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15-18 Apr
2024
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Empowering the Future: Uniting Global Innovators at World Electronics Forum 2024

4 days
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International University of Rabat
Rabat, Morocco
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Ignite Innovation and Collaboration: Unleash your creativity at the Hackathon for Sustainable Development, then join multiple countries, global industry leaders and visionaries at the World Electronics Forum in Rabat, Morocco to shape the future of the electronics industry and drive positive change.

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"Everything’s better when we’re together."

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The WEF 2024 Morocco at International University of Rabat

Welcome to the World Electronics Forum (WEF) 2024, a paramount gathering of CEOs and Directors from electronics industry associations worldwide. Established in 1995, WEF has become a linchpin for international discourse, fostering collaboration, and fortifying global industry bonds. Participation at WEF is an exclusive gateway, open to any electronics industry-affiliated trade organization, offering access to invaluable industry research, collaboration initiatives, and elite networking opportunities.This year, WEF 2024 is honored to find its home in Rabat, Morocco, specifically hosted at the prestigious International University of Rabat (UIR). Nestled in the heart of Technopolis Rabat-Salé, UIR stands as a beacon of modern education and innovation. Founded in 2010, this semi-public institution boasts of its partnerships with international universities, offering dual-degrees in a range of fields from engineering and aeronautics to business management and political sciences. Beyond its academic prowess, UIR is emblematic of Morocco's commitment to fostering a synergy between education, research, innovation, and development. With its ethos deeply rooted in propelling major development projects in Morocco, the university truly embodies the spirit of sustainable growth and innovation. With UIR's state-of-the-art facilities serving as the backdrop, WEF 2024, in Spring 2024, will emphasize empowering Sustainable Electronic and Digital innovation to address global challenges. Our principal mission at WEF is to supercharge innovation by offering an optimal environment for ideation, nurturing transformative solutions, and facilitating rapid prototyping and experimentation. We are dedicated to inclusivity and seek to integrate the MENA region's insights and potential into our global endeavors. Brace yourself for interactive sessions, invigorating discussions, and enlightening workshops that aim to revolutionize the electronics industry's journey towards sustainable growth and evolution.

Vision

This year, WEF takes place in the growing and vibrant nation of Morocco, showcasing the country’s commitment to technological advancement and its potential as a hub for innovation in the electronics industry. By hosting WEF in Morocco, the event highlights the importance of bridging the digital divide and promoting inclusive growth, ensuring that emerging economies also have the opportunity to participate in and benefit from the global electronics ecosystem.

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The mission of WEF

Mission

WEF is committed to promoting sustainable growth, diversity, and inclusivity within the industry, as well as bridging the gap between academia and industry to ensure relevant and effective learning experiences. By providing a forum for networking, collaboration, and the exchange of ideas, WEF seeks to empower individuals and organizations to stay at the forefront of the rapidly evolving world of electronics and contribute to a more connected, innovative, and equitable global community.

About the WEF

WEF 2023 is hosted by ICESCO

ICESCO is an esteemed international non-profit organization that emanates from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and specializes in the fields of education, science, and culture. As a distinguished venue, ICESCO embodies the spirit of global collaboration, bringing together leaders from the electronics industry worldwide to engage in meaningful discussions, exchange cutting-edge ideas, and foster innovation. With its rich heritage and commitment to promoting education, science, and culture, ICESCO provides the perfect backdrop for WEF 2023 to empower sustainable electronic and digital innovation while addressing global challenges. Prepare to be inspired and captivated by the unique setting of ICESCO as we come together to accelerate the future of the electronics industry.

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S.E. Dr Salim M. AlMalik

H.E. Dr Salim M. AlMalik

DG - ICESCO

Dr. AlMalik developed educational partnerships; adopted initiatives with international educational parties and institutions in order to open new channels for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Overseas Scholarship Program that has placed more than 160,000 Saudi exchange students worldwide and achieved twinning programs with several international universities.

