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The event in a few words

Pascal Lagarde, Executive Director of Bpifrance and Chairman of the Board of the EMENA Foundation, 
is delighted to welcome its annual summit to Paris

on the 10th and 11th of May 2023, 
at the Hotel de Pomereu. 
63-67 rue de Lille, Paris 75007. 

This platform aims to foster the sharing of experience between state-funded investors and information on any relevant investment opportunities in Europe, 
the Middle East, and North Africa. The EMENA area needs USD 700-900 billion in investments to cover its funding gap. 
As our goal is to unleash investment in the Mediterranean area, these two-day meeting will be an opportunity to showcase concrete projects 
and innovative SMEs in need of equity and to reflect on tomorrow's sustainable infrastructure in the region, arguably with the development of smart cities. 


After a series of meetings reserved for EMENA members on May 10th, 
the Foundation will invite all guests to a welcoming dinner (details will follow shortly in the program). 
On the following day, May 11th, all guests are welcome to attend a high-level conference on investment in the Mediterranean basin. 
Two-panel sessions will be organized, one on investment in innovative companies that can provide responses to the climate challenge and the other on smart cities. 
These discussions will conclude with a networking lunch in the early afternoon. 

May 10th, 2023 

 • 12:00 AM: Reception for lunch for EMENA members and endorsers only 

12:30 PM - 5 PM: Internal meetings for EMENA members and endorsers only 

 • 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM: Social event (open to all guests) at Musée des Arts Décoratifs (
111 rue de Rivoli, entrance in the Jardin des Tuileries – from rue de Rivoli go around the building to the right). 
In the heart of Paris, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs presents one of the most important collection of decorative arts in the world with a selection of objects - nearly 6,000 pieces - including many masterpieces. 
After a guided tour of part of the collection, Bpifrance invites you for a cocktail reception in the exceptional setting of the salon 1900. 
Designed by the decorator, collector and ceramist Georges Hoentschel, this spectacular ensemble of woodwork and furniture comes from the Union centrale des arts décoratifs (Ucad) pavilion, built on the esplanade of the Invalides, for the 1900 Universal Exhibition. 

 May 11th, 2023: High-level conference 

 • 08:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Welcome coffee 

 • 09:00 AM - 9:15 AM: Introduction by Mr. Pascal Lagarde, Executive Director of Bpifrance, Chairman of the Board of Administrators of the EMENA Foundation 
Mr. Ghanem Al Ghenaiman, the Managing Director of KIA 

 • 09:15 AM - 10:30 AM: First panel on financing innovative and green companies chaired by Jose-Luis Curbelo, Chairman of Cofides 
Simohamed Azzouz, Magriser 
Elodie Doussa, Senior investment Director, Averroes Africa 
Philippe Michon, Directeur associé, Eranova 
Nicolas Piau, co-founder and CEO, Tilt Capital 
Luc Riguzzo, Managing Partner, Amethis 

 • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Coffee break 

 • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM: Second panel on smart cities and infrastructure chaired by Ayman Soliman, CEO, the Sovereign Fund of Egypt 
Pierre-Emmanuel Beluche, Investment Director, Meridiam, Board Member, Raxio 
Pierre Tardiveau, Head of Asset Management, STOA 
Mathieu Peller, Deputy CEO, Meridiam 
Jean-Christophe Ragni, General Manager & Export Manager of Ragni 
Sascha Ruja, Business Development Director - Consulting & Operations, EGIS 

 • 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM: Concluding session 

 • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Networking lunch



Hotel Pomereu
63-67 rue de Lille 
75007 PARIS


Subway 7 : Palais-Royal - Musée du Louvre
Subway 12 : Solférino
RER C : Musée d'Orsay
Bus 29 : Rue Veille du Temple
Bus 69 : Musée d'Orsay

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