08-09 September 2021

Jumeirah Hotel, Frankfurt am Main Germany

08-09 September 2021

#IME21 AGENDA

09:00 - 09:30

Registration, welcome coffee and light breakfast

09:30 - 09:45

Opening Session

Keynote

Mr. Markus Lehner
Principal of LEHNER INVESTMENTS

09:45 - 10:00

New Economy 3.0

Sustainability Macroeconomics with Green Rendite

Prof. Heinz-Peter Platzer
Co-Founder at the 3rd Austrian School of Macroeconomics and Secretary General of Eureka

10:00 - 10:30

Germany’s path through the pandemic and challenges ahead

Keynote

Dr. Philipp Steinberg
Head of the Economic Policy Department, Sustainability Coordinator, and Head of the WSF project group in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany

10:30 - 10:50

Saxony-Anhalt as a Business Location for Renewable Energies

Prof. Dr. Armin Willingmann
Minister, Ministry of Economy, Science and Digitization of the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

The power of hydrogen – investment of the future for a sustainable and environmentally friendly industry

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister
Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Digitization and Energy of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia – Video Presentation

10:50 - 11:40

Plenary Session

The power of hydrogen – investment of the future for a sustainable and environment-friendly industry

Hydrogen has not yet achieved its full potential due to the costs and complexity associated with its development. But that is about to change. Due to the necessity to rebuild a more environment-friendly and sustainable industry, governments are becoming increasingly supportive when it comes to investing in hydrogen. As a clean energy source, hydrogen can help decarbonise the world’s most polluting industries as well as fuelling our cars, heating our homes and unleashing the full potential of renewable energy. Still there are some challenges in making hydrogen effective and cost-competitive, which we also want to face during the panel.

Moderator

Mr. Günther Fehlinger
Secretary General CEE-BC

Speakers

Dr. Maike Schaefer
Minister / Senator for Climate Protection, Environment, Mobility, Urban Development and Housing in Bremen, Germany – Virtual Participation

Mr. Heiko Staubitz
Senior Manager Smart Grid & Energy Storage at Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI)

Mr. Heiko Schneider
CEO at GoGaS Goch GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Mr. Paul Soubry
President and CEO – NFI Group Inc., Canada

Dr.-Ing. Nurettin Tekin
Hydrogen Product Manager at KAWASAKI Gas Turbine Europe GmbH, Germany

Mr. André Steinau
Co-Chair Clean Energy Partnership

11:40 - 12:10

Second session on renewable energy

Keynote

Prof. Dr. Claudia Dalbert
Minister, Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Energy Saxony-Anhalt, Germany – Virtual Participation

Speakers

Dr. Till Backhaus
Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment at Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Northern Germany) – Virtual Participation

Dr.-Ing. Ruediger Meyer
Application Expert, Energy Storage, PHOENIX CONTACT GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Mr. Markus Exenberger
German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ)

12:10 - 13:10

Lunch and Networking

13:10 - 13:30

Keynote

Ms.Rozeta Hajdari
Minister of the Ministry of Industry, Entrepreneurship and Trade

13:30 - 13:45

Investment forecast after the pandemic time

H.E. Dr.Dr.h.c. Raphael Nagel
Chairman & Founder of THE ABRAHAMIC BUSINESS CIRCLE

Impact Investor, Senior Advisor to Governments, Royal Families and UHNWI. Ambassador of the Global Union to the United Arab Emirates

13:45 - 14:40

Panel discussion

Invest in Africa – Invest in the future – Part I

Green energy, sustainable agribusiness, modern manufacturing – the future is now and it is African. Markets in Africa provide more investment opportunities than ever before that attract the attention of innovative businesses and technology providers: How can the abundant resources of wind and sun be turned into renewable electricity? In which way will modern technology establish sustainable can food value chains? And how can the mining of natural resources be used to improve infrastructure and to attract value added production?

Speakers from Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan and Mauritania will discuss these and other investment opportunities in their region.

Moderator

Ms. Theresa Rueth
UNIDO ITPO Germany

Speakers

Ms. Anaïs Sagbo
Advisor to the Ministry of Investment Promotion Togo

Ms. Sahar Ibrahim
Country Officer, General Authority for Investment (GAFI) Egypt

Dr. Murtada Kamal
Head of SBEF Agricultural Chamber, Sudan

Ms. Aissata Lam
Director General, Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania

14:40 - 15:20

Panel discussion

How women empowerment changes the culture of investment

The increase in women’s wealth and influence, coupled with increasing research to show that gender diversity correlated with better performance, has bolstered a focus on gender balance in the workplace. Recently, Morgan Stanley launched a score to assess the level of gender diversity within a company’s workforce, finding that the most gender-diverse companies outperformed their regional benchmarks, while the least gender-diverse firms underperformed.

Gender lens investing – the incorporation of gender elements into an investment decisionmaking process – is on the rise. How is this affecting the culture of foreign investment and the decision-making of foreign investors and policy-makers?

