A day to assess investment risks and opportunities in Côte d’Ivoire

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Moderated PANELS discussions

May 4th 2023

Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel Ivoire

An african perspective

Introduced since 2017 by pan-African rating agency Bloomfield Investment Corporation, Country Risk Conferences aim to map the investment risk of a given country on the basis of a country risk report drawn up by Bloomfield.


It is a one-day conference with a presentation of the country risk report by Bloomfield, a reaction to the report by the Minister of Finance, followed by four (04) thematic panels.

The country risk report

The Country Risk Report is aimed at international, regional and local investors. It answers the three (3) fundamental questions that investors generally ask themselves: What is the opportunity to invest? What is the potential return on investment? What is the risk of losing capital?

The Bloomfield report highlights the country’s strengths, weaknesses and opportunities, enabling investors to make informed investment decisions.

The Minister of Finance, representing the country concerned, then takes the floor to share the government’s reaction to the rating obtained and the content of the country risk report.


On each panel we have a sector minister representing the government, three other panelists from the private sector and regional or international institutions, and a moderator.

The discussions led by these eminent panelists are therefore related to the strengths, opportunities and impacts of current economic trends on businesses, as well as the weaknesses of the country concerned.

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The 7th edition of the Côte d’Ivoire Country Risk Conference will take place on Thursday, May 4, 2023.

During this conference, the Country Risk Report highlighting Côte d’Ivoire’s strengths, weaknesses and opportunities will be presented to give greater visibility to investors.

The Côte d’Ivoire Country Risk Report, drawn up by the rating agency Bloomfield Investment Corporation, will highlight the following parameters:

Côte d’Ivoire’s economic environment (business climate and macroeconomic performance);

The management of the country’s public finances;

The soundness of the monetary and financial system;

Côte d’Ivoire’s social environment;

Côte d’Ivoire’s political environment;

H.E.M Adama COULIBALY, Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, will give the Ivorian government’s response to the report produced by Bloomfield.

THe speakers


08H00 - 08H45


Welcome & Installation of Guests

08H45 - 08H50


Mrs Jeanne SISSOKO ZEZE - Director Bloomfield Investment

08H50 - 09H20


Mr Stanislas ZEZE, PDG - Bloomfield Investment Corporation

09H20 - 09H50


HE M Adama COULIBALY, Minister of Economy and Finance - Republic of COTE D'IVOIRE

09H50 – 11H20

Panel 1: What is the best strategy for effective economic decentralization in Côte d'Ivoire?

  • Minister of Planning: SE Mme KABA NIALE
  • Excutive Director CIE: Mr Ahmadou BAKAYOKO
  • Executive Director Port Autonome d’Abidjan : M. HIEN SIE
  • President of the Patronat Ivoirien: M. Ahmed CISSE

Moderator, Executive Director PULSAR Investment : M. Youssouf CARIUS

11H20 – 12H50

Panel 2: How to reinvent the Ivorian education system (which seems to be in a fragile state)?

  • Minister of National Education: Prof Mariatou KONE
  • UNESCO representative in CI: Mr. Omar DIOP
  • Founding President of the Université Nord Sud, President of the Union Patronale de l’Enseignement Supérieur: Prof Mory DIABATE
  • Principal of Lycée Classique: Mr. N’DJA Kolé Jean- Baptiste ;

Moderator, Managing Director Hudson & Cie : Mrs. Kadidiatou FADIKA-COULIBALY

13H00 - 14H00


14H00 - 15H30

Panel 3: What is the strategy to develop the cultural economy in Côte d'Ivoire?

  • CEO GAOU Production: Mr Salif TRAORE
  • Executive Director Universal Music: Mr Franck KACOU
  • Executive Director CNPS: Mr. Charles KOUASSI

Moderator, DG DELOITE: Mr. Marc WABI

15H30 - 17H00

Panel 4: What is the impact of the recomposition of the Ivorian political landscape and its prospects?

  • Special Minister-Counsellor in charge of political affairs: SEM Ibrahima CISSÉ BACONGO
  • PPA-CI spokesman: Mr Justin KATINAN
  • PDCI-RDA Executive Secretary: Prof Maurice Kakou GUIKAHUE
  • President of AUBE NOUVELLE: Mr Vincent TOH BI

Moderator, Journalist NCI: M. Ali DIARRASSOUBA

17H00 - 17H10


Ms Soraya DIALLO, Senior Vice-President, Director Bloomfield Rating

17H10 - 17H20


Mr. Stanislas ZEZE, CEO - Bloomfield Investment.


Accompanying this 7th edition of the Côte d’Ivoire Country Risk Conference is a way for you to affirm your genuine interest and involvement in development efforts, and to consolidate your contribution to the country’s socio-economic growth.

The long-term future of your company heavily depends on the image of your brand in the minds of your target audience.

It is therefore important to associate this image with large-scale activities and events such as the Ivory Coast Country Risk Conference, attended by thousands of people across Africa.

  • Amplify your visibility through a communication campaign on social networks, renowned TV channels, online and print media.
  • Ensure your brand’s credibility among your targets and the country’s decision-makers.
  • Strengthen brand awareness
  • Promote your company to decision-makers, investors and the most influential media in Côte d’Ivoire and Africa.
  • Share your expertise and assert your market position.
  • Share your activities and make contact with potential partners.
  • Reach a diversified, high-quality clientele through broad brand visibility in Côte d’Ivoire and Africa, via local and international media and digital platforms.


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