WEF 2023 is hosted by ICESCO

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4 regions worldwide
54 member states
3 observer states
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Middle East
Asia
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20+
Industry leaders
12
World’s famous speakers
10+
Hours of masterclass
20+
Innovating topics
15-18
April
2024
Rabat, Morocco
Lamia Aamou Chairwoman of WEF event

Lamia Aamou

Chair of WEF 2024 Event

Welcome to WEF 2024 in Rabat - a pivotal event taking place during a time when our planet is facing significant challenges in health, environment, energy, and raw materials, among others. It is evident from history that in times of crisis, technology and innovation have played a critical role in finding solutions. Digital and electronic innovations, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, Internet of Things, quantum computing, 5G/6G, cybersecurity, communication and more, are transforming the way governments, companies, and individuals address these challenges. However, it is imperative that these innovations also consider their societal acceptability and environmental impact. The "electronification" of human activities has become a catalyst for the deployment of these innovations. Objects are becoming programmable, creating new services and becoming data providers. This raises crucial questions about data regulation, governance, and location within networks. WEF 2024 in Rabat aims to bring together key players in the field of digital and electronic innovation, communication, and markets to facilitate cooperation, highlight key innovations from promising companies, research centers, and start-ups, and contribute to resolving the current crises. We will also explore growth opportunities and initiate potential partnerships, including with developing countries. I am thrilled to have each one of you here to engage in thoughtful discussions, share insights, and collectively shape the future of our industry. Let us work together to navigate these challenges and unlock new possibilities for a sustainable and innovative future.

Ms Lamia Aamou Chair of WEF 2024 Event

Program

15th - 16th April 2024

Day 1 & 2

HACKADIR CHALLENGE : Pioneering Resilient Cities & Territories

Hackadir, the visionary hackathon, dovetails perfectly with both Morocco's aspirations and WEF's global perspective. It serves as a platform that exemplifies the power of innovation and collaboration. At a time when cities worldwide are seeking to adapt and innovate in response to the evolving global landscape, Hackadir stands as a beacon for young thinkers, visionaries, and dreamers.Hackadir's core mission is to empower students and alumni with the tools to reimagine and revolutionize the future of urban living. It calls upon those with a passion for innovation and the desire to make an impact on projects that address the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In the aftermath of the 2023 Marrakesh-Safi Earthquake, the importance of resilience in urban environments has taken center stage. The earthquake has compelled us to integrate prevention and resilience into Hackadir projects, providing participants with an opportunity to envision a future that reshapes life on Earth while preserving the safety of people and urban infrastructure from major risks.

Together, Morocco, WEF, and Hackadir represent a formidable force for innovation, sustainability, and resilience. This collaboration serves as a testament to the belief that, in the hands of talented and passionate individuals, we can shape a brighter and more resilient future for our cities and territories. The journey begins with Hackadir, where innovation knows no bounds, and the future is redefined.

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The Resilient Cities projects will embrace the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals while focusing on Emergency Services, Sustainable Infrastructure, and Sustainable Energy.

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17th April 2024

From 9 AM - 6 PM

Day 3

On Wednesday, April 17th, get ready to be inspired at WEF 2024 as CTA present an exciting program packed with captivating speeches, cutting-edge trends in digital innovation, and discussions on the new infrastructure at the service of humanity. From "Edge IA" to investment for human and technological progress, and from energy and water to agriculture, trade and logistics, mobility, industry 5.0, and health, this day promises to be a thrilling exploration of the latest advancements in electronics and their potential impact on various sectors. Join us as we uncover the future of innovation and its potential to shape a brighter tomorrow.

MORNING

The major trends in digital innovations and their challenges

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Opening Ceremony

Be inspired with captivating speeches by CTA, setting the tone for an exciting day of digital innovation.

