Conference programme

Trade: Potentials and Pitfalls for Regional Integration and Development in Africa

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Conference language English

Friday, 27 April 2012

Day 1

09.30 hrs Registration
10.00 hrs Welcome
10.15 hrs Part I
Africa - An Economic Partner for Germany
10.45 hrs Plenary discussion
12.00 hrs Lunch
13.30 hrs Part II
Africa as a Global Economic Player in the Field of
Tension between Old and New Partners
14.20 hrs Plenary discussion
15.30 hrs Coffee break
16.00 hrs Part III
Intra-African Trade for Development:
Challenges and Success Factors
16.50 hrs Plenary discussion

Cultural Programme and Reception

19.00 hrs Guided walking tour through the
Dutch Quartier in Potsdam
20.00 hrs Reception hosted by the
Minister-President of Land Brandenburg

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Day 2

09.00 hrs Part IV
The Options for Economic Integration:
Expand or Deepen?
09.50 hrs Plenary discussion
11.00 hrs Coffee break
11.40 hrs Part V
External Actors as Partners:
Working Together for Regional Integration
12.30 hrs Plenary discussion
13.30 hrs Closing remarks by the organisers

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