First Investment Conference

Saturday 5th December 2020

All time schedules are following the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)     

(09:15-09:25) Check-in Online        

(09:30-11:00) Session (1): Welcome remarks

Prof. Allam Ahmed, President, World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and Founder Sudan Knowledge (SK), UK (Chair)

H. E. Ambassador Mohamed Abdalla IdrisSudanese Ambassador to the UK

H. E. Makeen Hamid Tayrab, Secretary General, Secretariat of Sudanese Working Abroad, Ministry of Cabinet, Sudan

(11:00-11:15) Tea/Coffee Break 

(11:15-12:30) Session (2): Banking and Economics
Moderator: Dr. Ali Mohamed Aliraqi, Associate Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

How Banking Industry in Sudan can survive the challenges and grab the opportunities post CoVID-19 and lifting of economic sanctions (ABSTRACT)
Salah Eldin IdrisVice President, Saudi Investment Bank, Saudi Arabia

Impact of Gum Arabic on Sudan Economy: What lessons do we learn form Biotechnological and Sustainable Development perspective against Covid-19 pandemic? (ABSTRACT)

Dr. Ahmed. A. M. Elnour, International Islamic University, Malaysia and University of Kordofan, Sudan

Prof. Mohamed Elwathig Saeed Mirghani, International Islamic University, Malaysia

Localizing the Gum Arabic industry in Sudan, opportunities and challenges
Dr. Abuelgasim Hashim, General Manager, Sudacacia for Services and Trading Co. Ltd, Sudan

(12:30-13:00) Lunch/Tea/Coffee Break 

(13:00-14:30) Session (3): Investment in Essential Infrastructure in Sudan
Moderator: Khalid AbdallaProject Manager, Roads, North Lanarkshire Council, UK

Dr. Taj-Alsir Ahmed Ibrahim, Investment Consultant, Federal Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, Sudan

Mohammed Abdulgadir KaddamDirector Planning Research and Studies, Federal Ministry of Infrastructures and Transportation, Sudan

Size and target of investment to make Sudan among the top 5 destinations for investment in Africa 
Eng. Mohamed Taha Hassan, Ministry of Industry and Trade Shadow Cabinet, Binaa Sudan Party

(14:30-14:45) Tea/Coffee Break

(14:45-16:15) Session (4): Science, Technology and Industry
Moderator: Dr. Mohamed Galal Hassan Sayed, Reader and Director of Chemical Engineering, University of Southampton, UK

Technology usage, agri-tech and food sustainability in Africa: lessons learned for Sudan
Malik Ahmed Bedri, Founding Partner, Diaspora Ventures, UK

Investment tips for Gum Arabic manufacturing using Spray Drying technology
Dr. Osama H. M. Idris, General Manager, Morouj Commodities UK Ltd, UK

Overview of industrial investment challenges and opportunities in the Sudan (ABSTRACT)
Dr. Adil Ahmed Dafa’AllaSpecialist, Aero Data for Loads Group, Airbus UK Ltd