The first Free Trade Zone in Djibouti was established in 1956 albeit in a small scale. In 2004 a second free zone was established which became an instant success by quickly running at full capacity. It is currently home to over 168 companies with more than 38 nationalities making it the largest Free Zone in the region and within the proximity of all the major ports in Djibouti.
The DFTZ business seminar in Guangzhou will introduce the new mega free trade zone spanning more than 4800 hectares at a cost of more than US$3.5 billion. This joint venture project with China Merchants Group will highlight the key benefits DFTZ has to offer to major Chinese businesses and how they can achieve increased market share in the fast growing African market. The Seminar also aims to introduce the role of DFTZ as an outstanding contributor to the economy, and the advantages DFTZ provides to key industry sectors.
Speakers at the seminar will explain in depth, the easy procedures for setting up and operating out of the Free Trade Zone, and the various facilities and amenities available to companies, especially those in the automotive, heavy equipment, electronics and consumer product sectors. The seminar will also detail the logistics infrastructure available to Free Zone companies, and the salient features of the unique sea-land-air connectivity.
Attendees will also get a glimpse of the other companies already operating out of the Free Zone and reservations made for the new zone, and the impact they have on both Djibouti and their respective economies, as well as the volume of trade generated through these companies.
Date: Monday, 7th December 2015
Venue: W Hotel Guangzhou
Hotel Add: 26 Xian Cun Road, Pearl River New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Venue Tel: +86 20 6628 6628
|13:30 - 14:00||Registration and Welcome Coffee|
|14:00 - 14:15||
Speaker: Nicholas Parrish, Sales Director, MX Media
|14:15 - 14:25||
Introduction of Djibouti Ports & Free Zone Authority
Speaker: Aboubaker Omar Hadi, Chairman, Djibouti Ports & Free Zone Authority
|14:25 - 14:35||DPFZA Video|
|14:35 - 14:45||
DFTZ Project Insight
Speaker: Jiang Luning, Special Assistant to the Chairman of Great Horn Development Co.
|14:45 - 15:00||
Sea-Air Cargo and the Role of AviationSpeaker: Mario Fulgoni, CEO, Air Djibouti
|15:00 - 15:40||
Djibouti’s vision to be a center of TTT (Transport, Trading & Tourism)
Speaker: Dawit W. Michael Gebre-ab, Senior Director of Strategic Planning, DPFZA
|15:40 - 15:55||
DFTZ Benefits for Chinese Companies
Speaker: Jibril Hussein, Business Development Director, DPFZA
|15:55 - 16:00||
|16:00 - 16:30||
Panel Discussion - Why in DFTZ
Speaker: Jack Huang, Deputy General Manager, International Division, China Merchants Group
Aboubaker Omar Hadi, Chairman, DPFZA
Mario Fulgoni, CEO, Air Djibouti
Anne Ferteux, Branch manager, Bollore Logistics
|16:30 - 16:45||
|16:45 - 17:00||
Networking Coffee Break
Conference Organized by:
Contact Person: Li Jing
Tel: +86 21 6136 8310
Mobile: +86 18721053011