Lamia Aamou for WEF 2023
Lamia Aamou
Chairwoman Event WEF 2024
Lamia Aamou for WEF 2023
Jérôme Hénique
CEO of MENA region - Orange
Lamia Aamou for WEF 2023
Janenne Remondino
Sr. Director, International Programs at CTA, producers of CES
Lamia Aamou for WEF 2023
Mehdi Tazi
Vice-President of Confédération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Exploring the Quantum Frontier: Revolutionizing GPS and Empowering the Next Generation

Discover how quantum science is revolutionizing the electronics industry in this engaging keynote presentation. From quantum computing to precision sensing and metrology, and the potential of quantum materials and electronics, explore the transformative possibilities of quantum technology. Join us on this enlightening journey as we uncover the future implications of quantum science in electronics.

to be announced
11:00 am - 11:45 am

The AI Revolution: From Research to Real-World Impact

Venture into the intricate realm of AI, where ethics converges with innovation. This panel illuminates how AI, underpinned by responsible practices, is not only revolutionizing industries but is also ensuring its advancements are just, inclusive, and in harmony with human values.

Merouane Debbah speaker at WEF 2023
Thierry Lestable
Executive Director at TII
Ghita Zniber speaker at WEF 2023
Pierre-Jean Gire
Ambassador of the Pontifical Foundation and Privileged Interlocutor with the Vatican
Ghita Zniber speaker at WEF 2023
Jean Staune
Founder of Interdisciplinary University of Paris
Ghita Zniber speaker at WEF 2023
Abdeslam Jakjoud
Cofounder and CEO - Jakjoud Labs
Ghita Zniber speaker at WEF 2023
Karim Amor
CEO Synergeon
11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Accelerate digital, financial and energy inclusion in the Middle East and Africa.

Jérôme Hénique
Director of MENA & Africa region - Orange
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch

AFTERNOON

New infrastructures at the heart of the reinvention of everything

Discover the transformative power of agriculture, sustainability, and healthcare at WEF's afternoon session. Explore innovative solutions in agriculture, the nexus of energy, water, and connectivity, and advancements in digital healthcare. Join us as we envision a sustainable and healthier future for all.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

From Farm to Future: Revolutionizing Agriculture through Technology and Electronics

Discover how technology is driving innovation in agriculture, from precision farming to sustainable practices, and uncover the potential of electronics in shaping the future of food production.

to be announced
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Powering Progress: The Nexus of Energy, Water and Connectivity for a Sustainable Future

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion as we explore innovative solutions and collaborative approaches to address the challenges and opportunities in this vital nexus, paving the way for a more sustainable future.

Jeffrey DeCoux
Chairman - Autonomy Fellow Autonomy Institute
Olivier Tridon
Global Innovation Leader, Former Global Director of Open Innovation - Veolia
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Oriental Tea Time Break
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Unlocking the Future of Healthcare: Harnessing Technology for Better Health

Discover the transformative power of technology in improving healthcare outcomes and addressing global health challenges in this enlightening and forward-thinking discussion.

Karim Amor speaker at WEF 2023
Karim Amor
CEO Synergeon
Laurent Hérault speaker at WEF 2023
Laurent Hérault
Director - Clinatec Endowment Fund
Laurent Hérault speaker at WEF 2023
Gabriele Pao-Pei Andreoli
President IASC, Founder
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

VIP Dinner in Moroccan Private Villa

18th April 2024

From 9 AM - 6 PM

Day 4

Day 2 of WEF is packed with stimulating discussions, innovative ideas, and collaborative opportunities. Join us as we explore a wide range of topics, from harnessing Africa's rising talent in electronic innovation and manufacturing to fostering diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship for economic growth. Throughout the day, we'll also delve into investment for human and technological progress, the future of education, rethinking infrastructures for the next generation of electronic industry, and the exciting realm of AI and brain computing. Come and be a part of this transformative journey towards shaping a prosperous future for Africa and beyond.

MORNING

Technologies at the heart of the new wave of digital innovations

Step into the morning session of Day 2 at WEF, where we shine a spotlight on "Africa's Rising Talent: Harnessing Human Capital for Electronic Innovation and Manufacturing." Explore the incredible potential of Africa's electronic industry and how harnessing human capital can drive innovation and growth. Join us as we uncover opportunities, share insights, and collaborate on building a stronger electronic ecosystem in Africa.

