CYCLE, TECHNOLOGY DISRUPTIONS AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVESTORS – HOW IS THIS ALL SHAPING UP FOR THE MAURITANIA’S OIL & GAS AND MINING SECTORS?

Mohamed Limam

Head of Country for Mauritania, BP, Mauritania

Bernard Piales

Mauritania Lead Country Manager, ExxonMobil, Mauritania

François Auclair

Executive Vice President, Exploration, Algold Resources, Mauritania

CEO, Wafa Mining & Petroleum, Mauritania

Director, SMHPM, Mauritania

Dr. Geoffrey D. Porter

President, North Africa Risk Consulting Inc, United States

Kalidou Gadio

Partner & Co-chair of the Africa, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, United States

18:00 

CHAIR'S CLOSING REMARKS

18:10 

END OF CONFERENCE DAY 1

20:00 - 22:00

MAURITANIDES NETWORKING RECEPTION & GALA DINNER (SPONSORED BY SNIM) 

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