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12th World Free Zone Convention

Monday 10th - Thursday 13th December 2012

Grange City Hotel, LONDON, UK
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Optional Pre-Conference       Training Programme + INVESTORS' Day — 10th and 11th December 2012


TWO-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION
Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th December 2012


PROGRAMME

FREE AND SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES DELIVERING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND SOCIETAL ADVANCE
With special emphasis on
PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS & INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE


DAY ONE – Wednesday 12th December 2012

Morning

09.30           WELCOME TO 12TH CONVENTION

09.40           KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

11.00           Break for Refreshments and Opening of Exhibition

12.15           Session One - TRADE & SERVICES - OPPORTUNITIES FOR ZONES

13.00           Lunch

14.45           Session Two - FINANCE AND THE INVESTMENT CLIMATE

00.00           A Tea Break will be taken when appropriate

19.00           CONFERENCE DINNER


DAY TWO – Thursday 13th December 2012

Morning

09.15           KEYNOTE SESSION

09.45           Session Three - DEVELOPING ZONES TO MEET CHANGING NEEDS

  • Mr Kaya Ngqaka, Chief Director - Infrastructure Investment Support, the dti, Pretoria, South Africa*
  • Mr Mehdi Tazi Riffi, Member of the Board, TMSA and Director General, Tanger Free Zone, Morocco
  • Dr Connie Carter, Professor of Law & International Business, Royal Roads University, Victoria BC, Canada
  • 11.00           Coffee Break

    11.30           Session Four - COMMUNICATION AND OUTREACH

    12.45           Lunch

    13.45           Session Five - CUSTOMS AND ZONES

    15.00           Tea Break

    15.30           Session Six - MAPPING ZONE CHANGES AROUND THE WORLD

    * Subject to confirmation

    17.00           Conference Declaration and Close of Convention


    09.30           Friday 14th December (full morning)


    Optional Pre-Conference Trainings / Workshop & Investors' Day
    10th and 11th December 2012

    A regular and much appreciated feature of our Conventions is the optional Pre-Conference Training Programme. This year we are offering a mix of Workshops, Courses and a Master Class on the 10th & 11th December. The programme is designed to offer practical advice, increase participants’ knowledge and enable them to take time out from their busy roles to analyse how the topics under discussion can improve their and their organisation’s efficiency and capabilities. The presenters are all chosen by WFZC for their professional expertise and training skills. Each participant will receive a Certificate on completion.

    Monday 10th December 2012

    Tuesday 11 December 2012


    WORLD FREE ZONE CONVENTION, 35 Spring Gardens, London SW1YA 2BA, U.K.
    Tel     +44 20 7839 1334            Fax     +44 870 131 9578            Email     info@freezones.org

    Conference Organisers The International Conference Network

    Convention Sponsors include

            Gold Sponsor
    DMCC is master developer and licensing authority for the Jumeirah Lakes Towers Free Zone, the largest and fastest growing mixed-use free zone development in the UAE that offers both business and community living.

    DMCC is a Government of Dubai entity mandated to facilitate and enhance commodity trade flow through the Emirate by providing the appropriate physical, market, and financial infrastructure as well as a wide range of sector specific products and services.

    By offering a fit for purpose ‘city within a city’ living and working environment, offering freehold property, innovative products and cost efficient, value-added services, and all under a global standard regulatory framework DMCC successfully attracts key participants from all sectors. DMCC initiatives include the creation of the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange, the Dubai Diamond Exchange, the Dubai Tea Trading Centre, DMCC Tradeflow, the Dubai Gold and Diamond Vaults and more.

    Today DMCC has over 5,000 companies operating at the JLT Free Zone, including multi-nationals, major regional industry participants as well as small/medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs from a very wide range of or industry and business sectors.

                              Bronze Sponsor     ICC - BASCAP Logo

            Training Partners     www.LocationSelector.com          Nathan Associates Inc.          The Wonderworks Inc.

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