8:30 am - 09:00 am

Keynote Sponsor

to be announced
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Rethinking Infrastructures to Drive the Next Generation of Electronic Industry

Navigating the dawn of a new electronic era requires transformative thinking. This panel shines a spotlight on the industry's pivotal shift: from the innovation of X-chips and the multifaceted X-on-Chip, to the agility of Infrastructure as a Service, and the promise of Industry 5.0. Join our panelists as they unveil the future blueprints for an industry in evolution, blending efficiency, innovation, and sustainability. Dive into a discussion set to redefine the electronic industry's horizons.

Ahmed Reda Chami speaker at wef 2023
Tony Smith
Executive Chairman - Consumer Electronics Technology Industry Association
Ahmed Reda Chami speaker at wef 2023
David B. Anderson
President - NY CREATES
Olivier Le Lann
Founder - Electric Visionary Aircrafts Electric
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Orange Startup Pitching Session

to be announced
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Uses Cases of Innovative projects by World Electronics Forum Members

Discover the game-changing potential of artificial intelligence and brain-computer interfaces in disaster risk management. Join us as we explore how these innovative technologies can revolutionize the resilience of MENA and Africa countries, mitigating the impact of natural hazards and building a safer future for all.

Nancy (Hong Long)
Shenzhen Electronics Industries Association
- Honorary President
Xavier Dalloz
WEF Advisor
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch
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AFTERNOON

Leading projects for Africa and emerging countries

In the afternoon session, we shift gears to explore the future of education, manufacturing, and cutting-edge technologies. Delve into the transformative power of education and its role in shaping the next generation of electronic industry professionals. Later, we'll dive into "Manufacturing for the Future: Rethinking Infrastructures to Drive the Next Generation of Electronic Industry in Africa" where we reimagine the foundations of industry to pave the way for innovation and growth. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of these engaging discussions and network with like-minded professionals during our tea time and networking sessions.

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Investing in Progress: Driving Innovation and Building a Brighter Future

Explore the intersection of investment and progress, uncovering how strategic investments can drive innovation and propel us towards a brighter future.

Clara Lhoud Maghani speaker at WEF 2023
Omar Alami
Founder - Ora Technologies
Lamia Benmakhlouf speaker at WEF 2023
Lamia Benmakhlouf
Directeur Général - Technoparc Maroc
Ghita Zniber speaker at WEF 2023
Ghita Zniber
Managing Partner - Kalys Ventures
Ghita Zniber speaker at WEF 2023
Pierre-Jean Gire
Accredited Expert to the European Commission
1:50 pm - 2:30 pm

Women Driving Economic Growth: Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Entrepreneurship for Wealth Creation

Join us to uncover the untapped potential of women entrepreneurs and their vital role in building a prosperous economy while fostering an inclusive and diverse business ecosystem.

Kyra Pahlen speaker at wef 2023
Kyra Pahlen
Founder & Chief Creative Office - Legend
Kyra Pahlen speaker at wef 2023
Jessica Chin Foo
Strategic Advisor & Investor Relations Lead, Manos Accelerator - Board Member, French Tech Polynésie
Kyra Pahlen speaker at wef 2023
Corine Busson-Benhammou
Co-Founder & Executive Director for French Tech Angers's
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Closing ceremony

Kyra Pahlen speaker at wef 2023
Jean Staune
Founder of Interdisciplinary University of Paris

EVENING

From 8 PM - 11 PM

Day 4

Gala Evening

The exclusive gala evening that will follow the event will be a moment of relaxation and conviviality, conducive to informal exchanges between participants and speakers. This evening will be organized in a prestigious and refined setting, offering an exceptional atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a gourmet gala dinner. This exclusive gala evening will be an opportunity for participants to strengthen the bonds they have forged during the event and to create new professional contacts.

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Sustainable Electronic and Digital innovation addressing global challenges.

