Schedule

Brochure (pdf)

Sunday, 8 March
 13:30 - 18:30

Registration Opens

Monday, 9 March
18:30 - 20:30

Reception Hosted by the IMF Managing Director at Kempinski Hotel

Tuesday, 10 March (Bank of Tanzania Conference Center)

08:30 - 09:10

Opening Plenary

Introduction and welcome by Mr. Mustafa Haidi Mkulo, Minister of Finance,
United Republic of Tanzania
Opening speeches by President Kikwete of Tanzania and IMF Managing Director
Dominique Strauss-Kahn

09:10 - 09:25

Keynote Speech by Mr. Kofi Annan

09:30 - 10:00

Coffee Break

10:00 - 12:00

PLENARY SESSION 1

Sustaining Success in the Face of Global Financial Turmoil: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

The afternoon sessions will look at specifi c challenges facing African economies.
To discuss these issues, three panel sessions will cover three inter-connected themes.

14:30 - 16:00

Parallel Panel Session 1

Forging Successful Partnerships for Africa’s Infrastructure

Parallel Panel Session 2

Managing Commodity Price Shocks Effectively

Parallel panel session 3

Financial Turmoil and Africa’s Financing Challenge: Is financial sector development at Risk?

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:00

Plenary Session 2

Overcoming growth challenges: Towards a Stronger Partnership between Africa and the IMF

Wednesday, 11 March
08:30 - 08:45

Keynote Speech by Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy UN Secretary-General

08:45 - 10:15

Plenary Session 3

Navigating the Shifting Tides of Globalization

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:15

CONCLUDING PLENARY SESSION

Next Steps and Joint Action

13:00

Lunch

1Agenda subject to revision.

 

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