Moderator

Mr. Günther Fehlinger
Secretary General CEE-BC

Speakers

Dr. Simone Burel
CEO of LUB GmbH in Germany

Ms. Jessica Neumann
Investment and Technology Promotion Expert at UNIDO ITPO Germany

HE Elizabet h Kelly
CEO of Ethos Global Solutions in USA, India, UAE

HE Laila Rahhal El Atfani
Goodwill Ambassador, President & Founder Business Gate Vice President of The Voice Magazine, Vice President Youth Gate, President women’s and youth Empowerment, Global President CEC UK and head of protocol and diplomacy AACID & WPC

Prof. Olga Mroz
Dame of Honour, Open World and Art Business at Al-Khalifa Business School, Editor and Chef of the AKBS Art Journal in Berlin

Ms. Aissata Lam
Director General, Investment Promotion Agency of Mauritania

15:20 - 15:40

Introduction of the UNIDO ITPO Germany Advisory Program

Moderator

Mr. Michael Schmidt
UNIDO ITPO Germany Advisor

Participants
Mr. Thierry Viengele
Advisor Democratic Republic of Congo

Mr. Sangaré Daouda
Advisor Côte d’Ivoire

Mr. Adekunle Olusile
Advisor Nigeria

Mr. Yassir Ahmed
Advisor Sudan

15:40 - 16:30

Panel discussion

Invest in Africa – Invest in the future – Part II

Green energy, sustainable agribusiness, modern manufacturing – the future is now and it is African. Markets in Africa provide more investment opportunities than ever before that attract the attention of innovative businesses and technology providers: How can the abundant resources of wind and sun be turned into renewable electricity? In which way will modern technology establish sustainable can food value chains? And how can the mining of natural resources be used to improve infrastructure and to attract value added production?

Speakers from Gambia, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone will discuss these and other investment opportunities in their region.

Moderator

Ms. Vanessa Voelkel
UNIDO ITPO Germany

Speakers

Mr. Hamey B. Jawara
Senior Manager Investment Promotion and Facilitation, Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA)

Mr. Thierry Badou
Head of Investment Promotion, CEPICI, Côte d’Ivoire

Mr. Yofi Grant
CEO, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC)

Mr. Victor Adamu
Technical Assistant Infrastructure, Presidency, Office of the Vice President of Nigeria

Mr. Sheku Lexmond N. Koroma
Director General, Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency

16:30 - 16:45

Coffee Break

16:45 - 17:05

The Future of SEZs

UNCTAD’s 2019 World Investment Report estimated that between 2014 & 2018, the number of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) worldwide increased by 26% to around 5,400. More than 140 countries, which include almost 75% of all developing economies and almost all transitioning economies, are home to some form of Zone. In addition, more than 500 Zones are currently in the pipeline — either being developed or developed but not yet operational. However, the classical foundation upon which the competitiveness of SEZs rests – i.e. the combination of an appealing incentive package and a real estate solution for investors – has become obsolete and is no longer sufficient to guarantee success. This panel session discusses how SEZs should start to re-think the role they can play in generating economic growth, diversifying economies, attracting new (sustainable) investments and become catalysts of a new economic growth model for countries.

Moderator

Mr. Günther Fehlinger
Secretary General CEE-BC

Speaker

Ms. Zoë Harries
Senior FDI & Economic Zones Advisor I Partner & Director, EZDA I Founder & CEO, Impact Zones & Impact Advisory Middle East I Project Director, World FZO I Lecturer & Public Speaker

17:05 - 17:20

How to use the “sixth sense” when investing

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Dr. Milan Krajnc

He is nominated for the Nobel Prize in Economics 2021 He founded the new scientific science Dynamilogy, which unlocked the secrets of nature and from this created a new business model (Dynamic Leadership Model) that stimulates the natural needs of people. However, with the development of primary human needs and feelings, the world economy begins to change, because the economy is based on consumption needs. With the Dynamic Leadership Model he has structured all the processes very precisely, combining the laws of physics, psychology and implementing them in the economics of needs. He is a full professor of Public Management at the European Center for Peace and Development, the University of Peace established by the United Nations in Professor of Economic Sciences and representative of Al-Khalifa Business School in the Principality of Monaco.

For the last 15 years he has been running a private practice in the field of psychotherapy. He has been solving crisis situations in companies and family businesses for 20 years. He has written more than 300 books in the field of leadership and relationships and more than 200 professional and scientific articles; the latest work entitled “Dynamic Leadership Model” has already been translated into 11 foreign languages and is still being translated into several languages.

17:20 - 17:40

Baden-Württemberg as an attractive location internationally – now and in the future

BW_i brings business and science to the global markets and positions the state as an
attractive location internationally – now and in the future.