WEF 2024 Speakers

Gustavo A. Montero
Master of ceremony
Founder - Carter Capital
Thierry Lestable
Executive Director at TII
Jérôme Hénique
CEO of MENA region - Orange
Kyra Pahlen
Founder & Chief Creative Officer at Legend
Sean Fee
Chief Executive Officer at Legend
Xavier Dalloz
WEF Advisor
Jamal
Boukouray, Ph.D
Director of International Relations & Partnerships - International University of Rabat
Karim Amor
Founder - Jet Groupe
Laurent Hérault
Director - Clinatec Endowment Fund
Dominique Romano
Founder, President - Guibor
Clara Lhoud Maghani
Institutional Specialist - World Bank
Lamia Benmakhlouf
Directeur Général - Technoparc Maroc
Ghita Zniber
Managing Partner - Kalys Ventures
Coumba Dioukhané
CEO Global View
Ahmed Reda Chami
CEO - CESEMaroc
Youssef Iguider
Managing Director, Japan - SRI International
Charlotte Libog
Directrice du Cabinet AGM & Partners et Fondatrice de l'initiative Afrique Grenier du Monde
David B. Anderson
President, NY CREATES
Amal El Fallah - Seghrouchni
Executive President of Ai Movement
Pierre Jean-Gire
Ambassador of the Pontifical Foundation and Privileged Interlocutor with the Vatican
Jean Staune
Founder of Interdisciplinary University of Paris
Olivier LE LANN
Founder Electric Visionary Aircrafts Electric
Abdeslam Jakjoud
Cofounder and CEO - Jakjoud Labs
Nancy (Long Hong)
Shenzen Electronics Industries Association
- Honorary President
Omar Alami
Founder - Ora Technologies
Gabriele Pao-Pei Andreoli
President IASC, Founder
Olivier Tridon
Global Innovation Leader, Former Global Director of Open Innovation - Veolia

WEF Event 2024 Managing Committee

Lamia AAMOU
Chairwoman Event WEF 2024
Xavier Dalloz
WEF Advisor
Jamal
Boukouray, Ph.D
Director of International Relations & Partnerships - International University of Rabat
Janenne Remondino
Sr. Director, International Programs at CTA, producers of CES
Laurent Herault
Chairman WEF 2022
David Menga
WEF 2024 partner
Thierry Lestable
Executive Director at TII
Prof NK Goyal
President CMAI Association of India, Chairman Emeritus TEMA

Team WEF 2024

Lamia AAMOU
Chair of WEF 2024 Event
Jessica Chin Foo
Director of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships
Aminata BASSENE
Director of Accounting and Finance
Charlie Alfredo
VARELA DA VEIGA
Director of Digital Event
Sarah Harrach
Chief Operating and Institutional Officer
Guillaume Brunon
Design & web manager
Géraldine DUNOYER
Director of Global Partnership
Benoit FLEURY
Director of Partnership - Europe
Jaoued BOUSSAKOURAN
Director of Strategic Partnerships - Morocco
Stéphane MÉTERFI
Strategy Advisor
Janenne Remondino
Advisor
Yossi DAN
Hackadir innovation
advisor

Industry and Technology partners

We are thrilled to have you join us as a valued partner for this prestigious event. With its focus on digital and electronic innovation, WEF 2024 promises to be a platform for inspiring discussions, cutting-edge technologies, and meaningful collaborations. As a partner, your expertise, resources, and contributions are essential in shaping the future of education, science, and culture in the digital era. Together, we will explore new horizons, foster innovation, and create lasting impacts.

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Potential partners?

Are you ready to be a part of a global gathering that is shaping the future of digital and electronic innovation? As a potential sponsor for WEF 2024, you have a unique opportunity to showcase your brand, products, and services to a distinguished audience of CEOs and Directors of electronics industry associations from around the world.By becoming a partner, you can gain unparalleled visibility, network with industry leaders, and contribute to the advancement of education, science, and culture in the digital age.

Becoming a partner at contact@wef-2023.com

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