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
Photo of WEF 2022

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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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