As central location marketing agency for business and science in and for Baden-Württemberg, we see ourselves as an organisation that shapes the future using a proactive and integrated approach and makes a key contribution to the development of a state that is progressive and fast growing in the areas of business and science. Our mission is to make Baden-Württemberg even more visible, attractive, and resilient in the face of global competition as a location for business and science, to attract new stakeholders and to strengthen, support and assist local companies and scientific institutions on their internationalisation journey.

Speaker

Ms. Cornelia Frank
Head Of Department International Economic Cooperation and Location Marketing at Baden-Württemberg International

17:40 - 18:00

Investment culture in Western Balkans and Eastern Europe

Speakers

Mr. Günther Fehlinger
Secretary General CEE-BC

Mr. Jürgen Reizner
CEO | Administrator / Steinbeis-Transferzentrum Ost-West-Kooperationen

18:00 - 18:00

End of the first day

09:30 - 10:00

Welcome Coffee and light breakfast

10:00 - 10:20

Keynote presentation

How to access public funds for investment

Speaker

Mirko Twardy
Head of Business Development Financing and Promotion at the Company: Dr.Kakuschke & Partner AG

10:20 - 10:40

The role of professional structures through the power of media as a dimensional act of success.

HE Denisa Gokovi
Founder & CEO at Hoinser Magazin

10:40 - 11:00

Germanys Mittelstand

The Mittelstand is often described as the heart of Germany’s economy – and rightly so, given that mid-sized firms account for the largest share of the country’s economic output, employ about 60 percent of all workers, provide crucial training, and contribute significantly to corporate tax revenues in Germany.

Speakers

BVMW – Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft, Unternehmerverband Deutschlands e.V.

Mr. Reinhold von Ungern-Sternberg
Director International Markets
Reinhold von Ungern-Sternberg is responsible for international relations at BVMW since January 2020.

11:00 - 11:40

Panel discussion

How investors think and act

Speakers

Mr. Günther Fehlinger
Secretary General CEE-BC

Mr. Jürgen Reizner
CEO, Administrator, Steinbeis-Transferzentrum Ost-West-Kooperationen

11:40 - 12:00

Croatian tax system about tax reliefs

Speakers

Ms. Ksenija Cipek
Dame of Honour, Head of Tax Risk Analysis Ministry of Finance, Tax Administration Croatia

12:00 - 13:20

Lunch and Networking

13:20 - 13:40

Keynote

On the way to a renewable hydrogen economy: Technological challenges and economic opportunities in Hessen

Speaker

Mr. Jens Deutschendorf
State Secretary, Hessian Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing

13:40 - 14:25

Panel Discussion

Invest in Africa – Invest in the future – Part III

Green energy, sustainable agribusiness, modern manufacturing – the future is now and it is African. Markets in Africa provide more investment opportunities than ever before that attract the attention of innovative businesses and technology providers: How can the abundant resources of wind and sun be turned into renewable electricity? In which way will modern technology establish sustainable can food value chains? And how can the mining of natural resources be used to improve infrastructure and to attract value added production?

Speakers from Congo, Kenya, Mozambique and Angola will discuss these and other investment opportunities in their region.

Moderator

Ms. Lea Spoercke
UNIDO ITPO Germany

Speakers

Hon. Dennis K. Waweru
Chairman, Kenya Investment Authority

Mr. Nuno Maposse
Senior Investment Expert, APIEX Mozambique

Dr. Lello Francisco
Member of the Board of Directors, AIPEX Angola

Ms. Rose Doree Bokeleale
Deputy Managing Director, National Investment Promotion Agency, DR Kongo

Ms. Saida Kahouli
Director Germany, Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA) Tunisia

14:25 - 15:00

Panel discussion

Business and investment activities in Latin America

Speakers

Mr. Gustavo Weigel (virtual)
Weigel Finanzas Corporativas, Uruguay

Mr. Miguel R. Solis Avalos
Commercial Advisor, Embassy of Guatemala in Germany

Mr. Carlos Andrés Alvarez
Senior Advisor Foreign Investment, PROCOLOMBIA Germany

15:00 - 15:30

FDI 4.0 as a new model for competitiveness and economic growth

The convergence of a number of challenging developments and forces is taking place globally and being accelerated by Covid-19: declining FDI flows and heightened competition for FDI, digital transformation and Industry 4.0. These developments can also create many opportunities for countries in the nearby future. Countries can (re) define strategies and tools crafted to respond to these opportunities and create growth engines that both support the future of trade, economic growth, employment and decent jobs. Yet unlocking such opportunities will require governments and IPAs to rethink traditional approaches to FDI in general and the promotion and facilitation of FDI in particular and develop a new approach, FDI 4.0. This panel will discuss how policymakers can rethink economic growth, competitiveness and redefine existing models of FDI re-develop new innovative solutions that change the competitive and economic landscape of their country.

Speaker

Mr. Douglas van den Berghe
CEO, NxtZones and FDI 4.0

15:30 - 16:00

Price giving and Closing Remarks of the IME 2021

Mr. Markus Lehner
Principal of LEHNER INVESTMENTS

Closing of IME 2021

16:00 - 16:00

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