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Practice Dinners are dinner-debates organized in a friendly setting in order to exchange with a professional on the business aspects affecting the industry he/she is involved in. Every six weeks, a speaker, from the business, or academia, presents a topic in relation to the theme of the six-month cycle.

These interactive and informal meetings offer great occasions to relish in the Club’s spirit, and to strengthen ties between members. The latest one took place the 24th of April 2014. M. David Mignot, CEO of Canal + Overseas and Ms. Françoise Le Guennou, Canal + Corporate Communication Manager spoke on  “Development strategy for Africa and international markets : Feedback”.

The following chart summarizes the previous ‘Practice Dinners’ organized by the ABLC since its creation:

Consumer Goods Cycle

Consumer Goods in Africa 2/2

Speaker :

Florence de Bigault / Business Development Director, Qualitative department, Ipsos

June 04th, 2015

Consumer Goods in Africa 1/2

Speaker :

Laurent Demey / CEO of Amethis Finance

May 22nd, 2015

Real Estate Cycle – IT/TMT

The African broadcasting sector facing the challenge of the fully digital approach

Speaker :

Mr. Olivier Zegna Rata  / CEO and founder of the group  Afrik.com

February 20th, 2014

Real Estate Opportunities in Africa

Speaker :

Mrs Sandra Locoh-Donou / BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management

October 25th, 2013

Private Equity Cycle

Private Equity in Africa – Financial and insurance sectors

Speaker :

Nicolas Granier et Hervé Demoy/ Respectively Landwel and PwC partners

June 6th, 2013

Private Equity in Africa

Speaker :

Boubakar Dione/ Legal Manager of BPI France

February 22th, 2013

Capital Markets Cycle

Why Africa cannot develop without an efficient financial system

Intervenant :

Jean-Paul Mvogo / PhD in Economics(University Paris Dauphine), graduated rom Sciences-Po Paris and Project Manager in Optimise Africa

January 4, 2013

Derived products : structuration and practical use

Speaker :

Julien Rocherieux and Sébastien Praicheux/Lawyers, Clifford Chance LLP

December 7th, 2012

The role of post-trading infrastructures in financial stability Securitization in Africa

Speaker :

Mrs Gisèle Toli / Senior Legal Adviser in BNP Paribas  

December 7th, 2012

Trading - Lessons learnt

Speaker :

Serge Boupda/ Trader, Société Générale

March 22, 2012

Project Finance Cycle

Structured finance of raw material: the case of oil

Speaker :

Roger Endom / Project ManagerEnergy & Commodities BNP Paribas

November 26th, 2011

Project finance for infrastructures

Speaker :

Amadou Soumano / Lawyer, White & Case LLP

October 28th, 2011

Legal aspects of oil and mining projects in francophone Africa

Speaker :

Mrs Salimatou Diallo / Lawyer Conakry, Paris et New York, SD Avocats (previously Of Counsel at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP)

May 28th, 2011