Program at a glance

Sunday, May 17th 2020

  • Briefing session by ISA with all participants

Monday, May 18th, 2020

  • Business briefing with APIEx (Agence de promotion des investissements et des exportations) officials
  • Sector programming – Delegates must choose to participate in one of the following sector streams which may include a mix of site visits and meetings with Business people
    • Gold
    • Base and specialized metals
    • Energy (Oil & Gas)

Welcome Reception hosted by HE Carol McQueen, Canadian Ambassador to Benin (to be confirm)

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

  • Meeting with senior officials of the Ministry for Water and Mines. This meeting will focus on the new mining laws and the processes to register mining rights.
  • Business networking lunch
  • Round table with a local service provider to the mining companies
  • Cocktail hosted by HE Aurelien AGBENONCI Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

  • “Doing business in Benin”. Sponsored by APIEx, this seminar will cover the following topics: incorporation of local subsidiaries, banking facilities, taxation, labor rules, etc.
  • Business networking lunch
  • Presentation of the Government of Benin’s Action Plan 2016 to 2021 – Benin Révélé
  • Visit the historical city of Ouidah.
  • Reception hosted at the Singbomey Palace by His Royal Highness Mito ChaCha IX

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

  • Signing ceremony and the launch of the Benin Economic Promotion Office in Toronto and Montreal
  • Cocktail departure and press event.

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

  • Travel from Cotonou to Abomey and welcome Briefing
  • Site visit of a goldfield and potential uranium deposits
  • Networking Reception hosted by His Majesty Dada Keefa Sagbadjou Glele, King of Danhomè.
  • Visit of the Royal Palace of Abomey (UNESCO World Heritage Site)s