Program

17th April 2024

From 9 AM - 6 PM

Day 1

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

Lamia Aamou for WEF 2023
Gustavo Montero
MC Event WEF 2024
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
Brutus Sadou DIAKITE
MEA Orange Digital Platforms Director - Orange Middle East and Africa
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 - 10:30 am

Artificial Intelligence: Good Servant, Bad Master

Ghita Zniber speaker at WEF 2023
Jean Staune
Director of the "Sciences et quête de sens" centre at the Africa Business School, UM6P Rabat
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Harnessing Technology for Humanity's Good

Ian Hassell
CEO - The Network
11:00 am - 11:45 pm

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

Brutus Sadou DIAKITE
MEA Orange Digital Platforms Director - Orange Middle East and Africa
11:45 pm - 13:45 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

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
Chief Researcher 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
Abdeslam Jakjoud
Cofounder and CEO - Jakjoud Labs
Ghita Zniber speaker at WEF 2023
Karim Amor
CEO Synergeon
Ghita Zniber speaker at WEF 2023
Khadija Aammou
Moderator
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.

Ali EL HARTI
President - La Fédération Nationale de l’Electricité, de l’Electronique et des Energies Renouvelables
Olivier Tridon
Global Innovation Leader, Former Global Director of Open Innovation - Veolia
Jessica Chin Foo
Moderator
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
Veronica A. Lancaster, AStd
VP, Standards Programs at CTA
President, U.S. National Committee of the IEC
Laurent Hérault speaker at WEF 2023
Ministry of Health and Social Protection
Ghita Zniber speaker at WEF 2023
Khadija Aammou
Moderator
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

VIP Dinner in Moroccan Private Villa

18th April 2024

From 9 AM - 6 PM

Day 2

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

Paving the way to NextGen Mobility via 5G/6G Generative Urban Infrastructure (GenUI)

Merouane Debbah speaker at WEF 2023
Thierry Lestable
Chief Researcher at TII
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
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Director - NY CREATES
Ahmed Reda Chami speaker at wef 2023
Youssef Ait Kaddour
Chief Cybersecurity Officer - Huawei
Ghita Zniber speaker at WEF 2023
Ali EL HARTI
President - La Fédération Nationale de l’Electricité, de l’Electronique et des Energies Renouvelables
Ghita Zniber speaker at WEF 2023
Janenne Remondo
Moderator
Ghita Zniber speaker at WEF 2023
Jean Staune
Director of the "Sciences et quête de sens" centre at the Africa Business School, UM6P Rabat
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Showcasing African Innovation: Orange Startups

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.

Use case :
Paving the way to NextGen Mobility via 5G/6G Generative Urban Infrastructure (GenUI) by Thierry Lestable

Nancy (Hong Long)
Shenzhen Electronics Industries Association
- Honorary President
Ahmed Reda Chami speaker at wef 2023
Tony Smith
Executive Chairman - Consumer Electronics Technology Industry Association
Ahmed Reda Chami speaker at wef 2023
Xavier Dallos
WEF Member
Laurent Hérault speaker at WEF 2023
Laurent Hérault
Director - Clinatec Endowment Fund
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.

Ghita Zniber speaker at WEF 2023
Pierre-Jean Gire
Accredited Expert to the European Commission
Ghita Zniber speaker at WEF 2023
Jessica Chin Foo
General Partner - Manos Capital
Ghita Zniber speaker at WEF 2023
Gustavo Montero
Founder, Chairman - Carter Capital
Ghita Zniber speaker at WEF 2023
Mouizz El Alami
Head of Digital & Outsourcing - AMDIE
Ghita Zniber speaker at WEF 2023
Lamia Aamou
Moderator
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
Aminata Bassene
Business Mentor - AfricaBusiness Mentor - Africa- VC4A
Kyra Pahlen speaker at wef 2023
Corine Busson-Benhammou
Co-Founder & Executive Director for French Tech Angers's
Laurent Hérault speaker at WEF 2023
Veronica A. Lancaster, AStd
VP, Standards Programs at CTA
President, U.S. National Committee of the IEC
Laurent Hérault speaker at WEF 2023
Janenne Remondo
Moderator
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Closing ceremony

EVENING

From 8 PM - 11 PM

Day 2

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.

Photo of a gala dinner

WEF 2024 Speakers

Gustavo A. Montero
Master of ceremony
Founder - Carter Capital
Thierry Lestable
Chief Researcher - Abu Dhabi Technology Innovation Institute
Brutus Sadou DIAKITE
MEA Orange Digital Platforms Director - Orange Middle East and Africa
Xavier Dalloz
WEF Advisor
Karim Amor
Founder - Jet Groupe
Ali EL HARTI
President - La Fédération Nationale de l’Electricité, de l’Electronique et des Energies Renouvelables
Mouizz El Alami
Head of Digital & Outsourcing - AMDIE
Laurent Hérault
Director - Clinatec Endowment Fund
LaMar Hill
Director, NY CREATES
Pierre Jean-Gire
Ambassador of the Pontifical Foundation and Privileged Interlocutor with the Vatican
Jean Staune
Director of the "Sciences et quête de sens" centre at the Africa Business School, UM6P Rabat
Abdeslam Jakjoud
Cofounder and CEO - Jakjoud Labs
Nancy (Long Hong)
Shenzen Electronics Industries Association
- Honorary President
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
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
Khadija Aammou
Digital communications manager
Guillaume Brunon
Design & web manager
Géraldine DUNOYER
Director of Global Partnership
Benoit FLEURY
Director of Partnership - Europe
Stéphane MÉTERFI
Strategy Advisor
Janenne Remondino
Advisor
Yossi DAN
Hackadir innovation
advisor
Fatiha MERBOUH
Strategic Development Manager Principality of Andorra